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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” (103 reviews)
“seafood” (195 reviews)
“saltimbocca” (29 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 yesterday via mobile

Now I understand why this place is rated number 1 on TripAdvisor! Be sure you make reservations! They do have bar seating for about 10-12 people but it does fill up quick! Will definitely go back!!

Thank Darla P
Reviewed 2 days ago

Don't let the strip mall outside turn you away. It is what's on the inside that counts. Excellent service. You can use open table. Food is EXCELLENT. Service. is EXCELLENT. Not to expensive. Everything is wonderful. We were a party of 7 and every dish...More

Thank buzmar86
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

So I am a return customer, was in for a meal on my business trip in 2016. So we reserved a table and arrived right on time and where seated right away at 6 p.m. our waitress took our order drinks and returned with our...More

Thank PhilipJChapman
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Don’t let the location fool you, yes it’s in a strip mall but you’d never know once you’re inside, the decor is nice, everything is newer and very clean. The service was great, the food however was absolutely amazing. Highly recommend!

Thank Caleb L
Reviewed 5 days ago

My shrimp and grits were probably the best I’ve had in the 5 yrs vacating here. My daughters enjoyed the Filet Mignon and shrimp tacos ! Especially the filet— so Tender and delicious, wished it was a little bigger. My husbands lobster risotto was delicious...More

Thank JuicyLucy71
Reviewed 1 week ago

Always happy with great food and their ability to make reservations! Great service also! This is our go to seafood and we are never disappointed.

Thank Shelley B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Cape Fear Seafood Company is such wonderful place to visit. It can be intimate or family friendly. We happened to sit at the bar that evening and were delightfully surprised by the prompt service and dinner. The scallops were exceptionally prepared. This is a moderately...More

Thank lkmartin1207
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were waited on by an excellent waiter Jason and I got the Broiled Seafood Platter which was great! Other members got the smoked salmon cakes & Shrimp platter which were out of this world as they described it. Jason kept our glasses refilled and...More

Thank rebel56
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A little on the pricey side but the food is very good. Large menu to choose from and hush puppies are free.

Thank emsmedic79
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A huge thank you to Jackie for helping us plan our private party today!! Also, the Manager Ed was the best and he made sure our celebration was soo much fun and a great success!! The servers were very attentive to all our guests needs...More

Thank Nadine B
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29 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
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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$9 - US$25
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 8:30 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 - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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
  • E-mail
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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