Catch - Modern Seafood Cuisine

4.7
1717 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 1717 people are saying
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was outstanding. New favorite restaurant. What a talented chef and great friendly staff.

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JimB
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual my experience was top notch.
I ordered the special which was the drunken lobster. Delicious!

SG
SharonG
Raleigh
14 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorite places to go.

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RhondaM
Houston
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was wonderful. The waitress recommended the Swordfish and it was delish.

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Tiptopshape
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience3

We lived on the coast of Maryland so we understand great sea food. The crab cakes delivered and the cucumber margarita was excellent. Highly recommend this lovely joint. Server was knowledgeable and attentive.

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IlgaB
Jacksonville
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been eating at Catch every summer since opening @ 12 years! It just gets better and better! Invcredible food! The very tender mussels in a thai cocunut/kaffir lime broth were oustanding ! My usual sweet potato salad was a great traditional salad I always go to! The Ahi tuna was seared to perfection! Best tuna I have had anywhere.... The Cocunut cake was so moist and not overly sweet! Ecstasy!

MB
MelissaB
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a party of 8 and every single dish was amazing!! We will definitely be visiting again.

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Collegebowl
Raleigh
22 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect in every way. Keith Rhodes is the best chef and restaurateur in Wilmington. Haley did a great job. Thank you for a fabulous anniversary dinner.

JB
JBCIII
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food at Catch was amazing! Definitely recommend!

JH
JessicaH
Orlando
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great meal at Catch last night. Our appetizers and caesar salads were great, as well as the entrees. The blacked tuna was outstanding! The service was exceptional.

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LawrenceG
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was fabulous, the service was pleasant and impeccable.

LR
LindaR
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Catch has been promoted as one of the best options in Wilmington for fresh, locally sourced seafood, so we had to try it. Meh. Ambience was representative of exactly what it is - strip mall. Food, although ok was not memorable. Our server, Allysa, was very good - knew the menu and the wine list very well, and saw to it that our needs were met. Did not replace a dropped fork, and got a little scarce as it got busier in the restaurant.
We all felt that it was over-priced for what we got. We had just been to another Wilmington restaurant 2 nights earlier, and had a far better experience in every way (food was memorable, service excellent, AND the total check (for equivalent food/wine) was $20 less before tip. Why would we return to Catch when that option is available?!

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OpenTable Diner
Wilmington
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my Birthday meal for this year. I do have celiac‘s and the Waitress the chef was awesome. They accommodated my special needs. The food was so so good. I am visiting Wilmington and the next time we come to Wilmington we will definitely come back to the restaurant.

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ElandKev
Charlotte
17 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

My husband and I each had a caesar salad with our entree. The salad was very good but the entree was delivered before we took our first bite of salad so they took it back to the kitchen. I had shrimp and grits. Very nice portion of shrimp and the grits had a nice flavor. My husband had the whole Maine lobster mkt. price and really enjoyed his dinner. When we got the bill, the lobster was $60.00. We would have preferred our server mentioning that cost so that we could choose if we wanted to pay that much for one dinner entree. Thank you.

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Fischerman
Raleigh
27 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

We were excited to discover chef's interpretations of southern classics as well as his unique creations. We were not disappointed. Service was attentive without being intrusive and we had some fun throughout the dining experience. We'll certainly be going back the Catch.

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HaleeM
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing restaurant, amazing service, amazing food!

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Concertgoers
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Was a good treat as it has always been

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Marshmama
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Outstanding service at The Catch. Husband said that parmesan cheese in his Caesar salad was not the best parmesan, though. Oysters were very small compared to those at other restaurants but very tasty. Lobster special was excellent, served with a wonderful rice and sauce.

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Diane
Wilmington
4 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food were delicious.
Catch adds the tip for a party of 5 or more

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vipCCNC
Raleigh
17 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Birthday visit for my hubby. Great food as always. Nice birthday dessert tosses in. Had a wonderful time. Each item we ate was amazing - mussels, calamari, angry lobster, sweet potato salad, etc.

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Sid44
Raleigh
36 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We shared the crab cakes and they were excellent with an order of Brussel sprouts that were very good.

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TKAGMA
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Tasty food and drink. Polite wait staff.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always the best quality food and service. The chef is so imaginative and always has us wondering what a secret ingredient is. My absolute favorite restaurant in Wilmington which has no shortage of great restaurants.

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arniel
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience2

Food was very good but several entrees were unavailable by 7:30 when we arrived. Minimal ambience and quite pricey average glass of red wine was $14 and avg entree was $32. Again food was very good

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

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vipDouglasM
Louisville
4 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Very good food and service! We will be back!

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was amazing! The food, the service, the ambiance. We cannot wait to go again. ❤️

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Carol
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The swordfish was cooked perfectly and was very fresh. Our waitress was very helpful in explaining the dishes and wine list. Catch is always an excellent choice for a wonderful meal and good conversation. Our only complaint was that our table was not directly under a light and the menu was a little hard to read in the dim light. But that was minor.

Overall, we'll be back!

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NancyM
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent menu. We enjoyed the very delicious calamari appetizer and the swordfish entree. It was scrumptious, very well prepared. Staff and service were excellent. We look forward to a return visit very soon.

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RalphC
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We are never disappointed with the meals we choose.

SM
SusanM
Wilmington
11 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Flounder I have ever tasted. Surprise dessert for our anniversary that was excellent

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CindyC
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

There are great choices on the menu. I am following a Mediterranean diet & experienced a delicious meal with the NC Spinach and Sweet potato salad topped with Salmon.

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Father’s Day

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stephenb
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience3

No need to be thrown off by the store front the dining area is very nice and most importantly the food is great

KB
KarenB
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food. Outstanding all around service. Took friends there for their first time. Said they will definitely return.

CD
CarterD
Wilmington
3 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was very good. Service was excellent. I would definitely recommend it to others.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

As always the best seafood in the Cape Fear area, creatively prepared with flavors and aromas that delight the palette. Friendly and attentive staff that welcome you in and thank you when you leave.

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Lilredhenn
Wilmington
2 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as always!

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OpenTable Diner
Wilmington
3 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

My husband and I went to Catch for our 22nd Anniversary dinner. I was disappointed because the calamari was fried too hard and the crab cakes were burned on one side. My first visit to the restaurant the crab cakes were excellent made with jumbo lump crab meat and with minimal ingredients to bind the meat for the cake. The consistency of the crab cakes on my recent visit was totally different and disappointing. The wine was good and the Bundt cake we received as a gift was delicious.

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vipJoyce
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Love the food at Catch. Such creative combinations of flavors!

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 1717 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.