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Fish Bites

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6132 Carolina Beach Rd, Ste 11, Wilmington, NC 28412-2788
+1 910-791-1117
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tue - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Wilmington, NC
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Fresh seafood. Ordinary atmosphere. Consistently good food at reasonable prices. Good selections, basic offerings

Thank happyWilmington_NC
Southport, North Carolina
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41 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We got a $100. gift card for our anniversary. Stopped by once and were surprised to see that it was in a strip mall. With a $100. gift card we expected a 'nice place'. Peeked in to see that it was not very fancy. It was what you call a hole in the wall, but a nice clean one. We... More 

1 Thank Polly4449
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very friendly and understanding staff. Great fish and good local beer selection all at a price way better than downtown Wilmington.

1 Thank NedNancy
Wilmington, North Carolina
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31 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I had lunch which was a delicious, big, po boy on a wonderful hoagie roll, which didn't become soggy! The Thai mayo was wonderful!! It came with a side. The sandwich is large enough to split. Judging from people coming and going, they seem to do a good business. The place is neat and clean, but on the small, cozy... More 

1 Thank Rosemarie M
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

While in Wilmington, NC I came across this GEM. You can easily miss this 'hole in the wall location'. My entree of shrimp and grits and garlic mashed potatoes (ordered to go) was so good I had to call back the restaurant to compliment the chef. Guys this is a must stop, you will be pleasantly delighted.

1 Thank Jasmin B
Wilmington, NC
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27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you want a real treat, find this place. This unpretentious place is in a strip center on the way toward Carolina Beach, but don't let the outside appearance fool you. This restaurant serves fresh caught seafood and serves it up with a flair. If you are adventurous try to steam pot or the fisherman's stew. You will NOT be... More 

1 Thank JKeeter
Wilmington, North Carolina
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Fish Bites sits in a small strip mall along Carolina Beach Rd. If you weren't paying attention you would miss and it's great food. Their seafood is fresh and both local and regional. I have had their pan seared scallops from New Bedford MA, their lobstahs from New England and their oysters from the Carolinas. The staff is friendly and... More 

1 Thank John S
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29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Although trip advisor gives high praise to this restaurant and the wait staff was very friendly, the food was just mediocre. I ha fried oysters, which were okay but the crust was thick and not light and flaky. Hubby had the special striped bass which was also just okay. I wouldn't go back for a second try...sorry.

Thank Linda S
Charlotte, United States
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was skeptical at first, but I must say it was the best. The food was fantastic, the service was fantastic, and the Lemon Martini was excellent. The dessert was awesome and I'm not a big dessert fan. I want to go back and take my husband this time, for the Sunday Brunch. Great restaurant!

1 Thank Cynthia S
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28 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Hidden in a storefront shopping center my wife and I have seen this place on several trips to Wilmington but didn't give it a second thought. What a mistake. The food is exceptional. My grouper (fresh catch) and my wife's tuna were some of the best we've ever eaten. The portions were more than ample and the staff was attentive.... More 

1 Thank Jerry R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$8 - $25
American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Wine and Beer
Good for
Families with children, Local cuisine, Kids, Special occasions
Open Hours
11:00 am - 3:00 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 - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6132 Carolina Beach Rd, Ste 11, Wilmington, NC 28412-2788
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Wilmington
  • Phone Number: +1 910-791-1117
Serving the best and freshest Seafood in Wilmington and surrounding areas. Live Lobster Tank. Local fisherman owned. Fresh seafood arriving daily. Daily specials. Homemade Desserts. Casual gourmet. Super friendly waitstaff. Where the locals hang out.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?