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Wayfarer Delicatessen & Bistro

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110 S Front St, Wilmington, NC 28401-4777
+1 910-762-4788
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11:00 - 17:00
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Tue - Sat 11:00 - 17:00
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Omaha, Nebraska
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66 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had tomato soup with blue cheese chunks and bacon. How can you go wrong. Also had a panini with ham, carmelized onions and Brie. Need I say more.

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Thank Eric B
Raleigh, North Carolina
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

We had lunch, and the worst part of the experience was trying to decide what to order. They panini menu was one of the most interesting we've ever seen--good combinations of ingredients, unusual pairings, clever names for the sandwiches. I had the "Rachel" and my husband had the "Cuban," and they were both excellent. I would definitely recommend this restaurant.... More 

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Thank SusieQue68
Tampa, Florida
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27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

Everything was perfect, neat atmosphere, attentive & friendly service, fresh, creative sandwhiches and sides. Glad I ventured and chose the bison burger, so good. Side of delicious homemade vegetable and shrimp soup which was loaded with an interesting variety of vegs such as water chestnuts and baby corn for an asian flair. Best sangria I have had, hands down, fruity,... More 

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Thank Joyce L
North Carolina
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127 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016

Very small restaurant, with beautifully prepared salads and sandwiches. There are only a few tables but there is a bar. Well crafted food for the same price as something ordinary anywhere else.

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Thank RossNorthCarolina
Wilmington, North Carolina
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016

The food is always done just right. My only concern ever is being able to find a table without a wait. The dining area is small with a limited number of tables.

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Thank wade818
Wilmington, North Carolina
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366 reviews
269 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016 via mobile

Wilmington has no shortage of great sandwich shops, and this is one of the front leaders. Wayfarer is a small establishment in Front St, with only about 6 tables inside and 2 outside. They have a fairly large assortment of gourmet sandwiches and bison burgers that are a special Thurs and Sat. The service was very friendly and welcoming. I... More 

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Thank Stephanie F
Wilmington, North Carolina
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2016

We stumbled upon this place walking around downtown last Saturday and went in mainly because it was too hot to walk any more! Lucky for us that we did, because we had two of the most delicious sandwiches we have had in a long time. It was an adorable little restaurant, and we will certainly go back the first chance... More 

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Thank Diane S
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2016

I loved the local feel of this tiny restaurant (only 5 or 6 tables inside) and the food was delicious. Next time I will check out the patio!

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Thank Heather T
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 May 2016 via mobile

I found this restaurant on Trip Advisor and was excited to try. Sadly the restaurant would not seat us with our young children and we were turned away. The restaurant was completely empty. We arrived at 11AM on a Friday.

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Thank Leah C
Fairfield, California
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41 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 May 2016 via mobile

We hadn't been to this restaurant in a few years and was so glad we went back. Kari still makes some of the best food in Wilmington and the small European style eatery is lovely. The meatloaf sandwhich was moist but not sloppy, and the homemade sides were very tasty. We will b going back sooner rather than later.

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Thank samjohn2002

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8 - US$12
Cuisine
American, Cafe, Soups
Meals
Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Delivery
Open Hours
Tuesday
11:00 - 17:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 17:00
Thursday
11:00 - 17:00
Friday
11:00 - 17:00
Saturday
11:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 110 S Front St, Wilmington, NC 28401-4777
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Wilmington
  • Phone Number: +1 910-762-4788
Description
Our dream was to share our love for great food, good drinks, groovy music and the other good things in life with as many friends ~ old and new ~ as we could. ​ ​ (C) 2014 cmw management, llc. All rights reserved chef carey & ron our commitment to quality does not stop in our kitchen ~ we also have a wide variety of fantastic soft-drinks, a great choice of craft & domestic beer and an award-winning selection of wines. And don't forget our famous house-made sangria!This cozy, historic building (circa 1900) and quaint, historic downtown setting are perfect companions to these adventurous recipes from our families and from all over the world! So... Sit. Relax. Eat. Drink. Enjoy. The "wayfarer" concept allows us to culinarily travel the globe. Without the restrictions of a specific cuisine, we are free to explore and create food using the best ingredients and recipes we can find from cultures and food suppliers from all over the world.​We craft our roast beef, pork tenderloin and corned beef "in-house" and our meatloaf is made using a family recipe handed down from Chef Carey's beloved Mother. Our deli meats and cheeses are sourced from some of the best purveyors in the world, ensuring nothing but the finest quality. We make everything else from scratch, allowing our wonderful ingredients and carefully constructed recipes to speak for themselves. While we strive to provide quickly prepared quality meals and intuitive service, please note that we fresh-cut all of our meats and cheeses and make 100% of our menu items "as ordered", so please allow proper time for preparation.​Our commitment to quality does not stop in our kitchen ~ we also have a wide variety of fantastic soft-drinks, a great choice of craft & domestic beer and an award-winning selection of wines. And don't forget our famous house-made sangria! Our commitment to quality does not stop in our kitchen ~ we also have a wide variety of fantastic soft-drinks, a great choice of craft & domestic beer and an award-winning selection of wines. And don't forget our famous house-made sangria!This cozy, historic building (circa 1900) and quaint, historic downtown setting are perfect companions to these adventurous recipes from our families and from all over the world! So...

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