Catch - Modern Seafood Cuisine

4.8
1659 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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
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
What 1659 people are saying
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vipSiweltrebor
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was fresh, locally sourced, creatively conceived and well prepared. Excellent. My wife had steamed clams and I had a crab cake for starters. The clams were delicious and my crab cake was mostly blue crab, not bread and filler. For entrees I had panko and sesame encrusted flounder and my wife had grouper stuffed with crab meat. Both were excellent. The service was friendly, knowledgeable of their wines and attentive. We will definitely go back soon. Good find.

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vipWilliam
Charlotte
28 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service! This is an incredible experience if you are a serious foodie!

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vipAreapen
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We really enjoyed the meal and experience of dining at Catch last week. Our server was very helpful and gave good advice about wine by the glass selection. The seafood is very well prepared and visually appealing. The decor of the restaurant was modern and stylish belying the restaurants presence in a nondescript strip mall. Highly recommend!

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LeonH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our wait staff, Hailey and Denique were amazing; just enough attention without being overbearing.

Definitely try the Grilled Asparagus salad and the Hibiscus Maragarita!!

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Racketom
Wilmington
10 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My birthday dinner experience could not have been better! My vodka martini was perfectly chilled, the oysters on the half-shell were delicious and the soft shell 🦀 preparation was completed with pimento mashed potatoes. 😋 complementary chocolate dessert was the perfect ending with great coffee!

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RichardS
Charleston
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Service was great! Food was some of the best we have EVER eaten. Truly worthy of a James Beard nomination!

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Shanita
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was excellent! It was some of the best calamari that we have ever tasted. The entrees were good portions and the food was fresh. We will be back.

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Ajahlrva
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Manager Ricky went above and beyond to give an overview of their typical catches by season, he provided an awesome surprise entree recommendation. He was super flexible and creative with our kids and the entire staff was courteous and attentive. The food and cocktails did not disappoint and we will be back every time we travel to Wilmington.

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Jennifer
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome, as always!!!! Food and service is the BEST! Thank you so much!

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vipGennie
Raleigh
31 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Helpful and professional service and excellent food.
Waitstaff gave a helpful description of the chef's special for the day (fresh catch, etc) and patiently answered our questions and gave good advice on wine by the glass based on our dinner choices.
Food was beautifully presented and tasted wonderful!

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KristenD
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our anniversary and they went above and beyond with a free drink and dessert to celebrate. Food was incredible. Denique was our waitress and she knew her stuff but was also so friendly. Food was so fresh. Grouper deluxe was divine.

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Great specials. Staff very attentive.

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vipLolly
Baltimore
14 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was fabulous!!!

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NCILM
Raleigh
10 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress, Alyssa, was exceptional. Her recommendations were spot on. The crab cakes were flaky white meat cooked perfectly and the coconut cake (oh my) was delicious. We will be back.

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Kathy
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If I could give more than 5 stars I would. We loved it so much we went back a second night. The service was outstanding and the food was delicious! Our entire party loved it!!!

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vipJimG
Atlanta
12 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Catch is always superb. The food is always outstanding and the friendly service complements the cuisine. We had oysters, firecracker shrimp, and Brussel sprouts for appetizers. All outstanding. We all agreed that the brussel sprouts were the best we have ever eaten. They are served crispy with a sweet and sour sauce that is excellent. For entrees we had the crab cake, shrimp and grits, and the fried seafood platter. All were cooked to perfection and the servings are generous. The seafood platter is the best I have ever eaten. Oysters, shrimp and fried grouper were all done exquisitely. It is hard to go to an innovative restaurant like Catch and order a fried seafood platter but it is so well done I can’t resist! If you’ve not tried Catch you must...you will not be disappointed in any way.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good company great food

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vipChipR
Wilmington
54 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual, Catch did not disappoint. We had friends in town from Maryland and they really know their seafood! Around the table we had the halibut special, the scallops, the ahi tuna, and the flounder. Everything was pretty awesome and the service was exceptional. Try the coconut cake if they have it.

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TanikaF
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great customer service! We eat here every visit to Wilmington.

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vipJohnO
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb cooking and excellent service. It doesn't get better than that.

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Osccawanalake
Northern MI
14 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food I would say the best in all of Wilmington

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vipJoyce
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wow! Absolutely delicious food! Chef Keith Rhodes is amazing. Sweet potato salad was fabulous as was the Firecraker shrimp. Enterees were great too. My hsband had Lobster Fra Diavlo which had a smokey flavor; and I had crab stuffed grouper.
Highly recommend this restaurant. Have been there several times.

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BarbaraE
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

SUPERB food service and drinks. A MUST! Had the calamari starter then crab and lobster stuffed grouper entree. It really was an amazing culinary experience.

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vipNJdiners
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently excellent food, great service, and the very best key lime pie.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday! Complimentary dessert!

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MaggieK
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an amazing dinner at this restaurant this week. We took family there for their first visit and they were blown away by how good it all was. Keith has a real gem here in Wilmington and we are already looking forward to our next visit. 10/10 would recommend to anyone.

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EatPrayLeah
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Unique menu
Awesome service
Dessert is great. Get the grits pie.
Seafood is well cooked. Delicious collards.

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CamilleJ
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I really enjoyed my meal. The set up was comfortable and following Covid guidance. I ordered the tuna tartare and the lobster special. Both were very good.

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vipcookingschoolowner
Miami
19 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was delightful. Every dish was cooked perfectly. We had 3/4 different appetizers and each was better than the next. The entrees were equally delicious. The drinks were well done and the service was great. Lots of insight. The prices were moderately high. Very small so reservations are important.

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Alyssa was a great bartender and server. Awesome all around!

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Ronniet75
Wilmington
8 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant is lit perfectly and the tables spaced for maximum separating. The staff is super friendly and helpful; not overbearing but attentive..
We ordered cocktails and they were fabulous- we had a Fallen Pear martini; 2 specialty old fashioned and a traditional gin and tonic. Yummy yummy
Starters were a half dozen oysters on half shell; Caesar salad; calamari and mussels- portions were perfect and the flavors blended perfectly...Entree’ - we all ordered the evening special- crab cake stuffed grouper with broccoli and mashed potatoes- it was absolutely divine...grouper perfectly seasoned and cooked perfectly! It was a double treat and doubly delicious!! A very well priced Pinot Noir from the Willamette valley - lovely flavor and smooth .. Topped the evening off with the molten chocolate lava cake! The rave reviews are totally worth it and truly understated...this is a culinary experience and a VERY pleasurable one!!

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ShelleyE
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The crab dip, sweet potato salad, and fried lobster were all amazing! Kudos to the amazing chef and all the wait staff. Great experience, will be returning and recommending to others for sure!

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GRITS
Raleigh
5 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderfully fresh seafood and tasty combinations to enhance flavor experience. Will come back again. Desserts were fantastic!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Wilmington
10 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Food was good quality for sure but items were not as listed on the menu. It seemed the only accompaniments to the main proteins were bok choy and fried rice regardless of what the menu promised. I’ll give them a pass for Covid but will only try once again.

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Ajnc
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing. Service was wonderful! Definitely will be returning

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vipyummy
Charlotte
75 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience3

1st and foremost the service was great. The food had it's highs and lows. We will start with the highs the fish both the salmon and the swordfish where cooked marvelously. The appetizer fried oysters where very tasty as well. The lows the shrimp appetizer was just that, the raw oysters super over priced. The side dish rice with both entrées was absolutely terrible. The collards where salty and the bak choy was without seasoning. The one side dish that was great was the plantains. To finish the meal the creme brulee was spectacular highly recommend it.

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OpenTable Diner
Wilmington
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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judy
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time to CATCH. We live in Wilmington but just never went to CATCH . We will definitely return. Crabcakes are the best I have ever had. Can't wait to take friends who come from out of town. They also presented my husband with an awesome birthday dessert to help further celebrate his 80th birthday. Thanks, CATCH!

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EvansB
Wilmington
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and atmosphere! Will be going back soon!

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vipDHC1
Raleigh
22 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Everything was great! Shrimp and grits were delicious. Great service!

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 4.8 stars by 1659 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.