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Cape Fear Seafood Company

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5226 South College Road Unit 5, Wilmington, NC 28412
+1 910-799-7077
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11:30 am - 8:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:30 am - 8:30 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Dessert, Lunch, Reservations
Description: Cape Fear Seafood Company is a locally owned & operated restaurant...
Cape Fear Seafood Company is a locally owned & operated restaurant specializing in regional American seafood, signature dishes, hand cut fish, steaks, and chicken along with freshly made desserts all served in a comfortable relaxed atmosphere.
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Visitor rating
  • 82
    Excellent
  • 45
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great service. Make a reservation.

Annie was our server this evening. She was impressive. All 4 of us ordered and each of us had special requests with our order. She did not write anything down which always makes me nervous. Everything came out perfectly. My husband had salmon which was VERY good. May have been the best salmon... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 25, 2015
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Wilmington, North Carolina
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
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145 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Wilmington, North Carolina
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015 NEW

Tonight we had a party of 12 to eat at the restaurant. One of our party (the honoree) was delayed unavoidablly. We explained this to our server. He took our drink orders and they arrived in bits and pices. After another wait, we decided to order appetizers, Two of the couples wanted to split a Caesar salad, He didn't offer... More 

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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70 reviews 70 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

Annie was our server this evening. She was impressive. All 4 of us ordered and each of us had special requests with our order. She did not write anything down which always makes me nervous. Everything came out perfectly. My husband had salmon which was VERY good. May have been the best salmon I've had in a restaurant. My mother-in-law's... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Service was great. David is a great server. Food was awesome..The whole boat is the way to go..I like 'em broiled..

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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

We eat here regularly. After moving to Wilmington two yrs ago, we have been eating our way to find the best places to eat. One of the downsides to eating in Wilmington is finding consistency in food. Cape Fear Seafood Company never disappoints. The service is top and their soups are to die for! Fresh Catch, grilled Scallops and Pan... More 

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Berlin, Maryland
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23 reviews 23 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Stopped here as we were walking in downtown Wilmington. Was not our planned destination for lunch, but just happened upon it. Got oysters--great. Steamed clams--half little neck, rest pretty chewy. The calamari was excellent--not fried but melt in mouth delicious. The shrimp burger was a great choice. Will go back!!!

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

We had thought about trying this place for a couple of years but it's location in a strip mall just gave us doubts. After reading other good reviews we finally dropped in tonight for an early dinner and were greatly surprised. We sat at the bar and were waited on by the bartender & manager who was helpful and kind.... More 

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29 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

We ate here on a recent trip to Carolina Beach. We decided to go out for dinner around 8pm and most restaurants were closing at 9pm. This one was open until 10pm and it turned out to be a great choice. It's located in a shopping center, but don't let that deter you. The restaurant is very nice inside and... More 

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Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

We had lunch here based on TA reviews and we were very pleased. We had no wait as it was past the regular lunch hr. We had Jambalaya, shrimp and grits and 2 of us shared a "Boat" which is a huge seafood platter with cole slaw, fries and hush puppies. All of it was very good and would definitely... More 

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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32 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

If you're looking for fancy, this isn't it. It's in a shopping strip in a very commercial area. (One reviewer mentioned a water view. I think he/she got it confused w/ another restaurant.) The food is moderately priced & very fresh and well-prepared. Love the soups and the fish tacos. The salmon is excellent. Generous portions. Knowledgeable servers. I've been... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

I got today's special, tilefish, blackened. It was great. Husand got crab cakes. We had much better. Salads were superb, appetizers good --buffalo shrimp, fried clams? We are thinking that the clam dish was our mistake. The sides allowed several choices which were also good. We would probably go again when in town but not our first choice.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 5226 South College Road Unit 5, Wilmington, NC 28412
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Wilmington
  • Phone Number: +1 910-799-7077

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 9 - 25
  • Cuisine: Steakhouse, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Entertaining clients

Description

Cape Fear Seafood Company is a locally owned & operated restaurant specializing in regional American seafood, signature dishes, hand cut fish, steaks, and chicken along with freshly made desserts all served in a comfortable relaxed atmosphere.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 8:30 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm

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