Keith Rhodes opened Catch restaurant in 2006 in the town of Wilmington, North Carolina. He hoped to share his passion for seafood with the locals by combining seafood grown locally with a highlight of seasonal flavors ranging from sweet potatoes to blackberries. And at the same time, supporting local fisheries practice sustainability.
The name Keith Rhodes should ring a few bells to the locals. As he was nominated by the James Beard Foundation for the best southeast chef. He was also voted as the city’s best chef for three consecutive years and participated in Bravo’s season 9 of ‘Top Chef.’
Rhodes and his partner Angela have also committed to a cause of serving the best ingredients in their restaurants, to best help the local seafood market. He’s also part of an outreach program that helps local children and mentors aspiring chefs.
You can find Catch restaurant in Market Street Heights strip mall. Located on Market Street and Sarah Circle right across the street from Wilmington Auto Wholesale, a used car dealer shop.
Wilmington, North Carolina is a port city and the county seat of New Hanover County. It has a small population of around one-hundred thousand people and is the eighth-most populated city in the state of North Carolina. Being surrounded by both fresh and saltwater, it’s a common area for avid fishermen.
Catch restaurant can be seen in the press of Edible magazine. Preferably in Edible Brooklyn and Manhattan, where it explains in detail what Keith Rhodes has accomplished since the opening of his restaurant.
Wilmington is surrounded by various activities and sights for all. Whether you have a love for art or science. You should check out the Cape Fear Museum of History and Science, or perhaps the Cameron Museum for Art.
If you love the beach during the summer, then it’s recommended that you visit Carolina beach. Where your family can admire the boardwalk or take some time out to fish or celebrate the numerous events they have there.
If you’re looking for another family-friendly beach, then Kure beach is the place for you and your family. Where you can watch diving shows and go to North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher and experience live animals or their feeding program, or the civil war era to learn more about its history.
With the love of seafood and supporting the market. Catch has a variety of seafood dishes to choose from.
If you’re not a seafood lover or a vegan/vegetarian, there are a few options to choose from when it comes to salads.
By the off chance, you’re not a seafood lover and find yourself here. Catch offers a few choices labeled ‘Land Offerings.’
Catch restaurant is a hit with locales with a few recommendations:
“Some of the best food! Love the fried okra. They have some of the best services in the restaurant industry.”
“Great Food, Great Service, I highly recommend this restaurant.”
“Excellent dinner .. fried Brussel sprouts were yummy and not greasy and the scallop and mussels in coconut curry was excellent. The cosmopolitan cocktail and amaretto sour were amazing and some of the best tasting to date.”
-Corinna Czopp Cooke
Keith invested in a food truck that goes around the state of North Carolina and serves its dishes on the go. It was voted best food truck in Wilmington by Encore readers five consecutive years and was visited by Melissa McCarthy and her crew during their visit in Atlanta, Georgia.
Catch the food truck has also been seen in the Brooklyn art district of downtown Wilmington and at the Amazon studio in Culver City, California, and Carolina Beach, North Carolina.
Different from the restaurant. Catch the food truck serves a different variety of seafood dishes, even ‘land offerings.’
· Crispy Fried Catfish
· Veggie Taco
· Grilled Cajun Shrimp
· 400 Degree Fried Chicken
Catch Food truck doubles as a catering service for weddings, birthdays, or graduation parties. Tailoring their menu to fit the occasion perfectly.
“Wow! Having your food truck at our wedding was a huge highlight of our day! Everyone loved the tacos and the staff even more! We were looking for something that was different from the everyday wedding food and added a fun twist. Catch the Food Truck was the perfect fit! The fun design of the truck and the variety of food had everyone full and happy!”
“I am so honored that you shared in my birthday celebration. I was totally astounded and blessed by the love shown to me in that moment. I am still hearing compliments on the delicious food that was served. My heart is still smiling and always treasure the gift of your friendship.”
With a small restaurant and a food truck making waves. Catch Restaurant is THE recommended place to dine at whether you’re a local, a visitor, or just another human, and are looking for a taste of the seafood experience in North Carolina.