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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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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

We just left the College Rd. location. We came in without a reservation and had to sit at the bar, which was fine with us. We both ordered the Shrimp Scampi risotto . It was excellent and our server Amy was exceptional. We noted how...More

Thank Dave M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wow, this is the best seafood we have eaten since arriving in North Carolina. My husband had the New Bedford scallops I had the shrimp and grits, with a bowl of red pepper crab bisque. Everything was a party in our mouths. I highly recommend...More

Thank RTomD D
Reviewed 1 week ago

I don't mind paying any amount for a meal if it is very good and there is enough to eat. It was not good and we went hungry. We ordered the Figure 8 Stuffed Flounder and the Broiled Seafood Platter. There are no substitutions on...More

Thank Irene M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Warmly greeted at the front by Joe. We were seated immediately and approached quickly by our server. The stuffed flounder was very good. Two scoops of stuffing are encircled with strips of flounder. They broil it. I'm sure you could probably get it baked. They...More

Thank Ron G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent fresh catch (Tuna) blackened fish tacos! I wasn't expecting lettuce with my black bean salad, but I liked having greens. Fried flounder breaking was a little too thick; my companion took it off. It took a while for someone to come & seat us,...More

Thank Is4bel2
Reviewed 1 week ago

Bustling establishment with good service and good quality seafood. My mussels were good size and quality but a bit over salted. The main course, scallops, were tender and nicely cooked with a somewhat odd sauce. We'll visit the restaurant again, however.

Thank john s
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My two seafood lovers said their fried Calabash 4 and The Whole Boat seafood platters were fantastic. Since I'm highly allergic to seafood, my choices from the menu were very limited and not exciting. I settled for the chicken fingers which were good. ....Will we...More

Thank MSME22
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

OMG!!! How refreshing to have a fantastic sit down restaurant. Although small, the restaurant in very comfortable. The Manager, Joe, is the most proactive manager we have ever met. He not only respects his staff, but he enjoys communicating with patrons. The staff are excellent,...More

Thank Bubbadogs
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Split a ribeye it was done perfectly (medium rare) with a delicious sauce. Risotto was great and spinach was perfect. My jalapeñia martini hit the spot and my wife's wine was as good as always. We sat at the very comfortable bar and kibbitzed with...More

Thank Jordan C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After reading reviews, I decided to come here with my family for a Labor Day dinner. Once we had arrived to the restaurant, we were immediately seated and our waitress came not longer after to serve us. I was impressed by the waitress, very friendly...More

Thank balaj777
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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
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
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, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Bar Scene
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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