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About Rx Restaurant
Located in the Castle Street Art District in Wilmington, NC, Rx Restaurant and Bar is here to serve the best local ingredients around. Our chef is committed to bringing fresh food to your table, so the menu changes daily based on what he can find locally. Parking is free on Castle Street as well as in the parking lot diagonal from us on 5th and Castle!
Wilmington, NC 28401
Southern, Contemporary Southern, Low Country
Hours of Operation:
Tuesday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm, Sun: 10:00am- 2:00pm
421 castle st
$30 and under
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Parking is free on Castle Street as well as in the large parking lot diagonal from the restaurant!
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Rx Restaurant Ratings and Reviews
Did not expect to have a world-class meal in lil' ol' Wilmington but there it was! Made a reservation on late notice, found it on a corner in an older neighborhood, started ordering and then...amazing things began to appear. From the Fig Old Fashioned, to a clams appetizer and their cornbread (OMG!), and onto the entrees, we were all blown away. The tuna with veggies was exquisitely light, and their shrimp & grits was such a perfect combination of light but flavor-filled grits with perfectly steamed shrimp - and more tiny fresh veggies. I don't even know what the cheesecake was made of, but it was cosmic. We spent the summer dining in SF and Carmel and Marin and Annapolis, and this meal outranked them all.
Our first visit was to RX was a tasty surprise. With another couple we celebrated a special occasion ordering 2 appetizers and 4 meals. All was enjoyed and shared. The service was superb. We will return soon and will consider ordering a price fix meal with a bottle of wine.
My wife and I had heard about RX the past several times we were in the Wilmington area where we have been on a regular basis for the past ten years. It is a very cozy place, well laid out with good decor and local art work on the walls. The food is what I would call creative Southern taking classic dishes like shrimp and grits and adding some unique flavors. Cocktails were good and the wine selection was full of very unique choices but our shiraz blend was very good. It is located a little bit off the beaten path from the main downtown Wilmington area but definitely worth a visit.
We had an outstanding time. It was our 10 year Anniversary and everyone made it wonderful. We will be going back.
The food was the best( really it was awesome) We had the orka fries, soft shell crab and clams!!! I would order all three again but can't wait to try more next visit. I can't wait to go back!
Interesting and Accommodating
Had looked for a "trendy local restaurant" in Wilmington on the internet. This one came up as one of the top 10. The food was outstanding, and since we do not eat land animals, the server made sure our meals were prepared according to our restrictions. The cocktails were well prepared and delicious. We had fish dishes that were spiced nicely and had interesting flavor combinations. The prices were perhaps higher than we would have expected to pay (and we are used to Portland, ME, prices!). But farm-to-table are never particularly less expensive.
Service was excellent from the minute we arrived… Storm approaching and the hostess had the door open for us so that we could run in quickly. That high level of service continued through to our departure. Food was delightful - fresh, flavorful and clever (cheese pairings are perfect!). Nice wine selection, with a range of options by the glass. Enjoy!
We were blown away by the creativity and quality of our dinner. The blending of unusual ingredients led to some incredible tastes. This is a perfect model for farm to table excellence. (even the basil was extraordinary!!) We shared several small plates and then had two awesome desserts. The nightly cocktail special was off the charts good. Our waitress was incredibly friendly and gave us some excellent advice on ordering. She too clearly has a love of food and her service style was attentive without being overbearing. We live in NY and are looking to possibly relocate to Wilmington over the next few years. We cant wait to go back and eat at RX again.
Introducing potential new Wilmingtonians to one of our fav local resturants! We started with the Pigs Ears and they were hooked from there. Everything is unique and beautifully prepared and served by professional and knowledgable staff. No way to go wrong here!
Went to Rx for anniversary dinner and had a wonderful time. They made a customized menu for us to take home. Their cocktails were delicious start to meal. A wonderful place to celebrate or just have a great meal. "Farm to table" in the most authentic way without the pretense that often comes with that term. The staff was friendly and the interior was nicely decorated with pieces by local artists.
We had our 10th wedding anniversary dinner there and were very pleased. It was our first time to this restaurant.
The service was excellent as was the food. I called for reservations and was asked if it was a special occasion so when I told them it was our wedding anniversary they presented us with a menu with our names and how many years we were celebrating.
Very nice touch.
Tried this place while on a visit to Wilmington. Food and service were good, and concept of small plates to share is great. Food was generally very heavy and not carefully presented. Interesting place, but seems more like the efforts of an average cook rather than a creative chef.
Reserved a table and stated it was a 40th Anniversary celebration. When my wife and I arrived we were greeted with "Happy Anniversay". We sat down and the menus had "Happy 40th Anniversary" printed on the top. That was a great surprise and a very nice personal touch. Service outstanding and the food was excellent. We will be back and recommend to friends.
This has to be one of Wilmington's best restaurant. We have dined at RX several times and never failed to be impressed by the food and the service. Wonderful atmosphere with local art displayed for purchase. We will be back for more delicious and creative meals.
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