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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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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good24%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“saltimbocca” (37 reviews)
“shrimp and grits” (100 reviews)
“seafood” (190 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 AM - 10:00 PMAll 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 November 9, 2017 via mobile

Everything my family ordered was delicious. .I ordered the shrimp and grits the best I have ever ate. This place you don't want to pass up.

1  Thank Pamela H
Reviewed November 5, 2017 via mobile

Wrote a review a while back that wasn't all that complimentary. Have been back several times since and food was so so good! Last night had grilled salmon with lemon beurre blanc sauce with creamy risotto and asparagus. The food was perfectly cooked. The service...More

1  Thank Esther S
Reviewed November 2, 2017 via mobile

Great place sea food was delicious I had shrimp and grits.my sister in law had crab cakes.my wife had the catch of the day I think it was mahi.the food was cooled perfectly The people that work there are wonderful.we will be going back next...More

Thank traveljed
Reviewed October 28, 2017 via mobile

The fried oysters spring roll appetizers five stars. Shrimp and grits five stars. Shouldn't have the wahu special pricey but very very dry. Had to order extra lemons to get thru it. Dan was good waiter. Wahoo was dry Dan. Don't think it was fresh....More

Thank Fourborngirls
Reviewed October 21, 2017 via mobile

We went to the cape fear seafood company on 17 near the buffalo wild wings. I took my mom here for her birthday dinner. She had the calamari and i had the scallops. Both were excellent. Our waitress was very friendly and very attentive. The...More

Thank Mike M
Reviewed October 21, 2017 via mobile

We dined at Cape Fear Seafood on a busy Friday night with a group of five. We called ahead for reservations and when we arrived, our table was ready. Even though the restaurant is in a small strip mall, the dining room was clean and...More

1  Thank Wallyworld59
Reviewed October 18, 2017 via mobile

Perfect seafood meal to eat at home/rental on your beach trip. 100% better than any restaurant and you can get as messy as you want while eating lol. Easy to follow instructions and plenty of food. I personally paired it with the French baguette from...More

Thank KRose14
Reviewed October 16, 2017

This restaurant surprised me ! Great shrimp and grits. Appetizers were very good and presented nicely. Desserts were really good and again, the presentation was well above average. You get enough food on the plate- unlike some other seafood places that leave you wanting. My...More

Thank Jeannie F
Reviewed October 15, 2017 via mobile

Exploring the ‘Graveyard of the Atlantic’ we found #3 rated Cape Fear Seafood Company. Service is wonderful, friendly staff, quick and attentive. Clean and comfortable dining room, nicely decorated, beautiful bar, a pleasant surprise to the bland exterior facade. Bar drinks average. Bread service and...More

1  Thank travelers966
Reviewed October 14, 2017

It is located in a strip mall, very nice inside. Service staff is wonderful. The meals are excellent. Consistency great ,I've been there for lunch and dinner. Seafood is the specialty,but the menu is has a variety is other foods.

Thank Dorothy 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
Local cuisine, Special occasions, Large groups, Families with children, Bar scene, Kids, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 8:30 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 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
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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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