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“AWESOME!”

Wayfarer Delicatessen & Bistro
Ranked #102 of 691 Restaurants in Wilmington
Price range: US$8 - US$12
Cuisines: Cafe, Soups
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Dining options: Delivery
Description: Our dream was to share our love for great food, good drinks, groovy music and the other good things in life with as many friends ~ old and new ~ as we could. ​ ​ (C) 2014 cmw management, llc. All rights reserved chef carey & ron our commitment to quality does not stop in our kitchen ~ we also have a wide variety of fantastic soft-drinks, a great choice of craft & domestic beer and an award-winning selection of wines. And don't forget our famous house-made sangria!This cozy, historic building (circa 1900) and quaint, historic downtown setting are perfect companions to these adventurous recipes from our families and from all over the world! So... Sit. Relax. Eat. Drink. Enjoy. The "wayfarer" concept allows us to culinarily travel the globe. Without the restrictions of a specific cuisine, we are free to explore and create food using the best ingredients and recipes we can find from cultures and food suppliers from all over the world.​We craft our roast beef, pork tenderloin and corned beef "in-house" and our meatloaf is made using a family recipe handed down from Chef Carey's beloved Mother. Our deli meats and cheeses are sourced from some of the best purveyors in the world, ensuring nothing but the finest quality. We make everything else from scratch, allowing our wonderful ingredients and carefully constructed recipes to speak for themselves. While we strive to provide quickly prepared quality meals and intuitive service, please note that we fresh-cut all of our meats and cheeses and make 100% of our menu items "as ordered", so please allow proper time for preparation.​Our commitment to quality does not stop in our kitchen ~ we also have a wide variety of fantastic soft-drinks, a great choice of craft & domestic beer and an award-winning selection of wines. And don't forget our famous house-made sangria! Our commitment to quality does not stop in our kitchen ~ we also have a wide variety of fantastic soft-drinks, a great choice of craft & domestic beer and an award-winning selection of wines. And don't forget our famous house-made sangria!This cozy, historic building (circa 1900) and quaint, historic downtown setting are perfect companions to these adventurous recipes from our families and from all over the world! So...
Goldsboro, North Carolina, United States
Level 3 Contributor
16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“AWESOME!”
Reviewed 6 August 2013

We were passing through Wilmington on our way to Myrtle Beach and I found this little gem on TripAdvisor. It was fantastic!

It is small with only 6 or 7 tables and a small bar with seating for 5 or 6 in the back. They also have some outdoor/patio seating. But, when we entered we were immediately greeted by the gentleman behind the counter and asked to wait "3 or 4 minutes" at the bar while they cleaned a table for us. We were served water while we waited and I believe my husband picked a beer from the cooler as well.

The sandwiches/panini's were wonderful. HUGE servings with cool modern twists on basic deli sandwiches. We ordered the club and the rachel and both were delicious. The side of the daily mac and cheese was a big hit with my 7 year old who also declared her ham and cheese sandwich to be "the best lunch ever."

This place was easy to find and is definitely worth the wait.

The service was spectacular and we can't wait to go back the next time we are in town!

Great experience...

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank Charla S
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wayfarerdeli, General Manager at Wayfarer Delicatessen & Bistro, responded to this review, 10 February 2014
Thank you VERY much for your positive feedback! We really appreciate hearing from our customers and we are very pleased that you enjoyed your time at Wayfarer Deli & Bistro.

Hopefully, we'll see you back soon! In the meantime, you can check us out on Facebook or our website for ever-changing features and our famous bison burgers on Thursdays and Saturdays!

Thanks again!

Your gracious hosts,
Chef Carey & Ron
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Wilmington, North Carolina, United States
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Wonderful lunch!”
Reviewed 25 July 2013

My friend and I sat inside, there is patio seating, and had a wonderful lunch. Our waitress was sweet and attentive. We both had panini, she with chips mine with salad. The greens were crisp and of the micro variety not iceberg, the vinaigrette was very tasty. I had wine, there was also a beer menu. The decor is so cute and I loved the classy touches such as the stamped butcher paper on the tables and the personal water bottles for the table. I will definitely go back!

  • Visited July 2013
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Thank Jennifer H
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
wayfarerdeli, General Manager at Wayfarer Delicatessen & Bistro, responded to this review, 10 February 2014
Thank you VERY much for your positive feedback! We really appreciate hearing from our customers and we are very pleased that you enjoyed your time at Wayfarer Deli & Bistro.

Hopefully, we'll see you back soon! In the meantime, you can check us out on Facebook or our website for ever-changing features and our famous bison burgers on Thursdays and Saturdays!

Thanks again!

Your gracious hosts,
Chef Carey & Ron
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North Carolina
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Luxurious Day Off Lunch”
Reviewed 29 June 2013

My friends and I LOVE Wayfarer. The sandwiches are fantastic, the service is uncomparable (they treat you like you are friends they've invited over for lunch), and the atmosphere is adorable. I've been to Paris and it feels like a tiny, gourmet bistro tucked away (except a lot hotter because it's Wilmington, NC). This isn't a place to zip in and out of, though they do offer to-go lunches and downtown delivery. I'd rather sip on a glass of wine, nibble at my panini, and enjoy an hour of conversation. Last time we went, I had the BLAT Turkey special: Bacon, Turkey, Lettuce, Tomato, fresh Avacado spread and a spicy-sweet chipotle sauce on ciabatta. Mmm mmm. You can never go wrong with the Omaha (google it if you're curious!).

  • Visited June 2013
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1 Thank HumbleRealist
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
wayfarerdeli, General Manager at Wayfarer Delicatessen & Bistro, responded to this review, 10 February 2014
Thank you VERY much for your positive feedback! We appreciate hearing from our customers and we are very pleased that you enjoyed your time at Wayfarer Deli & Bistro.

Hopefully, we'll see you back soon. In the meantime, check us out online via Facebook or our website for ever-changing features and bison burgers on Thursdays and Saturdays!

Thanks again!

Your gracious hosts,
Chef Carey & Ron
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Cary, North Carolina
Level 4 Contributor
36 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Unique, high quality sandwiches”
Reviewed 8 June 2013

Really enjoyed this place on our way back home from a beach trip. A lot of tempting sandwiches to try. My wife got one of the veggie sandwiches, which was amazing. My roast beef sandwich was very good. Cool atmosphere in an older building. There was limited seating area, but was not a problem on our visit.

  • Visited June 2013
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Thank JasonTarheel
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
wayfarerdeli, General Manager at Wayfarer Delicatessen & Bistro, responded to this review, 10 February 2014
Thank you VERY much for your positive feedback! We appreciate hearing from our customers and we are very pleased that you enjoyed your time at Wayfarer Deli & Bistro.

Hopefully, we'll see you back soon. In the meantime, check us out online via Facebook or our website for ever-changing features and bison burgers on Thursdays and Saturdays!

Thanks again!

Your gracious hosts,
Chef Carey & Ron
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Wilmington, North Carolina
Level 3 Contributor
19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Awesome sandwiches, friendly staff”
Reviewed 22 May 2013

This is by far my favorite sandwich shop in Wilmington. There is always something new, and there are at least five great vegetarian choices. The soups are always fresh and delcious. It isn't a place for a cheap, quick lunch, but I think it's worth every penny.

Not a lot of seating, but I've never had to wait, staff is great and very friendly. It's definitely not a place to take a big group. Can't go wrong with anything on the menu at Wayfarer!

  • Visited January 2013
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1 Thank BethanyNC
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
wayfarerdeli, General Manager at Wayfarer Delicatessen & Bistro, responded to this review, 10 February 2014
Thank you VERY much for your positive feedback! We appreciate hearing from our customers and we are very pleased that you enjoyed your time at Wayfarer Deli & Bistro.

Hopefully, we'll see you back soon. In the meantime, check us out online via Facebook or our website for ever-changing features and bison burgers on Thursdays and Saturdays!

Thanks again!

Your gracious hosts,
Chef Carey & Ron
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC

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