Catch - Modern Seafood Cuisine

4.7
1743 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 1743 people are saying
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vipVickiM
Charleston
30 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for our Anniversary. As always the food was great and the service was excellent!

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DonalO
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We had the crispy Brussels and they were delicious! I had the salmon and my husband had the grilled shrimp with the Cesar salad. Everything was very good and the service was great.

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MikeT
Charlotte
6 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was the best dining experience we’ve had in a long time ( and we eat out frequently)! The food, all courses, was beautifully presented and delicious! DeNique, our server, was very knowledgeable about the menu and made recommendations that were spot-on. She was so professional, so helpful and an absolute pleasure…and fun, too. Support this small business. They are doing everything right and taking great care of their staff, too.
Mike & Kyle

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server, DaNique, was simply awesome. The food was excellent. Cannot wait to return.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every time we go to Catch the food and service are wonderful!!

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vipWendyW
Wilmington
14 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every meal I've had at catch for the last 5 years has been exceptional. This trip, I had the best lamb tenderloin of my life. My husband had the best sangria of his life (try the citrus sangria). You will never be disappointed.

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Nose
Greensboro
15 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a great early dinner on a Thursday. Not crowded. Food was very good. Soft shell crab dish plus a seafood platter. $35 each. Large portions. I had my leftovers for lunch today. Really good food. Go an enjoy

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Jeff
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Such a non-pretentuous setting and really good food. Perfectly cooked soft shell crab with sweet potato and apples. And my dining companion had a great shrimp and grits full of flavor.

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RMD64
Wilmington
15 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

My wife and I have dined at Catch Modern Seafood on several visits to Wilmington over the past couple years. The food and service is consistently very good. We love this restaurant.

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Shirley
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Honestly, when we arrived, we were not too sure about the restaurant because it doesn’t have curb appeal. It is located in a small strip mall, but as soon as we opened the door, we were reminded not judge a book by its cover. The inside was quaint, very appealing, clean, and welcoming. We were greeted by the hostess immediately; she was warm and welcoming. We had a reservation. We were seated immediately and greeted by our server, Denique, who made our experience that much better. She introduced herself and knew the food and menu well. She was accommodating to our requests and questions. The bartender/mixologist made me a delicious fall drink. My daughter also had a delicious mocktail. The bread that was served at the table to start was served with a delicious dipping oil. All of the food we ordered was delicious from start to finish. We all had seafood dishes and loved them. Honestly, when I took one bite if my husband’s lobster dish, it brought me straight back to Thailand. I had soft shell crab that was seasoned perfectly. All of the dishes were just seasoned perfectly and unexpectedly.
I would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone who loves seafood. They have something for everyone.
We were there to celebrate our anniversary. It was very special.

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JonathanT
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The server was fantastic. Very personable and knowledgeable of the menu. The food as always was exquisite.

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GeorgeS
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food, nice menu

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Taylor
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We absolutely loved our dinner here! Catch made us feel so spoiled! We went for our anniversary and all the staff wished us a happy anniversary. They even brought us a complimentary cake to celebrate. Not to mention, the cocktails, appetizers, and our dinners were flawless. Wonderful experience and highly recommend!

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vipCocobear
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

New to the area and I’m a Top Chef fan. Every bite was delicious. Craft cocktail list was wonderful. I will be back

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AndreaM
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, service and ambiance all wonderful. Angry lobster - delicious as always but the duck was out of this world!

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Ameliagirl
Jacksonville
3 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Only rated it 4 because they were out of several food items. What we ended up with was delicious-just not our first choice. Service was top notch.

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MarkyS
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wow! What a superlative meal. The baked oysters and swordfish were out of this world. And my server was very helpful and pleasant and friendly. This is one of the best places to eat here in Wilmington and the limited menu offers only truly delicious options. I will want to eat here every time we come to Wilmington without a doubt!

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ChrisF
Richmond
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All aspects of a class restaurant were present regarding Catch. Although residing in a somewhat obscure location, it was certainly worth the u-turn we had to make to get there. 5 stars for sure!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Catch never disappoints, Covid or no! Food--excellent! Wait service--excellent! Drinks--excellent! You would think it would get boring, but Chef Rhodes and staff keep it lively and fresh and always a must-stop for visitors and just generally.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was quite possibly the best meal my husband and I have ever had. It was more than a meal, it was an experience. My husband described it as dramatically more than food. We had one of the daily specials, dirty southern oysters, and the crab cakes. There are really no other words that can describe how exceptional it was. Additionally, everyone on the staff was so kind, cheery, and you could see the efficiency and team work from the time we walked in until we left. Can’t wait to visit Wilmington again so we can eat at Catch!!

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Judy
Columbus
5 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Beautiful presentation. Waitress, Denise, was very helpful.

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WildHorse
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved Catch in Wilmington NC. It was delicious and the staff was so nice.

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Campy
Chicago
19 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We went to Catch to celebrate my wife’s retirement. The service was very good; everyone was really friendly. Firecracker Shrimp was delicious, our entrees were very good and the dessert, a coconut cake was fantastic!

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vipTene
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Emmy winner

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vipleelee
Raleigh
34 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience2

Outstanding appetizers and main courses. You can tell pride is taken in using fresh ingredients and presentation.

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Kelly
Orlando
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Dirty South baked oysters were the best! Everyone was super nice and professional.

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digger
Miami
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Highly recommend any of the chef's daily special, but all plates are excellent (including the desserts!)

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OpenTable Diner
Wilmington
2 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

After a very disappointing anniversary dinner on Monday we decided to do it again and Catch was our choice. What a wonderful experience! From the moment we walked in the door we were greeted with “happy anniversary”. Our server Denique Went above and beyond to make our night special. Our app Of crab dip was is one of the best we’ve had. My husband swordfish and my tempura lobster were outstanding. The complementary drink and dessert was just the icing on the cake. Thank you Chef Rhodes for making our 46th anniversary so special. We will be back!

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JoeL
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best restaurant I have been to in Wilmington.

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JGfromNC
Raleigh
5 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and food choices, including beverages. Warm and friendly staff and fellow customers. Overall a great experience. This is a gem of a restaurant.

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murph
Wilmington
5 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience4

Overall, we were disappointed after hearing about Catch. Ambience is ok considering it's in a strip mall, but not as modern and upscale as ads make it sound. Service was prompt but very casual with staff wearing street clothes and tag teaming on serving. Food was middle of the road with a couple of items being overly salty, one actually too salty to eat. Prices are very high considering the fact that you are in Wilmington and it is not a fine dining experience.

Catch - Modern Seafood Cuisine
Responded on September 15, 2021

It seems your expectations weren’t met, with ambience (but you rated it 4), located in a strip mall, as most restaurants sometimes are…it’s not fine dining, as you assume… the menu, is based on food cost and you have the option (after reviewing) whether it’s for you or not. Clearly there is ONE server when dining, but here at Catch, staff members: hostess, bartender, owner, server brings out food when it’s ready, it’s not “Tag Teaming” it’s “TEAMWORK”. If food was salty, it was never mentioned.

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vipConnie
Charlotte
9 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were visiting from Charlotte to celebrate our anniversary and finally were able to get a reservation. The servers were excellent, friendly and knowledgeable about the menu. The food was delicious! They complimented us with a cocktail and dessert!! We'll be back!

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ElizabethC
Wilmington
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Denique (so sorry if this is misspelled) was a fantastic server. She went above and beyond to make sure my husband's birthday dinner was amazing and memorable. Food was amazing as always! We always look forward to continuing our birthday tradition at Catch!

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vipBarryT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding flavor profiles on every delicious bite. I can highly recommend the soft shell,crab. Also we had pot stickers and oysters on the half shell. My wife had ceviche and said it was the best she had ever had. This is a fantasy place to eat!!!

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KarenS
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My go-to place when I want to treat friends and family to something special. The service is always excellent as well.

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CharmaineB
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall3food5service5ambience5

Date night for wifey and myself ,someone recommended ,great food great atmosphere ,love the ambiance ,only complaint portion size of food was not worth the prize, for two people my bill was 160.00 and we got the special of the night, food taste great but don’t know if I will go back ,need to give a little more food for the prices.

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NancyC
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food, great service. Will definitely go back.

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vipPhilA
Charlotte
13 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent cocktail menu and superb dinner. Worth a special trip. The fried Okra and Brussel Sprouts were excellent appetizers. The salmon and soft-shelled crab were both superb entrees

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EricG
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place was amazing. Great food all around and the wine selection was what my wife was looking for. We are on vacation at Topsail Island and trust me it’s worth the 45 min drive down. Count us in for another visit next year when we come back.

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CMoMgo
Western NC
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite restaurant in this area. Delicious, fresh seafood every time. Superb menu and service.

FAQs

Catch - Modern Seafood Cuisine offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (910) 799-3847.

Catch - Modern Seafood Cuisine is rated 4.7 stars by 1743 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.