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College Diner

911 S College Rd, Wilmington, NC 28403-4411
+1 910-793-0991
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  • Excellent23%
  • Very good34%
  • Average21%
  • Poor15%
  • Terrible7%
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“brunch” (3 reviews)
“gyro” (5 reviews)
“rice pudding” (2 reviews)
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American, Diner
911 S College Rd, Wilmington, NC 28403-4411
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Reviewed 10 October 2017 via mobile

We are recent transplants from NY...so admittedly our bar is set pretty high when it comes to diners. We are used to good food and fast service in a relatively clean atmosphere. Unfortunately, you won't find any of the above at this place, most notably...More

Thank boababe
Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

We had been here before and the good meals overcame the dated decor. Today the server failed to bring the ordered food in sequence, (despite asking for soup before entree) and everything was dumped on the table simultaneously. Plus they now charge an extra 39cents...More

Thank FordhamFlash
Reviewed 21 June 2017 via mobile

First off it's not a diner. It's an old Perkins Family restaurant with the same decor. It's as much a diner as McDonalds. Upon entering there is a very strong odor. It may have been an industrial cleaner or urine. I think maybe both. I...More

Thank FoodDudeDaddy
Reviewed 17 June 2017 via mobile

Good food and decent prices. The menu looks a bit outdated with lots of hand written changes makes it look sloppy. I did have an issue with the tea. After hearing people complain about the iced tea tasting like coffee it was discovered someone put...More

Thank Robert C
Reviewed 6 June 2017

We had what turned out to be a very good breakfast here. It reminded us of the diners in NJ and what we would be served there. Although very busy our waitress made sure we were taken care of. I created my own omelet and...More

Thank blueaiz1
Reviewed 27 January 2017

I've eaten here, @ The College Diner, before. It has always been good service & food @ a reasonable price. This time I met a friend for lunch .. & ate breakfast. A Veggie Omelette, grits and toast, all for a very affordable price. The...More

Thank Matthew W
Reviewed 18 January 2017

Went with a friend for breakfast. We had big portions and the price was very reasonable. The service was great. The place was clean.

Thank timothyp654
Reviewed 1 November 2016

Great Food, Great Service. Great Selection. We just finished touring UNCW. The four of us all had different food choices on our minds. The College Diner did the trick. We each were able to choose a food/ethnicity we liked, and it as great, and also...More

Thank Mark R
Reviewed 25 October 2016

Our freshman at UNC-W said we had to eat here. I was happy with it. Nice service and good corned beef hash, my favorite for a brunch outside of the house. I tried my son's pancake. very nice.

1  Thank Vaughn G
Reviewed 16 September 2016

Wife and I eat here fairly frequently and 19 out of 20 times have great food. Usually have breakfast, but eat the menu specials enough to speak highly of them as well. Grilled pork chops my fave, whether as a meal with collards and the...More

Thank Fotoefek
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 am - 12:00 am
12:00 am - 12:00 am
12:00 am - 12:00 am
12:00 am - 12:00 am
12:00 am - 12:00 am
12:00 am - 12:00 am
12:00 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 911 S College Rd, Wilmington, NC 28403-4411
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Wilmington
  • Phone Number: +1 910-793-0991
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