Business Profile: Cape Fear Seafood Company

by Dec 6, 2018Business, North Brunswick, Restaurants

Business Profile: Cape Fear Seafood


Cape Fear Seafood Company (CFSC) is dedicated to serving spectacular food, wine and spirits in a relaxed, casual setting. Every dish is prepared with attention to detail, quality ingredients and excellent flavors. Their dedicated staff strives to accommodate guests with a sense of urgency and an abundance of Southern hospitality.

Founded in 2008 by Evans and Nikki Trawick during the worst economic downturn in a century, CFSC was created with the idea of becoming the area’s go-to place for seafood. It is now Wilmington’s local hotspot for the freshest, tastiest seafood.

Evans grew up in Burgaw, a small Pender County town about 30 minutes north of Wilmington. “Growing up I can remember a number of great seafood houses in Wilmington and thought that those options just weren’t here anymore, so my wife Nikki and I decided to open Cape Fear Seafood Company,” Evans says.

With its growing popularity, the restaurant has expanded from its flagship eatery in Monkey Junction to a second location in Porters Neck and a third in Waterford in Leland. They expanded their original location in Monkey Junction in 2012 to double its original size and from there opened the Porters Neck location in 2015, all while winning numerous awards and recognitions. In 2017 they opened their third location in the Waterford area of Brunswick County. In early 2019 CFSC plans to open a franchise location in Raleigh.

“We believe we have the best staff at all of our locations based upon how well CFSC performs on a day-to-day basis,” Evans explains. “Our company culture is based on quality work, quality products, honesty, respect for all, humility, teamwork, passion, community and family.”

CFSC offers a wide range of seafood-oriented menu options along with fresh, hand-cut steaks and chicken for the land lovers. Price ranges from $7.99 lunch options to the mid-$20s for dinner entrees and specials. They have a variety of signature dishes on their menu, including customer favorites Shrimp & Grits, Fresh Catch Saltimbocca and New Bedford Scallops. Their chefs create specials daily and hand-select their fresh fin fish. The fish is then delivered six days a week to their restaurants from local purveyor Steve Strouse, who runs his wholesale distribution business out of Brunswick County.

Consistency, quality and a Southern hospitality-driven staff that will do whatever it takes to satisfy their guests — that’s what separates CFSC from the rest and keeps customers coming back.


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