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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Roasted Red Pepper 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


Vegetarian Black Bean Burger

Black bean burger hand-pattied and smothered with house-made salsa, sour cream, lettuce, pepper jack cheese, and avocado slices

Wild Boar Cubano

Mojo-Marinated slow-smoked wild boar, shaved and served on ciabatta bread with Dijon grain mustard, swiss cheese, grilled ham, and house-made pickles


Pumpkin Risotto

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

Mesquite Tuna$21

Seared and served alongside a sweet corn risotto, farm vegetables, and a rosemary beurre blanc.

Smoked Scallops

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

Pato Peruano con patatas

Peruvian beer-braised duck served with chili-lime sweet potatoes, cilantro crema, and farm vegetables


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

Honey Glazed Ham Omelette

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

Black Bean Omelette

Black beans, peppers, onions, pepper jack cheese and avocado, topped with home-made salsa

Chicken & Waffle Panini

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