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Seafood Hut

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$$ - $$$
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1125 River Rd, Calabash, NC 28467-2709
+1 910-579-6723
11:00 - 21:00
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Tue - Sun 11:00 - 21:00
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Plover, Wisconsin
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75 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

No this is not a restaurant where you will get healthy food. But for Calabash Fried fish, this is the place to go! Filled to the brim with locals and for good reason. We went because of TripAdvisor and were not disappointed. The seafood is fresh, good quality. The staff was warm and welcoming. The food was amazing. Hush puppies,... More 

Thank kate2003
Calabash, North Carolina
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a small restaurant -- holds maybe 50 people. During tourist season there is usually a line to get in, They have an outside take-out window,

Thank Joan R
Ocean Isle Beach, North Carolina
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is strictly a fried food restaurant, most of it is fish. While the food is tasty and their hush puppies are phenomenal, the food is fried in lard. This restaurant is known for it's lard and while that does make the food very tasty, it can cause major stomach distress later in the evening. Be fair warned. I went... More 

Thank NikkieLynnSteele
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52 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were visiting from VA and wanted some seafood. We've eaten here before and you get a very nice serving size of food for the money. We arrived around 5:10 on a Friday night, and there were still a few open tables to choose from. When we left the line had already formed. I had the combination platter with shrimp,... More 

Thank nancyVa
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179 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a small restaurant where you sit on a benches outside to form a line to get in.....the wait wasn't long but the service and food were great! The Saturday special is amazing.....a huge pile of shrimp, clams and deviled crab or any combination, fries, Cole slaw, iced tea, and tax for $8. The seafood is lightly battered and... More 

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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

They have great seafood and daily specials. The dining room is quaint with no frills. There is a walk up window outside to order to go or eat at their outside tables.

Thank 529rodneys
Savannah, Georgia
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2017

Looks can be deceiving. Earlier in our trip, we had eaten at a large, "fancy" restaurant, and the food was terrible. The Seafood Hut is a throwback to the fifties - small and homey. We had seafood platters, and they were melt-in-your-mouth good, from the fried shrimp to the deviled crab to the scallops and the fish that covered the... More 

Thank Elaine14719
Etowah, North Carolina
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52 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2017

For lunch, the special is the way to go! For $8.00, we had 3 items (fried shrimp, mussels, and deviled crab) french fries with drink included. We could have had selected only one of the items and it would have been 3 x the normal order but we selected all three. And the portions were still a good amount. We... More 

Thank K F
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2017

This was our second time here, both times with my 97 year old mother in tow who uses a walker.. She loves the shrimp here, but unfortunately their restrooms are not handicap friendly. It would be easy to install grab bars near the toilets for people like my mother and others to use. We had to take her somewhere else... More 

Thank ladytraveler60
North Carolina Coast, North Carolina
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24 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

Delicious, tender, fresh shrimp. Lunch special $8 = a fish fillet, about 20 shrimp (small), fries, coleslaw, hush puppies & ice tea.

Thank KathNorthernVirginia

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1125 River Rd, Calabash, NC 28467-2709
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Calabash
  • Phone Number: +1 910-579-6723

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?