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“Brunch”
Review of Pembrokes

Pembrokes
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Ranked #69 of 673 Restaurants in Wilmington
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Dining options: Dinner, Brunch, Lunch, Full Bar, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Wilmington NC
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39 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Brunch”
Reviewed 17 June 2014

my wife, daughter and I went to Pembroke's for brunch on Father's Day. It is a great chance to try some dishes you may not normally try at a reduced, lunch price. We started with the Fried Green Tomatoes with Pimiento Cheese and Bacon Jam (yummy!) and biscuits with gravy (a nice take on an old dish). Then we had omelette (the corn made it great), chicken and waffles (even better than you would imagine it could be) and the Monte Cristo sandwich (stay away from it). This is still my favorite place to eat near the beach and it did not disappoint. But for the Cristo, it would have gotten 5 stars.

  • Visited June 2014
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English first
Wilmington, North Carolina
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43 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Sunday Brunch”
Reviewed 15 June 2014 via mobile

Sunday brunch had several good options. The pork belly with poached eggs and grits was delicious. The Monte Cristo with potatoes was good as well, but potatoes needed to be warmer. Drinks and service was great!

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Thank Kathy M
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Wilmington, North Carolina
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Always a treat”
Reviewed 28 May 2014

I've eaten at Pembrokes several times and I've always been delighted with the menu, the service and the ambience. With friends last night, we tried three different dishes and all were excellent. In fact, one friend said it was the best shrimp and grits she's ever tasted. The restaurant tries hard to source from local vendors and farms which ensures the freshest, tastiest ingredients. The bar has some very interesting cocktails, and will even make you something you've just thought up! In addition, the wait staff know just when to serve you and when to leave you alone...a real skill. The only niggle I have is dessert. I've never been a fan of eating cake after dinner...more fruit options would be nice.

  • Visited May 2014
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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51 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Great innovative menu, food was excellent!”
Reviewed 23 May 2014 via mobile

We met some friends there for dinner, they go there often and it proved to be a very good choice. The chef uses all regionally available foods and the menu changes daily. Would definitely go back! Also they cook most entrées without wheat flour so naturally "gluten free" friendly.

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Thank Rob C
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Wilmington, North Carolina
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
“Outstanding”
Reviewed 15 April 2014

Unique and creatively delicious dishes. Great service. Fabulous chef!
Although this restaurant is not vegetarian, they accommodated our vegetarian guest beautifully.
The local goat cheese cheesecake was amazing.

Visited February 2014
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Thank Susan B
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