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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%
Travelers talk about
“shrimp and grits” (105 reviews)
“seafood” (200 reviews)
“saltimbocca” (30 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM Hours
American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
5226 S College Rd Ste 5, Wilmington, NC 28412-2236
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Been coming to the area for years and never been to this place. We went with a group and didn't have to wait long before we were seated even though the place was full. Service was great and the food was delicious from each of...More

Thank Rodster117
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place is ok. I have been four times and ordered different items and they were mediocre. Maybe I missed some special dish but if you can’t wow me by four visits I’m done. They have fried seafood and it’s good but nothing to brag...More

Thank Stephanie W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Have told owner Evans via email... this was such a fantastic and needed meal after Hurricane Florence and without power for week. told him as we were sitting around a lantern eating peanut butter crackers what we missed... I said Cape Fear Seafood and fried...More

Thank Ron338C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have been going to CFS since it opened and it continues to be a staple for us. Look, the fish is good and some of their dishes like the grouper Sambuca(?) are great. They tend to be alittle heavy handed with the souces and...More

Thank Edward R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Taken here by friends who live locally, great service and fantastic food. I am not a big sea food fan, so played safe, well the salmon fish cakes were fantastic, over all all fish dishes were perfect- fully recommend this restaurant.

Thank NeilCan
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

So, I was hungry for some fresh - delicious food (seafood in particular), and found Cape Fear Seafood RESERAUNT...instead of the fish market across the street. This was a fresh treat. Really, good food. I had the shrimp and grits (to which I am partial...More

Thank Love2Fly1903
Reviewed September 7, 2018

We came here for lunch based on the top ratings from Trip Advisor and Google Ratings. We arrived (party of 2) just before noon on a Thursday in early September, 2018, and were immediately seated. Our server came to get our drink orders, which we...More

1  Thank hinshawbaker
Reviewed September 6, 2018 via mobile

My coworker and I travel frequently for work and were recently in Wilmington on business for the first time. We found Cape Fear Seafood on TripAdvisor and decided to try it due to the good reviews. I can honestly say that this was one of...More

Thank bbthomas120
Reviewed September 1, 2018 via mobile

After an hour long wait we were finally able to get in and it was so worth the wait. First time here but we’ll be returning for sure. Don’t let its location in a small strip mall reflect on this wonderful gem of a seafood...More

Thank balzotti1
Reviewed August 28, 2018 via mobile

Didn’t know what to expect when walking through the front door. Instead of ordering the safe comfort fried or broil usuals, I decided to go with the fresh catch of the day-sword fish. Thinking to myself that I should play it safe and not take...More

Thank David G
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Lori F
September 8, 2018|
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Response from buzmar86 | Reviewed this property |
sorry, no pets are allowed.
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
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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
Special occasions, Local cuisine, Large groups, Bar scene, 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 locally owned & operated 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. Recognized by Our State Magazine as one of five restaurants in NC to try Shrimp & Grits, we pride ourselves in using the freshest possible ingredients and preparing them with love. Whether you choose the Fresh Catch Saltimbocca (fresh white fish wrapped in prosciutto & served over a bed of sautéed spinach, tomatoes & mushrooms then draped with a classic demi-glace & lemon beurre blanc) or simply the best fried seafood you've ever tasted you are sure to have a great meal at CSFC. With all ABC permits and an extensive wine list CFSC has fast become the place to indulge in fresh local seafood or to enjoy that hand cut steak that will have your mouth screaming for more!
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