Catch - Modern Seafood Cuisine

4.7
1306 reviews
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$30 and under
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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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Seafood, Vegetarian, Vegan
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 9:00pm
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Phone number
(910) 799-3847
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Keith Rhodes
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Catering
Contact us directly @ 910-799-3847
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Entertainment
Watch Chef Keith Rhodes on Bravo's Top Chef Texas_Season 9
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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
What 1306 People Are Saying
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1 review
Dined on December 11, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 3

The whole experience was fabulous - our server, Melissa was a delight! It was my birthday and she saw that I had a chocolate molten cake for dessert. I would request her again. Our food was terrific, except the drunken noodles were extremely salty. I know they are supposed to be salty, but it was so salty I could only eat a couple of bites. Salmon was yummy! My husband had the red drum special and enjoyed it!

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DP
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The quality and taste of the food is far above all of those places we like to go. The only thing I would like to say is this restaurant needs to have a better location with signage that communicates the superior place it is.

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SM
Wilmington
3 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Never a disappointment. Best crab cakes in Wilmington . We got the last piece of the famous key lime pie.

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CB
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

Crab cakes were good, but not as good as previously. Tried two oyster appetizers, oysters were not very flavorful (salty); fried option was slightly overdone and tasted like the fryer oil was burnt.
Lobster entre tasted deep fried (same burnt oil flavor). Sangria was overpriced ($14). Do not plan to return, too many better options in town.

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OT
Wilmington
5 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

the food was AMAZING as usual! My husband had the pork chop Milanese and I had the Salmon. Everything on the menu is so delicious. Don't let the strip mall location keep you away. The food and service is some of the BEST in Wilmington!

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OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Wonderful fried chicken over macaroni and cheese!

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S
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time visit, went for a romantic birthday dinner and it far exceeded our expectations. Stepping inside the restaurant - the décor was amazing, the music relaxing and the staff was to put it mildly - INCREDIBLE. The daily specials reflect the true value of the day - everything was fresh and inventive. Tastiest meal I have had outside of a five star restaurant in Chicago! We will definitely be back

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JL
Wilmington
6 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Fabulous all around. I took foodie friends from DC area who are difficult to impress. They loved the food. The Catch is very accommodating of my food allergy with no complaints.

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TT
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is the best place to eat in Wilmington, NC
I f you are looking for outstanding creative cuisine with locally sourced ingredients, you will not find a better place in 100 miles. Our favorite!

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OT
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent service, superb food.

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SM
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service! My daughter forgot her leftovers and one if the servers ran out with it and caught us before we left.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food. Scallops were perfect!

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CH
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 1

The menu looks amazing and the chef bio drew me in but it fell majorly short. We were dissspounted with every dish. The menu descriptions were pretty enticing but the food never matched what we were expecting.

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JW
Greensboro
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of our favorite restaurants in Wilmington! Great service and great food!

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SS
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Continues to meet and often exceed our expectations. Exceptional cuisine and great staff. Be sure to make reservations ahead of time as it's not a large space. You won't be disappointed!

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OT
Wilmington
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our visit to Catch was awesome. Delicious food, beautifully presented. Great wine. Customer service was friendly and prompt.

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P
Wilmington
4 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always enjoy Catch. The menu contains old favorites along with new items and specials. The staff is great and very attentive, especially if we make any (reasonable) requests. I suspect many folks drive right by, not knowing what a great restaurant this is.

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A
Las Vegas
6 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food is always superb.

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JG
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Catch is superb. If you are looking for creative, fresh, and perfectly prepared seafood this is the place for you. The land options are great as well. We had Hot Crab Dip with Jalapeños. Just outstanding. My wife had shrimp on grits....not shrimp and grits. She loved it....did not share a bite! I had grouper on collard greens and sweet potato puree. Just a fantastic dish....I did not share mine either! The bread is always the best....along with an oil and herb mixture. Crazy good. The service could not be better. Friendly, helpful, attentive. I could not recommend Catch more highly. When in Wilmington put this on the top of your list!

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LS
Chicago
24 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Now my favorite seafood restaurant in Wilmington.
Everything was fabulous.
Great food, beautiful presentation, wonderful service.
Best crab cakes I’ve ever had, very good sauce and accompaniment.
Delicious complimentary chocolate volcano cake to celebrate my birthday.

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TT
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best food in Wilmington. The service, food and ambiance are top notch. Local ingredients as well.

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MP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

The food is always fresh and delicious. I would recommend Catch is any foodie.

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DC
Wilmington
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

this restaurant was good as always. grouper was excellent and the petite ceaser salad was plenty

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B
Wilmington
7 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

Delicious food and outstanding service Always consistent with local seafood and ingredients A little off the beaten path , but I highly recommend it

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J
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food, great service, will definitely be going back!

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KC
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My second trip to Catch and it did not disappoint. Delicious seafood, side dishes, bread. I’ll be back!

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OT
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a wonderful experience as always and the food was delish ! I can’t wait to go again

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Raleigh
83 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

They were out of the Lobster Lobster dish I wanted so I had the more expensive Angry Lobster which was ok, a pretty presentation, but overpowered by the sauce, but the sauce did make the rice under it very tasty. I was not happy that they put cucumbers in their Caesar salad. My husband enjoyed his oysters & soft shell crabs. There was a very long wait between the salad & the entree. Our waiter often flew by our table, but usually not paying any attention to us until we waylaid him.

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L
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

From Ohio and visit the Wilmington area once a year for a conference. Did a little research and decided to try Catch because of the many positive reviews. It was wonderful! The staff is very attentive. Our server took excellent care of us and helped us make our food selections. The scallops with steamed mussels and a broth (with Pernod?) was excellent. There were raves for the house specialty crab cakes. Everything we ordered was fresh, hot and delicious. HOWEVER, the key lime pie was unbelievable! Yum. We will definitely return.

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L
Wilmington
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome place for great seafood. Chef Rhodes is great with his techniques of cooking! Great place, great employees!

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JR
Wilmington
2 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great evening with friends. Would definitely go back.

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MB
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was exceptional
service outstanding
People we took said it was the best restaurant in all of Wilmington

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H
New York Area
89 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Excellent food in a strip mall setting. One of the best dinners you will have in Wilmington NC, Nice people too. Tasty food here.

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SM
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 2

Hank was our waiter. Very professional and attentive.

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JL
Denver
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for Anniversary and it was perfect. Great food and service!

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JT
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I love ❤️ this restaurant, we appreciate the consistency of service, the appetizers, entrées and desserts are wonderfully made with great flavors and presentation. We look forward to our next dining experience @ Catch

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MS
Wilmington
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything about Catch is great. Fresh food served in creative ways. Never disappointed.

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A
Washington DC
107 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Consistently fantastic.

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TM
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best restaurant in town! The food is excellent, staff is friendly, and it is not too loud. This chef creates some of the most interesting and delicious food. Very unique and authentic!

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OF
Charlotte
42 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It's always wonderful when on-line reviews turn out to be true. We loved Catch. The Carribean seafood soup appetizer was rich and spicy. We had the seafood platter and Lobster, Lobster, Lobster dinners. The lobster was great even if we aren't in Maine. Highly recommended!

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