REALTORs Recommend: Top 9 Wilmington Area Restaurants For Best Fried Oysters

REALTORs Recommend: Top 9 Wilmington Area Restaurants For Best Fried Oysters

Here are the results I got for best fried Oysters in town for my clients who were new to the area and wanted to know.

I will preface this with many agents said Dock Street Oyster Bar if looking for STEAMED oysters….but finding good consistent fried oysters is another thing and my clients were thrilled with the winner which was Hieronymous… 2nd runner up would be Cape Fear Seafood Company was also mentioned more than once. … here you go:


  • “We love Bridge Tender”~ Dan Willard
  • “I would send them about an hour south of Wilmington to Calabash, NC.  Ella’s is the best, and Ella’s has a great history, an old TV show host used to say at the end of every broadcast “Good Night Miss Calabash” because he had eaten there and loved it. here is the link “   ~ Jamie Graham
  • “Something Fishy is the best” ~ Craig Stinson
  • “We like Boathouse & Dockside”. Hope your clients enjoy local seafood! ? ~Julie Pettee
  • “Take him to Heironymous Seafood.”~ Pam Kersting
  • “Cape Fear Seafood….haven’t had the fried oysters but the other seafood is great so I would assume the best! ~ Lois Potratz
  • “Niche & cape fear seafood company” ~ Susan Walker
  • “I’m a huge fan of oysters!!!! Hieronymus by far…5035 Market St near Target!~ Amy Brown


    1. Hieronymous Seafood Restaurant & Oyster Bar: Location: 5035 Market Street, Wilmington, NC 28405 Phone: 910-218-2048 Hours: Monday–Friday, 11:00 a.m.–9:30 p.m., Saturday, 12:00 p.m.–10:00 p.m., Sunday, 12:00 p.m.–9:30 p.m. Closing Hours May Vary According to the Season
    2. Cape Fear Seafood Company: Locations: Monkey Junction | 5226 S. College Road Suite 5 Wilmington, NC 28412 and Porters Neck 140 Hays Lane Suite 140 Wilmington, NC 28411 Phone: (910) 799-7077 Monkey Junction (910) 681-1140 Porters Neck Hours: Mon – Thur | 11:30am–9:00pm, Fri-Sat | 11:30am–10:00pm, Sunday | 11:30am–8:30pm
    3. Bridge Tender: Location: 1414 Airlie Rd, Wilmington, NC 28403 Phone: 910-256-4519 Hours: Lunch: Monday – Friday 11:30am – 2pm Dinner: Nightly starting at 4pm
    4. Ella’s of Calabash: Location: 1148 River Road, Calabash, NC 28467 Phone: 910-579-6728 Hours: Open 7 days/week 11am-9pm
    5. Something Fishy: Location: 3436 S. College Road, Wilmington, NC 28412 Phone: 910-395-0909 Hours: 11 am to 9 pm Tuesday through Sunday
    6. Boathouse Restaurant: Location: 6328 Oleander Dr, Wilmington, NC 28403 Phone:  910-679-4224 Hours: Open 7 days/week 7am-9pm
    7. DocksideLocation: 1308 Airlie Rd, Wilmington, NC 28403 Phone: 910-256-2752  Hours: Open 7 days/week 11am-9pm
    8. Niche Kitchen and Bar: Location: 5954 Carolina Beach Rd, Wilmington, NC 28412 Phone: 910-684-5022 Hours: Tues – Sun : 11AM – 10PM
    9. Dock Street Oyster BarLocation: 12 Dock St, Wilmington, NC 28401 Phone: 910-762-2827 Hours: Tuesday through Sunday 11 am – 10 pm

Sarah Burris Intracoastal RealtySarah M. Burris, RRS, CRS, GRI

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