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Catch - Modern Seafood Cuisine, Wilmington, NC

Catch - Modern Seafood Cuisine

4.7
4.7
1989 Reviews
$30 and under
Seafood
Serving the Best Seafood in North Carolina. James Beard Finalist and Bravo Tv's "Top Chef"contestant, Chef Keith Rhodes and his team, explore the Cape Fear Coast,for the best it has to offer. We feature Wild Caught & sustainably raised Seafood. Organic and locally sourced Produce.Providing the perfect compliment to our fresh Catch. Consecutively Voted Wilmington's Best Chef Dubbed by NYT's,"Modern Seafood Cuisine” we offer an array Fresh Seafood and Vegetarian options. We offer our Signature NC Sweet Potato Salad. Appetizers include our “Fire Cracker” Shrimp, NC Oysters on the 1/2 Shell, Seafood Ceviche & Conch Fritters . Larger Plates include our "Angry" Maine Lobster, Prime Steaks, Blackend Mahi Mahi & our Award winning Charleston Crab Cakes, Seared OBX Scallops, Flounder Escovitch & Pan roasted Black Grouper. Full ABC Permits.Large selection of boutique Wines by the Glass, Hand crafted Cocktails And over a half a dozen rotating local beer offerings.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 8 times today

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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Seafood, Vegetarian, Vegan
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Tue–Sat 5:30 pm–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (910) 799-3847
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive chef
    Keith Rhodes
  • Catering
    Contact us directly @ 910-799-3847
  • Neighborhood
    Wilmington
  • Parking details
    Private Lot
  • Entertainment
    Watch Chef Keith Rhodes on Bravo's Top Chef Texas_Season 9Vote for Chef @ Bravo TV Top Chef Fan Favorite
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 1,989 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Coastal North Carolina

    Innovative

  • Coastal North Carolina

    Seafood

  • Wilmington

    Innovative

  • Wilmington

    Neighborhood gem

1,989 Reviews
  1. rebeccap

    Pittsburgh

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A wonderful night at Catch. The food was amazing and service perfectly executed. Love this place.

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  2. JJR1

    Pinehurst

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Service was excellent and the food was great. The seafood platter was enough for 2 people and it was prepared very well with just a small amount of breading.

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  3. Luv2eat

    New Mexico

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Everything was very nice. Food is always very tasty. Menu is a little on the small side. Wish there were a few more options. But very good and everyone was very nice

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  4. ColleenG

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    From the time we came to the door we were welcomed in by friendly staff. This was our first time dinning at Catch and we diffently will come back. The meals were amazing. We had the firecracker shrimp, the bass and the crab cakes dinner. So very good! Our servers were very attentive. This was a very enjoyable dinner. Noise level a little loud but understandable this was a Wednesday evening and restaurant was full. Very popular place so make a reservation.

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  5. DianeG

    Wilmington

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful Wonderful Wonderful, from cocktails, to appetizers to dinner through dessert, food was fabulous. Service was outstanding. Our wait staff was awesome, accomodating, professional, personable and fun. and we also observed how focused and invested the whole restaurant staff was in showing guests an awesome experience. Wow what a nice evening and we can't wait to return.

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  6. Maddog

    Wilmington

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Still our favorite Wilmington restaurant. Food and service are excellent. I highly recommend this restaurant.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was awesome, loved the environment and service was excellent. Will definitely be back!

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  8. Jimbo

    Pinehurst

    22 reviews

    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Special dinner at Catch including: Smoked Old Fashion, Vodka Martini 🍸 with stuffed cheese olives, 3 different oysters 🦪 on the half shell, Lobster 🦞 for my wife, Big Eye Tuna (Rare) for me, White Chocolate Crème Brûlée and Chambord after dinner drink!

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  9. GeorgeW

    Los Angeles

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Terrific food and excellent service. Weird location in a strip mall on the outskirts of town, but well worth the trip.

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  10. Andy

    Washington DC

    130 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    130 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Unlike previous visits to this restaurant, our experience was not slam-dunk spectacular...but it was still pretty good. Service was slow, though friendly and attentive; unfortunately, part of our order was forgotten. Perhaps this made us less enthusiastic about the food we did receive.

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  11. suntansurf

    Los Angeles

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Thoughtfully prepared. Delicious! Attentive and friendly:)

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  12. donb

    St. Louis

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    No doubt the highest quality and best prepared Regional cuisine within several states. Menu would be more enjoyable if there were more small plates offered. My choice of seafood platter was enough for 3-4 people. We would be inclined to order appetizer, more wine, and desert with more moderately sized entrees.

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  13. FritzA

    Western NC

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Wonderful service. We had roasted oysters, Caesar salad, red drum and tuna. All delicious and perfectly cooked. Beautifully plated. We’ll definitely revisit.

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 2
    The drinks and service were impeccable. The restaurant had been closed for several days and the crab-cakes (a specialty)which are usually big and delicious were small and very little crab. We were celebrating 2 birthdays and I have to say I was disappointed with my meal. The other 3 at my table were very happy with the short ribs. I will not give up on Catch! I think it was just an off night for crab cakes.

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  15. JeanneM

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Fried platter was over breaded and greasy and crostini that came with collard and crab dip was soggy. But my Fiancé raved about the Tempera Lobster tail and Mac and Cheese and the drinks she had.

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  16. GinaP

    Tampa

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was awesome. Recommend the duck but all dishes were excellent. We had grouper, shrimp and grits, flounder, salmon. Oysters and Brussels were delicious

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  17. DSqrd

    Nashville

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 26, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Seafood lover and had heard and seen a lot of hype about Catch. Food was very good (and pricey), but the atmosphere was disappointing. Felt as though we were in the local Chinese restaurant. Its situated in a small business strip in a storefront. For the money, i believe there’s better options where you can get both top notch seafood AND a nice atmosphere. If you’re just after great seafood, then Catch will do it. If you want more, check some other popular spots.

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  18. EvelynW

    Wilmington

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What a wonderful experience. Excellent food and service in a pleasant environment.

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  19. gregh

    San Diego

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 2
    Great experience with our waiter, Robert. Highly recommend you get his station. Food was great and quality lived up to its reputation.

    1 person found this helpful

  20. CindyL

    Wilmington

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We braved the chilly weather for a birthday celebration at Catch. We like the “cozy” ambiance. but it is noisy! The menu is always changing and while creative, offers only a few choices. The food quality is usually (there have been times in the past when the fish was over cooked) excellent, and on this occasion, the Salmon, Ahi Tuna, and the Wagyu Burger were excellent. They even threw in an piece of buttermilk pie with a candle for the birthday girl. We were lucky, having an excellent server (Robert). One thing that sets these guys apart is that they never write down your order - they memorize it perfectly. Having said that, wait times are agonizingly slow, and tonight was no exception. So plan on a couple of hours minimum for your dinner. Overall, this is a “hidden treasure” that is usually worth visiting.

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 17, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We were welcomed by friendly staff and seated promptly. So many staff waiting on us, serving us, checking on meal, charging us out etc. Can’t really identify a particular staff member standout; all were great. Food was delicious. Started with Caesar salad which was the best. Two of our party had shrimp and grits. Shrimp were very large and tender. Another had salmon. Absolutely delicious. Only complaint would be the skin was on the fish and patron prefers fish skinless. Also had the Waygu burger special on Wednesday. Juicy and cooked medium.(no choice on cooking temp). Presented with let, tom, cheese, aioli sauce and truffle fries. Fries also tasty, but a little well done. Drinks were good. A little pricey, but food delicious.

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    From the start it was a great experience. Robert our server was attentive, knowledgeable, and just great in general, as were the rest of staff. Cocktails from Rodney were excellent. The appetizers, salad (Caesar was so good!), and specials we had for dinner were amazing. Sauces and broths were aromatic and flavorful. We wanted to order so much and of course ordered too much came home with some leftovers and looking forward to eating again! Will be back for some of the other apps and entrees we could not eat in one setting!

    1 person found this helpful

  23. OpenTable Diner

    Fort Lauderdale

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful and delicious dinner as always. We love Catch. We had a number of appetizers and all enjoyed our meals immensely. Wine selection is wonderful as well. Amazing service, everyone is wonderful and super friendly! We will definitely be back!

    1 person found this helpful

  24. DOUGG

    Wilmington

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 2
    Great meal with exceptional service. My first time at this establishment but will definitely be back.

    1 person found this helpful

  25. Pmdspd

    Chicago

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was so good. Unreal. Our server was awesome too

    1 person found this helpful

  26. Beezie

    Greensboro

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 5, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    It took 30 minutes to get our drinks. They were out of steak.

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  27. Patricia

    Washington DC

    50 reviews

    5.0

    50 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It is always a special treat to have diverse at Catch! It's a staple for New Years Eve too!

    1 person found this helpful

  28. Terry

    Raleigh

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    The James Beard nomination was what brought us to Catch when researching options for our anniversary dinner, and thank goodness because and it was an amazing food experience! The masterful blending of flavors and attention to every detail of the meal made it a celebration to remember. I noted it was an anniversary on our reservation and Catch graciously brought a special dessert to end the meal. Highly recommend!

    1 person found this helpful

  29. dianef

    Raleigh

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 26, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of the best seafood restaurants we have been to. The dishes were amazing and creative and service was impeccable. Everyone was so friendly. Can’t wait to go again when we are in the area.

    1 person found this helpful

  30. johnm

    New York City

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Overall it was great! Will go back to have dinner again.

    1 person found this helpful

  31. ChuckB

    Wilmington

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 22, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    We ordered cocktails and later appetizers. The appetizers arrived before the drinks. I ordered six oysters on the half shell and all but one was gritty. Other than those two complaints the food was good. I should add that it was a Friday night holiday weekend and they were out of lobster. I would over look these items for a hundred dollar meal for two but for $204 including tip I was a bit disappointed.

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Catch is one of our top 5 restaurants in Wilmington and the only one in the seafood category. Difficult to get reservations. Make yours today.

    1 person found this helpful

  33. DeeJayeFood

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Never disappointed with food or service . I will bring another friend next time I visit

    1 person found this helpful

  34. PatsyW

    Atlanta Metro

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 20, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fresh, local and delicious. Superior service—our waiter, Robert, knew the menu and wine list and made excellent suggestions. The local oysters from Topsail were fresh, briny, huge and worth a visit. We thoroughly enjoyed our entrees of seared salmon and crab cakes. Were local and Catch is our favorite.

    2 people found this helpful

  35. TonyS

    Washington DC

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 19, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Jennifer, our server, was fabulous! The food eas fantastic! I had the firecracker shrimp and the “best fried seafood platter.” My Aunt had the lobster tail. Chef Keith came out to greet us and take a pic with us. Highly recommend!

    1 person found this helpful

  36. Bill

    New York City

    49 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    49 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 1
    The meal was OK but I'm not sure how it got a James Beard nomination. The crab cakes and the shrimp and grits were fine but I wouldn't say it was another level. Also they only offered seating for 7:30PM and that was a week in advance! When we got there it was half empty (on a Saturday night). By eight o'clock there was only one other table dining. I'm sorry but the ambiance is not conducive to the price point here. Strange atmosphere from the remote strip mall location to the bulky wooden tables and chairs and teal walls! The servers were very pleasant but we were asked the same questions a couple of times by a number of different servers. Had heard good things about this place a while ago so maybe it was just an off night and I'll leave it at that.

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  37. daveH

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was great. Service was very good. Finally, a restaurant where the noise level allows you to speak and hear each other.

    1 person found this helpful

  38. RealoldNavy

    New York City

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A great meal from start to finish. Had special fish bit app. Fantastic. I had Fisherman seafood platter. Every bite was superb. Warning: Be hungry, be very hungry if you order this. There is an abundance of the best fried oysters, shrimp and flounder. Sides of sweet potato and greens were simply outstanding. My wife's grouper special was the same high quality. Catch is simple menu executed perfectly. Appropriate for any occasion

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  39. Topnotch

    Wilmington

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 14, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    This was my fourth trip to catch but definitely the best!

    1 person found this helpful

  40. Leslie

    Wilmington

    27 reviews

    3.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on December 5, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 2
    Our waiter was excellent with good knowledge of the menu. There were items on the menu that were not available though. In fact, the meal and the bottle of wine that I ordered were not available so I had to review both the menu and the wine list again to pick another entree and bottle. The food was good, but the ambience was lacking. For the caliber of the food, I guess I was expecting the environment to be different, maybe candles on the table and better lighting. Even though I added on Open Table that it was my birthday, it wasn’t acknowledged until we were walking out the door to leave. We likely won’t return.

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff temperature check required

FAQs

Catch - Modern Seafood Cuisine does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates. Catch - Modern Seafood Cuisine also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (910) 799-3847.

Catch - Modern Seafood Cuisine is rated 4.7 stars by 1989 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 8 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Catch - Modern Seafood Cuisine

6623 Market St, Wilmington, NC 28405

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Wilmington
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Tue–Sat 5:30 pm–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Seafood, Vegetarian, Vegan
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Private Lot
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Keith Rhodes
  • Entertainment
    Watch Chef Keith Rhodes on Bravo's Top Chef Texas_Season 9Vote for Chef @ Bravo TV Top Chef Fan Favorite
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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