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The Riverboat Landing

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2 Market St, Wilmington, NC 28401-4454 (Water)
+1 910-763-7227
11:30 - 15:30
17:30 - 21:30
Closed now
All hours
Tue - Sun 11:30 - 15:30
17:30 - 21:30
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Stonington, Connecticut
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126 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Balcony seats at sundown offer some of the best views of Cape Fear river at sunset. Order a beer or white wine (skip the opened reds and cocktails) and watch the sunset. Then go get some food somewhere else -- lots of good options nearby.

Thank JAG2021
Saint Augustine, Florida
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We ate lunch today. Fried flounder and shrimp. Very good service and the food was super. Due to street construction they were almost deserted at noon.

Thank Bogeyjoe
New York
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43 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The restaurant was relatively quiet since it was offseason but did fill up as the afternoon went on. The waitress was very nice as was the entire staff who assisted one guest who is slightly disabled. Food was good however, I would not recommend the fish and chips because the fish was greasy and portion was small. Drinks were good.

Thank jahnaynay
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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56 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

We finished up our Parent's Weekend at UNC Wilmington taking our son and a friend at Cape Fear Community College to lunch. They had good service and nice food. We saw photos of where we were sitting under water during Matthew We hope they are still there. I would go again when in town.

Thank Vaughn G
Pembroke, Canada
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41 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

The restaurant was quiet when we visited - the kids' chicken finger meal was good, and the burgers we had were very good. We'll be back

Thank K J
Atlanta, United States
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21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

We all enjoyed our food and drinks. The staff really went out of their way to serve us. My husband has a shellfish allergy and they paid special attention to the restrictions that brings. We sat inside which has a limited outside view. Outside seating wasn't available for a party of 4. Portions a very good sized. We all had... More 

Thank Patricia D
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20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

We came here specifically to sit on the balcony and watch a sunset. It's still "summer" so it was pretty hot there. Menu was okay and food was just okay, service was fair at best. I know there are a lot of stairs to get to the balconies but we waited a long time for drink refills. The wait-person told... More 

Thank Safrona Renee O
Canton, Ohio
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118 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

Came here to eat lunch its across the street from visitor center with seating inside or on balcony. I got the burger and fries for $8 on lunch menu. Big burger x2 patties and large portion of seasoned fries very good great service friendly.

Thank DRLaskeyTrips
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016

I have no complaints about this restaurant, but a select few improvements could really make this an A+ experience! Having worked in the restaurant industry, I realize that we walked in during a slow time and the servers may have all had their sidework done, but customers should never see employees just relaxing in the dining area! It really doesn't... More 

Thank Candace V
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016 via mobile

We were told there were no specials, " just order from the menu"... But when we tried to order they were out of selected items. Other selections were made ... Do not order the salmon cake! And you had best ask if they have ketchup if you order anything that might need it, as the fact that they are out... More 

Thank Mary L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
American, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, View, Kids
Open Hours
11:30 - 15:30
17:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 15:30
17:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 15:30
17:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 15:30
17:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 15:30
17:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 15:30
17:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2 Market St, Wilmington, NC 28401-4454
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Wilmington
  • Phone Number: +1 910-763-7227

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