Seabird

4.8
204 Reviews
$31 to $50
Seafood
Mindfully sourced and thoughtfully prepared ingredients highlight the landscape of the food in our coastal community. Menu subject to change daily with local availability of seafood and produce.

Reservations available for dinner Wednesday through Monday. Closed Tuesdays.
We are open 9am-2pm for counter service coffee and pastries. We have a small grab and go hot breakfast menu from 9am-11am.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 204 people are saying
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vipBhagwan1
Key West
56 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our second visit and it was an improved experience mainly because of better dish selections on our part. The oysters Rockefeller was very good and the small plates and entrees were unique and using seasonal ingredients in a flavorful manner - the swordfish schnitzel was delicious and a surprising combination - soft shell crab lightly battered and crisp.

Service was low key, knowledgeable and attentive.

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Wonderful food in a beautiful setting. The seafood tower is inventive and amazing. You can never go wrong with their soft shell crabs or the flounder on grits. Their dedication to fresh local seafood really shines.

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Sightseer
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Seabird is great. Their food is very well thought out and unique and very very good. Their wine list has some very good wines that are reasonably priced and the staff is very knowledgeable and helpful.

There is a reason why it takes almost month to get a reservation here,its that good!

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JohnB
Savannah
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our second visit to Seabird. The second was just as good if not better as the first. Great food great service and a great night.

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OzzFactor
Wilmington
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious. Excellent service. Beautiful restaurant with a cool unified aesthetic as well.

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vipWatsonH
Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good cocktails. Great meal. Claire was an awesome server. Will definitely be back for future meals!

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joel
Wilmington
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

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DRLeggat
Wilmington
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dined here for my fiancée’s birthday and it was exactly what we had hoped for. The hostess was extremely accommodating - we were nearly an hour early, yet they were able to seat us within five minutes.

Our server, Claire, was a true pro - she was friendly, authentic and made spot-on recommendations from drinks, to dinner, to dessert. The food itself was a unique addition to the Wilmington scene. Tasteful menu choices and the seafood was extremely fresh and of high quality. Very impressed with our experience and we shall definitely return!

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Krinda
Western NC
5 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love the combination of familiar, yet creative food choices! Oysters were amazing as well as swordfish. Everything was quite exceptional.

Did not care for the exprescso. the beans had a lemon essence to them.

Definitely worth the trip from out of town.

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PhilipM
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Phenomenal food and atmosphere. Can't wait to come back.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
29 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

A party of four, we enjoyed the Cioppino, Flounder and Soft shell Crab. We all enjoyed oysters before dinner. The food is perhaps the best Cioppino we have ever had. The flounder was crisp on the outside, soft and moist inside. The oysters were excellent and shucked very well. Not one piece of shell in four servings. It is difficult to get reservations as they are very busy. The only criticism, the noise level, making it difficult to have a conversation.
Great meal!

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Salty
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful Dining experience, the food, the ambience, the service. It felt like we were transported to a nautical fantasy island with the most delectable locally sourced dishes. We can’t wait to go back

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible! Get the seafood tower!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Seabird is such a lovely spot! The decor and ambiance make you feel like you are some place special the moment you walk in. The cocktails are unique and delicious, and the food is divine! Seriously, everything we ordered was amazing! And the staff service is impeccable. Chef Neff has created such a wonderful dining experience. I can’t wait to go back.

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
9 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Table was ready for our reservation s all the food was excellent . Staff was like superb and very attentive.
If you want a fine dining experience, don’t miss going
Here! You will be happy you did.

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OpenTable Diner
Wilmington
2 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

3rd time visiting and it just keeps getting better and better

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RandiD
Raleigh
7 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every menu item we had was delicious! Service was special and extremely helpful.

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anthonys
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mike was our waiter and took great care of our party of 6. His complete knowledge of the menu items was superb. The food was simple, tasty, and extremely well balanced. Everything about the dinner was beyond exceptional. A definite go to place for special occasions

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DeeL
Charleston
5 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Seabird is a wonderful new restaurant in Wilmington. The food is fabulous! Very fresh and creative with each dish served? The service was impeccable! We will most definitely be going back!

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Sadiemae
Wilmington
6 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal and service. Love the ambiance.

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LOVE
Wilmington
3 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have been hearing so many good things about Seabird and it really even exceeded my expectations! We had a wonderful server, Jamie, who was very knowledgeable about every single thing on the menu. The atmosphere was great. Lots of energy, but not too loud. The wedge salad and tuna small plates were out of this world and not to mention the oysters. So So So yummy! Worth every bit of the difficulty to get a reservation :)

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DAVIDR
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent, fresh, well presented food taken to a higher level.

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MarshaS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We chose outside seating, which is on the sidewalk, and fun for people watching. The inside of the restaurant is lovely. The cocktails were interesting combinations and quite good. The small plates were ample, fresh, delicious, and the Cioppino was outstanding. We thought we saved room for desserts, olive oil cake and trifle brownie sundae, but ended up taking both home after a few bites. They were fabulous. Wait staff was attentive, answered questions, but didn’t make us feel rushed. Wonderful dinner! I’d even go back just for cocktails and dessert!

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Carriedish
Richmond
11 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first dinner at Sea Bird was exactly what we hoped for: amazing food, great service, and a feel-good funky attitude about the whole place. Oysters were delicious, soft shell crab entree was the best soft shells we've ever had, and the fried flounder was perfectly prepared and plated with delicious accompaniments. The brownie sundae was rich and plenty for 2 to share! We will definitely be back again soon!

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Candace
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service is on point. Great cocktails, wine selection that pairs well with all of the entrees with locally sourced ingredients. Would highly recommend

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christinad312
Wilmington
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I enjoyed a great meal with a creative cocktail. The ambience was warm and inviting and the service was excellent!

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JenniferW
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect night, couldn’t have asked for better service or food!

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KateM
Wilmington
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was delicious! Service was excellent. We’ll be back!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

wonderful food. can’t wait to try more oysters- both raw and baked. chris was our server and he was outstanding! will definitely be back soon.

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DJ98
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great, from the food, drinks, and service

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Carolyn
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

LOVED our dinner at Seabird. Can’t wait to go back!

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vipMichaelK
Wilmington
123 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food great as always, waiter was very good; however food service from kitchen was much slower than normal.

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SarahS
West Virginia
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and dinner! We always enjoy the environment.

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suntansurf
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Food was amazing, however very few gluten free options.

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RachelS
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is wonderful and the service impeccable. Our server, Chris, took great care with making sure we had whatever we needed. Courses were served at the perfect intervals. We ordered the swordfish and flounder entrees, and tuna and catfish appetizers; each was carefully prepared, with flavorful but not overpowering tastes. The high prices are appropriate for the quality of dishes on offer.

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MarieP
Charlotte
13 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been trying to go here since they opened.

Made reservation two months ago. Reservatuon for 7:45. Did not sit until 8:05, which was fine. Reservation was for six people. We sat in booth riight outside swinging kitchen door.
We turned out only to be four people whixh worked out, but id we had been six as planned, one couple would have been right in the line of the kitchen staff going in and out. I would have not been happy making a reservation two months prior. This table is not for six adults.
The meal was exceptional. Everything from drinks, apps, entrees and dessert. Everythiing was so fresh. Owner was very nice. Will definitely return.

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Beanie
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic seafood, excellent service in a nice environment. We will be back.

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DavidZ
Wilmington
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great flounder and grits entree. Would order it again. Definitely going back to try more things.

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OpenTable Diner
Greensboro
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious and great service! The Oysters Rockefeller and flounder were so very yummy!

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect. Atmosphere, service, food, etc.

FAQs

Seabird offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (910) 769-5996.

Seabird is rated 4.8 stars by 204 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.