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Reel Cafe

$$ - $$$American, ,
100 S Front St, Wilmington, NC 28401-4413
+1 910-251-1832
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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good40%
  • 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

Great Sunday pre dinner drinks turned into a few hours. Live music from a duo playing requests,good priced drinks and is a great settin,well worth a visit.

Thank frankandviv
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very great experience here. We started our experience with outdoor seating listening to some spectacular live music while we at a late night dinner. After dinner we ventured upstairs and had fun watching people sing karaoke. After karaoke on the middle level, we made our...More

Thank xlr8tin
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Me and my wife eat here every time we visit Wilmington NC. She says the salad with goat cheese and grilled chicken has some of the best flavors she has eaten. I am a shrimp and grit person. I have eaten them all over the...More

Thank David T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place far exceeded my expectations! It was recommended to us by Tony Barnes who we had seen play the night before. There were 10 of us celebrating a 21st birthday and our server, Katie, was absolutely amazing at handling the craziness. We never went...More

Thank JoAnna M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

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

Thank Maureen C
Reviewed 11 August 2017 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 10 August 2017

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 23 July 2017 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
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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
Child-friendly, Groups, Kids, Bar Scene, Local cuisine
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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