Banks' Seafood Kitchen & Raw Bar
- Surfaces sanitised between seatings
- Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Waiting staff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Maine lobster in a shellfish broth, mussels, shrimp
Scarlet Snapper Ceviche
No corn tortillas
Greeted by our very pleasant waitress who was very well versed with the menu. The apps and meal took no time and were very very tasty. Cant wait for warmer weather to sit outside.
Great place for incredible seafood. Clams Casino were outstanding!
Makes food was great and I waitress was perfect thank you
Always outstanding food and service!
Consistently great food & service! One of my favorite spots!!
The meal, as always, was excellent. There were very few diners due to Covid. It remains my favorite restaurant.
We had 730 reservations and we arrived on time we were told there was a wait after 15 minutes we were seated at a table by the door. It’s cold out, meanwhile people that came in after us were promptly seated at a booth and waited on, we had to flag dow the hostess to get a waitress, we almost just got ready to leave.
Waitress was attentive once we were seated for a while. I would have liked quicker service to get the appetizers and drinks while we decided on our menu choices. My food was mediocre at best. Each other restaurant describes my meal as Ahi Tuna. Banks has it as One Eye Tuna on their menu. I thought I was trying something different. Many other restaurants represent the dish better.
My three dining companions were extremely happy with their meals.
$100+ per person after tip. Includes one bottle of wine.
The food was delicious from appetizer to desserts. We felt very taken care of and comfortable! What a wonderful lunch date. Chef Banks puts all of his passion into his food and you can taste it with each bite.
Food was good. Had some fish dishes and oysters. Would like to know how the other dishes were.
It was just wonderful as always
Banks is the best for fresh seafood! Sushi, sashimi, oysters the BEST! Our go to local restaurant for seafood
Restaurant was very quiet due to the limited number of customers. Would recommend for any occasion.
Really bad service took for ever for everything.
Also food is not good for the price u paying !
Birthday lunch, we sat out on the open patio facing river, lovely and the food and service were great!!
Exceptional service from the moment we walked in, add to that superb cuisine and a wonderful ambience. That sums up our first experience at Banks’ Seafood kitchen. They have a generous product offering and it’s prepared excellently. I recommend their lobster mashed potatoes, they are out of this world!!
Food was good, but pricey. The seafood nachos were massive and yummy. We had wonderful service.
The food was amazing and the service was impeccable. The only downfall is that they were cleaning the floor while we were eating.
Superior seafood, great cocktails in a beautiful building. A great find, we will be back!
Christmas Eve! Wonderful food and service!
Oyster Pan Roast - low on flavor; the oysters in the broth were the only clue that is was oyster preparation.
New England Clam Chowder - hard to tell it was clam chowder; bacon was the predominate flavor; mostly potatoes.
Bronzino and Rock Fish entrees were excellent; fresh and prepared impeccably.
Toasted Garlic New Potatoes - not sure what toasted means; boiled potatoes sprinkled with dehydrated, minced garlic.
Apple Crisp under cooked; topping was soggy and the apples were not softened as you would expect in a pie.
Truffles offered to new (and last time customers) are excellent.
First time back since COVID and it was a really nice evening. Will be back soon!
Had a delicious lunch this week at Banks. Their side dish, brussel sprouts with maple bacon butter, is the bomb. Waitress was very good. She knew all about the different menu items and was attentive. Informed me that Banks also has "to go" items from the Commisary. I have ordered and am looking forward to enjoying in my own home. Will also be happy to go back at any time.
Same great menu and service despite the challenges of Covid. They did a wonderful job with social distance.
Everything about it was awesome! Food was outstanding
I love this restaurant. The food was terrific. The server was really good and the bartender made delicious drinks.
I can’t want to go back
It was a delicious meal, fresh seafood, knowledgeable staff.
Soups were cold. Service not up to previous visits. Not crowded so no excuses. Cioppino expensive but light on quantity of shellfish. I don’t think I will return
Clams casino was out of this world. Overall, food was great. Just didn’t like that everything was a la carte, didn’t even get a salad and no sides included.
Food was delicious. Seafood was fresh, we had Scallops, Grouper and Trout. Wonderful as usual.
Banks has a great location with great food served by great people.
Great experience! Social distancing wasn’t an issue. Staff was very attentive & the food fabulous!!
Outstanding! Best Grilled Octopus I have had in a very long time!
Date with the wife. Food was fantastic
Overpriced, overcooked, over salted. They did abide by Covid precautions, but overall disappointing.
Banks is hands down our favorite dining spot in the Wilmington area The patio along side of the riverwalk is now enclosed in plastic and has several heaters making it warm enough to enjoy in this chilly weather.
As per always the food was superb- the best fried calamari in Wilmington, excellent grilled black bass from Maryland, outstanding large, fresh and tender oysters and clams on the half shell, perfectly grilled blackened scallops.
The service is wonderful, attentive and there when needed
We had a really excellent server, Brooke. She was very attentive, personable. Will be back soon.
Unfortunately the food has gone down hill. The portions are small and the preparation and flavors do not mesh. This could be because of COVID and lack of funds to keep the restaurant run properly. It’s is a shame for all of the restaurants.
Banks' Seafood Kitchen & Raw Bar offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (302) 777-1500.
Banks' Seafood Kitchen & Raw Bar is rated 4.6 stars by 3432 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.