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“Never again!!”
Review of Pender's Cafe

Pender's Cafe
Ranked #342 of 678 Restaurants in Wilmington
Cuisines: American
Description: A true downtown Cafe. Plastered in c.1950s artwork mostly bright red CocaCola motif this small cafe serves up some yummy lunches. Offers breakfast all day long. I opted for the Plenders Burger and was not disappointed. They subscribe to the KISS... Keep It Simple Silly... philosophy and it works for them. The burger is a hand made patty, rare in this day of prepackaged frozen meat selections. Great for a quick lunch on a budget. Five hungry adults and children ate for $32.
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Description: A true downtown Cafe. Plastered in c.1950s artwork mostly bright red CocaCola motif this small cafe serves up some yummy lunches. Offers breakfast all day long. I opted for the Plenders Burger and was not disappointed. They subscribe to the KISS... Keep It Simple Silly... philosophy and it works for them. The burger is a hand made patty, rare in this day of prepackaged frozen meat selections. Great for a quick lunch on a budget. Five hungry adults and children ate for $32.
Wilmington, North Carolina
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8 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Never again!!”
Reviewed 9 July 2014

I ordered a chicken salad sandwich and the bread was hard and the mayonnaise was runny.
I met a friend there and he ate two bites out of his hamburger and said that was enough. The place was greasy and my clothes smelled like the grease the rest of the day.
Good service but crappy food. Won't be back

  • Visited June 2014
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English first
Wilmington, North Carolina
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“A novel diner”
Reviewed 26 June 2014

I go to Penders for breakfast. Great Quality and quantity for the price. Simple and satisfying. No hustle and bustle and loud music. I have never been disappointed but just make sure you ask to go light on the butter.

Visited June 2014
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Oshkosh, Wisconsin
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
“Good Breakfast”
Reviewed 23 May 2013

here is a good simple, cheap breakfast. Quick friendly service. Would go there again when we go back.

Visited May 2013
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Thank kmbeck
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Angier, North Carolina, United States
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102 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Late lunch”
Reviewed 15 May 2013

Ordered a sandwich from the sweetest lady. And sat down to relax after exploring downtown. Hamburger was ok. Not up to what I had hoped for. Don't think I would go back. Sorry!

  • Visited March 2013
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Thank B Robert J
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Wilmington, North Carolina
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68 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Ok food & great service”
Reviewed 11 December 2012

To be expected, price is good for the food. The service is what stands out though. The woman working was super nice!

Visited December 2012
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Thank Melissa G
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