Cape Fear Seafood Company - Monkey Junction

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106 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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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
1 review
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
2 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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P
Wilmington
5 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We like Cape Fear Seafood. My wife got the Shrimp and Grits (which she gets very time we go there) and she likes it very much. I had crab cakes which I thought were tasty but I am biased because I think my own crab cakes are the best (I catch my own crabs). This is a nice restaurant, not too crowded or noisy and service is always good.

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SM
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I took my sister and brother-in-law when they were visiting. It was also my first time here. The food was fabulous and the service was delightful. I would recommend making a reservation especially on the weekend.

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DT
Charlotte
4 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was excellent. Service was excellent. Portions were adequate (I have a healthy appetite so I can always eat more). Highly recommended!

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S
Charleston
10 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cape Fear Seafood Company is ALWAYS great! The food and service are consistently excellent.

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AM
Wilmington
8 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a wonderful experience dining at Cape Fear Seafood! Food is always consistent and excellent! Love the Shrimp & Grits! Our little hidden gem of a restaurant is now a town favorite!

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h
Louisville
16 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Small tables. Noisy .. but food is very good. We’re pescatarian and choices are great. They’re unable to remove bacon from soups etc though, which was disappointing. Our waitress gave great recommentaions

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OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best seafood in Wilmington! Had a wonderful anniversary lunch!

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RB
Raleigh
5 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2018
Overall 4food 2service 4ambience 3

This is generally a good restaurant for seafood so long as you are not seeking traditional fried seafood. I have had and liked the shrimp and grits before. This time my wife and I tried fried shrimp for me and fried oysters for her. They both were poorly prepared. The shrimp was like rubber and the coating was anything but crisp and had an off taste. My wife had the same complaint.

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OT
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food. Please go here if you want delicious seafood!

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B
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Good food with a nice variety of seafood, good service, moderate prices.

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OT
Charlotte
4 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

A great seafood restaurant! The Shrimp and Grits is a must.

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DP
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Met my son and his friend from high school on Friday, August 17th. They arrived early, were seated and ordered an Appetizer of Peel n Eat Shrimp. Lucky for me, there were still a few left when I arrived. I live in the Morehead City area, and eat seafood often. The Shrimp were outstanding, must say best I've had, anywhere. My meal was the Crab Cake plate wit roasted potatoes, my son chose the Shrimp n Grits, his friend had fried oysters. I must tell you there was not one CRUMB left on either plate.
I chose your restaurant and was not disappointed. Will return when in the Wilmington area, and have already recommended you to several of my friends.

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PH
Wilmington
6 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went for my daughter’s 19th birthday dinner.
Our food was delicious and the service was outstanding.

My favorite place to eat in Wilmington and I do not even like seafood. But my family loves it!
Love to see them happy!

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ST
Adelaide / SA
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

I have always loved CFS. Have been going for years. Food is always good, hot. Service is always outstanding as is the ambiance.

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PC
Raleigh
25 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

The food was quite good, well prepared, and presented. It came out in good time even for a busy Sunday evening. Jason, our server, was attentive without hovering and had a good sense of humor. When I managed to douse myself with red pepper coulis, while trying to cut my asparagus with a knife that was a tad dull, he immediately asked what he could do for me. I didn’t need much (as it was obvious only Spray and Wash could save the day) but he was prepared to offer whatever I needed. The Pom cocktail was refreshing and all of us enjoyed our meals. Shrimp and Grits was declared delicious as well as the Shrimp Tacos. The crab cakes were good without too much breading, just crabmeat. The hush puppies were a surprise when they were slightly sweet and quite delicious. And finally my scallops with risotto and red pepper coulis (the part that I wasn’t wearing) was very good. Tender asparagus is hard to come by in August so I’ll plan better next time! There were meat dishes other than seafood on the menu but I don’t make a habit of going to a restaurant with “seafood” in the name and ordering beef so no idea how it is. All in all a good experience. We will return!

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

All of the food was delicious, great service and friendly server. Thanks for making our 2 sons birthdays special!

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MA
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always terrific! This is our favorite restaurant in Wilmington!

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M
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service!

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JE
Orlando
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Have been here before, food is always good. Service was great, our waiter Dan made the dinner even more enjoyable.
this is just a observation, but they need to replace the blinds with maybe the dark screens that can be drawn up or down.

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