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The German Cafe

$$ - $$$German, , European
316 Nutt St, The Cotton Exchange Building, Lower Level, Facing the Hilton, Wilmington, NC 28401-3919
+1 910-763-5523
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good29%
  • Average14%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“schnitzel” (34 reviews)
“strudel” (25 reviews)
“kraut” (14 reviews)
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German, Central European, European
$$ - $$$
316 Nutt St, The Cotton Exchange Building, Lower Level, Facing the Hilton, Wilmington, NC 28401-3919
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I’m not a big German food fan, but the lunch we had was quite good and the dessert was excellent. Worth stopping in for the dessert alone.

Thank Randy M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Not very memorable. Food was ok. Strudel was very good though. Take some home with you. Very homey interior.

Thank CoquinaRat
Reviewed 17 April 2018

I would probably say 3 1/2 stars. It is better than average, but not very good. My wife and I went here for dinner. The service was very good and it feel like my grandparents house inside.

1  Thank Geoff O
Reviewed 2 April 2018

The food and service were average. Nothing remarkable to mention. I would not recommend this restaurant to tourists.

Thank Anne R
Reviewed 26 March 2018

Potato pancakes were ok, but a little runny. The red cabbage was good and the potato salad was meh as well. Don't order the veal schnitzel though.....I've never had to struggle to cut veal before and it was rather flavorless. Not worth the money to...More

Thank csprrn
Reviewed 1 March 2018 via mobile

First time visitors and very satisfied. The location is great right in the old Cotton Exchange and there is convenient parking right across the street. It is not a huge restaurant but there are several rooms that all have an old world charm. The menu...More

Thank retiree2
Reviewed 20 January 2018

We enjoyed lunch with friends, before getting on the road to head home. We chose the bratwurst with sauerkraut and German potato salad. The brats were good, not fatty like the kind you get in the grocery store. The bread was different from the rolls...More

Thank LadyAnn_12
Reviewed 30 December 2017

Having lived in Germany and knowing good German cuisine the food served in this restaurant was worst than a frozen TV dinner. The food was microwaved, tastless and poor presentation. Not even close to fine German food.I would never recommend this place .

Thank leldeb
Reviewed 11 December 2017 via mobile

Let me start by saying we have been coming here over 25 years. We were on site to help celebrate their 20th year....with the original owners. Living in Atlanta, you cannot get German food. This was definitely on our destination list and we were not...More

Thank Viviancumming
Reviewed 7 December 2017

Conveniently located on the Cotton Exchange, a restored collection of cotton related 19th century business buildings in downtown Wilmington. Service, both sit-down and take out, is excellent. Food is authentic German cuisine, somplete with some apple strudel so good you will swear you are in...More

Thank SquareCaller
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Evelyn M
13 October 2017|
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Response from PROPAGANDI | Reviewed this property |
Nope...but there are plenty of other places downtown you can.
21 July 2017|
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Response from tobeyw2017 | Reviewed this property |
I do not remember but they are so nice there, they would probably work something out for you.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
German, Central European, European
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 316 Nutt St, The Cotton Exchange Building, Lower Level, Facing the Hilton, Wilmington, NC 28401-3919
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Wilmington
  • Phone Number: +1 910-763-5523
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