Cape Fear Seafood Company - Waterford

4.7
71 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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1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Always great food and service ... Fresh fish and terrific selection ... Love this place

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Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Had an enjoyable Valentines dinner.

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RS
Wilmington
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service. I highly recommend this location for good seafood.

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Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

This is the best restaurant in Leland. Ease of parking, clean premises in and out. Seating was for the most part comfortable. Staff gracious and helpful. We have never had an average or poor meal at this restaurant or at their their locations around Wilmington. The food is always well prepared and substantial. For a primarily seafood restaurant their prices are reasonable. Adequate wine list.

The menu is substantial with something for everyone, including chicken and steak. Patrons as observed here ranged from senior citizens to well-behaved families.

It is nice to have this quality restaurant in northern Brunswick County. Head and shoulders above anything else in the area.

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Tahoe
9 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Food was outstanding. Have the saltimbocca for a real treat.

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GM
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A friend and I had lunch at the Cape Fear Seafood Company in Bellville Wednesday. Everything was very good. The ambiance was great, the food was amazing. We both ordered the catch of the day, asparagus, and rice pilaf. The fish was a delightful white fish with a wonderful lemon sauce. I am very particular about the fish I eat: it must be broiled and not overcooked which is why I always eat at the Cape Fear Seafood Company, their sesfood is always perfectly cooked, seasoned and with the correct sauce. The entire meal was portioned for lunch and the service was attentive and friendly.

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LP
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Excellent food, fresh seafood and generous portions.

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KF
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always enjoy the food at CFS, and the Leland space is as lovely as the others. I have a special fondness for Casey, the manager who never forgets me! Food was perfectly prepared, wine list is quite nice, and the service leaves nothing to be desired.

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S
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Seafood is notable and our service was excellent! Our server was extremely attentive and professional. An asset to this establishment. Portions are large and everything was delicious.

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LR
Philadelphia
32 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

I love this restaurant and the variety of meals on the menu. My husband love his jambalaya, and I had the salmon. My salmon was a bit undercooked to my liking - but was still very tasteful. It was a cold night, and we were seated by the door, so my only complaint was that as patrons entered the restaurant, there was a cold breeze. Otherwise, we had great meals, and our server was very attentive. Will definitely be back.

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RF
Wilmington
19 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Another great meal and evening at CFSC. Bloody Nary oysters should be tried. They're good even if you don't like oysters. Slight wait for a table but hey it was New Yeats Eve.

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R
Wilmington
7 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Yummy calamari! We had saltimbocca grouper and sea scallops. Both delish and portions large!

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RF
Wilmington
19 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Twas the night before the night before Christmas. The CFSC is a gem and we're so glad there is one in Leland. Last night was off slightly but I'm sure they'll be great next yime.

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JU
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful seafood at appropriate prices. The option of a smaller portion offered on some of the entrees just perfect unless you want to bring leftovers home. Our server was wonderful! Knowledgeable, attentive without being overbearing.

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LW
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The fried cod tacos are excellent. The only reason I don't give it 5 stars is that the booths are very uncomfortable. Hard to sit for very long. It was busy but not too noisy.

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ML
New England
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The good is excellent and the service is very good. There are good choices on the menu without being overwhelming. Highly recommended!

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BK
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Cape Fear Seafood in Leland is excellent. So nice to have on this side of the river. The seafood menu has unique touches, is fresh and cooked perfectly with nice sides. Service was excellent. Will definitely go back again and again as so many options to choose. Good idea to make reservations for Fri-Sun evenings as it is not a large place.

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MI
Wilmington
35 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Yet another wonderful experience at CFS and yet another reason we'll be returning . . . again and again. Cannot think of a single thing they could've done to make this a better experience.

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DA
Wilmington
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always good food & good service!

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m
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Company in town. The only disappointment was we were near the door and it was cild air coming in. I made reservation early enough that we should not have been seated there.

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ST
Richmond
6 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The service was great. Our server was excellent. Very knowledgeable and not afraid to make recommendations. The hostesses provided great welcomes and chatted on our way to our table. The food was very good. The crab dip was great. The shrimp, crab cakes and stuffed flounder were super. They had some good choices for dessert. We will be back.

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KH
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Been here 5 times since they opened and food has been amazing every time !!

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JC
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Great fresh seafood every time. The best creamy risotto ever!

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J
Wilmington
9 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Outstanding fresh fish prepared perfectly.
Service outstanding, managers helpful cheerful and caring
A must for an excellent
Dining experience.

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C
Miami
21 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This establishment has incredible seafood! House salad is worth the additional $3.50 to $4.00 and the mean is excellent...extremely fresh.

Just wish they had additional side options like baked potato or broccoli or other vegetables.

Great place!!!

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

love the decor, food was good, little spicy, service was great

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KC
Wilmington
2 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good seafood, although portions were a bit small. Beurre Blanc sauce is very good. Sauteed spinach had too much garlic.

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NH
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Third time here, and the food is always excellent. Imaginative menu, good value and pleasant environment.

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JC
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Friday evening dinner. Casual dress-shorts okay. Make reservations otherwise 45 minute wait for 2. Friday and Saturday nights very busy. Arrived on time for our reservation and table was ready. Service of hostess and waitress excellent. Had spicy shrimp appetizer and shrimp tacos. Spouse had soup and fish tacos. All food excellent. Have eaten here many times over last year and food and service is always great.

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GS
Wilmington
4 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Never had a bad meal here. Guests are always happy to return. We are working through the menu. Enough variety on the menu to accommodate everyone’s varied tastes and appetites.

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A
Wilmington
8 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had a wonderful dinner. Everyone in our party was very happy with the choice they made. The staff is very accommodating and attentive. We will definitely be back

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

Our waitress was quite amusing! Enjoyed her & the food. Will be going back.

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BW
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waitress Emily was superb. The food was very fresh and tasty.

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B
New England
19 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our second time at this particular location. The food and service were just as good as our first experience. We will definitely be back!

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F
Wilmington
5 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This restaurant never disappoints. Theresa was our server and she was attentive and always with a smile. There is a system of sharing to get their food to you hot, fresh and delicious. Great management!

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CP
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This was the first time ever eating at this restaurant. We made a reservation and arrived early. We were seated immediately and within a few moments had drinks at the table. I ordered the Chicken Jarrett and my date order the Shrimp and Grits. The meals came out in a very reasonable amount of time and the waitress was friendly and attended to all of our needs. Both dishes were amazing and the portions allowed for both of us to ask for leftover boxes. Atmosphere was also inviting.

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n
San Diego
23 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 3

food was too salty to my taste
great service- good wine list

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RF
Wilmington
19 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Too many menu items are Calabash (fried). Eliminating those leaves you with very few options but those are all good.

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NY
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Had a very good dinner with friends. Server was informative and offered a tuna lunch item for one person in our party who didn’t care for the fresh catch fish. Each entree was well presented and tasty.

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CS
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

FABULOUS DINNER!!! SERVICE OUTSTANDING. Great appetizers! Stuffed flounder and sautéed spinach terrific! Look forward to going again soon!

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