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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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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good24%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“saltimbocca” (37 reviews)
“shrimp and grits” (100 reviews)
“seafood” (190 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 2 weeks ago

In a time when unremarkable food seems to be the new norm there is nothing normal about this unpretentious causal dinning "Gem". It not often when "Bull Crab" comes across a restaurant this extraordinary. Upon entering this establishment the smell of "FRESH" food will excite...More

Thank BullCrab
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

you come here to eat seafood. period. the name of the restaurant tells you that. wilmington is a port, and fresh seafood is always here. you get gourmet cooking here, but you really pay for it. even lunch is expensive. $12 for a lunchtime portion...More

Thank yap1993
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Cape Fear has a dish called Saltimbocca that is amazing. It has broiled fish, pancetta, spinach, tomatoes and goat. Delish.

Thank Linda
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We've been eating here on Sunday afternoons for a few years. Food is exceptional and service is always good!

Thank Nathan1958
Reviewed 21 November 2017 via mobile

I had the Swordfish with green beans and potatoes,it was good but not very flavorful. Hubby had the Diablo, he said it had the wow. It was spicy enough, with large shrimp. He had wanted fried shrimp but they only serve it as popcorn shrimp...More

Thank grrrlynda
Reviewed 19 November 2017

GREAT food, nicely done. Service was attentive and atmosphere was nice. Ate there on a whim and was happy we did. Will definitely go back!

Thank Rick P
Reviewed 12 November 2017

After two visits to their Market Street locations, I can give them a very high rating. Service was attentive, but also giving the needed privacy. I have enjoyed both the scallops and the salmon. The scallops were crusted but not over cooked, sometimes a difficult...More

1  Thank teemcvee
Reviewed 10 November 2017

The Cape Fear Seafood Company prepares the finest seafood available in the area and in fact, their delicate preparation of the sea's bounty is as good as it gets. Now expanded to three area locations, this writer has visited only two but found both to...More

1  Thank Bruce E P
Reviewed 9 November 2017 via mobile

Everything my family ordered was delicious. .I ordered the shrimp and grits the best I have ever ate. This place you don't want to pass up.

1  Thank Pamela H
Reviewed 5 November 2017 via mobile

Wrote a review a while back that wasn't all that complimentary. Have been back several times since and food was so so good! Last night had grilled salmon with lemon beurre blanc sauce with creamy risotto and asparagus. The food was perfectly cooked. The service...More

1  Thank Esther S
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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, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 8:30 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 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
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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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