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Rx Restaurant and Bar

421 Castle St, Wilmington, NC 28401-5141
+1 910-399-3080
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good22%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (14 reviews)
“pig ears” (17 reviews)
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American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
421 Castle St, Wilmington, NC 28401-5141
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Great meal in a funky little spot that was formerly a drugstore. The staff was friendly, the food above average, the ambiance was eclectic. We had a wonderful meal, will be back again.

Thank Smaartone
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Two couples, good drinks and delicious foods. Chef is knowledgeable about taste combinations, creative dishes. Everything was outstanding and lovely. We will go back. Try it, you'll love it!

Thank Peter B
Reviewed 2 July 2017

We had a group of 9 choral singers from out of town having lunch before our afternoon rehearsal and concert Memorial Day weekend. The food was amazing - fresh, delicious, and interesting selections. The service was superior from the reservation process through the meal. A...More

Thank Judah J
Reviewed 29 June 2017 via mobile

Favorite spot in town! A hidden gem located in the Castle Street antique district, Rx has a wonderful menu featuring local produce, and many farm to table delights. My boyfriend and I dined here for our first official date two years ago and have been...More

Thank Jenn W
Reviewed 30 May 2017

Rx, appropriately named for the pharmacy that originally operated in this building, is one of the best downtown Wilmington, NC, restaurants. Although several blocks outside of the downtown proper, it is still one of the most popular "downtown" choices for informed patrons. The restaurant uses...More

Thank Brentmo
Reviewed 28 May 2017 via mobile

Really good food, friendly staff. Don't be afraid to try the fried pig ears! And best of all, they serve complimentary fresh biscuits with homemade strawberry jam as an option!

Thank Roland K
Reviewed 19 May 2017 via mobile

Knowing it was Mother's Day we knew restaurants would be busy so we had a reservation for this highly rated restaurant. It was going to be our first time at Rx. Walked over from around front street, which in itself was very interesting due to...More

Thank mannart03
Reviewed 7 May 2017

We finally tried Rx last night with friends. The food was fabulous! The fried green tomatoes with pimento cheese and bacon jam were fabulous. I had the pork chop - tender and moist. My husband's shrimp and grits were some of the best he has...More

Thank Sam18Wil
Reviewed 7 May 2017 via mobile

Had a late reservation on a Saturday night for dinner. The restaurant wasn't very crowded and our service was attentive and warm. We started with drink specials which were solid. The heirloom tomato salad was incredible and have since tried to replicate it at home...More

Thank easternNCgirl
Reviewed 14 April 2017

A friend's friend recommended we all meet there for Sunday Brunch. I googled the menu and found some strange sounding menu items. Once there, it was a quaint place with pleasant surprises. Pork belly was bacon, for example. The mini biscuits were excellent! The way...More

Thank Andra' E
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Cynthia F
18 January 2015|
Response from Betsy V | Reviewed this property |
A wicked good pork belly, grits and egg dish...a twisted Monte Cristo... Eggs Benedict...buscuits and housemade peach jam, lots more...
Cynthia F
18 January 2015|
Response from Betsy V | Reviewed this property |
Small compared to other varieties/areas I have sampled. But the minionette on the raw ones is inspired....
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Dinner, Lunch, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Romantic
Open Hours
10:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:30
17:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 421 Castle St, Wilmington, NC 28401-5141
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Wilmington
  • Phone Number: +1 910-399-3080
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Located in the old Hall's Drugstore on 5th and Castle
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