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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” (39 reviews)
“strudel” (29 reviews)
“potato salad” (26 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 2 weeks ago

Cozy atmosphere in a restored old building. Good service - they cater to any size group. The food is good, but be prepared - there aren't many dishes for vegetarians or for those watching their waistlines. We enjoyed the schnitzel and the potato salad, and...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank megalley
Reviewed 10 December 2018

Read a recent negative review of the German Café which I found to be inconsistent with our experiences there. So, we went on Saturday evening prior to a performance at Thalian Hall. We were not disappointed. The service and food were excellent. My wife enjoyed...More

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank MissPawley
Reviewed 9 December 2018

The German Café has been a favorite of ours for a number of years, so we took a party of 5 family members for dinner of Saturday, December 9th. Everyone in our party were very pleased with the items they had ordered and said they...More

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank LRD907
Reviewed 9 December 2018

The food you call German has no resemblance to real German cuisine. The red cabbage was tasteless, the potato salad was without flavor, the veal schnitzel much to thin only the beer was good. I as a German with normal cooking capabilities can tell you...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Dagmar J
Reviewed 7 November 2018

Love going here. We usually go on Saturday night with a group of 11 people. Everyone is pleased. Not always easy to do.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank jimnorma2017
Reviewed 18 September 2018

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

Date of visit: August 2018
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

Date of visit: September 2018
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

Date of visit: August 2018
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

Date of visit: July 2018
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!

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank mitchellskolaris
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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
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Romantic
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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