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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 - 9:00 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: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Dessert
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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Good for:
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 77
    Excellent
  • 44
    Very good
  • 10
    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
Hidden gem.

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 28, 2015
MarylandSharon
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Dessert
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138 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

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
Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

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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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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Crown Point, Indiana
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Since our son lives here,we have visited many times,but this was the best restaurant we have gone to so far.Was very busy but they do take reservations,so plan ahead. Soup was outstanding. I had scallops with a lemon beurre-blanc-easily the best I ever had. And there were at least ten huge scallops on the plate. The risotto was excellent. Flounder... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

The mister and I were told upon arrival that there was a 35 minute wait. We didn't mind and there was room at the bar so we decided to wait there. We each ordered a drink and the hostess came by 5 minutes later and told us our table was ready (bonus points). Our waitress was VERY friendly and had... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina, United States
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

A good friend and long time Wilmington resident recommended Cape Fear Seafood Company to us. It is a bit hard to find, near Monkey Junction on College Rd. in a strip mall. The interior is cozy and is an excellent representation of small locally owned seafood establishments. The menu offers varied options including some for non-seafood eaters. I had the... More 

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Avondale Estates, Georgia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

I liked this place. On the water, quiet the night I was there. I sat at the bar. Had a good Manhattan and a nice seafood dinner. I will go back next trip.

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Leland, North Carolina
Top Contributor
64 reviews 64 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Went with friends who had been here before for lunch. Located in a strip mall the restaurant is on the smaller side but decorated nicely and we had reservations so we didn't have to wait. Waitress was charming and provided very good service. She probably was the best part of our experience. The food was adequate at best. I had... More 

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High Point, North Carolina
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

This restaurant was recommended by the front desk where I was staying or I would never gone. It is located in a strip shopping center and somewhat hidden from the street but once inside the scenery changes. The interior is friendly and the staff is courteous and helpful. There is a good variety on the menu and wine list is... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

Tried this place for the first time and was amazed at how good the food was. Had the Saltimbocca with was absolutely amazing. They also have a very friendly, attentive service. Would definitely recommend to anyone looking for a great seafood joint in the Wilmington area.

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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

Questions & Answers

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?