Catch - Modern Seafood Cuisine

4.6
1268 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
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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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Charlotte
40 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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j
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Nice wine list, excellent food and very, very good service from all with whom we came in contact and especially our professional server

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OT
Wilmington
3 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Super experience, highly recommend!

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JG
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Outstanding as always! We had mussels for an appetizer...love the curry flavor. Scallops, grouper, and a salad with shrimp. Everything was delicious and perfectly prepared. The grouper was in a “summer” gumbo that was fantastic. The service is always superb and the food delicious. Our favorite Wilmington restaurant!

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CP
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We brought out of town friends and they were very impressed!
Catch is a favorite of ours and when our children as about gift certificates this is where we request.
Thanks

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was wonderful. Our waiter (Hank) was great. The Coconut Cake for desert should not be missed.
My only (MINOR) complaint is that we were initially seated at a table with the air conditioning blower my right on us. They moved us when requested, but they keep it quite chilly in there. Bring a sweater!

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IL
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 2

As always, very good service and a freshly crafted menu. Delicious flavors and appealing presentations of all food. Been going for 5+ years twice a year

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TA
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Catch is located in a strip mall so don't you are not going here for the view. However, the location was more than made up for in the quality of the food and service. The food was excellent and creative. Service was very attentive and made it feel like being in an upscale restaurant. Overall, I would strongly recommend Catch based on the food and service.

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J
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Not the best location or building, but the food is exceptional, as is the service. Top notch for food quality, and servers.

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Western NC
5 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Soft shell crab was fresh and delicious! Generous portions, helpful and friendly staff. Will definitely go back!

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K
Washington DC
28 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I make a point to come here every time in Wilmington. This visit I had the angry lobster and it was delish. It is so popular that I ordered it when I confirmed my reservation. The sweet potato salad is also delish. My partner had the ribs and shrimp. The ribs were falling off the bone and we're delish.

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G
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

Wanted to like Catch, but experience didn't live up to reviews. Overall, dinner experience was fine, but couldn't overcome the mediocre food. Given that the restaurant focuses on seafood, I was surprised that my crab cakes did not seem to be fresh, they were mushy (not "lump crab") and the filler was more prominent than the crab, and the corn that accompanied them really seemed to be like cooked frozen - they were no plump, but sunken in, and chewy as often happens with cooked frozen corn. I think there are much better options in Wilmington.

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DL
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Delicious food. Good service. Comfortable setting. The prices were high and we felt stuffed because of the large portion sizes - so it might be a good idea to have reduced price smaller portions of some of the selections.

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CM
Raleigh
4 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Food was tasty and well presented. Service was friendly and helpful. Room was quiet and tasteful. Service was slow, but food was worth waiting for it.

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MT
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic everything. Very highly recommended. Food was just great and so was the service. Best of everything.

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Raleigh
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Some of the best fried oysters that I have ever tasted. Everything was awesome!

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j
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

As with many chef driven, acclaimed restaurants, Catch was a disappointment. It's bad when the best part of the meal is the bread and dipping oil (very good however). The fish was overcooked and dry with a poorly flavored gumbo as an accompaniment. An "entree" salad was minuscule and also lacking in any vibrant flavor. On the plus side, the service was efficient and pleasant.

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DF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Keith Rhodes and staff make this our favorite restaurant in Wilmington. They do an amazing job with seafood! Their wine list is over the top with great Napa Cabernets. The service is always superb!

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AN
Wilmington
103 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Another great meal at Catch - Modern Seafood Cuisine on Market Street in Wilmington, NC. My wife had a nice glass of Shelton Bin17 Chardonnay and I had a local IPA glass of Beer that was very nice. I ordered 1/2 dozen oysters from Cedar Island, NC on the half shell that were fresh and delicious. We both enjoyed a special for the evening of soft shell crabs on mashed potatoes and a special sauce that was wonderful. To top off a fine meal we enjoyed cocktails, the wife had a Chocolate Martini and I had Makers Mark with Grand Mariana on the rocks with a splash of ginger ale. We will return to Catch very soon.

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SP
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Moved here from Northern Virginia. We all had a very enjoyable dining experience. Food was excellent. I had one of my favorites, soft shell crabs and they were the best I have tasted. Must say the key lime desert was over the top! The Resturant is family owned and run and they all exceed your expectations. A “must go to” place.

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s
Los Angeles
80 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best restaurant in town- hands down! Always order the special. Had the most amazing whole fish (caught that morning) with jamacian spices, may be best thing i have ever eaten. We come into Wilmington once a year and eat dinner here both nights- its that good.

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NJ
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Fabulous seafood dinner with outstanding dessert. A must if in Wilmington.

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JF
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went to Catch 4 times in two weeks, amazing food and service. The fried oysters appetizer was a huge crowd pleaser, as well as the Lotsa Lobster and Crab Cakes.

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MW
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was one of the places that my wife and I chose to share our 25th wedding anniversary. The mood was romantic and relaxed and exceeded our expectations. The food was better than excellent. The wine was a perfect temperature and pleasant. The staff was friendly, attentive and very professional. We have found that each visit makes us anxious to return when we visit the area. Each visit has exceeded the previous one.

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OT
New England
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

So great. And Jessica was awesome. Food was fantastic.

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JC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food in casual environment. Don’t be fooled by the location. Absolutely worth the trip!

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F
Western NC
6 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food, reasonably priced, impeccable service. Can't wait to return to the area and go again!

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BB
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and great service! This is a great place off the beaten path. Make sure to call ahead for reservations.

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Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

We had high expectations for Catch but at the end of the meal, we left a bit disappointed. I was shorted an oyster on my half dozen oysters (menu did not state a number but waitress said). The main course took waaayyy too long to arrive and when we got it, it was not that hot. Had to go to hostess stand to ask about meal status. The grouper was okay, but not worth the market price. The wife had crab cakes and they were also just okay.

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MH
Louisville
66 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best seafood restaurant I’ve ever been too hands down. Many dishes have a southern or Asian flare. We get to this place anytime we are in the area. Keith Rhodes rocks!

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Raleigh
5 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Always delicious and a great treat for out of town guests!

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BM
Wilmington
41 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Started off a bit rough. Got there 5-minutes early (5:55). Despite only one other couple in the restaurant, the host proceeds to bring us to the table next to the restroom! Naturally we would not accept that table and then they offered to us the very next table to that one!! So we suggested a more appropriate table, and were RELUCTANTLY accommodated. After putting the poor seating experience behind us, we proceeded to enjoy a 1st class dinner. The food and our waitress were exceptional.

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R
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Being in a strip mall, with a window view of the parking lot, we weren't really impressed when we arrived. It took a while for drink order to be taken, and for the drinks to arrive. The drinks were okay and expensive. Appetizer was also just okay, with odd flavors in the calamari. Entrees were good, though deep fried soft-shell crab is hard to mess up, and the salmon was fine, but not remarkable. We were expecting a lot more from this place, as we had heard good recommendations, but it really didn't meet our expectations, and was expensive overall.

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S
Wilmington
5 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Every visit to Catch has been an enjoyable and delicious visit. Staff is friendly and knowledgeable.

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W
Western NC
2 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 2

Catch is in a strip mall, but the interior is very nice. The prices are high but the food is very good. Definitely recommend the salmon as an entree and the sweet potato purée as a side.

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B
Wilmington
4 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Outstanding food and service in a pleasant quiet atmosphere Location is a little out of the way and ambiance could be better but I think the seafood is the best in town

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LK
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

We had a great dinner at Catch Seafood.
Food was great - I had crab cakes my wife had lobster and both meals were excellent.
Our Server Hank treated us like family and even though we were the last table in there did not rush us at all which we really appreciated.
Do t let the strip mall location throw you off ...it’s really good!
Lee Mission Viejo CA

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Charlotte
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

Just given the Hype was expecting a little more fresh Seafood options.

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Raleigh
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The fried oysters are just one of the amazing dishes that keeps us coming back! Delicious food! Great service as well.

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