Something Fishy Seafood Restaurant is a back-to-basics seafood shack that’s found in central Wilmington along a quieter and less bustling section of College Road. Found within a modest sized but distinctive bright yellow and blue diner-style building, the menu may be simple, but the warm interior, friendly service, and local specialties set this seafood joint apart.

The outside might look basic, but the interior is inviting, with pastel blue walls, and a scattering of tables of all sizes that are topped with seafood condiments, including cocktail sauce, hot sauce, and tartar sauce. This is a good indication of the fare to come, which includes a range of fried seafood selections, steamed seafood platters, lunchtime specials, and sandwiches. There’s a burger on the menu, and a selection of kid-friendly eats, but seafood is the main draw, with a host of local favorites available including fried flounder, trout, scallops, shrimp, oysters, clam strips, and deviled crabs. Each meal can be complimented with a classic southern side, like fried okra, collard greens, or boiled potatoes, and patrons will want to ask about specials, which can include seasonal catches like fresh spot. Tasty, laid-back, and simple, Something Fishy Seafood Restaurant will appeal to classic seafood palettes and southern appetites alike.

  • Tuesday11:00am-9:00pm
  • Wednesday11:00am-9:00pm
  • Thursday11:00am-9:00pm
  • Friday11:00am-9:00pm
  • Saturday11:00am-9:00pm
  • Sunday11:00am-9:00pm
Wilmington, NC Fishing Guide

Wilmington, NC Fishing Guide

For anglers who crave variety, there’s no place like Wilmington. Home to massive manmade lakes, seldom-visited creeks, wide Cape Fear River waters, and even easy proximity to ocean shorelines, the sheer options when it comes to casting a line is enough to make any fisherman excited about a visit.

Cape Fear River

Cape Fear River

While Wilmington visitors will arguably enjoy the best views of the Cape Fear River, this distinctive river actually spreads out throughout most of the coastal and piedmont regions of North Carolina, originating in the town of Haywood, just north of Greensboro, NC, and flowing all the way to the Atlantic Ocean.