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Catch - Modern Seafood Cuisine, Wilmington, NC

Catch - Modern Seafood Cuisine

4.8
4.8
1760 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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Booked 15 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • 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

Popular dishes

Menu

Start with

  • Crispy Brussels Sprouts$9.00

    Himalayan Sea salt, Parmesan Powder

    • "Firecracker" Pamlico Shrimp$15.00

      Sriracha Cream, Sesame -Coconut Flake

      • Buttermilk Fried Calamari$14.00

        Parmesan, Cherry peppers & Sweet Chili dip

        • Coconut-Yellow Curry PEI Mussels$13.00

          Kaffir Lime, Cilantro & Sesame Toast

          Salads

          Add grilled or blackened shrimp $8. Add grilled or blackened tuna or salmon $9

          • Catch Farmhouse Salad$17.00

            Mixed spring lettuces, tomato, egg, bacon, Blue cheese, Avocado, Honey-Roasted Shallot Vinaigrette

            • Hibachi Salad$11.00

              Romaine, Shiitake Mushrooms, Carrot, Cucumber & Tomato & Sesame Ginger Dressing

              • Chop Chop Caesar Salad$11.00

                Chopped Romaine, Bermuda Onion, Cucumber, Parmesan Powder, Croutons, House Caesar Dressing

                From the Sea

                • Southern Fried Seafood Platter

                  Crispy NC Catfish, Carolina Shrimp & VA Oysters with Buttermilk Yukon Slaw & fried potatoes

                  • Choose 1$18.00
                  • Choose 2$22.00
                  • Choose 3$26.00
                • Catch Signature NC Lump Crab Cakes$16.00

                  herb roasted potatoes, bacon sauté green beans, Hennessy-Lobster Cream

                  • Catch Shrimp & Grits$27.00

                    Bentons Bacon, onions & peppers, Mushrooms, Anson Mills Garlic Cheddar Grits

                    • Buttermilk Fried Lobster Tail$36.00

                      Garlic Broccoli, Mac & 3 Cheeses, Hennessy-Lobster cream

                      • Cast Iron Blackened Swordfish$28.00

                        Sweet potato mash, Garlic broccoli, Yellow Curry Aioli

                        • Miso-Honey Glazed "Verlasso" Salmon$27.00

                          Herb roasted Potatoes, Garlic Broccoli

                          Land Offerings

                          add small Caesar salad or Spring green salad $6

                          • Pad Thai Noodles$18.00

                            Rice noodles, Thai Herbs, Bean sprouts, Tomato, Mushroom & Onion, Sweet Chili Sauce

                            • Molasses Glazed Back Ribs$21.00

                              Sweet Potato Brûlée, Jerk Collards

                              • Wood Grilled Angus 12.oz NY Strip Steak$26.00

                                Cajun fried potatoes, Garlic Broccoli & Steak Sauce

                                Last updated: February 3, 2022

                                What 1,760 people are saying

                                Overall ratings and reviews

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                                4.8
                                4.8 based on recent ratings
                                • 4.8Food
                                • 4.9Service
                                • 4.5Ambience
                                • 4.5Value

                                NoiseModerate

                                Loved For

                                • Coastal North Carolina

                                  Best Service

                                • Coastal North Carolina

                                  Fit for Foodies

                                • Coastal North Carolina

                                  Neighborhood Gem

                                • Coastal North Carolina

                                  Special Occasion

                                • Coastal North Carolina

                                  Seafood

                                • Wilmington

                                  Best Service

                                • Wilmington

                                  Fit for Foodies

                                • Wilmington

                                  Healthy

                                • Wilmington

                                  Neighborhood Gem

                                • Wilmington

                                  Notable Wine List

                                • Wilmington

                                  Special Occasion

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                                1. G

                                  George

                                  Wilmington

                                  11 reviews

                                  vip
                                  5.0

                                  11 reviews

                                  Dined 1 day ago

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  Our evening was wonderful! The service was beyond outstanding as was the food. I shared our enjoyment with my c0-workers today.

                                2. AL

                                  ALScott32114

                                  Raleigh

                                  5 reviews

                                  vip
                                  5.0

                                  5 reviews

                                  Dined 6 days ago

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  We had a wonderful date night dinner at Catch. The staff were welcoming and friendly and very professional. The establishment decor is modern and warm. Our food was served quickly and it was hot and delicious. Entrée prices are $30+, but it’s worth every penny. We will definitely visit again.

                                3. j

                                  jimmtp

                                  Charleston

                                  10 reviews

                                  4.0

                                  10 reviews

                                  Dined 6 days ago

                                  overall4food4service3ambience2

                                  We had the dirty oyster's app they were excellent. The calamari was nothing special. Soft shell crab where probably the best i ever had. I would return just for those. My wife had the scallops and pasta dish. Scallops should have been seared first before adding to the pasta but the sauce on both the scallops and the crab was outstanding.

                                4. OT

                                  OpenTable Diner

                                  San Francisco

                                  1 review

                                  5.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined on May 18, 2022

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  Amazing experience after Watching this restaurant on television and driving over two hours away!

                                5. a

                                  anonymous

                                  Washington DC

                                  7 reviews

                                  5.0

                                  7 reviews

                                  Dined on May 18, 2022

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  It was a perfect choice for our anniversary. The food was prepared beautifully and all staff wonderful. It is a bit pricey but we expected that and I can see why. Cocktails were very original too.

                                6. BD

                                  BarbieD

                                  1 review

                                  5.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined on May 17, 2022

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  everything was tasty - service was good and food was yummy & creative

                                7. CH

                                  ColleenH

                                  1 review

                                  5.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined on May 14, 2022

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  Let Catch help you celebrate any special occasion! Menu is amazing with wonderful local items. Service is efficient and with a smile.

                                8. b

                                  beckyv

                                  Raleigh

                                  4 reviews

                                  vip
                                  5.0

                                  4 reviews

                                  Dined on May 13, 2022

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  Amazing food, great service. One of the best meals we’ve had in awhile. We’ll be back!

                                9. KD

                                  KerriD

                                  San Francisco

                                  19 reviews

                                  4.0

                                  19 reviews

                                  Dined on May 12, 2022

                                  overall4food5service4ambience3

                                  We came here to celebrate our wedding anniversary. If you want upscale fresh local seafood with southern flair, this is your place. We started with a bottle of Champagne and oysters in the half shell. The Charleston oysters were our favorite. I had the sweet potato salad, which was rather large and quite good. My husband had the Caesar, which he enjoyed. For an entree, I got the soft shell crab special and was thrilled that they were able to make it gluten free. I ate every bite! My husband order the swordfish and they made it without shellfish to accommodate his allergy. The server surprised us with a chocolate cake to celebrate our special day. We really enjoyed our dinner and plan to be back.

                                10. JH

                                  JHawkins

                                  Raleigh

                                  1 review

                                  5.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined on May 11, 2022

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  The food, customer service, and ambience was superb! I will definitely come again next time I'm in the area.

                                11. MA

                                  MarkA

                                  Wilmington

                                  3 reviews

                                  5.0

                                  3 reviews

                                  Dined on May 6, 2022

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  We have been there several times and every time has been great in every aspect. You need to try this place.

                                12. A

                                  Amazing

                                  Western NC

                                  1 review

                                  vip
                                  5.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined on May 5, 2022

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  Amazing food and service! Outstanding restaurant and staff!

                                13. JB

                                  JimB

                                  Raleigh

                                  1 review

                                  5.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined on May 5, 2022

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  Great spot for celebrations....dining, not just eating. Staff is very attentive and food is outstanding!

                                14. OT

                                  OpenTable Diner

                                  Raleigh

                                  1 review

                                  5.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined on May 5, 2022

                                  overall5food5service5ambience4

                                  Great customer service and food!

                                15. JB

                                  JennyB

                                  Hawaii

                                  1 review

                                  5.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined on April 30, 2022

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  Excellent service and even more excellent food. So, so good!

                                16. PC

                                  PortCityFoodie

                                  Raleigh

                                  8 reviews

                                  5.0

                                  8 reviews

                                  Dined on April 29, 2022

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  Food was fresh and prepared exquisitely. Buttermilk batter fried oysters were delicious. Stuff flounder was special item that should be a regular on the menu. Service by Danique was excellent. This is wife’s go to spot never fails to satisfy.

                                17. W

                                  Whitefriar

                                  1 review

                                  4.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined on April 29, 2022

                                  overall4food4service5ambience3

                                  What was good: the service, my cocktail (cucumber margarita), the crab cakes. What was not so good: the ambience was not what it once was; we were the first through the door at opening and I was about to order what we were told was the daily special when our server was informed that it was now off; the list of cocktails did not include anything gin-based; the selection of sea food dishes was limited; the presentation of the sea food platter was unattractive; the price of the crab cakes. So, overall a disappointing experience at what was recently rated as Wilmington's best sea food restaurant.

                                18. OT

                                  OpenTable Diner

                                  Charlotte

                                  1 review

                                  5.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined on April 29, 2022

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  Amazing food! Service was wonderful. 10/10 recommend!

                                19. s

                                  steveb

                                  Raleigh

                                  7 reviews

                                  vip
                                  5.0

                                  7 reviews

                                  Dined on April 22, 2022

                                  overall5food5service4ambience4

                                  Had a nice dinner at Catch during our getaway to Wilmington. The dishes we had were creative, beautifully plated and very satisfying. We had an Asian Tuna Loin and Fried Lobster and both dishes were great. This is a terrific spot for a nice dinner with your special someone.

                                20. OT

                                  OpenTable Diner

                                  Wilmington

                                  3 reviews

                                  5.0

                                  3 reviews

                                  Dined on April 21, 2022

                                  overall5food5service5ambience4

                                  Good food attentive service and the ambiance in terms of decor also seems to have improved. A nice evening

                                21. Z

                                  Zedrick

                                  1 review

                                  5.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined on April 21, 2022

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  The food was extremely delicious, the waitstaff was friendly and attentive, and I would definitely recommend this restaurant to anyone who loves good seafood!

                                22. M

                                  Meredith

                                  1 review

                                  5.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined on April 17, 2022

                                  overall5food5service5ambience4

                                  Catch is superb. It is to put it mildly, a treasure. The shrimp cocktail was beautiful, cooked to perfection, not to death. The entire dinner was 5 star from beginning-the shrimp, then to the squid, followed by the best crab cakes with TOTAL crab(no fillers) from Maryland to South Carolina. All served with a crisp dry and most Italian Pinot. The end was a lovely cake and good coffee. We were among the last to leave but all was served by a pleasant and most attentive staff. Well done Catch!

                                23. OT

                                  OpenTable Diner

                                  Washington DC

                                  2 reviews

                                  5.0

                                  2 reviews

                                  Dined on April 16, 2022

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  Wonderful Birthday Dinner!! Denique made it extra special with her kind attentiveness and wonderful sense of humor. The food was fabulous and we will definitely be back for our next celebration!

                                24. JH

                                  JessicaH

                                  Wilmington

                                  1 review

                                  5.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined on April 16, 2022

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  The best tuna I’ve ever had! The service was fantastic, prompt and kind. A bit pricey but understandable and perfect for a special occasion.

                                25. OT

                                  OpenTable Diner

                                  New York Area

                                  1 review

                                  5.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined on April 15, 2022

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  Outstanding cuisine and service as usual. Very creative menu . Presentation is always unique and appropriately elegant. A consistent top tier Wilmington restaurant.

                                26. OT

                                  OpenTable Diner

                                  Wilmington

                                  4 reviews

                                  vip
                                  4.0

                                  4 reviews

                                  Dined on April 14, 2022

                                  overall4food2service5ambience4

                                  Very disappointed in the crab cake..

                                27. s

                                  stacys

                                  Raleigh

                                  5 reviews

                                  5.0

                                  5 reviews

                                  Dined on April 13, 2022

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  Excellent food excellent service!!!

                                28. R

                                  Racketom

                                  Wilmington

                                  21 reviews

                                  vip
                                  5.0

                                  21 reviews

                                  Dined on April 12, 2022

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  I wanted a crab cake and the soft shell crabs special so I asked if I could get a crab cake appetizer and they happily accommodated my request! The crab cakes are pricey because Chef Rhodes is neither skimping on the size nor the crab in the cake. Delicious and well worth the price. I'd rather pay more than get a crab cake that is mostly just breading. The soft shell crabs were meaty and cooked to perfection. Bartender Art is on point with the martinis...I am very particular. All in all a perfect birthday dinner! Coffee the best in town and a complimentary chocolate cake with 🎆!

                                29. MS

                                  MeganS

                                  Charleston

                                  1 review

                                  5.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined on April 8, 2022

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  We loved everything about it! We ware excited to eat at a Top Chef's restaurant, it absolutely lived up to our expectations.

                                30. OT

                                  OpenTable Diner

                                  Raleigh

                                  5 reviews

                                  5.0

                                  5 reviews

                                  Dined on April 5, 2022

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  Always a great experience! Even on a Tuesday night.

                                31. JM

                                  JoMc

                                  Wilmington

                                  3 reviews

                                  4.0

                                  3 reviews

                                  Dined on April 2, 2022

                                  overall4food5service5ambience3

                                  The specials were amazing. Smoked Oyster appetizers were delicious. Our waitress was terrific, knowledgeable and efficient. The chocolate creme Brule was perfect. Pricey, but definitely worth it for special occasion.

                                32. OT

                                  OpenTable Diner

                                  Raleigh

                                  5 reviews

                                  4.0

                                  5 reviews

                                  Dined on March 25, 2022

                                  overall4food4service2ambience4

                                  The food was great, the service was fair. Shrimp in grits needed more grits. The crab cakes were delicious, fried Brussels were awesome. Our waiter seemed distracted.

                                33. SM

                                  SteveM

                                  Wilmington

                                  1 review

                                  5.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined on March 25, 2022

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  Superb. Outstanding. Perfect!

                                34. TD

                                  TracyD

                                  Wilmington

                                  1 review

                                  5.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined on March 18, 2022

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  The food was incredible and the staff was awesome!

                                35. BR

                                  BrandonR

                                  Birmingham

                                  3 reviews

                                  5.0

                                  3 reviews

                                  Dined on March 18, 2022

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  Great spot for an anniversary to to celebrate a special occasion. Menu on the more expensive side but quality commensurate with the cost. Quality house drink menu with well crafted and unique flavors. Menu always changing so there is always something new to try.

                                36. NC

                                  NCgirl

                                  Wilmington

                                  105 reviews

                                  vip
                                  3.0

                                  105 reviews

                                  Dined on March 11, 2022

                                  overall3food2service4ambience3

                                  I guess I don't like Low Country cuisine; as I never seem to like the food here so I won't try it again. I already knew their Caesar salad was not a traditional Caesar salad so I didn't get that. The waitress recommended the NC Sweet Potato salad; it was good except I didn't care for the chunks of sweet potatoes in it. I had the Uncle Phil Soft Shell Crabs which came on a bed of field type peas and pureed sweet potatoes; I didn't care for the peas, I liked the pureed sweet potatoes, but the crab which was nicely fried had no flavor. My husband had the braised short rib ($40) which he liked. My margarita was good.

                                37. B

                                  Bella

                                  Charleston

                                  1 review

                                  5.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined on March 11, 2022

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  Amazing experience. Keep doing what you’re doing! Bring the best cuisine to the port city!

                                38. GM

                                  GeneM

                                  Charlotte

                                  7 reviews

                                  2.0

                                  7 reviews

                                  Dined on March 9, 2022

                                  overall2food2service5ambience1

                                  All the food tasted like bacon. We are not bacon lovers so we were not big fsns. The softshell crab was great though. Our waitress was amaxing. She was the best part of the dinner. The ambiance was not much to be enjoyed. I definitely wouldnt recommend for a date night. But its worth an experience to try. Maybe you have better luck then us.

                                39. AL

                                  AnnL

                                  Greensboro

                                  1 review

                                  4.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined on March 2, 2022

                                  overall4food4service5ambience3

                                  Excellent server. Good food, but somewhat expensive.

                                40. OT

                                  OpenTable Diner

                                  Washington DC

                                  1 review

                                  3.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined on February 26, 2022

                                  overall3food3service4ambience4

                                  I was expecting

                                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 4.8 stars by 1760 OpenTable diners.

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

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                                Booked 15 times today
                                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

                                • 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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