Hieronymus Seafood Restaurant & Oyster Bar

4.3
223 Reviews
$30 and under
Seafood
The Area's Authentic Seafood Restaurant The experience that you will have at Hieronymus Seafood Restaurant & Oyster Bar is uniquely Wilmington, North Carolina. Our specialty is Cape Fear cuisine, including fresh local seafood, fresh vegetables, and local craft beer. When you walk through our doors, take a look around. You will see many items that are a part of our history. The shells inside the tables have been brought to us by many guests throughout the years. Nameplates on the bar designate locals that have told many a tale. News releases show Hieronymus cooking for Bryant Gumbel on the Today Show. You might copy a recipe for soft shell crab or take a gander at some of the "stars" that have dropped by for dinner.
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Janwa
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We dined with another couple, none of us had been there before. Reviews from others and the menu convinced us to try it. We were so pleased with our experience. From the warm and rustic atmosphere, to the friendly staff and most importantly, the delicious food, we will be back! This is our new favorite place.

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OpenTable Diner
Cleveland
4 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Mandy did a nice job waiting on us and taking care of our group.
Very personable and positive.

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JohnM
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was very good and the service was excellent. We enjoyed the dining experience.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Farewell dinner to grandmother going back to NYC. The whole experience was great.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Great fresh fish choices… food was good I had the fresh grouper … key lime tart was not fabulous… and that is my favorite dessert ever..
Service was ok… Our server seemed outta sorts, while nearby tables servers, were calm and friendly.
In the area would go again!

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CindyM
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Daily specials are overpriced for local seafood
Need more & better apps menu
Outside seating was nice
Drinks were also over priced
Overall I would go back for outside seating & not order a daily special

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Vickalynn
St. Louis
18 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My family of 4 were traveling for a long weekend. This was our NYE dinner. It was delicious and the service was great.

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Harrison
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time last night. I got the fresh catch salmon with the nut crust and it was delicious. My wife got a med rare filet that was cooked perfect as well. The atmosphere is great and the outside seating with fireplace is a great vibe.

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
5 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service and very generous portions.

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CTKD
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

If you're looking for a modern, trendy restaurant, this isn't for you. If you're on a search for fresh (literally, off-the-boat this morning) seafood served in a relaxed, congenial atmosphere, then this is your restaurant. A multitude of menu choices (including non-seafood items) are available. The homemade cheese biscuits will have you asking for the recipe, but the not-too-be-missed are the fresh (or steamed) oysters are the highlight. Harvested locally, you'll want at least a couple dozen. Fresh and briny, shucked by Johnny, come to the table with hot sauce and lemon....that's all you'll need. Prices are reasonable for the portion size and quality. I highly recommend you add this restaurant to your dining favorites.

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vipLuvToEat
Charlotte
60 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

good casual seafood spot. reasonable prices & good choices for their fresh catch seafood.

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PamO
Cancun
2 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Excellent waiter and large menu selections. the bucket of steamed oysters was great. We will be back

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vipPumpkin
Raleigh
84 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fresh fish is always wonderful at Hieronymous. Our server was excellent. Another lovely evening!

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2021
Overall1food1service5ambience2

Poor quality food. Not fresh and very salty. Also highly priced for sub standard seafood. Vegetables not cooked properly.

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RolandO
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Service and food was excellent, all was very pleasant experience.

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vipBarb
Wilmington
40 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

To my taste, the broiled scallop and shrimp entree is too heavily spiced, but fresh and delicious nonetheless. What impressed me most was the care our server took to be sure my husband's dish had no added salt, given his restriction. He was solicitous and pleasant. Thumbs up!

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vipPumpkin
Raleigh
85 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always enjoy eating here.

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vipFoodie
Tampa
80 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Tuna was very fresh but needed a sauce-no soy sauce or ginger. The cheese biscuits was delicious . The baked oyster appetizer as very good. The fried clam plate was good but too much.

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Beachcomber
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

The fresh fish was prepared well. We were a little disappointed in the side selection. The service was excellent. I would recommend based on previous visits and this was the holiday season.

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MarilynS
Charleston
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall1food2service3ambience2

It took an unusually long time for our food to come out. Half finally arrived, but the 2 guests with us didn’t receive their food until we were finished with ours. The waitress apologized and offered a free dessert.
Overall, not a good experience.
Other diners arrived and left while we sat waiting.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice vibe. Cute place. Great service and food. We really enjoyed.

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robinsonc
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Mashed potatoes cold- everything else was good. Service fine

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Be sure to get the she-crab soup!

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patb
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Oyster appetizers was good. We went because menu on line said they had filet mignon. They didn't my husband got the N.Y.strip steak. It was cooked to his desire but very salty and fatty rice pilaf overcooked to much fish I ordered with Carolina topping g was good

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DaveA
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The she crab soup hit the spot for openers and I followed that with blackened Corvina that was very tasty. Our waiter was friendly and engaged, well done!

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vipFineDining
Memphis/West TN
11 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We had a great meal! It was truly a good experience.

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HollyB
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Loved the ambiance, really beach feel and the fact they had three different areas within the restaurant. They had the patio, oyster bar and the primary restaurant. The food was great but wish the waitress had told us about the half price wine bottles since we had two glasses of wine. All in all it was a great experience and I will be back.

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Marlene
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Wide menu choices, focus on seafood. There was a bit of confusion about who was in charge of our table. Fortunately, we had no plans after dinner, but were ignored for 20 minutes. After our order was placed, tasty food arrived quickly. Loved the Caesar salad.

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great server and exceptionally fast from Order to meal delivery.

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JimZ
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great laid back atmosphere on the patio and absolutely delicious sea food. We live out of town and eat here every time we visit.

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JenniferP
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time visiting this particular restaurant. We went to celebrate our 25th anniversary. The ambiance was nice. The food was absolutely amazing and delicious! My husband had the ribeye and I had the seafood alfredo. Our waitress, as was every single one there, was pleasant and friendly. If you're looking for a family friendly local restaurant in the Wilmington area I highly recommend this place. You won't regret it!

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CHHH
Charleston
8 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We had an excellent meal- started with the Crab Dip. She Crab soup is very good-has a little kick to it. My husband ordered Salmon and thoroughly enjoyed it. I had a salad with fried oysters on top-generous portion of oysters and the salad was very fresh. We definitely will make a special trip to Wilmington to eat here again.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Richmond
5 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great service!!

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billw
Western NC
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Although the service was very good, we honestly can't say that the meal was very memorable. I don't think we would go back.

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Mistylea
Western NC
3 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

It wasn’t bad, it was just okay. Expected really good seafood at the beach but not so much. My partner didn’t like his blackened fish and shrimp. My grilled mahi and sides were fine. No complaints on my end but definitely not anywhere I’d go back. Was a bit divey. Server was friendly and patient since we didn’t really know what we wanted at first.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall1food1service5ambience5

We were very disappointed in the food.

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best flounder I have ever had. It was a remarkable meal from start to finish. Absolutely loved the Carolina topping

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Dawn
Wilmington
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

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.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience3

Waiter struggled and nobody helped him we were a large group.

Bathroom was filthy.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall3food4service5ambience2

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.

FAQs

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 223 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.