About The Little Dipper
An experience you won't find at any other restaurant in Wilmington - unique, bold and fun...Fondue! The Little Dipper's menu consists of premium meats, fresh seafood, vegetables and homemade sauces for dipping. Dip organic bread into hot melted cheddar cheese with beer, garlic and spices, prepared tableside by your server. Indulge in blackened filet with a warm au pouivre, sashimi grade tuna dipped in Asian ginger sauce or shrimp drenched in wasabi lime aioli. For dessert don't pass up strawberries dipped in milk chocolate, or bananas dipped in warm dark chocolate blended with smooth peanut butter.
The dining environment is casual and hip with bright colors and rich cherry wood. Each table is handmade with built-in electric burners where the guests cook together in one common fondue pot. Whether you are with a large group celebration or out for an intimate dinner for two, Fondue is special and different! Join us soon and get hooked!
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Tuesday - Sunday: 5:00pm - close
SEASONAL HOURS: Open EVERY DAY Late Spring through Early Fall 5pm for dinner
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
We offer live music outside on the back deck on the weekends and special holidays (seasonal - spring/summer/fall.) Call for more detailed information.
The Little Dipper offers onsite preparation of cheese fondue appetizers, a chocolate fondue fountain with fruits and sweets for dipping and other party platter appetizers. Fondue is our specialty although our Chef enjoys creating special dishes for parties and other occasions.
Private Party Facilities:
We have special party platters to accommodate both large and small parties including an assortment of meats, seafood and vegetarian choices.
Private Party Contact:
Kristen Gruodis: 9102510433x
Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
The Little Dipper Ratings and Reviews
We love LD. Usually service is better. T ...
We love LD. Usually service is better. Table set up this time not conducive to good group conversation or meal sharing. Waitress never took our bar drink order. Waiter that assisted was much better. It is my all time favorite so I'll be back.
This is our 4 time at this location and ...
This is our 4 time at this location and it never disappoints. The staff always seems to be spot on with caring about our experience. In a word the service is EXCELLENT, not perfect.... EXCELLENT. We will definitely be back again.
We've been loyal patrons of The Little D ...
We've been loyal patrons of The Little Dipper since 2007, and the quality of the food, friendliness of the team and overall experience only improve year after year. We try to eat there every time we're in Wilmington and have celebrated many a birthday, anniversary and New Years Eve at The Little Dipper. Our favorite cheese is Cheddar Ale and chocolate is Half and Half; however, you can't go wrong with any of their inventive and delicious recipes!
Delicious food!!! I brought my best frie ...
Delicious food!!! I brought my best friend here for her first fondue experience and she was not disappointed! I love to go for ladies night. The food is delicious. I love to get grilled chicken and shrimp and dip it in the cheese! I recommend the Fontina cheese... It's amazzzzzing!!!
We really enjoyed our dinner at the Litt ...
We really enjoyed our dinner at the Little Dipper. Our waitress recommended some wonderful dishes. It was just the two of us, but this would be great in a small group since you wait a bit for all the meat to cook.
This was our first fondue experience and ...
This was our first fondue experience and it lived up to the hype! I loved the atmosphere. Our waitress was great and able to make recommendations for oils and sauces based on the entrees we chose. Very fun and different dining experience in downtown Wilmington. Makes for a fun date night!
We been before but was not near as happ ...
We been before but was not near as happy with service and experience .my son's birthday. We had Way better service and accommodations.my friends first time and she was not impressed at all.i love yall but it just wasn't the same at all. Disappointed a bit for sure :(
Incredible, private, cozy atmosphere wit ...
Incredible, private, cozy atmosphere with romance in the air! Having been a Fondue-Newbie at the time, I was walked through every step very patiently and by someone who obviously knew what she was talking about. Great value for the experience, and after we mentioned it was our anniversary we were treated to champagne on the house! Lovely from start to finish.
Service was slow but the servers were gr ...
Service was slow but the servers were great otherwise. There isn't enough liquid in the pots to cook when you have a larger party and really skimpy on the cheese and chocolate compared to Melting Pot.
Overall just "ok"
The Little Dipper
Our family took our son here following his graduation from UNCW for an evening out to celebrate his special milestone. The experience was wonderful with great food and OUTSTANDING service from our waitress and the staff. We could not have asked for a better dining experience. We would definitely recommend this to anyone in the Wilmington, NC, area for both a group or couple / family.
Excellent food, excellent service!
We went there for dinner on a recent Sunday evening and had a great time. Our server was excellent, very personable, and made the experience that much more enjoyable for us. The food was perfect, and at no time did we feel rushed. We enjoyed a nice, relaxing dinner and would definitely return in the future.
It is the second year in a row we have gone to Little Dipper for our son's birthday. It was just our family of four and we sat at the same table. We had a wonderful time. The service and food was excellent. So much delicious food and the slice of cheesecake with candle that our server brought out was a nice touch! Thank you for another memorable evening.
A MUST Visit Every Time I go to Wilmington
Three of my friends and I went to the Little Dipper for my bachelorette party. I have been a few times, but my friends hadn't. We ordered 2 "dinner for two" options, which was plenty of food and reasonably priced. The best part of the meal is the experience. It takes a while to eat the fondue, but the staff made sure we had an amazing time for the 2 and a half hours we were there. The manager and bartender and waiters are all amazing. I would highly recommend this restaurant. I look forward to visiting Wilmington again, just so I can go there!
worth it! Try it's! Will be back soon,impressed
If your gonna try it! Try it here! Our service experience here was extraordinary,best service ever. The food was above what we expected. The server was the best we have had in a long time. So impressed..........we will be back soon!
We loved that we didn't feel rushed betw ...
We loved that we didn't feel rushed between courses. We were able to laugh, and enjoy the company of friends without jumping from course to course. The waitress recommended fantastic cheeses for our first visit. The meat was fantastic, and everything was so fresh and delicious. Our waitress was knowledgeable, and very attentive.
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