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“Good lunch with a nice view of the River”

The George on the Riverwalk
Ranked #41 of 691 Restaurants in Wilmington
Price range: $6 - $36
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Good for: Families with children, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Large groups, Bar scene, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: On the Riverwalk in Historic Downtown, The George Restaurant is Wilmington's only Downtown restaurant with a private dock for boating customers. Relax and enjoy riverfront lunch and dinner with breathtaking views. Southern Coastal Cuisine, fresh local seafood, steaks, salads, pasta, sandwiches, vegetarian dishes, kids menu and desserts. Separate Vegan/GF menu available as well. Creative martini, mixed drink and wine menus. Dogs are welcome on the outdoor deck. And don't forget to try downtown's best-kept secret for Friday, Saturday and Sunday Brunch served until 3pm. Relax on our deck and experience Wilmington's premiere hot spot for riverfront dining and sunset viewing!
Ormond Beach, Florida
Level 6 Contributor
386 reviews
307 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 341 helpful votes
“Good lunch with a nice view of the River”
Reviewed July 22, 2014

While traveling through Wilmington, we decided to go through the downtown area for the first time July 17, 2014, and have lunch. We asked a local where to go for lunch and he directed us to the waterfront area where there are several restaurants. The first one we stopped at during our walk on the dock was The George. The menu looked good, there were seats under a large covered patio with fans and a nice view of the river. Our waiter, Potts , was excellent and gave his recommendations. My wife had a bowl of Corn Chowder soup and I had the Spicy Tuna Sandwich. Both were excellent. For people with pets, they had their own section on the lower level of the outdoor patio, separating other diners from the upper level. Thank you for that separation. We would recommend this restaurant for a lunch visit. As we left, I learned they have a excellent local brewed beer, Lone Rider Shotgun Betty. I might have to try that on our next visit.

  • Visited July 2014
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Indianapolis, Indiana
Level 3 Contributor
16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Dinner on the river”
Reviewed July 21, 2014

We loved the views while eating dinner. We ate on the upper patio. The hostess and our waiter were very friendly. We had a fussy, tired little boy and our server was very kind and got him smiling again. I had the bacon encrusted scallops with risotto and asparagus. It was delicious and cooked perfectly. My husband got the seafood cannelloni. It tasted really good, but it was very rich. He was unable to finish it.

Visited July 2014
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Thank Mom2three850
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westchester
Level 6 Contributor
151 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
“Very mediocre”
Reviewed July 18, 2014

The George has such a great location right on the Riverwalk. Too bad the food is so mediocre. This is the second time I have been there and ordered just a meager salad. How can you kill a salad? They can. The greens were wilted. The salad contained strawberries, they were soggy, overall, it was awful. So was the rest of the food that my husband and friends had. It is such a shame that with the views it has, it has decided that it can just charge high prices and get away with just awful food. Next time I will go further into town and get real food and forfeit the food.

  • Visited June 2014
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Thank mahopac
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Plymouth, Massachusetts
Level 6 Contributor
190 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
“Food was awesome - service not so much”
Reviewed July 10, 2014

We went for an early (6pm) dinner after a boat ride. We first requested to be seated right on the water. The hostess gladly accommodated our request. After 10 minutes we had not seen a server. The sun started to set and the shade disappeared. We asked the hostess if we could move up a level. Again the hostess gladly accommodated us. Shortly thereafter a server came over and took our order. The food was fantastic. By the time we left there was over an hour wait for the table. I would definitely either get there early or be prepared to wait.

  • Visited July 2014
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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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100 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
“great views”
Reviewed July 6, 2014

i have eaten here twice. i ordered the same thing both times i went and unfortunately the second time was not as good as the first time. i got the penne in vodka sauce and added scallops. the first time it was fantastic. it was very early in the day and i think it was freshly cooked. the scallops were on top of the pasta and perfectly seasoned and seared. the second time the scallops were in the pasta sauce...which made the vodka sauce taste fishy. the scallops were not seared. we waited probably 10 minutes before a server came to our table. i'd try it again because of the view but i don't think i'd try the same dish.

  • Visited June 2014
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