The Reel Café

Seafood Restaurant and Bar · Riverwalk
100 S Front St (at Dock St), Wilmington, NC 28401, United States
Hours:
Open until 2:00 AM (Show more)
  • Mon–Sun
    • 11:30 AM–2:00 AM
Price:
$ $ $ $
Reservations:
No
Menus:
Brunch, Dinner
Drinks:
Beer, Wine
Wi-Fi:
Yes
Outdoor Seating:
Yes

For over 10 years, the Reel Café has been Wilmington’s premier restaurant and nightlife location. 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.

7.5/10

Based on 77 votes

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    Virginia H.
    "Oysters and seared tuna were incredible!"(2 Tips)
    Tegan
    "quick place to grab a bite tho--great patio and drinks"(2 Tips)
    Melanie
    "Reel Grilled Cheese with Swiss"(2 Tips)
    Amey S.
    "Loved the atmosphere and music!"(2 Tips)
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  • oysters
  • rooftop
  • avalon
  • fat tire
  • draft beer
  • grilled cheese sandwiches
  • wine
  • café
  • grits
  • crab cakes
  • good service
  • pub burger
  • mahi mahi
  • seared tuna
  • trendy
  • good for a quick meal
  • good for dates
  • good for a late night
  • family-friendly
  • shrimp
  • Nicole G.

    The reel grilled cheese!

    Nicole Gabriel · November 14, 2015
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  • Julia

    Great shrimp n grits

    Julia · December 20, 2014
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  • Carolina E.

    GRILLED CHEESE WITH PESTO, BACON, AND TOMATO!!!

    Carolina Escobar · September 30, 2014
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  • Preston H.

    Fried Oysters were awesome. The sauce that came with kicked them up a notch.

    Preston Hursey, III · May 26, 2014
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  • Brian H.

    Check out the website ReelCafe Wilmington on Facebook and the concert series Saturdays on the rooftop and comedy on Wednesday and Thursday !!

    Brian Harmon · October 3, 2013
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  • StarNews M.

    Dining critic Tom Parks recommends the pepper-crusted ribeye steak. Click the More info link to read his full review. Read more

    StarNews Manager · April 30, 2013
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  • Melanie

    Reel Grilled Cheese with Swiss, cheddar, goat cheese and pesto was crazy good.

    Melanie · March 2, 2013
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  • Jess ⚓

    Vegetarians: get the portobello entree but get swiss instead of feta and get it on a bun. Yum.

    Jess ⚓ · July 15, 2012
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  • Wilmington R.

    Looking for a romantic couples night out? Come out to Reel Cafe for #WilmingtonRestaurantWeek 4/25-- 3 courses only $45 a couple and receive a complimentary bottle of wine!

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  • Jared C.

    If they have mahi - mahi, get it and get it blackened!

    Jared Compton · July 20, 2011
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  • Tegan

    Best crab cakes ever--server was great--not a quick place to grab a bite tho--great patio and drinks

    Tegan · June 26, 2011
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  • Brad C.

    Great food!

    Brad Courson · June 14, 2011
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  • Laura K.

    Avalon residents get 1/2 priced appetizers every Wednesday during May!

    Laura K · May 11, 2011
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  • Amey S.

    Loved the atmosphere and music!

    Amey Shah · July 19, 2010
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  • Virginia H.

    Fantastic porch to dine outside. Oysters and seared tuna were incredible! Cheap Fat Tire on draft. Great atmosphere after a day on the beach. Read more

    Virginia Halter · June 20, 2010
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  • Neal J.

    Kids eats free any day with an adult dinner

    Neal Johnson · March 6, 2010
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