Banks' Seafood Kitchen & Raw Bar

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Banks' Seafood Kitchen & Raw Bar is a casual, upscale seafood eatery & hot spot on the river. Adjacent to the Riverwalk, Banks' Seafood Kitchen & Raw Bar has become THE place for lunch, dinner, cocktails, and late night in the City of Wilmington. The chic atmosphere, fresh raw bar, award-winning crab cakes, outstanding lobsters, and other imaginatively prepared seafood, great martinis, and 50 wines by the glass are some of the keys to an exciting experience.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chef Banks and his team did an outstanding job as always

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JamesB
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was date night for my wife and me. As always, we enjoyed coming to Banks. Thank you.

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JimB
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First visit back since Valentines day (although plenty of Banks takeout in the interim) for our anniversary. Very pleasant dinner by the river. Seared Big Eye tuna (me) and lobster salad (wife). Soup starters and cupcake finish. Superb, it's why we keep coming back.

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vipKirk
Philadelphia
40 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Banks is consistently reliable and excellent. Great spot!

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Livvy
Philadelphia
20 reviews
Dined on 5 July 2020
Overall2food4service2ambience2

No one cares about the customers here. I made reservations well in advance. Wrote special instructions that we are celebrating 2 birthdays. Restaurant was almost empty, you would think they should be extra attentive to the customers who were there. We ordered a lot, tipped well as always. No one bothered to say happy birthday, no one bothered to say thank you for coming or have a nice day. We just walked out of the restaurant after paying without any acknowledgement from anyone. Do me a favor, don't do me any favors.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 5 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent!

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JeffK
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 5 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We walked in and where warmly greeted by the front desk host. Our server Arlene was amazing from start to finish. Food was beyond good. We had fried oysters,mussels with ginger sauce,soft shell crabs (wasnt on the dinner menu but the chef made them for us anyway) and the scallop entree. Top notch all the way! Patio view is outstanding! We will be back very soon! Thank you to the staff and owners for putting your vet best foot forward during theses very challenging times!

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vipIdalucia
Philadelphia
149 reviews
Dined on 5 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent oysters and clams casino followed by the freshest, most delicious lobster you will find outside of Maine!
Don't pass up a cocktail especially the French Quarter Sasarac.

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PaulN
1 review
Dined on 5 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorite places to go. Like the bar, outside seating and also indoor seating.

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vipStacyD
Las Vegas
6 reviews
Dined on 4 July 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Service and atmosphere was great but food was just ok.

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LuvSeafood
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 1 July 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

My husband’s birthday. We really enjoyed the food.

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RichardM
1 review
Dined on 30 June 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Banks is a favorite of my wife and I. Always 1st rate food and drink. Only issue on this visit was a shortage of servers which slowed seating and food / drink delivery.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 30 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed the service and the food was spectacular! One of my favorite places to eat In Wilmington. I plan to go back soon!

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TinaK
1 review
Dined on 28 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place was surprisingly excellent! Creative and tasty menu items including spirits.

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vipAnne
Philadelphia
88 reviews
Dined on 27 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely table outside for lunch. The food was superb. Our server was attentive and professional. The restaurant adhered to all masking and social distancing guidelines. I only wish it were closer to home!

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williamstout
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 27 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

everything we ordered was top-notch...excellent place to dine!!!

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JosephA
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 25 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food & service.

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JoeT
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on 24 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Well spaced tables ensure proper social distancing this season. The food and service remain absolutely tops. One of the new items right now is a tuna alla putanesca over pasta which is a feast for the palate. Highly recommended!

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scottl
1 review
Dined on 24 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Me and my guest had a terrific table overlooking the river was so nice and piece full sitting and talking and enjoying delicious food
Waitress was very nice and patient with us we very much enjoyed our experience

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on 23 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and great setting on the river. Everything we had was delicious. Highly recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on 23 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We moved to Florida and we have missed the food at banks for the last 2 years. We here is visiting and went today and it was unbelievable as usual. The food was fantastic and the service always great. Can’t wait to go back.

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EmilyR
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 21 June 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Great patio to dine at while you eat. Service was amazing with our waitress coming over to give my husband a fresh soda every time his glass was half empty because she "hates watered down soda". Food was good, but we thought it was overpriced for the amount and quality. Would like to go back to try the lunch menu.

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SusanD
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 20 June 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

A little disappointed in the crab cake -- too bready. Lobster salad was excellent. Service exceptionally nice. Sat outside. Pleasant view marred by things beyond your control; big semis and car traffic on bridge. Please upgrade the soundtrack -- it's below your caliber. Susan

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vipBaldBabs
Philadelphia
47 reviews
Dined on 19 June 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food was wonderful! Crab meat was so yummy and HUGE lumps of it. Avocado was fresh and ripe. The waitress seemed a bit rusty but very friendly. After all she had been out for a couple of months like the rest of us due to COVID-19 and this was only the third day back. Couldn't seem to get the beverages to the table but that might have been an issue with the bar. Later asked for a glass of water and it took quite a while to get it but everything eventually got to the table. Restrooms were very clean and convenient trash cans near door to dispose of paper towel used to open door. Things seemed well thought out!

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vipEnjoysfood
Philadelphia
128 reviews
Dined on 16 June 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Enjoyed our dinner on the patio. Food was very good. They were following good practices for the Covid-19 pandemic so we felt safe. Service was excellent and we would highly recommend. The stuffed trout was awesome as well as the crab cakes and the lobster mashed potatoes were also excellent.

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vipJM77
Philadelphia
68 reviews
Dined on 14 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first meal out after Covid-19 lockdown. The Broiled Jumbo Lump Crabcakes were wonderful! The desserts are not to be missed.
Our server Jacob, provided excellent service.

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vipDebbieF
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on 13 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent and our server was very attentive. .

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JamesB
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on 13 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We visit often for special occasions and just for a great dinner. Always great food and service. My Wife’s favorite place to eat. Thank you Banks.

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EricB
1 review
Dined on 10 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything is great! Don't pass on the dessert menu.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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NancyB
1 review
Dined on 7 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time out since March due to COVID-19. Absolutely fabulous time sitting outside at Banks seafood restaurant. Service was amazing. Made us feel so welcome. Can’t wait to do it again

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on 6 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first outing since the beginning of the virus. Truly wonderful.

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vipNancyB
Philadelphia
54 reviews
Dined on 4 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a wonderful experience. The food was delicious. Our server was excellent and we felt very safe.

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KatrinaA
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 3 June 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Server was friendly and drinks were good as always.

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TheresaM
1 review
Dined on 1 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our dinner was amazing! The food was delicious and the staff was so friendly!

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Jazz
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The place is really nice and has a wonderful ambiance. My server was really knowledgeable and patient. Head chef comes by and checks on your food quality. Food comes out at a rate where you do not feel rushed. Highly recommend to attend!

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BobH
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on 13 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

SERVICE AT THE BAR FROM KEN WAS SUPERB, RECOMMENDED LEMON POMEGRANATE MARTINI FROM BAR MENU, MY WIFE AND I BOTH LOVED IT IN FACT HAD TWO! SERVICE IN THE RESTAURANT WAS EXTRAORDINARY AS USUAL. WE CELEBRATE ANNIVERSARY AND BIRTHDAYS HERE EACH YEAR. THE 35 MILE ONE WAY RIDE IS WELL WORTH IT. FOOD IS GREAT, APPETIZER OF TUNA TARTARE AND OYSTER STEW MAGNIFICENT!

THANKS AGAIN TO MR. BANKS FOR CREATING A GREAT SPOT!

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Leslie
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 8 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

And a special thank you to our server Jake who was attentive, patient (we were a party of 6 with a 3 year old) and just all around great.

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vipNancyC
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great evening! Always top notch food and service. Sashimi was delicious

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MelissaE
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food and drinks were great. Our waiter was awesome!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Friendly & helpful service. Food was good but over priced for the portion size and quality.

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