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Hieronymus Seafood Restaurant & Oyster Bar, Wilmington, NC

Hieronymus Seafood Restaurant & Oyster Bar

4.6
4.6
339 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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 6 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, American, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 3:00 pm–8:45 pm Fri, Sat 3:00 pm–9:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (910) 218-2048

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Catering

    Celebrations are an important part of our lives. Whether it's a wedding, business function, or a backyard event with friends and family, we have menus to fit your needs. We offer a selection of theme parties, buffets and custom menus featuring seafood, chicken, pork, beef, and vegetables from the Cape Fear region. Our recipes tell the tale of our southern coastal heritage. You and your guests will enjoy taking a culinary journey back in time by sampling our delicious menu items. Contact Max at (910) 392-6313 for more information about catering options. We look forward to celebrating with you. We Also Offer THEME PARTIES!

  • Neighborhood

    Wilmington

  • Cross street

    New Center Drive

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 339 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Coastal North Carolina

    Healthy

  • Coastal North Carolina

    Neighborhood Gem

  • Coastal North Carolina

    Seafood

  • Wilmington

    Good for Groups

  • Wilmington

    Healthy

  • Wilmington

    Great for Lunch

  • Wilmington

    Neighborhood Gem

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  1. CT

    CarlaT

    Savannah

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Food was good and service very good too
  2. l

    lindalu

    Wilmington

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food was freshly prepared and delicious. Hannah our waitress was super fun; friendly, funny, helpful. Lots of fresh fish options
  3. J

    Jolene

    San Francisco

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on September 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great service and good food at affordable rates.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great server amazing fresh food. Exactly what I was looking for
  5. DF

    DenisaF

    Raleigh

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was great! We had oysters with crab dip and spinach and they were delicious! I ordered scallops my waitress suggested the blackened scallops and along with the grits with lobster sauce it was a very delicious meal! We will definitely come back again.
  6. CM

    CMC27

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had never been here before, the food was cooked perfectly and our waitress (Mandi) was great. I love seafood and needed a new place to go to, my guests and I really enjoyed ourselves. Will definitely go back!
  7. j

    janices

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The trigger fish that we ordered last night was excellent. It was cooked perfectally and the sauce was fantastic. A good value for buck.
  8. CP

    CathyP

    Wilmington

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food, friendly service!
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We had a great evening. The food was good and the waitress did a very good job of explaining the menu options and making suggestions.
  10. B

    Boston

    Wilmington

    14 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Been here several times. Food is always consistently good.
  11. CP

    CPNC

    Richmond

    14 reviews

    2.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall2food3service3ambience3
    OK, nothing special.
  12. B

    Bill

    Wilmington

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Anniversary. The.waiter was excellent and the food was very good.
  13. GB

    GabyB

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was great! Hot Crab dip was Amazing !! So Yummy.
  14. JL

    JessicaL

    Charlotte

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Cozy setting like your ealking into someone's home. The waitress Jessica was really nice and well knowledgeable on the different styles of cooking methods on the catch of the day. Food was excellent and came out hot
  15. s

    spinfan

    Wilmington

    27 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience2
    Sat for 45 min before even getting a drink. 30 min after placing our order we were told they had run out of grouper, Black Sea bad and tuna.
  16. JP

    JustineP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very nice restaurant! The food was terrific and we relished the cheese biscuits and the raw oysters. The fresh catch Wahoo with the Carolina finish was delicious. The gentleman played the piano - nice gentle jazz renditions - just right and not intrusive. The waitress was friendly, helpful and very nice personality. All in all, a Great place and we look forward to our next visit.
  17. TS

    TrevieS

    Raleigh

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent dinner!! Staff was wonderful
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Good food and service!
  19. S

    Seedembones

    Cincinnati

    89 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    89 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was all more than I could have hoped for. Kelly was wonderful as a server and engaged us on several levels. The food was wonderful. The crab dip, she crab soup, and the Carolina prep of our red snapper was the best we’ve had. And that’s over my 69 years of travel and experiencing all sorts of food establishments. This is a “Go, and Go often” place thst will be a favorite in Wilmington, NC. THANKS FOR KEEPING TRADITION ALIVE.
  20. JM

    JennyM

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Great local restaurant that has good options and reasonable price. A lot more interesting food and menu then any chain like Bonefish. Complimentary bisquits were so amazing.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    12 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Fast service. Friendly staff. Soup and grilled scallops were too salty. Plentiful beer and cocktail selection.
  22. BM

    BarryM

    Wilmington

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The fresh seafood was outstanding. Our waitress, Stephanie was awesome. She was extremely helpful and friendly for our first visit to this restaurant. We will be back !!
  23. P

    Pumpkin

    Raleigh

    88 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    88 reviews

    Dined on August 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Another great experience! Food was good, our server Michelle was pleasant, no issues
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Western NC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The crab legs were
  25. BP

    BandanaP

    Raleigh

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    This was our first time there and have to say it was great. Our server was nice, the food came fast, and it tasted great. I definitely will be back.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Wilmington

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Service was fast and food was delicious! My husband cleared his plate almost immediately. We’ll plan on returning!
  27. WL

    WilmingtonLocal

    Wilmington

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 9, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Overall, very good, however, we got our entree within 5 minutes of receiving our salad and appetizer. Normally, quick service would be great, but we hadn't even started on the appetizer when the entree showed up! A good size portion of food for the money, except for the crab dip appetizer. I've gotten larger portions at other places for the same or less $. I understand that all costs have gone up, but just sayin'. Server was great!
  28. A

    Adam

    New England

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great service, great tasting food, good variety!
  29. B

    Badger

    St. Louis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A local suggested we give this place a try and we loved it so much we went back a second time during our trip! Food is excellent!
  30. SH

    StaceyH

    Wilmington

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is my favorite restaurant to go to whenever I visit Wilmington. Wonderful service. Thanks!!
  31. t

    travelmuse

    Wilmington

    40 reviews

    2.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience3
    My guest enjoyed her raw oysters, which were described as a "mixed bag" when we asked about the type of oysters on the menu last night. The garlic rolls were doughy and seemed under-cooked. My crab soup was too salty to eat. I was advised that it always tastes like that. The Mac N Cheese was cold. The Flounder with Caper Butter was so overcooked that I couldn't cut it. My guest's Grilled Scallops and Flounder were fine. The lettuce in the Caesar Salad was rusty. The garden salad was fresher.
  32. JT

    JamesT

    Wilmington

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful food, especially the grits on lobster sauce and fresh caught swordfish in sauce with nuts. Charming server. We were early on a Saturday night, there were lots of families, quiet relaxed atmosphere.
  33. MK

    MariaK

    Western NC

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience3
    Cheeseburger seemed like a frozen patty and the oysters and fried flounder were tough and dry, respectively. The blackened fish was way over seasoned. Pretty disappointing even though our server was very kind. Would not visit again.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Great food for great prices! Great for Gluten Free!
  35. F

    Francis

    Wilmington

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We have enjoyed Hieronymous Seafood for years. We are natives of Wilmington and appreciate the fresh catch and the options for preparation. We have never been disappointed. The prices are higher than most restaurants in town but it is worth it. Service is always good, friendly and efficient. One of our favorite places to eat.
  36. JT

    JacalynT

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    This was a great dining experience. The food was fresh and perfectly prepared. Service was excellent and the prices were extremely reasonable.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Western NC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    Our server was a delight. The cheddar biscuits are amazing- I could eat like 10. The lemon drop and mojito were ok - it’s more of a beer place I think. Scallops were seasoned well and grilled to perfection. The grouper was dry, fried food batter needed more seasoning, lobster cream grits were so good and the praline cheesecake and key lime tart were fantastic.
  38. DC

    DonC

    Wilmington

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A go to place for great seafood and great service. Always hard to decide what I want to order. First place I think of to take visitors to Wilmington for best taste of seafood.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Johnny was our awesome server. Ask for him. The food was incredible. Atmosphere was very relaxed and quiet. Cant wait to go back.
  40. S

    Shawn

    Raleigh

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Main entrees, fresh fish, were small for the price. Mixed drinks were of good value. Spend over $400 for party of 6

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 4.6 stars by 339 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 6 times today
Google Map for Hieronymus Seafood Restaurant & Oyster Bar

5035 Market St, Wilmington, NC 28405-3429

Additional information

  • Cross street

    New Center Drive

  • Neighborhood

    Wilmington

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 3:00 pm–8:45 pm Fri, Sat 3:00 pm–9:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, American, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (910) 218-2048

  • Catering

    Celebrations are an important part of our lives. Whether it's a wedding, business function, or a backyard event with friends and family, we have menus to fit your needs. We offer a selection of theme parties, buffets and custom menus featuring seafood, chicken, pork, beef, and vegetables from the Cape Fear region. Our recipes tell the tale of our southern coastal heritage. You and your guests will enjoy taking a culinary journey back in time by sampling our delicious menu items. Contact Max at (910) 392-6313 for more information about catering options. We look forward to celebrating with you. We Also Offer THEME PARTIES!

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