About Catch - Modern Seafood Cuisine

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 and Vegan offerings ,including 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.

6623 Market St
Wilmington, NC 28405
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Seafood, Vegetarian, Vegan

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 9:00pm

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(910) 799-3847

Website:
http://catchwilmington.com/

Entertainment:
Watch Chef Keith Rhodes on Bravo's Top Chef Texas_Season 9
Vote for Chef @ Bravo TV Top Chef Fan Favorite

Catering:
Contact us directly @ 910-799-3847

Executive Chef:
Keith Rhodes

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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89% would recommend it to a friend

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 (Charlotte)·Dined 6 days ago

Oysters and crab cakes were excellent! Servers were very attentive.

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·Dined on January 12, 2018

My husband said it was the best seafood dish he had ever eaten. Delicious!

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 (Miami)·Dined on January 11, 2018

Fresh ingredients prepared creatively. Sweet potato salad terrific. Great service.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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 (Wilmington)·Dined on January 11, 2018

Creative seafood cuisine.... Delicious and there is no place like it in Wilmington. Would recommend it to any seafood lover......

Tags: Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Good for Birthdays
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 (Wilmington)·Dined on January 2, 2018

Well this was another great experience going to Catch-Modern Seafood Cuisine in Wilmington, NC. I enjoyed a nice glass of local beer and my wife had a glass of white wine as we ordered our meal. I enjoyed a half dozen raw oysters from Cedar Island, NC that were large, juice and delicious with the Chef made house sauce in top. My wife ordered a combo dish of BBQ pork baby back ribs (six) and sea Scopes over a nice vegetable mixture. I enjoyed the house special for the evening a nice plate of Lobster, Lobster, Lobster on mashed potatoes with a sauteed side of vegetables. Another wonderful meal at Catch.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Bar Seating, Good for Groups, Disabled Access, Vegan, Seasonal, Local Ingredients, Healthy, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Good Vegetarian Options, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Quiet Conversation
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 (New England)·Dined on December 29, 2017

anniversary. food and experience is wonderful. would def go again. scallops were amazing. dessert awesome.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Went for my birthday. Heard lots of great things about this place and my relatives had been there before and had a great time. However this time the entrees were not worth the time spent. Grouper (my favorite fish) was super bland and steak was horrible! Oysters and appetizers were good. Cute place, but it was a bad night. Not worth the cost.

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 (Wilmington)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Excellent dinner and good service in a quiet pleasant atmosphere

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Healthy, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Casual
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 (Wilmington)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Overall it was good, but I and my daughter in law were looking forward to the steak we had had befoe and it was no longer on the menu. We asked our server why and had no idea. When dining in a group, someone always wants a steak.

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 (Tampa)·Dined on December 20, 2017

Our mom lives in Wilmington, and year after year, when we visit her, this is our favorite restaurant. Our server said he was brand new, but he didn't make a mistake. He even ran out in the rain to give me my credit card that I had forgotten (it was the wine's fault)! We've tried them all, and this is hands down the best restaurant in Wilmington. See you guys next year!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Authentic, Special Occasion
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·Dined on December 18, 2017

Food was great! Lobster & swordfish were well cooked & moist. There different flavoring for both options were delicious. I wasn't going to try the spinach came with my lobster, (because I don't like it!) but theirs' was delicious. NEED SIGNAGE! Definitely worth more visits.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Business Meals, Healthy, Local Ingredients
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 6, 2017

Absolutely amazing food and service. Dim the lights and play some music, though. Eating a terrific mean in an interrogation room just doesn't seem right.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Hot Spot, Worth the Drive, Business Meals
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on December 5, 2017

The food was a bit pricey but good. The service was probably the worst we have ever had in a restaurant. We were seated at a very small table. The waitress came right over and asked if we were ready to order. We asked for some time to read the menu. She came back within minutes and we ordered two glasses of wine, appetizer, Caesar salads and two entrees. Another woman came to our table and started to uncork a bottle of wine. Apparently she had been told that we ordered a bottle. After we got that straightened out, a basket of grilled bread was served. Two pieces were great, one was burnt black. When our appetizer was served, we were not given any plates. My husband asked for more bread and we were told it would be right out. Four requests later, we were still waiting for our bread. When it finally arrived, it had not been grilled. Our entrees were brought to the table before our salads. We asked about the salads and they apologized and said they would be right out. We had to ask four more times and they were finally brought out near the end of our meal. We were asked if we would like black pepper on the salad, we said yes, and never saw the pepper. At this point, they offered us two free glasses of wine to make up for all the errors, which we accepted. We were then asked if we would like to order dessert from the menu. When we made the reservation we said it was for a birthday, when the hostess seated us she asked if it was for a special occasion and we said it was a birthday, yet we had to tell them a third time for our complimentary dessert.

There were 4 ladies waiting on us, yet each one dropped the ball so many times it wasn’t funny. We will not be back. For those prices, there are too many good restaurants in the area that provide good food and good service.

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 (Wilmington)·Dined on November 30, 2017

I have be eating at Catch-Modern Seafood Cuisine for several years now and have Never been disappointed in the experience. I had a Mother Earth Beer with my half dozen oysters on the half shell, Fro Cedar Island, they were large, plump, salty and delicious. My wife enjoyed the fried calamari and Shelton Bin 17 Chardonnay the was to her liking. We were give some crayfish fritters the were wonderful. For diner I enjoyed scallops and mussels on wilted kale that was cooked to perfection. The wife had Salmon entree with potatoes and vegetables that was perfect. We brought home lots of food because we were stuffed wen finished. Can't wait till next trip ot Catch.

Tags: Disabled Access, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Notable Wine List, Organic, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Good Vegetarian Options, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Good for Groups, Cozy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Healthy, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays
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 (Wilmington)·Dined on November 26, 2017

I had not been to The Catch in a couple years. I used to recommend it to out of town visitors. I will not be doing that. We both ordered the crab cakes - the were possibly the worst I’ve had - I swear it was like they had been cooked in advance and microwaved for serving. The sauce was tasteless. Overall it’s an ok place - the location and interior has always only been ok but the food made up for it. Maybe it was the holiday weekend crew in the kitchen. I’ll try again - in a couple years.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 24, 2017

I finally made it to Catch Restaurant in Wilmington! This restaurant consistently is booked, but I was able to snag a reservation for November 24. I feasted on Dirty South oysters as an appetizer. Mom and I shared the seafood platter which was simply perfection. For dessert, Mom had the molten chocolate bundt cake and I had pumpkin cream brûlée. All of the dishes were absolutely amazing!

The service and staff were absolutely exceptional! Chef Keith Rhodes is a culinary genius! Don't miss an opportunity to dine at this restaurant.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food, Casual, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Bar Seating
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·Dined on November 18, 2017

Overall, great experience with excellent quality. Intensive flavor. Their signature sweet potato salad was great but the spinach wasn’t as fresh as it should have been. My partner had the most amazing fresh soft shell crabs from a local purveyor. My Drunken Lobster was beautifully presented but was too sweet for my taste. Oyster appetizer was very good. Nice wine selection .Would go back again!

Tags: Authentic, Tasting Menu, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

We had to help the hostess find our reservation on her computer screen. Meager selection of liquors and spirits. If you love all varieties of shell fish...you'll be happy...but otherwise a very limited menu. Service was slow...seemed distracted and almost inattentive although there was not (yet) a full house. Pre-meal bread (which was quite tasty) did not come out until just before the entrees arrived...which took some time. Things might have been better had we dined at the bar, but it was relatively small with all seats taken at 7:30 pm.

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·Dined on November 11, 2017

Weird ambiance in dining room, bar was beautiful though. We had the calamari as an appetizer and it was delicious. We had the diver scallops with mussels. The sweet potatoes and sauce we're delicious. The mussels and scallops we're cooked well but were incredibly salty. For the price, it seems to risky to go back.

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 (Wilmington)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Our trip to Catch-Modern Seafood Cuisine was very nice once again. We make it here at least once a month and have never been disappointed in the food or service provided. I had a cold beer with my fresh oysters on the half shell to start the meal and followed with a one and a half pound lobster tail on mashed potato puree with asparagus tips. My wife had a glass of Chardonnay with her spare ribs with shrimp topping. The meal was wonderful as usual and Keith Rhodes and his staff proved once again why they win awards.

Tags: Disabled Access, Handcrafted Cocktails, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Organic, Healthy, Authentic, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Dinner with visiting family

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 (Wilmington)·Dined on November 2, 2017

Always love dinner at Catch! and I take every opportunity to introduce new Wilmingtonians to the delicious farm- and ocean-to-table menu. The specials should it me missed.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 28, 2017

We are new to the area and this was our first time at this restaurant. The food and service were excellent. I had never had Red Drum fish before - it was delicious, as were the diver scallops that my wife had. The wine list had some very nice selections at reasonable prices. We will be back.

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·Dined on October 27, 2017

Best fish dish I have ever eaten , also the lobster rocks ! Good family run place and nice staff !

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·Dined on October 27, 2017

Wonderful dining experience from host to service to great food. Would definitely like to visit Catch again when in the area.

Tags: Special Occasion, Late-night Find, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Kid-friendly, Cozy
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 (Wilmington)·Dined on October 26, 2017

Always a pleasure to travel to and enjoy a meal from Catch. Fresh seafood, yummy veggies, and a relaxed atmosphere.

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 (Miami)·Dined on October 24, 2017

Was a wonderful experience. Service was very attentive and interior warming. Food was excellent from the swordfish to the fried seafood platter. Will be going back and recommend anyone to give it a try.

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·Dined on October 24, 2017

This experience was nothing short of amazing!outstanding combinations of flavor, textures, aromas and presentation. It's now our favorite restaurant in the state, thanks Chef Keith!

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 (New England)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Lovely place! We will return, but it was disappointing two items from the menu were unavailable, which just happened to be the ones we wanted.

Maybe next time...

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·Dined on October 21, 2017

As always, we had excellent service (thanks, Marie) and superb food. Catch is our "go-to" place for special occasions, and we're never disappointed. Highly recommend!!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on October 21, 2017

Absolutely love this place for special occasions, its a hidden gem. It's about an hour drive for me but so worth it, my family and I never leave disappointed.

Tags: Comfort Food, Seasonal, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Disabled Access, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion
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·Dined on October 20, 2017

After much anticipation, we finally made it to Catch for my wife's 50th birthday dinner. Aside from the obvious strip mall location which is not great, the interior was updated and pleasant. Lighting did not match the upscale environment however, and the tables were lackluster in their comfort and appearance. The couple behind us were very loud, and obviously on their first date because we could hear every word they said.
Bread was excellent, and water was good. The wine prices were ridiculous, so we chose a beer which is not what we wanted for a special occasion. Then the beer we chose was not in stock.
The food choices were limited with regards to seafood, and two of the dishes offered with fresh fish were substituted for catfish, which is a sub par fish....and not one that goes with the word 'Catch'. I ordered the soft shell crabs, which was actually only one overly battered crab loaded with salt and grease, and draped with greasy watercress. My stomach later regretted the choice.
My wife ordered the ribs, which were so spicy she could not eat them. The server, who was excellent, brought us a delicious piece of key lime pie, but alas the damage was done, and we would not go back. Quite a disappointment, and not a review I had hoped. I will mention that I have lived in NYC for 15 years, and owned a restaurant at one point in my career, so my qualifications to give this review are stout.

Sorry!

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·Dined on October 19, 2017

Nice ambiance, courteous wait staff, creative menu, great appetizers and entrees, fresh fish, cozy environment.

Tags: Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Healthy
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 (Wilmington)·Dined on October 17, 2017

Being a Tuesday night the restaurant was quiet. Not sure what the noise level would be if it were packed. Service was excellent and the timing was great, never felt rushed. Get the firecracker shrimp as an appetizer. It's a signature dish and we split it for 3 people, 2 shrimp each as they are very large. The fried seafood platter is quite large but the batter is light and tasty not heavy like some friend food. The lobster dish on the menu and the lobster dish special, both were excellent and such a creative presentation. The lobster was cooked perfectly and the chef and staff did all the work for you by removing it from the shell and then placing it back on the shell for presentation purposes. Really beautifully presented. Sorry I should have taken a picture. Those two dishes were a perfect size, not an overwhelming amount of food. The desserts were big and easy to split with another person. Great dining experience and would definitely go back.

Tags: Casual, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on October 14, 2017

Great food and service like always. Our favorite place to go!

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on October 14, 2017

The food was exquisite,but comforting at the same time- the service was beyond compare.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Hot Spot, Late-night Find, Authentic, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Seasonal, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date
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 (Charleston)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Food was ok but my fried oysters were over cooked. Food took a really long time to come out, table of four beside us was seated after us and was finished eating before we received our entree.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Always a great experience at Catch! Food is delicious, service is superb. Friendly, fun place!

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on October 7, 2017

The focus at Catch is on the food, and we really appreciate that. We enjoyed the mussels and the clams to start, and the tempura lobster, which was sensational. I would return for those items alone. The staff needs more training or support, we had to ask multiple times for things, for example. The ambiance isn't the best, but again, the food is the highlight.

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on October 7, 2017

My husband and I ate here for our anniversary. The service was terrific and everyone was welcoming and friendly. Our waitress provided suggestions to help us make choices with the menu. She recommended the crab cakes which are definitely a must have when eating here. The dirty south oysters appetizer was also incredible. We also received some unexpected special surprises from the restaurant for our anniversary which was so thoughtful. We had an overall amazing experience eating here. We will definitely eat here again.

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