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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” (105 reviews)
“seafood” (200 reviews)
“saltimbocca” (30 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 21:00 Hours
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

So, I was hungry for some fresh - delicious food (seafood in particular), and found Cape Fear Seafood RESERAUNT...instead of the fish market across the street. This was a fresh treat. Really, good food. I had the shrimp and grits (to which I am partial...More

Thank Love2Fly1903
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We came here for lunch based on the top ratings from Trip Advisor and Google Ratings. We arrived (party of 2) just before noon on a Thursday in early September, 2018, and were immediately seated. Our server came to get our drink orders, which we...More

1  Thank hinshawbaker
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My coworker and I travel frequently for work and were recently in Wilmington on business for the first time. We found Cape Fear Seafood on TripAdvisor and decided to try it due to the good reviews. I can honestly say that this was one of...More

Thank bbthomas120
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

After an hour long wait we were finally able to get in and it was so worth the wait. First time here but we’ll be returning for sure. Don’t let its location in a small strip mall reflect on this wonderful gem of a seafood...More

Thank balzotti1
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Didn’t know what to expect when walking through the front door. Instead of ordering the safe comfort fried or broil usuals, I decided to go with the fresh catch of the day-sword fish. Thinking to myself that I should play it safe and not take...More

Thank David G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

we used to dine here really often but over the years its hard to get in without a reservation on a saturday night and when we go out at the spur of the moment can't always get into our fave. we actually planned ahead and...More

Thank Ron338C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The location may be difficult to find since it is in a strip mall and the mall is perpendicular to the main road. My initial reaction was not too favorable, but I was surprised on how friendly the servers were and the food was pretty...More

Thank NCluvtrav
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Whenever we are in Wilmington, the Cape Fear Seafood Company at Monkey Junction is on our list to visit. The seafood is always excellent as is the service. We will be back next year. Call ahead for reservations or you may not get in.

Thank jferro439
Reviewed 14 August 2018 via mobile

Took my wife and family out for birthday dinner. I normally don’t order seafood but went with the Saltimboca with Red Snapper and it was off the hook good, I loved it. Wife had shrimp and grits small portion and it was plenty. Friend had...More

Thank Brian C
Reviewed 13 August 2018 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
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Lori F
8 September 2018|
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Response from buzmar86 | Reviewed this property |
sorry, no pets are allowed.
28 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
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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
Groups, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 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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