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K&W Cafeteria

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3501 Oleander Dr, Wilmington, NC 28403-0864
06:30 - 20:30
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Sun 06:30 - 20:00
Mon - Sat 06:30 - 20:30
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Ocean Isle Beach, North Carolina
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341 reviews
238 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Everytime my wife and I are in Wilmington around lunchtime, our car is inexorably drawn to K&W. It's sure not the most modern, glossy restaurant in town, but their selection of entrees and vegetables at reasonable price certainly attracts us. What a wide array of food. Most all of it is good.

Thank Dave G
Faison, North Carolina
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85 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

We like going to cafeterias when we have our grandtwins and or 8 yr old. Lets them see the food, get fed quickly and get help with our trays! We can let our 3 yr old twins share vegetables and a meat. Nothing fancy, but tasty and filling!! Love their roast beef if it isn't overdone. Love their cucumber mix... More 

Thank beth15952015
Wilmington, NC USA
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190 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016

Food is not being kept at correct temperatures. Fried chicken at 5:15 wasn't even warm , tasted like it was leftover from lunch, Fried orka was greasy and not even lukewarm. I'd really like to eat here but they have to improve before I'll try it again.

Thank TEF2005
Wilmington, North Carolina
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016

One thing for sure: all the eggs, omelettes, pancakes, waffles and french toast are made to order. Very reasonably priced as well. Coffee is good as well. It's a great place for breakfast meetings as well.

Thank sgw44
Wilmington, Delaware
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50 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2016

Good food but overworked staff. They are not fresh and very friendly. Actually felt bad for them. But the food for breakfast is good and they have a variety of all kinds of foods. Never had Lunch or Dinner so no comment . Would like to try it though . You grab tray and go thru line getting your food... More 

Thank Corine S
Raleigh, North Carolina
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76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2016

The spaghetti and turkey with dressing were very good as was the 7 layered salad and broccoli with cauliflower. Good value for a home style meal.

Thank cooleemee
Wilmington, North Carolina
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 April 2016

Really good food. Can be on the pricey side sometimes depending on which dishes you get, so be careful. Love their mac & cheese!

Thank SCWC2
Carolina Beach, NC
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69 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2016 via mobile

Fairly plain food--every ad on costs--have something over rice--the rice is extra--so by the time you add veggies and dessert--it adds up. The custard pie looked great--but it was not firm--suggest Golden Corral or any buffet--at least you can keep trying til you find something you like!

Thank onegadfly101
Surf City, North Carolina
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229 reviews
156 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2015 via mobile

I don't know why they have salt shakers on the table, unless they want you to put more salt on top of salt. I had chopped steak & mashed potatoes and my wife had turkey & dressing. Both dishes were so very salty, almost not edible. People say it is so cheap, my chopped steak, potatoes & water was $6.14,... More 

Thank GeorgeH-LI_NY-ExPat
Surf City, North Carolina
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370 reviews
260 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 149 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2015

great idea but the way the food was cooked was more like institutional cheap food. soft veggies and not great meats. almost so not anything good we were left wondering if we just hit it at a bad time. 80 at least of our meal was left at table.

Thank wecacnna

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
06:30 - 20:00
06:30 - 20:30
06:30 - 20:30
06:30 - 20:30
06:30 - 20:30
06:30 - 20:30
06:30 - 20:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3501 Oleander Dr, Wilmington, NC 28403-0864
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Wilmington

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