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Reel Cafe

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 4 weeks ago

Stopped here for dinner after a show. It was a nice quaint place. The meals and drinks were reasonably priced and you received a good portion for the price. I had the reuben sandwich which was good, I would have preferred a little more thousand...More

Thank Gary S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We did a quick stop here before we went to our show for the evening... I stopped in for a few drinks and a few appetizers... All in all everything was as expected for mozzarella sticks, oysters, and the hummus platter... What drink refills and...More

Thank Amanda K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great second level open area. Several areas to enjoy. Roof top bar a fun area. Decent food. Nice live entertainment.

Thank mamafotank
Reviewed 28 November 2017 via mobile

Has the crab dip as an appetizer, and I highly recommend it. It took about 10 minutes to come out, but it was worth the wait. My friend and I split the chicken sandwich with fries. It was unexpectedly on an English muffin, but it...More

Thank kldj13
Reviewed 1 November 2017

While in town for the Halloween weekend and Bar crawl taken place in town. We decided one night to stop by for a old beer on the patio.This place is great with 3 levels to choose from. With the Restaurant on the 1st floor with...More

Thank Tarheel-2629
Reviewed 27 October 2017 via mobile

I have been to Reel Cafe many times but this was the first time I have eaten there. Not very good. I could have let that slide. At our event there were drink specials offered. I had some sort of grapefruit cocktail. It tasted like...More

Thank Danielle M
Reviewed 18 October 2017

We stopped here to get out of the rain; sat in the outdoor bar and listened to great music, enjoyed great cocktails and people watching.

Thank hoffmanter
Reviewed 12 October 2017

We came here mainly to listen to live music. It got late and we were hungry so we ordered some food. The crab cake sandwich and mozzarella sticks were ok. Nothing special (greasy late night type of food). The outdoor bar area is fun in...More

Thank bucks17
Reviewed 21 September 2017 via mobile

My husband and I had dinner at the Reel last Saturday and had really good burgers. We had our dog with us so were seated on the patio which was nice, but the live music was a little too loud for us. It’s a block...More

Thank amygervais
Reviewed 19 September 2017 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
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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
Groups, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 2:00 AM
11:30 AM - 2:00 AM
11:30 AM - 2:00 AM
11:30 AM - 2:00 AM
11:30 AM - 2:00 AM
11:30 AM - 2:00 AM
11:30 AM - 2:00 AM
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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