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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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Today
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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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: Lunch, Dinner, Dessert, 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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  • 93
    Excellent
  • 46
    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
Amazing service and amazing food

Great variety in menu. Everything from steak to fried traditional seafood fare. We went to a seafood restaurant the other day and had the hardest time finding something for everyone. They had a full menu. We started off w their house salad (bacon bits, candied pecans, with blue cheese on a bed of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 1, 2015
Marcyne
Good for:
  • Entertaining clients
  • Special occasions
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15 reviews 15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

Great variety in menu. Everything from steak to fried traditional seafood fare. We went to a seafood restaurant the other day and had the hardest time finding something for everyone. They had a full menu. We started off w their house salad (bacon bits, candied pecans, with blue cheese on a bed of field greens) and roasted red pepper crab... More 

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Nairobi, Kenya
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44 reviews 44 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

We chose Cape Fear Seafood Company for our after graduation celebration. Four adults and a baby for dinner! Our welcome at the hostess stand very friendly despite our early arrival for our reservation! Food choices were plentiful. Beverages, including local craft brews were tempting. Service was efficient, friendly and timely. One entree was not as expected - both server and... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

We are just in town and wanted some good seafood read the reviews and headed to the restaurant. It is awesome! Shrimp and grits were a hit. Crab cake with sautéed spinach and butter sauce big hit and i had an order of oysters on the side along with my soft shell crab sandwich. This is the best.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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81 reviews 81 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Visiting the Wilmington area and were searching for some good seafood and our daughter wanted Crab Legs and we decided to try Cape Fear. It was a good decision! From the warm greeting at the door to the time we left, we were treated as special guests!! Our server, Forrest, was an example of perfect service! Very attentive to our... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Shrimp and grits were excellent, although very rich. The small portion was very fulfilling. New England clam chowder outstanding as well. Very friendly staff and very nice ambience. Great range of dishes and prices. Would definitely go again and recommend to others.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Living at the beach you become a seafood snob. There's lots of fried seafood to be had, but if you want fresh tasty seafood Cape Fear Seafood is your destination. Enjoy. :-)

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Maryland
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Was in Wilmington for the weekend and found this restaurant on Yelp and decided to give it a try. What a wonderful find. The interior is nicely decorated. The bar area is fun. The waitstaff were appropriately attentive and we discovered the manager was a Maryland native (where we are from) and he came to the table to talk with... More 

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Whitefish Bay, Wisconsin
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5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

When it comes to seafood, it really is pretty uncomplicated: start with the best , freshest product, don't fuss with it too much or try to get too clever, and you can hardly go wrong. How then, can so many places mess that up? But don't fear, someone in Wilmington gets it......the Cape Fear Seafood Company. While staying in Carolina... More 

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Marcy
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24 reviews 24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

Great place. Food was AMAZING with very good prices and portions. Service was great!! Will definitely visit this establishment again. Perfect setting for family and intimate dining.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

I have been there many times and it was amazing every time. Some of the best food I have had in all of Wilmington. The grilled salmon with green beans is to die for.

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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: Entertaining clients, Special occasions

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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