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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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American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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5226 S College Rd Ste 5, Wilmington, NC 28412-2236
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Reviewed today via mobile

We visited Cape Fear Seafood for the first time yesterday, based on the positive Trip Advisor reviews. We were not disappointed. Our party of 4 had the Cape Fear Shrimp & Grits (half plate & full plate...nice option), the Saltimbocco, and the Wilmington filet. Dan,...More

Thank Tom M
Reviewed yesterday

I ate dinner here with my wife and we had a great meal. We had their excellent crab dip to start, wonderful! I had wahoo with asparagus and onion rings, a cup of chowder and we split a brownie with ice cream for dessert. My...More

Thank Brickskeller
Reviewed 1 week ago

You can count on the food and service to be great, go early or wait in line! The menu has several dishes, something for everyone.

Thank Nancy N
Reviewed 1 week ago

Food was very good. Waitress was awesome. If you go for dinner be sure and make a reservation. Two things I did not like. It was loud, could not hear what everyone at table was saying. The oil from the candle they burned on the...More

Thank mlbsloan
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a party of 7 plus 2 babies. Service was great and fairly quick. The meal was excellent. To add on a side of crab legs was $8 and it was a very small portion.

Thank Tina C
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a large party including small children. The restaurant is very nice when you walk inside, I wasn't sure what to expect from the outside at first. The staff was very nice and our waitress was perfect. The food was delicious and everyone instantly...More

Thank Kenny M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A little expensive but good sea food. The oysters and gumbo were excellant. Free parking with easy access. Cold beer and great service. Will go again

Thank Medic1985
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were vacationing in Wilmington and looking for a good seafood restaurant. After reading several reviews, my husband and I decided on the Cape Fear Seafood. Although, it is in a strip mall, outward appearances can be deceiving. The inside was nice, modern with clean...More

Thank Donna H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This restaurant is hard to find tucked in a strip mall. We were unsure but it had been recommended. The food was superb as was the service. Ask for Dan

Thank Janet C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We've visited this restaurant while vacationing in the Wilmington area on numerous occasions. Consistently good entrees. Gluten free options available as well. Home run choice!

Thank WahooBill1219
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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
18 August 2016|
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Response from Jackie R |
The short drive through traffic is well worth it as the food is fresh, expertly prepared and served by a knowledgeable and professional staff. Wine list is nice and relatively moderately priced. Ask your server what is... More
8 July 2016|
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Response from George G | Reviewed this property |
I went on a Saturday around 4 PM. It was empty. When I left a little after 5, there was a wait and a crowd. So I would definitely make a reservation
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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
Groups, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:30 - 20:30
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 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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