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“Tasty Lunch”
Review of The German Cafe

The German Cafe
Ranked #57 of 694 Restaurants in Wilmington
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: German
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed 10 May 2014

We took the kids here for lunch on a visit to the area. The salad was fresh and the pork schnitzel was cooked just right. The grill cheese was cripsy on the outside and well melted in the middle. Everyone at the table had sweet iced tea and agreed it was very good. We all enjoyed the dessert...napoleans.

Thank Melissa D
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Reviewed 8 May 2014

Seemed unusual to find an authentic looking German restaurant near the harbor. Happen to love certain German foods, especially viener schnitzel. And of course, the beer...yes, the beer!

Thank Jim40W72
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Reviewed 3 May 2014

This quaint little restaurant located in the Cotton Exchange offers the best in German cuisine. From German beer and wine, to food, to dessert, the German Cafe offers whatever you may want. We dined here near New Year's 2014 and was pleasantly surprised. If you are planning a trip to Wilmington, don't pass by this great restaurant. Also, if one plans to go to the German Cafe on a weekend, make sure reservations are made as space is limited.

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Thank Brad Y
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Reviewed 28 April 2014

We used to dine here occasionally and then forgot about it. We wandered in for lunch recently and remembered why we used to go there. It is located in an old historic building near the riverfront. There are several small, wood paneled rooms and little nooks and crannies. The service is prompt, professional and friendly. Think they must have a lot of young adults from the nearby college campus as employees. The food is traditional German, and it quite good. Their wine list includes some good German varieties and they have beer too. They make a good schnitzel, bratwurst, and other specialties. Their potato salad is the only thing that could use a little improvement. Ours was a little mushy and not quite vinegary enough. The strudel is absolutely "to die for" and should not be missed.

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Thank BobbieA
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Reviewed 21 April 2014

The German Café has a great location right in the Cotton Exchange in downtown Wilmington, NC. The décor is cute and the service is great! It has a very cozy German vibe. The beer was authentic and delicious! And the portions are HUGE. But the food was lacking. The salad was very fresh and crisp with really good dressing. The potato salad is lackluster and bland. The schnitzels need to be thinner and more tender. The breading was good. The dessert was incredible! All in all, this is a great place to grab some dessert or kick back for a beer.

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Thank carolinagirl085
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