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Little Dipper

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138 S Front St, Wilmington, NC 28401-4465
+1 910-251-0433
17:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 17:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 23:00
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59 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great family fun with fondue food! We started with a cheddar beer fondue then a chicken broth fondue with filet mignon, chicken, pork, and shrimp. We chose a dark chocolate fondue for dessert with caramel and pink Himalayan sea salt. We have celebrated many special occasions at the Little Dipper over the years and will no doubt continue to do... More 

Thank Diane A
Parma, United States
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Little Dipper is a fondue restaurant on Front St. in Wilmington NC. We sat in a very private booth, celebrating our first wedding anniversary on a Sunday evening. Our server explained how to cook our food and provided a handy guide for the different types of meat and vegetables we would be cooking. We used vegetable broth instead of... More 

Thank John S
La Grange, North Carolina
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24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

We visited The Little Dipper while in Wilmington for my sister's bachelorette trip. The food was great and our waiter was awesome. He helped us order the right amount of food for a large crowd. The atmosphere is great for a small group! Reservations are recommended!! You can easily make reservations online with Open Table!

Thank thelafones
Fergus Falls, Minnesota
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 10 April 2017

This was a long evening and we were delightfully stuffed at the end. We had several different fondue specials and every one was perfect. The server was attentive and made sure we had everything we needed.

Thank Haidaz64
Wilmington, North Carolina
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 9 February 2017

Not worth the price. Went with a few friends for a date night. If I go back it will just be for dessert.

1 Thank julescrawford49
Cordele, GA
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125 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

The menu outside said there were options for fondue for one, so I ventured in even though usually I'd go with my wife. However, she isn't in town with me That is why I am now miserably full and overly satiated. I suggest you get whatever you want as the food was excellent. I'm writing what I got mostly so... More 

2 Thank SeanPsyD
Washington, DC
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83 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 November 2016

Little Dipper is a great little fondue restaurant with plenty of ambiance and excellent service. We visited for a friend's birthday dinner and I was a little worried about how they would accommodate our large group. Fortunately, Aaron sorted our our party in short order. We sat at a large table in the back which had two burners and he... More 

Thank Bucketlisters202
Fayetteville, North Carolina
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3 reviews
Reviewed 26 October 2016

I was looking forward to my first fondue experience and I could not have been more pleased. The service was phenomenal. The choices were many and the food was delicious. The atmosphere was so relaxing and the server kept reminding my husband and I to take our time and to savor the experience, a welcome change to the usual rushed... More 

Thank ageorge1011
North Carolina
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159 reviews
143 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 October 2016

Great place to go with family or friends! We went during Wilmington's Restaurant Week and the special was an excellent deal. 4 course meal with choices! The staff was very knowledgeable and helpful with each course. We will definitely be back. My 3 choices were Filet, Chicken and Huge Scallops. We added the vegetables right into broth and it was... More 

Thank honeygene
Ocean Isle Beach, North Carolina
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180 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 September 2016

Great birthday dinner for my daughter-in-law. We loved everything about it...the service, the atmosphere, the food, the drinks. Even a free piece of pie for the BD girl!! I was most intrigued by how great the various dipping sauces were for our meats. Can't wait to go back.

Thank larissagreen1

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$35
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 138 S Front St, Wilmington, NC 28401-4465
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Wilmington
  • Phone Number: +1 910-251-0433

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?