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Cape Fear Seafood Company

5226 S College Rd Ste 5, Wilmington, NC 28412-2236
+1 910-799-7077
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good23%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“shrimp and grits” (101 reviews)
“seafood” (189 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
5226 S College Rd Ste 5, Wilmington, NC 28412-2236
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

A very good meal. Grabbed a seat at the bar with family. Bartender/Waitress was very outgoing, friendly, and knowledgeable. We all had flounder, shrimp, and scallops and it was fast and fresh. Thought portions were a value as well. Very good

Thank BigPoppaAl
Reviewed yesterday

My wife and I came here for dinner on a Sunday evening. We did not have reservations, but were early enough that we were seated immediately. My wife had the Calabash shrimp platter with onion rings and coleslaw while I had the broiled seafood platter...More

Thank DBearNC
Reviewed 2 days ago

We went here for supper while visiting the area because of Trip Advisors #1 rating. We were told the wait time was an hour but we got called in about 40 minutes - they were super busy. We were expecting outstanding food but truly just...More

1  Thank Linda W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We decided to go here because it was rated #1 for seafood in Wilmington. We ran in from a major thunderstorm and were asked if we had reservations. We did not, but fortunately that was not a problem. They were not very busy possibly due...More

1  Thank catmom24
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were very pleased with all aspects of our visit. The service and quality of food surpassed our expectations and we will gladly return. My husband and I enjoyed the hush puppies very much, but they’re filling so keep that in mind when ordering other...More

Thank lovetoread4
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

First time visit, menu had a lot to choose from, seafood to steak. Not overpriced for the portions you receive. Waitress was very helpful in menu choices. Food was wonderful!

Thank 1979Ann
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I love this place! The food is awesome, well prepared and presented well. The staff is helpful, smiling, and attentive. We have gone as a couple and in a large group of 14+ and received great food and service each time. Cape Fear Seafood took...More

Thank SueDNH
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We just ate by far one of the best calamaris ever. The best part is that light batter was used on my shrimp. My husband said he just ate the best Shrimp and Grits on our trip, and he has eaten several in the south....More

Thank Dolsen9999
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very delicious. We started with a basket of the best hushpippies, soft and moist. The scallops were devine. The risotto was creamy and full of flavor. My husband had the broiler seafood platter and my teenage son had the ribeye with fries. Highly recommended. Our...More

Thank Lilibeth S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place was excellent. We ordered hush puppies upon arrival and they were brought promptly. They were hot and fresh accompanied by butter as well as crusty bread and butter as well. I had the 6 in Filet with a Gorgonzola butter roasted potatoes and...More

Thank Melanie M
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October 28, 2017|
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Response from Rolling_Ball03 | Reviewed this property |
S.College is closer. Both are similar with regards to menu.
August 16, 2017|
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Response from Brickskeller | Reviewed this property |
There is a store on their website that you can order gift cards from. It looks like they ship them to you. TripAdvisor won't let me post a link to the store but go to capefearseafoodcompany com and click on CFSC store and... More
Judy R
August 24, 2016|
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Response from Donna C | Reviewed this property |
We had about 25 people from UNCW Olli for a lecture on crabs & shrimp followed by a meal so everyone got the same dish. Give restaurants enuf notice as others book in advance. Likely you will have a choice of 3-5 menu items... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$9 - $25
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Large groups, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 8:30 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5226 S College Rd Ste 5, Wilmington, NC 28412-2236
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Wilmington
  • Phone Number: +1 910-799-7077
  • E-mail
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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