Hieronymus Seafood Restaurant & Oyster Bar
Steamed or raw on the half shell. Available in Half Dozen, Full Dozen
Hand peeled large shrimp grilled or blackened to perfection. Served with your choice of two sides from the A La Carte section of menu.
Shrimp & Grits
Southern style grits topped with sautéed shrimp, onions, tomatoes and house made lobster cream sauce. Served with a side salad.
We were very disappointed in the food.
Best flounder I have ever had. It was a remarkable meal from start to finish. Absolutely loved the Carolina topping
Great service. They did not have 2 menu items that we wanted to order (filet and mahi) but we substituted salmon and ribeye which were both good. We will go back.
Waiter struggled and nobody helped him we were a large group.
Bathroom was filthy.
Wait staff was wonderful ! Took way to long to get drinks. Food was average, not a great presentation, just a bunch of shrimp thrown on a plate.
The food was good, service was excellent and the atmosphere was nice.
Service was friendly, professional and prompt. The seafood is excellent - fresh and well prepared. Their mojitos are authentic, and made with mint grown in their own garden.
Fantastic food and staff. Made my birthday very special!
The ambiance was wonderful. Josh was an excellent waiter. The food was delicious. The salmon was very tasteful. The shrimp and calamari excellent. Highly recommend
We're well-traveled foodies. And now, we've just eaten there two days in a row, it is just that fantastic. Here we are on the Atlantic Ocean, and not every resto serves local, fresh fish. But Hieronymus does and does it fabulously. My only regret is that I forgot to text a picture of our entrees to our children.
My table ordered Fried Oysters, Snow Crab, Ribeye Steak, Grilled Scallops, Grilled Shrimp and Steamed Oysters
Everything was delicious except the snow crab which was mostly empty and they offered to give us more as a replacement
Amber was our waitress and gave excellent service by going above and beyond to make our experience excellent
a so-so atmosphere, but very good seafood. The shrimp and grits were delicious.
Great food salmon encrusted with almonds and coconut and lobster sauce fabulous
Good food and service. Myron was great and a good conversationalist. Made us feel like regulars. We will definitely go again
My husband and I were looking for great seafood while in Wilmington. This restaurant did not disappoint. Their catch of the day Carolina style was very yummy, as were the fried shrimp. The praline cheesecake is phenomenal as well. We sat on the patio, which was quiet and low key. Service was wonderful. We will definitely visit again!
We first dined on the Memorial Day 2021 weekend. We enjoyed it so much in fact that we returned and ate there the very next night--ordered the same menu items. So, for a family celebration, we decided to return and Hieronymus did not disappoint. I was a little sad that the Red Drum was not available for me to try (they only had Flounder) but that's okay--I will try next time. Our waitress was attentive and answered all of our questions. I will say it's hard to eat and then have an almost two hour drive to return home. The "I"-tis is real! LOL!
Food was delicious as usual and service was wonderful!!
I decided to have dinner at Hieronymus. Johnny is famous for his margaritas. I like some of their other cocktails as well, and they have a full bar, decent wine list and decent beer list on top of that, but I am a sucker for Johnny’s margaritas. He puts a couple of additional ingredients in there, salts the glass, and finishes it off with a little Grand Marnier. Not too sweet, not too tart, just right.
Hieronymus offers an entire steamer platter of clams, oysters, shrimp, mussels and crab legs, or get most of the shellfish individually on their own. They also typically have a couple of species of raw oysters. That night, I went with 6 raw oysters. They were a local species (local being within 100 miles) and they were good. I use the lemon juice generously with just a tiny amount of cocktail sauce on each oyster, and was quite happy.
Many times in the past I will order their she crab soup as an appetizer. Hieronymus is famous for their she crab soup. It is a rich creamy soup with fresh crab and comes with Sherry mixed in to give it that special flavor. Unfortunately, the roux for that soup has a lot of vegetable oil in it that doesn’t agree with me. As long as the vegetable oil doesn’t bother you, this soup is worth the trip.
Hieronymus always has fresh fish on the menu depending on what was available locally that day. I opted for the red drum and was very pleased. Red drum is a whitefish but as its a bottom feeder it’s not the standard choice for many seafood places. However, one of the cool things about Hieronymus is that they have six different ways to prepare all their fresh catch of the day. Over the years I have tried them all. The Carolina is my frequent choice, but I felt like blackened was the Over the years I have tried them all. The Carolina is my frequent choice, but I felt like blackened was the right match for the red drum and I was right.
Service wasn't great but considering the pandemic it was reasonable. What wasnt reasonable was waiting over an hour for my fish only to find out that "as they were taking it off the grill someone bumped and he dropped it on the floor." It also happened to be the "last piece of swordfish". Then the replacement salmon was out suspiciously fast.
My wife and I drove down from Lake Norman to attend the Glass Animals concert in Wilmington and decided to eat before the concert at Hieronymus. Outstanding food and outstanding service. We will definitely eat here again whenever we are in town.
We were sat at a tiny bar height table with 4 people. Barely enough room for plates and cups. The food was mediocre at best. We were very disappointed and our bill was outrageous.
Little things that cost nothing would help. Many tables wobble, should be shimmed. Side dishes were not very hot, fries were under cooked. Most likely will not return. Server had no clue about oysters or the types of fish offered.
We looked for reviews of locally owned restaurants and found this one - It was just what we were looking for! Delicious food. No frills. Great service. And good local color! We will go back next time we visit Wilmington!
The shrimp and scallops did not taste fresh. They were over cooked and the scallops had an odd, bitter aftertaste. The Mediterranean pasta was cold and bland. The bread that came with the crab dip was soggy from being soaked in butter. I really wanted to like this place, but it was disappointing, especially considering the prices ): The servers were very sweet and accommodating.
We visited from Washington DC. All the downtown waterfront restaurants has 2 hour waits. We ventured over to Hieronymous and sat on their outdoor patio. Our waiter was very attentive and knowledgeable. We ended up having really delicious meals and a wonderful experience. I highly recommend this place!
Food was excellent. Our waitress Jess was one of the best I have ever had. Highly recommend.
The food, service and atmosphere was outstanding. I do not live in Wilmington but look forward to returning soon to dine here.
Above average seafood Restraunt where fresh fish can be prepared several ways. The fried dishes we’re above average the oyster Rockefeller appetizer stood out . The service was very good.
Michelle our server did a great job with a packed house. Mahi-Mahi with nut crust, Blackened Flounder and scallops and steamed clams. A wonderful local family run place with something for everyone to enjoy.
We love the place it was nice and Quant. The food was excellent and the girls are working there tails for the people. Highly recommend
The server was very nice and food was delicious. I had the Shrimp and Grits.
A normal seafood restaurant. Service was good, quickly seated with reservation. Good was good and had grilled fish where we didn’t want fried options.
The food was great and the crab soup was out of this world!
Not a good value at all. You're better off going to Long John Silvers
Excellent food and exceptional service make Hieronymous a must try in Wilmington, N.C.
Everything was great. Our server Matthew was excellent. The timing of courses was perfect. Less hectic then the summer tourist locations. Down to earth and friendly.
Great online reservation. Very friendly service. Great food.
We don’t come here often enough.
All around good service and good food from the back of the house.
Restaurant appears managed well, everybody on the floor working together to seat, serve and clear. Food came out smoothly.
Will come back.
The food and the service was great. I ordered a Dark and Stormy for $9.00 and it was awful. Didn’t come with any limes and tasted like crap. The bar tender obviously had no idea what the hell he was doing. Other than that the place was great!
Outstanding she crab soup. Oysters we're small but very tasty. Shrimp and grits was amazing. Also, Brennan was a fabulous waiter.
Hieronymus Seafood Restaurant & Oyster Bar offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (910) 218-2048.
Hieronymus Seafood Restaurant & Oyster Bar is rated 4.3 stars by 187 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.