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 wild boar soup, specialty burgers and sandwiches and a complete entree menu that changes seasonally.

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Black Bean Chili      $9GF

smoky, vegetarian black bean chili served over a plantain corncake, topped with goat cheese & scallions

Candied Bacon      $8

sweet, smoky bourbon glazed bacon topped with pecans–so good we can’t it off the menu!

Wild Boar Soup      $5/7

butternut squash and roasted red peppers simmered with smoked gouda and slow smoked wild boar–a staff favorite!


Salmon Cake Sandwich      $12

quinua crusted salmon cake with red peppers & parmesan cheese, apricot- old bay aioli, & fresh LTO

Vegetarian Black Bean Burger      $12

black bean patty with feta and almonds, topped with avocado pico de gallo, sour cream, lettuce, & pepper jack cheese



*Marinated Tuna      $22

pan seared and topped with avocado pico de gallo, served with a medley of sauteed red peppers, asparagus, & mushrooms, over cilantro lime jasmine rice

Smoked Salmon      $22

pecan wood smoked salmon filet with roasted corn champagne sauce, over a corn, tomato, & lima bean succotash

Smoked Scallops      $25

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

*New York Strip      $25

savory house rub on a chargrilled steak, topped with rosemary-garlic butter, wild mushrooms, & caramelized onions, served with turnip & potato mash and grilled asparagus



*Bacon Bacon Brunch Burger      $13

platyburger topped with smoked bacon and homemade bacon jam, hash brown, gouda, sunnyside up egg, & maple bourbon drizzle on soft brioche

Chicken & Waffle Panini      $13

hand breaded chicken, candied bacon, & egg served between waffles with maple bourbon drizzle

Honey Glazed Ham Omelet      $12

honey ham with caramelized shallots, sauteed arugula, & blue cheese

Mediterranean Omelet      $10

sauteed eggplant & mushrooms, peppers & onions, and smoked goat cheese