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The German Cafe

€€ - €€€German, European,
316 Nutt St, The Cotton Exchange Building, Lower Level, Facing the Hilton, Wilmington, NC 28401-3919
+1 910-763-5523
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good29%
  • Average13%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
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“schnitzel” (37 reviews)
“strudel” (28 reviews)
“potato salad” (24 reviews)
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German, European, Central European, Vegetarian Friendly
€€ - €€€
316 Nutt St, The Cotton Exchange Building, Lower Level, Facing the Hilton, Wilmington, NC 28401-3919
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Love to dine at this quaint little restaurant whenever I’m in Wilmington! Great food and wonderful service and atmosphere! Streudel to die for!

Thank Margaret H
Reviewed 15 September 2018

With all the great seafood in the area, sometimes you want something different. The German Café is the perfect option. Parking is available in the Cotton Exchange lot – they’ll validate your parking. The actual menu has more than is shown on the website –...More

Thank KarlaMKB
Reviewed 25 August 2018 via mobile

This place was awesome. I loved the decor. It was a very comfortable and relaxing environment. The service was the best! The waitress was very helpful. The food was outstanding. I was working so I couldn’t drink but the beer selection was great for those...More

Thank mattmasters73
Reviewed 25 July 2018

I wanted to make this restaurant one of our stops for our trip to celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary. My husband is from Europe, and I thought he might find something that would remind him of home since they advertise having MId European, European, and...More

Thank sunvacation2015
Reviewed 25 July 2018 via mobile

We discovered this restaurant on accident at the Cotton Exchange. The food blew our expectations! The schnitzel, sausages, and Sauerkraut reminded us of our vacation to Germany! Furthermore, the staff was friendly. Will definitey come again when in Wilmington!

Thank mitchellskolaris
Reviewed 19 July 2018 via mobile

Our schnitzel was so tough we could not cut it or chew it. Told waitress and she said she would tell the chef. Next time we saw her, she handed us a check for the full amount. Horrible food!

Thank JoAnne M
Reviewed 18 July 2018

My daughter just returned from a 1 yr Northern German exchange and wanted real German food (aka Southern)

Thank dsdf2015
Reviewed 18 June 2018

Had lunch at The German Cafe on our last visit to Wilmington. The German potato salad was wonderful, and the sandwich was very good too. The pastry tray looked delicious, and our waitress said that the pastries were all baked in-house. The service was very...More

Thank Dmize
Reviewed 7 June 2018

My brothers and I traveled to Wilmington, NC last weekend primarily to tour the WWII Battleship U.S.S. North Carolina. I had toured "The Showboat" before, but that was at least 15 years ago. My companions were going for their first time. We were thinking about...More

Thank Gurney B
Reviewed 28 May 2018

This is one of the few Cotton Exchange restaurants that is not a brew pub. Like most of the Exchange there are multiple levels to this restaurant. It is a pretty dark place and not well decorated. (i.e. this is not a fancy place). We...More

Thank JVKV
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13 October 2017|
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Response from PROPAGANDI | Reviewed this property |
Nope...but there are plenty of other places downtown you can.
21 July 2017|
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Response from tobeyw2017 | Reviewed this property |
I do not remember but they are so nice there, they would probably work something out for you.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
German, European, Central European, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 - 14:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 20:30
11:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 20:30
11:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 20:30
11:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 20:30
11:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 20:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 316 Nutt St, The Cotton Exchange Building, Lower Level, Facing the Hilton, Wilmington, NC 28401-3919
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Wilmington
  • Phone Number: +1 910-763-5523
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