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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 - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:30pm, Sun: 10:00am- 3:00 pm; 5:00pm - 9:00pm
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, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Rx Restaurant Ratings and Reviews
The duck was fantastic! Paired with the sweet potatoes was scrumptious. My husband had the shrimp and grits- everything was fresh and flavorful. Had the spiced chocolate ice cream cake and lemon trifle for dessert both excellent choices. Overall a great meal.
I had the Pork Belly with an egg over easy on cheese grits and I would not order it again as only the grits did I like. My husband had French Toast and bacon; I tasted his toast and it was soggy and did not have much flavor, but the bacon was good.
It was very hard to find this restaurant as the writing on the front of the building in big letters says "Halls Drug Store"; we rode by it twice before we realized it was in that building. Service for brunch was slow.
Brunch at Rx is always a pleasure. The menu options are so wonderful that it is often difficult to decide what to order, so yummy! I like that there is local art covering the walls and the bright atmosphere. The side dishes are dreamy and compliment the main dish so very well. I highly recommend Rx for any time of the day dining.
We have been here 20-30 times before and it has always been very good. The chef uses local ingredients and seasonal. I had the shrimp and grits entree, the Rx bologna appetizer (delicious and different). My wife had the sheepshead entree and Holly chicken appetizer. Dessert was a smore totally decadent and delicious. I would highly recommend Rx for any occasion. Service was, as usual, excellent.
Found this restaurant after a search for farm to table restaurants in the area. We were in Wilmington for a visit and stopped in for dinner. Loved the cross use of an old pharmacy building (hence the name). Service was impeccable, food was delicious and atmosphere was ideal for a small casual meal with family. One family member has some dietary issues and the kitchen was very accommodating in meeting some demands. Would definitely recommend a meal if you are in Wilmington or plan on visiting. Will be going again the next time we are there.
We loved our experience at Rx. The service was fantastic - excellent recommendations and guidance, our wine and water glasses were never empty, and our waiter was friendly and fun. The food was so creative and flavorful. I had the Duck Confit and would recommend it to anyone. The Earl Grey Creme Brulee was the best thing I have ever tasted.
In general, this is a great place. Cool art on the walls. I had a vegetarian farro plate that was excellent. However my husband had the pork chop and his meal was overwhelmed by the salt level. So we suggest you ask them to hold the salt!
The only other problem was the noise level. It truly became unbearable---walking out into the quiet evening was an absolute relief!
Our first visit to RX.....We were greeted with big smiles and a welcome by the host and hostess.
The restaurant was nicely done and the seating was comfortable, not on top of the next table.
The appetizers were very good. The service was attentive and professional. Corking fee was fair at $15. Their wine list was pretty good.
The only downside to the meal was my wife ordered the special of the evening...sheep head fish.
The fish was way too salty and over cooked. For $27 it should have been much better. The wait staff did ask my wife if she would like something else but our meal was almost over and she wasn't up to waiting for a replacement dinner...The right thing to have done was take it off our bill. That gesture was never made and because of it, we will not be going back...
You should give RX a try....The menu is farm to table and had interesting menu items....
One bad entry shouldn't take this restaurant off your list....it is however off of ours....
Truly creative and absolutely delicious menu choices. Portion size and the taste of our various dishes (pork belly, beet salad, crispy, yet tender fried pig ears and country pate spread with pickled peppers etc) were all incredible. Service was quite good, and our waiter was very knowledgeable, runners and bussers were quick to remove dishes and used cutlery (almost too quick, had a beer and appetizer removed before we were finished with them!) Other than feeling a tad rushed, our dining experience was fantastic and would recommend to anyone who appreciates quality and creative dining.
Outstanding restaurant! This was quite possibly the best meal I've had in months. After a very long day in training, I had dinner to enjoy. The sweet potato soup was velvety and served piping hot. The farm egg and farro with butternut squash, mushrooms, carrots and kale was filling, nutritious and so very good. The salted caramel mousse was rich yet light. And, the staff was very warm and polite.
The clams with pork belly, tomatoes and kale were so exquisite that I could have eaten two bowls of them and called it a day. My daughters loved the sheepshead with grilled romaine, baby carrots and beets and the beet salad. We shared the warm apple pie with ice cream, more like a crumble tart than a pie, but delicious.
Our waiter was attentive, but apparently untrained. He didn't know where to place the flatware, failed to open the wine, and was slow to remove plates. He was pleasant and I'm sure he will learn. It certainly wouldn't deter me from going again to this outstanding restaurant.
Wow! I was really impressed with the drinks and food here. I almost never order cocktails, but the Rx Old Fashioned was spot on. The starters were very good, but the entrees were over the top excellent! I had the mahi-mahi and shrimp on a risotto, my son had the sheepshead on grilled romaine. Both had very adequate portions, delicious fresh sauces . I really like sheepshead and it is great to see restaurants use this locally caught option. The cornbread was delicious too and GF! We didn't find the noise level high and I really liked the way the tables were staggered so that there was not someone at your elbow! Great service. I would go back!
We found RX last minute for an early Valentine's Day and weren't sure what to expect. The ambiance was casual and the servers were exceptionally friendly and helpful. We tried pig ears, which doesn't initially sound appetizing, but they were great! The duck was also amazing. RX did not disappoint. We are looking to return in the future!
Rx Restaurant is a very unique dining experience in the quaint downtown of Wilmington, NC. The food is fresh and the chefs at Rx are very creative and talented. The smoked wings are amazing as was the entrees. Highly recommend. The cost is a little on the high side, but is great for special occasions and first impressions.
Rx is a very popular and hip restaurant in the city of Wilmington, slightly off the beaten path but worth the drive. Great "farm to table" preparation, an innovative menu, and excellent craft cocktails --- totally aligned with what's great about today's fine dining cuisine.
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