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The Basics

319 N Front St, Wilmington, NC 28401-3908
+1 910-343-1050
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good25%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
319 N Front St, Wilmington, NC 28401-3908
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Reviewed 7 April 2018 via mobile

Dinner with the hubby tonight. Good service and the fried catfish with grits and collards was amazing. Have not been in to eat in a while but quickly reminded of why this needs to be one of our regular spots.

Thank Angela H
Reviewed 5 April 2018 via mobile

We were a group of six from grandparents to a preteen looking for a lunch spot in the crowded Wilmington downtown during Spring Break week. The staff at The Basics were wonderful and seated us right away. Everyone in the group ordered something different and...More

Thank veronicaw203
Reviewed 4 April 2018

Had a great lunch here the other day; a BLT and it was very good. So was the service. They have a good menu, nice bar and a friendly atmosphere. Breakfast is also very good there.

Thank TallTraveler2013
Reviewed 2 April 2018

Shared a fabulous birthday breakfast with a group of 8 people. The breakfast menu was excellent....great selections and good coffee. They even prepared a little birthday sundae for the birthday boy. Only criticism was service was not at its best, but how often do 8...More

Thank Beverly S
Reviewed 18 March 2018

Four of us had a late breakfast and were delighted by the deliciousness of the meal and the efficiency of the server Janae. Coffee cups were filled and the food devoured. I felt that it was one of the best breakfasts I have ever had.

Thank blueaiz1
Reviewed 5 March 2018

We stopped by for breakfast from out of town and were pleasantly surprised. I had the breakfast sandwich with egg, ham and cheese which was so much better than you get from the various fast food outlets. The service was also quite good and prices...More

Thank Linda W
Reviewed 20 February 2018

I have been to The Basics every time I've traveled to Wilmington. I have read the poor reviews and I wonder if we were at the same restaurant. I have had excellent service and the food (including the BBQ) is delicious. My mom loves their...More

Thank Suzan H
Reviewed 11 February 2018 via mobile

We were a big loud group ready for a culinary adventure of Southern Cuisine. We got great service and poorly executed meals. I had the lamb chops and though they were cooked perfectly, they were cold, real cold and the side of asparagus was raw....More

Thank SeaHawk14
Reviewed 9 February 2018 via mobile

It can be tough to find vegetarian-friendly meals in a ‘southern’ restaurant, but we were pleasantly surprised. The winter vegetable hash was incredible, and there are lots of sides that work well for both vegetarian and vegan. Everything is made fresh, and you can definitely...More

Thank beckysmith25
Reviewed 5 February 2018

In the mood for a great brunch? We were.... and stumbled back into the Basics. My friend had steak and eggs & i had crab cakes (with spicy ginger) with poached eggs, bacon & hollandaise sauce. Our server was a bit over whelmed, so wasn't...More

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17 February 2018|
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Response from MacRanger | Reviewed this property |
I do believe they offer GF options.
Debbie P
28 December 2016|
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Response from Tim B | Reviewed this property |
I think you posted your question in the wrong place. The is a restaurant.
Anne P
24 August 2015|
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Response from Kitty K | Reviewed this property |
C W Worth B&B. Camellia Cottage
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 319 N Front St, Wilmington, NC 28401-3908
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Wilmington
  • Phone Number: +1 910-343-1050
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