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On The Border Mexican Grill

$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern
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1128 Military Cutoff Rd, Wilmington, NC 28405-3642
+1 910-208-4874
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11:00 - 22:00
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Sun 11:00 - 22:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Ocean Isle Beach, North Carolina
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108 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

Typical On the Border but everything here is consistently prepared well and served hot. Service has always been good, too. Prices are reasonable and portions are pretty large. We've had Justin as our server a couple times and he's good.

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Thank markfarner58
Morehead City, North Carolina
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016

This is a casual family place, not very clean, people were eating wearing their swimsuits. We had the fajitas, steak and portabella mushroom. They were simply amazing. Everything was cooked perfectly and very tasty. It is a little overwhelming to have so much food at once, but it was fun. The salsa had a nice little kick, the chips had... More 

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Thank bee093
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40 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016 via mobile

I've only eaten here once and it was good but very spicy. The cheese sauce was incredible and had good flavor. Service was good, place was clean. I would go back.

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Thank Stephanie H
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016 via mobile

The food was salty, like the ocean water I guess, chips were a little stale, salsa was on fire. Service was good thinks to Page!

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Thank Josh K
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016

The food was good, drinks were cold, and the price was right. Visited with my wife and 3 kids after a day at the beach. The kids menu has make your own tacos and mine really liked it. Kinda messy but worth it. My wife and I had different Taco Salads which were good and refreshing. I recommend the Mango... More 

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Thank Brian W
Ohio
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60 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2016 via mobile

Ate here for lunch. Four orders, four disappointments. Just didn't care for the flavor of the food. My beer glass had frozen ice at the bottom with some black stuff. The bar maid almost hesitated about giving me a new one. Really? Won't be back.

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Thank TheFiveThree
Charlottesville, Virginia
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105 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2016

We've eaten at many of the chain "mexican food" restaurants, and typical all the same menu items, we thought this restaurant pretty above the normal meal selections. We just had dinner this past Sat. (night before Father's Day) as it was across street from where we were staying for visit and didn't feel like driving. Great beer and drink selection,... More 

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Thank CIndyCsml
Wilmington, North Carolina
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160 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2016

I met a # of friends here for a Cinco de Mayo (May 5th) party. The place was mobbed, but the service was still good, especially considering how busy they were. Food was good, reasonably priced & protions were fair. I think there was even a drink special or two. The restaurant is on the corner of Military Cutoff, in... More 

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Thank Matthew W
Wake Forest, North Carolina
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125 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2016

My wife and I ate dinner here after arriving in Wilmington on a Friday evening. She had the enchilada Suiza while I had the Mexican grilled chicken. Both meals were well prepared and very tasty. While the restaurant was not crowded, the service was a bit slow.

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Thank DBearNC
Wilmington, North Carolina
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77 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 May 2016

The food was good, but nothing to write home about; I did not feel the prices were good at all as the servings are not that large for the price paid. If I did not have a gift card I would not have spent my money here.

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Thank PerihanW

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mexican, Southwestern
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 22:00
Monday
11:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 23:00
Thursday
11:00 - 23:00
Friday
11:00 - 23:00
Saturday
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1128 Military Cutoff Rd, Wilmington, NC 28405-3642
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Wilmington
  • Phone Number: +1 910-208-4874

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