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The Basics

319 N Front St, Wilmington, NC 28401-3908
+1 910-343-1050
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good25%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (47 reviews)
“meatloaf” (29 reviews)
“grits” (35 reviews)
Open Now
08:00 - 21:00All hours
American, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
319 N Front St, Wilmington, NC 28401-3908
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

My Husband and I just had lunch and it was delicious , simple fresh good food . The cool building and service added to the wonderful experience.

Thank ngcarr
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Amazingly wonderful, delicious, and fresh food. We love The Basics! Great friendly classy place! The roasted Brussel Sprouts were fantastic, appetizers great, desserts so delicious! Wait staff was fantastic!

Thank 252Liz
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wow! This was the best meal of our stay in Wilmington. Excellent service, large portions, delicious appetizers and entrees.

Thank peppern
Reviewed 1 week ago

We needed a nice sit-down restaurant for our family's final evening in Kure Beach, NC. Something more upscale than an Applebee's or Texas Roadhouse, but a place that wouldn't look at us sideways if we showed up in shorts and flip flops. After some googling...More

Thank TieTheKnotVideos
Reviewed 1 week ago

The food was delicious. We started with the potato cake. We thought we would try it since it was different. It was cold in the center, so we got another one for free. It was tasty, but not hot in the center, so beware. Everything...More

Thank Lisa D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had lunch here and the food was outstanding! We had the shrimp and grits and a veggie sandwich. All was very fresh and flavorful. Service was not outstanding but adequate.

Thank Julie W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place has really good food at the cotton exchange. It's been 5 years since I ate here and it was still as awesome as it was then. Everyone loved what they got. They don't have a ton of choices because what they have, they...More

Thank victoriab607
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Friday night search for 2 couples and baby found us at Basics. Seated promptly by friendly staff. Fried oyster app was tasty and larger than expected. The scallops on pork belly was good. The swordfish on polenta equally as nice. CHEESCAKE was dessert.

Thank 02seedoc
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you're looking for a casual place to grab a bite, sip on a drink or nibble on a delicious dessert, you are in the right place. They have so many options here as well as gluten free and vegetarian options here and their desserts...More

Thank ssaturn8842
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Incredible coffee - better than those trendy places. Great BLT egg sandwich... delicious pancakes and traditional breakfast options. Friendly service - delicious food.

Thank Flyby0161
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Nearby Attractions
Downtown Wilmington
525 reviews
.31 km away
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214 reviews
.43 km away
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217 reviews
.27 km away
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.05 km away
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Questions & Answers
Debbie P
27 December 2016|
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Response from Tim B | Reviewed this property |
I think you posted your question in the wrong place. The is a restaurant.
Anne P
24 August 2015|
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Response from Kitty K | Reviewed this property |
C W Worth B&B. Camellia Cottage
Gary W
5 July 2015|
Response from Gary W | Reviewed this property |
If you are asking about Wilmington I don't know for sure, but I don't think so. If you're asking about Cancun and Villa del Palmar, we had transportation from the airport, but had to pay our own way back.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 319 N Front St, Wilmington, NC 28401-3908
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Wilmington
  • Phone Number: +1 910-343-1050
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