Platypus and Gnome provides a unique and enjoyable dining experience combining excellent food in an eclectic atmosphere with the chance to be in the heart of bustling Historic Wilmington, NC. We cordially invite you to come in and relax for lunch or dinner at a table downstairs or a cozy couch upstairs, you can also enjoy your meal outdoors and watch the world go by. Our menu has something for everyone. We have fabulous salads, homemade soups, specialty burgers and sandwiches and a complete entree menu featuring many unique fall dishes like Smoked Scallops,Turkey with Andouille and Apple Stuffing,Pumpkin Risotto, Swedish meatball panini and Smoke-Braised Venison.

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Black Bean Pumpkin Chili

Smoky vegetarian black bean chili served in a roasted pumpkin and topped with smoked goat cheese and scallions

Candied Bacon $8

House-smoked bacon topped with brown sugar, pecans, and a maple-bourbon glaze


Pulled Duck Confit

house-marinated, house-smoked duck confit, pulled and topped with apple ginger slaw, served on soft brioche

Squash Cake Sandwich

spaghetti squash cake, fried goat cheese, house pickled cucumbers & jalepenos, LTO, & balsamic reduction on soft brioche


Braised Venison

house smoked-braised venison hand sliced and topped with wild mushrooms, drizzled with red wine reduction, served over turnip & potato mash with farm vegetable accompaniment


house-smoked turkey, chicken, duck, and apple andouille cornbread stuffing, seasoned with a cajun rub, and served over sweet potato mash and garlic butter green beans, topped with duck gravy

Smoked Scallops

House-smoked and served with black rice, bacon-wrapped asparagus, sweet potato cakes, and topped with a brown butter pepper sauce

Spaghetti Squash Alfredo

sauteed zucchini, yellow squash, mushrooms, bell & poblano peppers served atop roasted spaghetti squash and tossed with sweet potato Alfredo sauce, topped with fresh mozzarella


Brunch Specialties
Bacon Bacon Brunch Burger

Bacon Burger with house-made bacon jam, hash brown, smoked bacon, gouda cheese, fried egg, and maple bourbon drizzle served on a Bourbon bun

Chicken & Waffle Panini

Hand-breaded chicken, candied bacon, and egg served between waffles drizzled with house-made maple bourbon sauce

Honey Glazed Ham Omelette

Honey Ham with carmelized shallot, sautéed arugula, and bleu cheese

Fall Harvest Omelette

roasted spiced squash,  peppers, onions, & smoked goat cheese