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Little Dipper

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138 South Front Street, Wilmington, NC
+1 910-251-0433
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17:00 - 23:00
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 17:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 23:00
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Greensboro, North Carolina
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016

My son and I ate dinner (and desert) and were blown away at every aspect of the restaurant. The service was extraordinary - Spencer took care of us. The food, appetizers (which are part of the meal) were all fresh and beautifully prepared and displayed. Our server assisted us in picking just the perfect sauces for our proteins. We left... More 

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Thank Charlotte D
Wilmington, North Carolina
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23 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

From salad all the way to dessert, everything was great. Nice quality of food, presentation and service. If you have not been to fondue before, don't go if you are in a hurry. We average between 1.5-2 hours of time at the table. There were no delays, that's just how long it takes.

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Thank Marc R
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016

My husband and I went to The Little Dipper for the first time last weekend for a "date night". Our waiter, Wendell, did an excellent job explaining how everything works and made some great recommendations! The Cheddar Ale cheese fondue was superb! My husband and I both enjoyed it. Salads and dinner were good - we've had better, but solid... More 

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Thank JenniferOfWilmington
Niagara Falls, Canada
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94 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2016

- Read about this place on Trip Advisor and wanted to try it since I had been to the Melting Pot once in Buffalo. - MAKE RESERVATIONS EARLY!. Called on Monday for a reservation on Wednesday and the only time they had available was 9 pm! It worked out ok though since we didn't feel rushed to get ready early... More 

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Thank Deidra L
Wilmington, North Carolina
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76 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

Little Dipper is in downtown Wilmington. We think the food is on par with Melting Pot, but not quite as pricey or pretentious. The interior of the restaurant is brighter and more airy than Melting Pot. So, depending on your mood, Little Dipper feels less formal and does without the cloaked & dimmed ambiance of the Melting Pot. The staff... More 

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Thank Two_Intrepid_Souls
Wilmington, North Carolina
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54 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016

If you're in the mood for fondue and want to get away from the chain "The Melting Pot", then this place is for you! Great little spot in historic downtown with great fondue! The building is eclectic and the service is suburb. My only complaint is that they are stingy with the dippers. Incredibly small portions and when you ask... More 

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Thank Anna M
Fairfield, Connecticut
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166 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2016

I love this little spot in Downtown Wilmington and have eaten here a handful of times, including New Year's Eve. The fondue is delicious and be sure save to save room for your chocolate fondue dippings of oreos, pretzels, pineapple, and marshmallows for dessert! Great service and consistent food.

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Thank Andrea G
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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98 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2016 via mobile

Reservations recommended. We sat in the bar - and service was AWESOME! Entree for Two was plenty of food! And dessert & you are hurting as you push back from the table. Pick your cheese ... vegetables & bread dipping. Salads - season special spinach with berries. Pork, Chicken & Filet - meat with peanut oil. The milk chocolate with... More 

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Thank Kymmi-On_The_Go
Sanford, North Carolina, United States
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2016

The food was fantastic. We ordered fruit and chocolate fondue. With the wind blowing off the Cape Fear river it made patio sitting a must. Will def return.

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Thank Anita B
Mansfield, Ohio
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103 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2016 via mobile

This was an amazing experience at a fondue restaurant. Melting Pot has nothing on this place. Britney was a great server and everyone else was very nice. Food was excellent. Intimate setting for conversations. Overall fantastic experience.

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Thank DonnaLH74

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 20 - USD 35
Cuisine
American
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 22:00
Monday
17:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
17:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 22:00
Thursday
17:00 - 22:00
Friday
17:00 - 23:00
Saturday
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 138 South Front Street, Wilmington, NC
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Wilmington
  • Phone Number: +1 910-251-0433

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?