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The German Cafe

££ - £££German, European,
316 Nutt St, The Cotton Exchange Building, Lower Level, Facing the Hilton, Wilmington, NC 28401-3919
+1 910-763-5523
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good30%
  • Average12%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“schnitzel” (33 reviews)
“strudel” (28 reviews)
17:30 - 20:30All hours
German, European, Central European
££ - £££
316 Nutt St, The Cotton Exchange Building, Lower Level, Facing the Hilton, Wilmington, NC 28401-3919
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We enjoyed lunch with friends, before getting on the road to head home. We chose the bratwurst with sauerkraut and German potato salad. The brats were good, not fatty like the kind you get in the grocery store. The bread was different from the rolls...More

Thank LadyAnn_12
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Having lived in Germany and knowing good German cuisine the food served in this restaurant was worst than a frozen TV dinner. The food was microwaved, tastless and poor presentation. Not even close to fine German food.I would never recommend this place .

Thank leldeb
Reviewed 11 December 2017 via mobile

Let me start by saying we have been coming here over 25 years. We were on site to help celebrate their 20th year....with the original owners. Living in Atlanta, you cannot get German food. This was definitely on our destination list and we were not...More

Thank Viviancumming
Reviewed 6 December 2017

Conveniently located on the Cotton Exchange, a restored collection of cotton related 19th century business buildings in downtown Wilmington. Service, both sit-down and take out, is excellent. Food is authentic German cuisine, somplete with some apple strudel so good you will swear you are in...More

Thank SquareCaller
Reviewed 20 October 2017

The tastes and memories of Germany were revived when old friends and travel mates visited The German Cafe. If feels and smells of wonderful Bavarian bratskellers. The weinerschnitzel and chicken schnitzel were wonderful. The dark lager beer (Baltika #4) was excellent. Too full for dessert,...More

Thank Dorothy T
Reviewed 25 September 2017 via mobile

Visiting Wilmington for weekend. Heading out of town. A lovely surprise. German food! 2 of us had Sausage plates - 4 varieties to chose from. Delicious sides: kraut & German potato salad. Bratwurst so yummy, I asked to purchase some to take home! My sister...More

Thank danaconte
Reviewed 20 September 2017

Authentic atmosphere, good selection of German wine and beer, traditional German dishes, excellent service. I was pleasantly surprised to also find a selection of chocolates and cookies from Germany. All of the desserts are homemade!

Thank lwc149
Reviewed 14 September 2017 via mobile

I absolutely loved the veal schnitzel and cabbage, the Kartoffelpuffer "potato pancake" is very tasty. The beer is strong and heavy or light and refreshing. I really love the Spaten Optimator Dark Beer. 😊🍻

Thank Mrtravelbee
Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

3rd visit to the cafe over the past several years. Ordered the veal schnitzel and was sorely disappointed. Soggy breading and as thin as sandwich meat. Potato salad was fair but the veal was placed on top of the salad causing the lettuce to wilt....More

Thank SneakyFreaky
Reviewed 19 July 2017 via mobile

Haven't been here in 15 years but wasn't the same, we had reservations, so when we arrived the hostess just pointed to our table in the back of the room and got the "over there is your table", not even shown to our table. We...More

Thank Joe F
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Evelyn M
13 October 2017|
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Response from PROPAGANDI | Reviewed this property |
Nope...but there are plenty of other places downtown you can.
21 July 2017|
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Response from tobeyw2017 | Reviewed this property |
I do not remember but they are so nice there, they would probably work something out for you.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
German, European, Central European
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 - 14:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 20:30
11:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 20:30
11:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 20:30
11:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 20:30
11:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 20:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 316 Nutt St, The Cotton Exchange Building, Lower Level, Facing the Hilton, Wilmington, NC 28401-3919
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Wilmington
  • Phone Number: +1 910-763-5523
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