Cape Fear Seafood Company - Waterford

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93 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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OT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Brought our friends for their first experience. They loved the food and the drinks. We will be back!

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OT
Wilmington
2 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Waitress was efficient. Food was good, my vodka with club soda was excellent. Would recommend it to anyone.

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KF
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I need not have made a reservation for Azalea Festival parade day, but I did, and everything was spot on. Food was delicious, as always, and service was impeccable. My guest had not had fried okra or shrimp and grits, and she was delighted! I was too. This is my favorite spot, and I've said it before. I WILL be back.

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P
Wilmington
15 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love it! The food is always good, service excellent!

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

Love this place! Always have great food and service!

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D
New England
10 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

The food quality is fair, I was not blown away.

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LR
Philadelphia
35 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Outstanding food once again. Cape Fear Seafood is a great stop when we are traveling to Wilmington Airport. A quiet, less congested dining spot. Great for lunch and dinner, I have never had a bad meal. We had a great waitress who catered to every need, and she had to deal with a very picky lady at the table next to us. That was the only thing that spoiled our visit was listening to her complain.

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S
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Great service and the food quality was great, we just wanted a little more on our plate :) But overall everything was wonderful! <3

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JM
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best Seafood!!! The food and service are excellent! It us our go-to for fresh shrimp, fish, scallops, mussels ~ if it comes out of the ocean, it is served deliciously here!!!

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M
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food is consistent and excellent. Back Room atmosphere is not as nice as the front, and is louder.
But still great food. We love this place. Our server was exceptional!

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TM
Raleigh
8 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food is always excellent. Best Shrimp & Grits around. They appreciate their customers!

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P
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great as always. A perfect place to meet with friends, the food is always good and We had our favorite waitperson Sandy .

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MI
Wilmington
35 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cape Fear Seafood Company never fails to delight and this visit was no exception. We were seated promptly, our waitress was a joy to deal with and our drinks and meals were outstanding. Can't think of a single thing that would've made our visit any more enjoyable (well, except for someone else picking up the tab!). We'll definitely be back.

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MM
Poconos
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great menu, great food. Service has always been good, staff very friendly and accommodating.

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F
Wilmington
5 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This is a very nice spot for seafood and steaks. The fish is the freshest you will find and service is always prompt and courteous (especially Conor Saturday night). Highly recommend any of their restaurants.

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WR
Wilmington
3 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

CFSC was excellent as always!
Our server, Conner, was attentive and engaging, allowing for a casual and relaxing dining experience. Our guests visiting from coastal DE were quite impressed with the quality, presentation and taste of our entrees and sides as were we. We had a variety of fish and preparations, all excellent: Saltimboca, fried Flounder, fish Tacos and a tender, moist, broiled Pompano.
Our friends were returning from vacation in Fla, having sampled many fine seafood establishments there, but offered effusive praise for CFSC and thanks to us for sharing our favorite gem with them. Can't wait to return for another fine meal.

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DA
Wilmington
2 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our favorite place. Our wait person Mandi was excellent!

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SL
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great experience will definitely return

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RA
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Second time here. Service was great and food was excellent. Chef came out to explain that kitchen had overcooked mussels and he had them redo. Good touch rather then serving the overcooked ones. A good stop in leland.

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OT
Wilmington
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place to take my wife for a Sunday lunch date!

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m
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food the choices are very diverse
Some of the best fried I every had not greasing at all.
The non seafood choices are great.
The staff is excellent

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FG
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

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

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g
Anchorage
7 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious meal, great service. Prices were reasonable.

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PA
Charlotte
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Had an enjoyable Valentines dinner.

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RS
Wilmington
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
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 on February 12, 2019
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
11 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
35 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 December 31, 2018
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
36 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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