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

Catch - Modern Seafood Cuisine Ratings and Reviews

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4.7

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4.6

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4.3

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4.3

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94% would recommend it to a friend

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Casual (14)
Cozy (13)
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Notable Wine List (10)
Romantic (10)
Healthy (9)
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·Dined 2 days ago

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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 (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.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Healthy, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date
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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 !

Tags: Cozy, Casual, Business Meals, Special Occasion
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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.

Tags: Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Kid-friendly, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries
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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!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Organic, Vegan, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Romantic, Hot Spot, Fun
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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...

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation
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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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·Dined on October 6, 2017

Excellent food and service. Highly recommend. Noise level was low, so could actually hear conversation!!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Gluten Free Options, Healthy, Good for a Date, Authentic
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 (Charleston)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Great every time we go; it's a must. Oysters are a must, but so is everything else.

Tags: Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Hot Spot, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Casual, Comfort Food
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 (West Virginia)·Dined on September 30, 2017

This was a fantastic find. We were visiting the area and were yearning for seafood. There were so many choices we found it difficult to choose. The service was outstanding as was the food. Can't wait to come back.

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 (Wilmington)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Just wonderful. Fantastic night out with my wife on our anniversary. The folks over at Catch went above and beyond. Will definitely be going back.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on September 26, 2017

An excellent seafood restaurant. Always a good meal

Tags: Good for Groups, Casual, Special Occasion
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 (Wilmington)·Dined on September 24, 2017

The stars aligned and we were finally able to give "Catch" a try..... Not disappointed in the least and anticipate many more evenings.

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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on September 22, 2017

Best seafood in Wilmington! Great service, menu and wine list. My favorite is the scallops and mussels -- done just right, tender and excellent sauces.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Notable Wine List
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 (Wilmington)·Dined on September 21, 2017

Catch continues to impress. The staff is friendly and responsive. The menu showcases the kitchen's knowledge and creativity with seafood and local produce. We had local littlenecks, conch fritters, soft shells with a Texas Pete alioli over okra, and red drum that was perfectly cooked. We left with the warm feeling of having eaten very well and having been taken care of by a dedicated team. We hit the Catch food truck much more often, but we were reminded of just how good the restaurant is.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Fun
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on September 20, 2017

First, let me say that the staff are all exceptional. Better yet are the creative and absolutely delicious dishes from chef Keith Rhodes! If you are visiting the Wilmington NC area, this is a must visit dining experience. All dishes are prepared to order, individually. Enjoy! We did again and again!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 19, 2017

This place is a little difficult to find if you don't know the area. The decor is low key and in keeping with the beach atmosphere. The food is amazing and is more like what I would expect from a more fancy / opulent restaurant. This was truly some of the best seafood I've ever eaten. The wait staff was very friendly and attentive. The music was quiet, thereby allowing us to have a normal conversation without trying to compete with other diners. The wines offered are more than reasonably priced. If I lived in Wilmington, this would be one of my weekly go to places for fabulous seafood. I'm hoping to see them again very soon. Thanks for a wonderful evening. Truly five star service and food.

Tags: Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Gluten Free Options, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Organic, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on September 18, 2017

A bit above our usual budget, but always a great dining experience. Chef Keith is a culinary genius!

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·Dined on September 18, 2017

My wife and I had dinner on our anniversary recently. The service was great and the food exceptional! Catch has moved back into the leading spot for favorite local restaurants!!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on September 16, 2017

I recently moved to Wilmington on August 23rd and have already been twice for dinner and was thoroughly impressed both times. Will definitely be back soon. They got a great thing going at Catch.

Tags: Authentic, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies
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 (Western NC)·Dined on September 15, 2017

Food and service are excellent. Love the leisurely pace. Some complain about wait time for food, but if I am out for a nice gourmet dinner, I hate to feel rushed. I like time to sip wine, talk, and digest a little before moving to the next course.

Tags: Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Casual, Romantic
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·Dined on September 11, 2017

I took my wife here for her birthday. We had a wonderful meal, service was excellent.The chef even came out to talk to my wife, she wanted to know about the shrimp appetizer we ordered. Best dinner out in Wilmington since we moved here two years ago. We'll be back!

Tags: Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 11, 2017

Peking duck was awesome!!! Blackened swordfish --- none better since K-Paul's in NOLA. They gave US a gift certificate for our next visit cuz it was our anniversary!

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·Dined on September 9, 2017

I had seen this chef being interviewed on a local news show and decided to give The Catch a try. Excellent. I liked the pace of the service, a bit on the slower, take your time, side. I hate being rushed. I had the dirty south oysters on the 1/2 shell. Very good. But the lobster tempura was my main dish, simply amazing. In fact that lobster was probably the best entree I've eaten in a very long time. Priced at $38.00 it was worth every yummy bite.

My date had the grouper which he said was very good. He didn't like the side vegetables but then he's not much for vegetables. Very nice wine list. My date had a cold so we didn't stay for dessert but the ones we saw looked delicious. This is my new favorite in the Wilmington area.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Casual
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