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Cape Fear Seafood Company

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5226 S College Rd Ste 5, Wilmington, NC 28412-2236
+1 910-799-7077
11:30 - 21:00
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Sun 11:30 - 20:30
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

While visiting relatives in Wilmington Thursday night they recommended Cape Fear as one of the best places for seafood. I ordered the fried shrimp and scallops combination and it was excellent. Perfectly fried, not greasy at all, and a generous portion. My cousins ordered the Whole Boat, which they shared, and it was plenty for the two of them. The... More 

1 Thank MARTHA B
Stamford, Connecticut
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266 reviews
151 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Despite rave reviews from locals, this Northern gal found the seafood less than fresh and lacking in seasoning. The food was plentiful but not what I'd expect in this price range. We had house salads and one of the specials--a grilled mahi. Service was good but the background noise intolerable.

Thank Nan F
Wilmington, North Carolina
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296 reviews
140 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I usually dine at the Porters Neck location, but gave the Carolina Beach location a try. Ambiance was equally friendly and staff was courteous. I ordered my favorite item (Shrimp Tacos) and they did not disappoint. My only gripe was the 10.00 'Cork Fee' applied to the bill simply because I had brought in my own bottle of Wine. In... More 

Thank MissyPA71
Durham, North Carolina
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57 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

When looking for a seafood restaurant in Wilmington I of course looked at Trip Advisor. Cape Fear Seafood Company was ranked #1 so we decided to try it. It was good but I was not floored by the food. The food was nothing fancy. The service was average. Atmosphere was nice. We will consider other options before returning to this... More 

1 Thank Carrie S
Wilmington, North Carolina, United States
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The site at Porters Neck is not very innovative, but will serve you fresh seafood in a nice atmosphere. Price is on the high side.

Thank Molly T
Ocean Isle Beach, North Carolina
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30 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a treasure! In a strip mall that you might pass by thinking there is nothing remotely interesting. Don't be fooled by this. Stop and eat here, come back often. Our server Beth was delightfully entertaining and accomodating. She offered the specials of the night, steering some of our table to change their original intention with huge success. The appetizers... More 

Thank JoJo-OIB
Wilmington, North Carolina
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26 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

go for lunch all the time. Nice atmosphere, friendly service and usually quick at lunch. This particular location is in Monkey Junction. Tucked away so you might not find it but worth looking for. Lunch with fresh fish and incredible shrimp and grits. Small bar with good cocktails. Highly recommmend

Thank bladelives
Wilmington, North Carolina
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4 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent food. Have been here many times for both lunch & dinner. Never disappointed in any selection.

Thank _asalicelynn
Wilmington, North Carolina
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29 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As a person with seafood allergies, this place was not my first choice. However, I went there for dinner with a friend. The menu is limited for non seafood entrees so I got a burger which came with fries. It was very good although a little overpriced. My friend loved her meal - some kind of fish stuffed with crab.... More 

Thank Flower6irl55
Wilmington, North Carolina
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Been there 3-4 times, food has been great each time. Good atmosphere and wait staff are good as well.

Thank Dennis T

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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
US$9 - US$25
American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, 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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?