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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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“saltimbocca” (34 reviews)
“seafood” (170 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
5226 S College Rd Ste 5, Wilmington, NC 28412-2236
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We came seeking fresh seafood and that's what we got. Delicious shrimp and flounder that tasted like it had just been caught earlier in the day and then fried to perfection. Fries were great, slaw was tasty, sweet hush puppies were good and the free...More

Thank matthewtessnear
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Awesome late lunch after beach time in Carolina Beach! Enjoyed appetizers crab bisque soup (highly recommend) and crab dip with warm pita points - both were excellent. Then we enjoyed blackened mahi tacos and blackened shrimp pita, which were both excellent, fresh, very well seasoned...More

Thank ncaronna7
Reviewed 6 days ago

I stopped by the Kirkland location last Wednesday for lunch and split the seafood boat with my wife. My expections were wildly exceeded when I tried the food. The scallops were the best I had ever had and the shrimp was up there in the...More

Thank CrashC
Reviewed 1 week ago

Service was excellent, our server was informative, attentive, but not intrusive. The food was once again just wonderful. I had the shrimp and grits and it is out of this world, soooo good. I had the full portion and it was a lot to eat...More

Thank Richard B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Whenever we visit Wilmington, we plan our trip around making sure dinner a Cape Fear Seafood Company happens. Be sure to make a reservation, as they stay busy all evening. They offer a full bar and great assortment of house cocktails. Hushpuppies are always a...More

Thank haylaura
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Don't let the outside fool you! Inside you will be greeted by a lovely environment and superb staff. I had the calamari, the stuffed flounder and the espresso-glazed brownie (which was magnificent). The only "complaint" I have is about the marinara sauce that came with...More

Thank Michael P
Reviewed 1 week ago

Hubby and I have been her at least three times. Every time we have received excellent friendly service and excellent food. The Saltimbocca is the best dish I have had in a long long time. To die for. Fried okra and shrimp and grits are...More

Thank Luann G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Hard to find good crabcakes and genuinely good seafood. Top notch seafood and never disappoints. Odd location which makes it unusual but also in a quieter strip mall site and easy to get to. I think it's location makes it a forgotten spot with a...More

Thank lennyl939
Reviewed 1 week ago

Good atmosphere, wait staff great, our seafood was very good. I had fried shrimp and my wife had fried flounder. Both were cooked to perfection. Slaw was a little disappointing, but the other sides were fine. Prices are 35.00 to 40.00 per couple.

Thank Bogeyjoe
Reviewed 1 week ago

just had a delightful dinner at the bar at Cape Fear Seafood Company. The service was great the food was very good. I had the red pepper crab soup,,,,, excellent!! and a broiled seafood platter with green beans and asparagus. the shrimp. They do had...More

Thank mikeE1219CZ
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17 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
25 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
19 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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 9 - USD 25
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly
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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