Sea Captains Calabash Seafood is a fairly traditional seafood restaurant that features a host of seafood selections in addition to southern-influenced fare. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, this casual eatery will satisfy a craving for a vast selection of seafood favorites on a modest budget. 

The restaurant is found just north of Wilmington along US Highway 17, and is distinctive for its vintage, one-story exterior and glowing sign. The menu is just as classic, with a nice array of the basics – from breakfast platters with eggs, sausage and home fries, to hand-breaded seafood baskets and platters. This eatery is best for seafood fans, as the bulk of the three-page lunch and dinner menus are focused on sea-faring cuisine. Patrons will find a range of choices, including flounder, oysters, bay scallops, popcorn shrimp, large shrimp, and deviled crabs, which are typically available in broiled, grilled, or fried varieties. Non-seafood fans will find fare to enjoy as well, including burgers and chicken sandwiches, and home-style meals like pork chops, ribeye steak, and penne Alfredo with chicken or shrimp. Laid back and diverse enough to appeal to coastal cuisine fans, Sea Captains Calabash Seafood is a solid option for seafood fans who like traditional southern food.

  • Monday5:30am-9:00pm
  • Tuesday5:30am-9:00pm
  • Wednesday5:30am-9:00pm
  • Thursday5:30am-9:00pm
  • Friday5:30am-9:00pm
  • Saturday5:30am-9:00pm
  • Sunday6:30am-9:00pm
Wilmington Educational Activities

Wilmington Educational Activities

Considering that Wilmington is home to the renowned University of North Carolina Wilmington (UNCW), it should come as no surprise that the city is packed with educational activities of all varieties. From historic antebellum homes to local museums where the regional history comes to life through a variety of intricate displays, there’s always an engaging activity – as well as a learning opportunity – to be uncovered with every visit to Wilmington, NC.

Johnnie Mercer’s Pier

Johnnie Mercer’s Pier

Any experienced visitor will attest that one of the best things about the North Carolina coastline is the fishing, and the Johnnie Mercer's Pier is a prime locale for Wrightsville Beach visitors to tackle the exceptional saltwater fishing conditions that are renowned in the Cape Fear area.