How large of a party can you accommodate?
We have two options for large groups because all of our tables are stationary. Click on thumbnails to view.
The Garden Room
Seats up to 29 people comfortably, but maxes out at a tight 30.
These are three separate long tables of ten with two burners in each, all a little higher than standard table height. The chairs are higher, but do have a supported back, footstool and padded seat. We would not recommend this setting if a wheel chair or high chair is needed. The tables are separate and stationary, but they can be booked together to accommodate a large party in a private room. Many great uses for this room have included rehearsal dinners, large birthday groups, girl scout outings, business dinners, holiday parties, bridal parties and baby showers. Another amenity to this room is a “nook table for two.
The Main Dining Room
Seats up to 46 people, with a mixed configuration.
This is really the main dining room that could be booked for one large party that wouldn't be concerned with the partitions separating various tables for privacy. This would be a mixed table configuration with varying sizes. The largest table we can seat in this area is eight with two burners or two tables next to each other for a group of ten providing three burners for the group. All of the other tables are separate throughout the dining room.
We also offer a few private tables for a more intimate setting.
Are there alternative menu options for large parties?
We do recommend a “set-menu” for larger parties that we can help create with your input ahead of time. This would usually include the entrees for four with a nice assortment, which everyone can share.
Does The Little Dipper offer separate checks?
Yes, please let your server know who belongs together and we will be happy to provide separate checks.
Do you have any outdoor seating?
Yes, we have a beautiful back deck with a special a la' carte menu and drinks for parties of any size. We do not reserve the outside tables, unless it's a special promotional event, so please come and enjoy at any time. Please note that we do not have the ability to offer the full menu outside as the tables do not have burners built into them, but our a la' carte menu is a great option for a nice meal including cheese fondue, salads some grilled items and chocolate fondue. The deck is also a great place for large groups to begin an event with cheese fondue and cocktails or a great ending with the chocolate fondue fountain under the stars.
The deck is uncovered and not heated/air conditioned. It is traditionally open April (Azalea Festival kickoff) - October (River Festival), please dress appropriately as we cannot guarantee a free table inside at all times.
Check out our live music schedule outside as well, offered Friday and Saturday Nights throughout the season and Mondays, Memorial Day-Labor Day.
Does the Little Dipper offer gift certificates?
Yes, we do offer gift certificates. We currently do not sell gift cards online, however we can take orders over the phone with a credit card and mail them anywhere for just $1. Give us a call at 910.251.0433.
Check out our live music to be enjoyed outside on the back deck during the warm weather season. For more information please contact us to help you in planning a very special event! 910.251.0433