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Reel Cafe

) #55 of 538 Restaurants in Wilmington €€ - €€€ American, ,
100 S Front St, Wilmington, NC 28401-4413
+1 910-251-1832
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  • Excellent34%
  • Very good41%
  • Average15%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
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American, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
100 S Front St, Wilmington, NC 28401-4413
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

10 of us at 10pm for birthday celebration dinner - food was fantastic service was great priced reasonable

Thank Maureen C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had late lunch in this comfy, cool bar restaurant. Shrimp scampi over linguini for wife and shrimp alfredo for me. Excellent taste, size and price. Oyster Rockefeller for app best ever.

Thank FredLawrence_NC
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great bar food and anytime food! There on July 4th after most places had huge waiting lists. Great service, pleasant people!

Thank Robert M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Good food and ambience for a relaxing dinner out. Our server Ashley was awesome. There is something for everyone with indoor and outdoor seating and live music on the rooftop bar. Highly recommend the Shrimp and Grits!

Thank Brent B
Reviewed 16 July 2017

Second time I've been here when in Wilmington. It's sort of dive feel but bartender was great and locals were very fun to talk with and very welcoming. Had great live music and weather was perfect. Can't wait to go back in September!

Thank TCBinKC
Reviewed 14 July 2017 via mobile

Every time I go to Wilmington this is my go to place. Great service and even better food. I've never had anything I didn't like.

Thank Shirl P
Reviewed 13 July 2017

Great for drinks, great for food, inside and outside seating, rooftop bar with wonderful views, this place has it all. A great place to sit and talk with friends or make new friends. We always seem to like this cafe the best, usually because of...More

Thank Penny A
Reviewed 13 July 2017 via mobile

Very quiet and chill, with great cocktails late at night. Awesome atmosphere, too, and excellent service.

Thank tclepley
Reviewed 12 July 2017

We spent the 4th of July downtown and were hot, sweaty, and grouchy when we discovered the Reel Cafe. We came in at the end of lunch service and were welcomed warmly and quickly seated and watered. That was greatly appreciated as we were all...More

Thank Marghie E
Reviewed 10 July 2017

Took four of our grandchildren there for a late lunch after touring in town. The food was average the waiter was not interested in our table and more interested in chatting with the staff. We have eaten there several times in the past. This was...More

Thank SouthportRay
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$23
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 100 S Front St, Wilmington, NC 28401-4413
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Wilmington
  • Phone Number: +1 910-251-1832
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For over 14 years, the Reel Café has been Wilmington’s premier restaurant and nightlife location, because it has something for everyone. Enjoy dining in our restaurant, live music in our courtyard Oyster Bar, dancing in the second-floor dance club or cocktails on the Rooftop Bar overlooking the Cape Fear River. We offer lunch, dinner and a late-night menu. Lunch has a variety of salads, sandwiches and steamers. Our dinner menu has a wonderful variety of burgers, sandwiches, pastas and steaks. We also have delicious seafood entrées and salads, or try the specials prepared daily by our chef. Whether it’s a delightful meal, live music or the downtown nightlife, The Reel Café is the place to be
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