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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%
Travellers talk about
“shrimp and grits” (100 reviews)
“seafood” (185 reviews)
“saltimbocca” (30 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 20:30 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 3 days ago

Food was ok, but not great, mediocre. Service was spotty, friendly but just seemed disjointed. Bread came at the end of the meal and we had to ask. Didn't warrant the price paid. Strip mall so nothing special about the atmosphere.

Thank Gloria E
Reviewed 5 days ago

This place has great food, great service and great prices. We came in after a long day and were starving. Our server took good care of us and must have put a rush on our order because we had our food exceptionally fast. Can’t wait...More

Thank cpwife
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were so disappointed in this restaurant and the reviews that prompted us here. It's in a strip mall and the inside is like being in a Bob Evans. The food was mediocre at best. There's got to be better places to eat in Wilmington.

Thank Vblakey
Reviewed 1 week ago

Went to the Hays Street location. Manager was attentive. Waitress was friendly and gave great service. The seafood (shrimp, scallops, clams and oysters) came on a platter or basket. They were very fresh and deliciously prepared. Loved the Pinot Grigio and the brownie for desert...More

Thank 76DCM
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were in town visiting our son and decided to stop in for lunch. When we walked in, there was no one at the front desk. We wandered around and sat down at a (dirty) table, and it went downhill from there. The food is...More

Thank necaj2015
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We ordered clam chowder to start. They both were served "luke warm" with no crackers, which usually accompany all chowders we ever had anywhere, including here in the past. Wife ordered fried scallop basket. Served fresh and hot, portion sufficient to feel full. I ordered...More

Thank Bikerdudeandhiswife
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My family and I vacationed in Wilmington and 1 of the highlights was a Couple's Only Dinner Date. We had the BEST SERVER I have ever had and I consider myself to be a service "Queen". Jen was absolutely marvelous and made every single item...More

Thank Sha-Toya M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

we went to cape fear seafood company for my wife's birthday, it was our first time there, the food was great and so was the service by Charley, the sweet and spicy shrimp appetizer was excellent ! we will return

Thank runback30
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Off the beaten path in a strip mall by a Petsmart you will find a true hidden gem! The food and service is beyond what would be expected. Rich flavorful dishes served with traditional southern hospitality and a gourmet flair. Brought my dad here for...More

Thank paigehaney28412
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Ate there yesterday and had the Sweet and Spicy Shrimp and they are so good. Not real spivey but just enough. Also had the appetizer Crab Dip and it is so good along with the warmed crispy Pita Chips. We were going to eat there...More

Thank Enjoyyourlifetothefullest
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28 October 2017|
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Response from Rolling_Ball03 | Reviewed this property |
S.College is closer. Both are similar with regards to menu.
16 August 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
24 August 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
US$9 - US$25
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
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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