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Catch - Modern Seafood Cuisine
Catch - Modern Seafood Cuisine

Catch - Modern Seafood Cuisine Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://catchwilmington.com/
  • Phone: (910) 799-3847
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 2:00pm;
    Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Contemporary Southern, Southeast Asian
  • Executive Chef: Keith Rhodes
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: Contact us directly @ 910-799-3847
  • Entertainment: Watch Chef Keith Rhodes on Bravo's Top Chef Texas_Season 9
    Vote for Chef @ Bravo TV Top Chef Fan Favorite

Getting there

  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from Catch - Modern Seafood Cuisine
Serving the Best Seafood in North Carolina. James Beard Finalist and Bravo Tv's "Top Chef Season 9" contestant, Chef Keith Rhodes explores the Cape Fear Coast,for the best it has to offer. We feature Wild Caught & sustainably raised Seafood. Organic and locally sourced Produce & Herbs.Provide the perfect compliment to our fresh Catch. Consecutively Voted Wilmington's Best Chef 2008-201.3 Dubbed “Modern Seafood Cuisine” we offer an array Fresh Seafood & Steaks,including our Signature NC Sweet Potato Salad. Appetizers include our Mouth watering “Fire Cracker” Shrimp, Crispy Cajun Fried NC Oysters & Blue Crab Claw Scampi, Seafood Ceviche& Conch Fritters to name a few. Larger Plates include Plancha grilled Painted Hills Steaks, Blackend Red Drum Filet, Charleston Crab Cakes, Tempura OBX Scallops, Flounder Escovitch & Pan roasted Queen Trigger fish. Full ABC Permits.Wines by the Glass & Mixed Drinks Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "Staying at topsail beach for a week with family. Came here for my birthday dinner . Not a lot of kid friendly food . They did some fried shrimp for my 6 yr old which was very fresh . But don't come here for your kids ! Come for a light pesto with fresh bread . Come for flaky grouper . Come for firecracker shrimp . Come for the angry 1.5 lb lobster with a Asian sweet rice . Come for award winning crab cakes . Nestled right off a main road . Easy to get to . Foodies will appreciate this place . Not your average fried seafood . Don't expect a view as it's no where near water . Don't worry though . Your taste buds will thank you !"
    Dined on 7/29/2014
  • "The place is in a little strip mall and not much on atmosphere, but don't be deterred, the food is amazing! The sweet potato salad is absolutely not to be missed. Delicious roasted sweet potatoes with blueberries (while they are in season), greens and a delicious homemade dressing. I had a grouper special on this visit and it was served with wilted greens and fresh creamed corn. Out of this world. Everyone practically licked their plates. You won't be dissapointed."
    Dined on 7/29/2014
  • "This is the third time we have taken family/visitors to Catch, it is the best restaurant in town, by far, exceeding all visitors' expectations, and ours! Food and service is superb, and all of indoors, decorations wise etc, I could live at the bar, the only downer is the location of Catch, on horrible and busy Market St, no scenic view whatsoever, not near beach or downtown, but, the excellent everything else makes of for the lack of view! Fantastic place. Can't wait for a special occasion to return."
    Dined on 7/28/2014
  • "Yes, Catch was great food and ambience yet it took at least 40 minutes for us to finally get our entrees after we ordered."
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "We have eaten here 4 to 5 times now. The food has been great! Service is pretty good also. Wait staff knows the food menu and are very helpful. Brought a new couple to the restaurant last night, and they thoroughly enjoyed their meal. Great job!"
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "Catch has great fresh food we took the whole family and had a great time the chef even came out for pictures with the family the plates were awesome age here twice in one week if that tells you anything this restaurant is highly recommended"
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "each dinner tasted as if it were specifically Made to order. It was unbelievably flavor filled. Would love to learn how to put all those herb flavors together. Remarkable. And Thank You.!!"
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "I loved the freshness of the ingredients, as the chef designs his menu around what is available locally. The drinks were creative and top notch. The waitstaff were efficient, friendly, and most importantly, knowledgeable. This is a perfect place to enjoy the best seafood cuisine that southeastern North Carolina has to offer. Be sure to make reservations!"
    Dined on 7/14/2014
  • "Best meal in a long time! Catch is one of Wilmington's top 5 best restaurants for fresh seafood in this (long time) local's opinion. The location appearance can be deceiving, but it is great once inside. Also, a little pricey but worth every penny! We got the specials and they did not disappoint."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Our server, Jennifer, was top notch! Food was fabulous! Will go back over and over! Thx Angela & Keith!"
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "We enjoyed all of the food, but the service was weak at best, bogging down the quality of the meal. Our server introduced himself, saying he would be taking care of us tonight. After taking the order, bringing bread and drinks, we never saw him again. The apparent waiting tables as a group concept never worked here. We had empty drinks at one point for 20 minutes. The talented owner needs to revamp the service concept soon. We probably wont go back."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "This restaurant features local food and very fresh ingredients. The food is innovative but not weird. It is my favorite in wilmington nc."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "After 3 meals there we are confident in the quality of the food, and have not had any real disappointments (though the lobster sliders were not especially interesting). Specialty cocktails are excellent, and the wine list has some real finds on it. ...but, it is a little unpolished on the service end. The wait staff is uneven- all friendly enough, but delivery in particular is erratic."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "We had heard a lot abut this restaurant and it lived up to expectations. The soft shell crab and salmon were delicious. The service was very good. They offered many specials that all sounded delicious. We will certainly go again and recommend it to friends."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "This is the second time we've dined here and it was another wonderful experience. The food was very good as was the attentive service. I don't know how the meat dishes are (I assume the too are good) but I doubt I will ever stray from the seafood dishes. they are just too darn good. Mahi was not available so they substituted tuna for the seared dish. It was absolutely excellent, and plenty of it. Go early as it gets a bit noisy as it gets crowded. Besides, then the chef has time to come out and say "Hello"."
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "On the recommendation of the Noni Bocca proprietors, I made dinner reservations for me and my bride of 27 years. The shrimp cervices was fabulous; the salmon entre melted in your mouth and they ended running out within an hour and a half due to demand; and the lemon tart was easily in the top five deserts I have eaten in my 51 years on this earth. The recommended wine pairing was spot on and was devine. Great restaurant."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Food is definitely fit for foodies and always tastes amazing. The specials are usually very good. Drinks are a little pricey but taste great. We always enjoy our dining experience there and have never ordered anything we didn't like."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "We enjoyed our experience at Catch and would recommend it to anyone. Only hitch was the shared appetizer came at the same time as our entrees."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • " Small place and small staff. We love not being rushed and we thought the timing of the food was excellent. Waitress gave excellent suggestions and all the food was perfectly cooked and very flavorful. Our table tried the scallops, the fish special of the day and the tuna. The first course says share on the menu and that is a good suggestion as the portions are large if you are also having an entree. The firecracker shrimp was delicious. Good wine list and she was knowledgeable about the wine. Coffee was delicious and comes in big cups. We were unable to give the desserts a fair try due to being too full. The only other comment as the place became more crowded then it became more conversationally challenged."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "This was our second time to Catch and it was another fantastic meal! The calamari was crisp and expertly fried with a choice of dipping sauces that were a perfect balance of sweet and spicy. Our entrees were delicious and the plates left clean! I was very impressed with my shrimp and grits which included a dozen or so nice sized local shrimp covered in an unctuous gravy. We also had the soft shell crab special and mahi mahi which was spicy and delicious. We finished the evening with a piping hot pineapple and cherry crumble. The food was wonderful, the service was attentive but not intrusive and we all left with full happy bellies. We will definitely be back!"
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "My wife heard great things about Catch so we made reservations to celebrate our anniversary and I must say the food was excellent! My wife is not much for shrimp but she raved about the Fire Cracker Shrimp appetizer. She had grouper for the entree and I had blackened mahi mahi with grits and blue crab on top and they were both excellent. The bread was delicious as well. Will definitely recommend to others!"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "We are always extremely pleased with our dinners at Catch and like to take our friends there. There were four of us on Friday and each of us had a different entree. Each of us raved about the selection they had made. We are all folks with world wide restaurant dining experience and feel that Chef Keith is right up there with the best."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "We both had lobster dinners-the drunken and the tempura. Great presentation". The potatoes were excellent. Unlike previous times, the lobsters were overly salty. Still enjoyable but not up to earlier meals. Service was knowledgeable and faultless. The creme brûlée was along the best, perfect end to dinner."
    Dined on 6/16/2014
  • "I was traveling to Wilmington and decided to try this restaurant after seeing it on opentable. What an absolute find! Absolutely everything I ate was a flavor explosion. I saw people at other tables sharing food because it was so good! The waitress was wonderful, guiding me to the sweet potato salad, which was out of this world! I will definitely visit this restaurant on my return trips to the city."
    Dined on 6/16/2014
  • "We waited fifteen minutes before we had to get up to request a waiter to take our drink order etc. The wait staff was not knowledgable about the menu. They offered a complimentary appetizer due to the poor service and then forgot to take it off the bill. We waited a long time for the bill to be corrected. The food was excellent,but there are too many other great restaurants with better service and ambience to return to this one."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Positive, excellent service. Reasonable corkage fee. Imaginative, tasty, seasonal menu. Sweet potato salad was a stand out this visit. Got to say hello to the very talented Keith on our way out. Great experience."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "The fish was fresh and cooked just right. I think its location in a strip mall help keep prices moderate."
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "I was visiting from out of town with my two kids.(4 & 6) We wanted something close to our hotel with good seafood. I googled and found this place. The reviews were great. They were correct. The food was amazing. The drink options were stellar. They were accommodating to the kids even without an official kids menu. We ended up spending more than I expected. It was really pricey. But the lobster special I had was the best I've eaten. Great service for a small establishment."
    Dined on 6/10/2014
  • "Dinner was fantastic - rivaling the best meal we have ever had in any city we have traveled to worldwide. The chef is a genius."
    Dined on 6/9/2014
  • "Chef Rhodes is a very talented professional who uses local, fresh, sustainable ingredients to come up with the most creative meals around. We have eaten here often with friends and family and no one has ever been disappointed. Top drawer all around, from food to drink to service to ambience to value for your money. I recommend Catch without hesitation!"
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "Once again, our compliments to the chef!! For me, l.5 lb lobster special did not disappoint - impressive presentation (the lobster looked like it was showing off) meat removed - prepared with a delightfully Asian influence of flavors in a delicate sauce - and my husband proclaimed his favorite scallop entrée to be delicious. The firecracker shrimp appetizer was so good; we thought it would make a wonderful entrée."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "Our dining experience at Catch was a disappointment...our food was good, but portions were small & expensive. Our server was good, but seating & other services seemed confused. For the price that we paid, our dinner was less than memorable. Don't mind paying more, but we expect more when we do. "
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "The food was excellent and the service attentive and friendly but not intrusive. "
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "Our food was outstanding! The staff was extremely friendly and courteous. Would highly recommend this restaurant to family and friends."
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "We had a great meal and experience at Catch. We had dinner with another couple who had never been there before and the food and drinks were outstanding. Recommend it highly to Wilmington diners. "
    Dined on 5/26/2014
  • "Catch has amazing food with new drink and food specials daily that taste great. Firecracker Shrimp are out of this world and I had the blackened Mahi and was great as well."
    Dined on 5/19/2014
  • "The wait staff was very attentive. Food was delicious. The sweet potato salad was a pleasant surprise and outstanding. Will definitely visit again when in the Wilmington area."
    Dined on 5/19/2014
  • "Four of us went to Catch for dinner on Saturday night. We tasted two delicious appetizers and four entrees, from soft shell crab to lobster sliders. Each dish was spectacular, interesting, delicious, and beautifully presented. Our server was excellent and helpful with her knowledgeable advice. We also tried the special Martini of the night, Hibiscus. OH MY Gosh, what a superb blend of flavors and delicious rimming on the edge of the glass. "
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "I went with my wife and two kids, age 11 months and 7 years old. The staff made all of us feel welcome and right at home. The staff was very attentive and followed up frequently. The menu was extensive and had a lot of great choices. The quality of the dishes was very good and I'd gladly go back"
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "This restaurant is owned by Chef Keith Rhodes and his wife Angela. Chef Rhodes is the most creative seafood chef I have ever encountered. We have eaten at this restaurant over 24 times and will keep coming back. The regular menu has great items - one of best crabcakes in Carolinas and great shrimp and grits. I had a special - strawberry grouper this time. My wife had a traditional Calabash style friend flounder and shrimp. Both great!"
    Dined on 5/17/2014