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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
“saltimbocca” (37 reviews)
“shrimp and grits” (102 reviews)
“seafood” (193 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM Hours
American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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5226 S College Rd Ste 5, Wilmington, NC 28412-2236
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The food here is delicious! We had the fried okra appetizer! Outstanding! The fried shrimp was lightly breaded and was the best I had during our visit to Carolina Beach!

Thank 8950emily
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We had a great dinner last night at CFS! Our sweet server from upstate NY was extremely friendly and did a great job. The ambiance was lovely and all the staff very helpful. I had a light dinner with soup and a salad. I ordered...More

Thank Ansne M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Traveling to Carolina Beach, we found the restaurant on-line. It was a little tricky to find since it is in a strip mall. Our server/bartender did a great job and recommended several options from the menu. They always have weekly specials going on. If we...More

Thank Janet E
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The staff made our evening memorable. Not a special occasion, just friendly honest caring service. 8 of had a beautiful time. Fresh fish was all really good, delicious and a joy to dine. Appetizers were okra and hush puppies, very fun and tasty. Sides were...More

Thank Bryan W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We just stumbled upon this restaurant when we were going to a thrift shop in the same strip mall. It looked interesting and when we looked it up, it was a top seafood pick for the area. We went in for a rather late lunch,...More

Thank Northwomn
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

we were at a walmart nearby, happened to see this restuarant in a nearby plaza, what a treat, the crab dip appetizer is great stuff and the meal plates we had of mixed clams,scallops and shrimp were delicious, we were there in late afternoon so...More

Thank bbq b
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have heard a lot of good things about CFSC, and were in the area, so decided to try it out. 2 pm on a Friday afternoon is a very quiet time, so getting a table was easy and the service was great. Our waitress...More

1  Thank RayB_OKI
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent cocktails and apps.... I had the lobster and shrimp risotto- it was delicious and very filling. My husband had the broiled scallops in the lemon sauce and they were perfectly prepared. The service was courteous and knowledgeable and outstanding without being overbearing. Will definitely...More

1  Thank Beverly F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our first time here and it won't be our last, but be advised that you really have to look for it next to Pet Smart. Located in a nondescript shopping center (partly vacant), but near Wal-Mart and Lowe's, we passed by a couple of times...More

1  Thank Bob J
Reviewed 3 February 2018 via mobile

Always good food, on point with seafood and fun atmosphere. Never disappointed recommend reservations on weekends or be willing to wait.

Thank Kimberley S
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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
Judy R
24 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
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine
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
  • 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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