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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Butternut Squash Hummus $8

Served with garlic-herb crostini’s and vegetables

Candied Bacon $8

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

Svenska Kötbular Poutine

Fresh Swedish meatballs served over our hand cut fries and covered with a Swedish brown gravy topped with a lingonberry sauce

Vegetarian Pumpkin Chili

Our House-made vegetarian chili served in half a roasted pumpkin and topped with Smoked Goat cheese spread and scallions


Pumpkin Risotto

Made with mushrooms and root vegetables and topped with smoked goat cheese and served with a side of mushroom consommé

Turkey w/ Andouille Apple Stuffing $20

Apple andouille cornbread stuffing rolled in turkey breast, smoked, fried, and sliced served over skin-on Turnip/potato mash with cranberry compote

Smoked Scallops

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

Braised Venison

Smoke-braised venison, hand-sliced and served with wild mushrooms and farm vegetables over Turnip/potato mash