Cape Fear Seafood Company - Monkey Junction

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125 reviews
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Cape Fear Seafood Company is a locally owned & operated restaurant specializing in regional American seafood, signature dishes, hand cut fish, steaks, & chicken along with freshly made desserts all served in a comfortable relaxed atmosphere. Whether you choose the Grouper Saltimbocca (Atlantic grouper wrapped in prosciutto served over a bed of lightly sautéed spinach, tomato, & mushroom then draped with a classic demi-glace & lemon beurre blanc) or simply the best fried seafood you’ve ever tasted you are sure to have a great meal. With all ABC permits and an extensive wine list Cape Fear Seafood Company is fast becoming the place to indulge in fresh local seafood. Located in the Southern part of New Hanover County near Monkey Junction, this “worth the drive” eatery has fast become one of Wilmington’s favorite places for a relaxing dinner or a quick bite for lunch. Local artwork & the aroma of fresh food being prepared in the kitchen stirs the senses - just sit back, relax & enjoy.
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Wilmington
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always we love eating here! Our waitress Jasmine was fantastic and a special thanks to the bartenders for stuffing my olives with blue cheese! Food is always amazing and so is the staff!

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PR
Wilmington
2 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Considering it was Mothers Day, we were seated very close to our reservation time. The food, as usual, was outstanding! Tried the new menu item salmon cake and fettuccine - highly recommend to any seafood lover! Jason was an outstanding server, with a great sense of humor. We throughly enjoyed ourselves.

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SS
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, excellent service and friendly staff

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PD
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a 6:30 pm reservation on a Saturday evening and were seated promptly. Service and food recommendations were excellent. Crab dip and fried okra appetizers were enjoyed by all. Several of us had the crab cakes and they were full of crab and not filler. Awesome! The scallops were amazing and the creamy risotto and fresh asparagus were cooked perfectly! We can not wait to come back again when visiting our son! Highly recommend eating at Cape Fear Seafood Company.

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New England
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent seafood for a fair price. We will definitely be back.

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SH
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is my favorite place to dine. Thank you for great food and service.

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M
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 5

Service was kind of slow, we had to ask another waitress for water as ours hadn’t brought it after several minutes. Appetizers were absolutely delicious, we had the mussels and crab dip. However we both had seafood platters 1 broiled and 1 fried. Both of our scallops were undercooked and so was the broiled fish. Potatoes were still raw. But we will give them another try because we enjoyed the experience.

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B
Charlotte
10 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

Went with a group. Everyone seemed to enjoy their meal. They had broiled shrimp, fried shrimp basket, and stuffed flounder. I usually get fried shrimp but tried the shrimp and grits at the recommendation of the server who stated it was lauded by "Our State Magazine," a magazine that highlights various events, establishments etc in NC. I don't know if that is true or not but I found the dish to be ordinary- not the best Shrimp & Grits I have had- I have eaten this dish on several occasions including in Charleston, Savannah etc.

There was a little too much sauce, the grits could have been smoother and should have had more shrimp IMHO. It had a good flavor but the execution was just a little off to me. This would not prevent me from returning to CFS, but I would stick with the fried shrimp next time. The calamari appetizer is quite good and enjoyed by the whole table. They were running a special on wines that night- $4/4oz or$8/8oz for wines sold by the glass. So that gave us a chance to try different wines we night not ordinary order.

The server was great; very friendly and attentive. Overall an enjoyable evening.

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E
Washington DC
55 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cape Fear Seafood is one restaurant that is always on my must-try list for out of town guests, and this time was no exception. I made a reservation through OpenTable so we had no trouble getting seated right away. The shrimp and grits was absolutely delicious, the lobster risotto was on-point, and the scallops were perfectly cooked and fantastic. Fantastic experience as normal!

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EC
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Great food. Fresh and well prepared. Friendly waitstaff.

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JT
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent choice for an elegant meal served by a great service team. Prices are reasonable and the drinks were excellent. We highly recommend Cape Fear Seafood Company for an excellent dining experience.

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B
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

My only complaint about this restaurant, after having been here 3 times, is that whenever I make a reservation they usually steer me to a table not to my liking. When I ask to be seated at another empty table, they say "no. We have reservations for that table." Well, I have a reservation too, and both tables are empty. (In this last case, 3 tables were empty and I preferred either of the other two.) So they always make a big deal and have to check with someone. This time, they gave us our preferred table. On another occasion, they did not. Third occasion we sat at the bar. I don't understand what the deal is with this.

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FR
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

My suggestion would be to add a better side menu. I am a vegetarian so your menu was limited.

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KC
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Always consistent and dependable that their food is great! Great choices and their specials are delicious.

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MR
1 review
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server (Dan) was great. He had a fun personality and was very knowledgeable. The atmosphere was cozy. The food was AMAZING. If you are in Wilmington...make sure to stop by this restaurant.

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j
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Excellent service and delicious food. It was a bit noisy and the decor could be improved,especially in the back dining area.

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OT
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have never had a bad experience here. The staff is so friendly and knowledgeable about the menu!

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BK
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Drinks were very overpriced, very small and lacked alcohol..

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KC
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have eaten at both the Monkey Junction and the Belville location multiple times. Each experience has been exceptional, the fish is always fresh and the wine list is very, very good.
The atmosphere is quiet, so good for a business lunch, a date, or dinner with your spouse or friends.

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Raleigh
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As usual, service here was outstanding, food was fantastic. We only go here when we visit our friends in CB and Wilmington, but every time we go, we are not disappointed!

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BR
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always pleased while dining at Cape Fear Seafood. Never less than happy.

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SP
Wilmington
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and Great Service . First time there with my family from out of town.

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RB
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Took my husband to Cape Fear Seafood for his birthday, along with our daughter and her friends. We only splurge on special occasions and Cape Fear was a good choice for a one time dinner. The food was great, the waiter was fantastic, but it was very pricey.

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m
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

With company in town, we had a terrific dinner on a Friday night. Attentive staff and food was delicious, as usual. Our go to place, did not disappoint!

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B
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

All was very nice. My only criticism is the booths are not comfortable.

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KM
Wilmington
12 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great dinner. One of our families favorites. Noise level is low. Service is always timely. Best part is the food - cooked to order and full of flavor.

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LB
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The evening was EXCELLENT! The chef’s specials were awesome and the price points were very reasonable. My server catered to my every wish. I’ll most definitely return!!!

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JL
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food and excellent wait staff. Very attentive waitress, seated without waiting.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Food and service was outstanding but the ambiance did not fit.

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OT
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

Cute restaurant. Server was very sweet. Average seafood. Oysters are pre-fried

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Y
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We made a reservation online, arrived on time, seated quickly, and enjoyed the food and selections very much.

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l
Western NC
2 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Dined there many times when in the area.. always a great experience!

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PH
Wilmington
5 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the food and service at our local restaurant!

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SM
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I took my friend from Chicago and we both thought the food was outstanding especially the mussels in the white sauce. I highly recommend this restaurant.

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Raleigh
12 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cape Fear Seafood is a favorite restaurant....particularly the Monkey Junction location. Peter was our server— very personable and responsive to any need! We enjoyed the crab cake sandwich, oyster basket, and fish sandwich. All were wonderful!

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OT
Wilmington
9 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our go to spot for date night! Staff is super friendly, food and drinks are great.

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LS
Chicago
24 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always very good
Wild caught salmon was melt in your mouth
Love their green bean side

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MB
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Wonderful ambience, food is succulent, and great service.

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

We love eating a Cape Fear Seafood. The food is fantastic each time. Family from the middle of the state love to visit Wilmington. They tell us it's to see our family, but we seem to always eat at Cape Fear Seafood too...

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BG
Orlando
4 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Store front restaurants sometimes concern me but this place is pretty nice once you step in and several of us got specials and they were very good and not too expensive. It is pretty small so I would suggest reservations. It isn't too noisy so you can have good conversations. Wine list not that big but the prices and pours were quite good.

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