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The German Cafe

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$$ - $$$
German, European, Central European
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316 Nutt St, The Cotton Exchange Building, Lower Level, Facing the Hilton, Wilmington, NC 28401-3919
+1 910-763-5523
11:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 20:30
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Mon - Sat 11:00 - 14:00
Tue - Sat 17:30 - 20:30
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Bradenton, Florida
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635 reviews
466 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

The food at this restaurant was very authentic. The kielbasa entree was truly good and the server staff was excellent.

Thank Jhonesnaps60
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

OMG the napoleon and the apple struedel are so fantastic we stop there to bring some home every couple of months.

Thank Vicki B
Charleston, South Carolina
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83 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

While attending a conference in Wilmington, I ate here twice. The second time because my first experience was so good. Cozy atmosphere. Fast and friendly service. Great food (I especially enjoyed the Reuben sandwich I had for lunch). Surprisingly inexpensive. Highly recommended! I will go back the next time I am in Wilmington.

Thank Robert W
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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63 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017

Neat little attractive cafe which offers good food and pleasant service. Nicely placed for the new development in down town Wilmington.

Thank Jack7_13
Davidson, North Carolina, United States
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59 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

The historical setting of the Cotton Exchange provides a perfect backdrop for The Greman Cafe and their old world menu. Our party of three enjoyed, brats, knacks, turkey Ruben, and split pea soup, all accompanied by sauerkraut and potatoes. For dessert we shared a chocolate-raspberry cake roll. Everything was tasty with the standout being the bratwurst. The wait staff wore... More 

Thank Tina R
Lumberton, North Carolina
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179 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

Authentic German food- great beer! Atmosphere is good. Reservations are almost a must on weekends. Opens at 5pm for dinner. We have eaten there many times and the food tastes like it does in Germany.

Thank DianeB730
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

Truly all I need to say about The German Café is, I love this place. I've had several dishes and they were all exquisite. The desserts are simply amazing.

Thank Allen M
Raleigh, North Carolina
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26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

This is an extremely great place. Super delicious German food, and a good atmosphere. We all had a great time - the wait staff was awesome and did everything we wanted. Will certainly go back the next time we are in Wilmington.

Thank kinkung2017
Roanoke, Virginia
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

We visited the cotton exchange this summer and ate at the German Cafe. I had a delicious ham sandwich and a fabulous cake for dessert. I would recommend stopping by if you are in Wilmington. It's such a beautiful location. The staff was very friendly and the food was on point.

Thank Annemarie M
Raleigh, North Carolina
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

My wife and I decided to give it another go, service is always good, ordered each the Jager schnitzel, for dinner. Portions were meager food was bland very pricy. Not like in Germany. I will continue to make my own.

Thank pa777888

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
German, European, Central European
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Cheap Eats, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?