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Sanitary Fish Market & Restaurant

501 Evans St, Morehead City, NC 28557-4218
+1 252-247-3111
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  • Excellent21%
  • Very good21%
  • Average28%
  • Poor16%
  • Terrible14%
Travellers talk about
“fresh seafood” (28 reviews)
“blue fish” (13 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 AM - 8:00 PMAll hours
American, Seafood, Soups
$$ - $$$
501 Evans St, Morehead City, NC 28557-4218
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I used to eat here in the 60's when I was a kid. It was better then. The food was mediocre to not very good. I sort of get the feeling they are living on the long history of the place. I think the hushpuppies...More

Thank Matt K
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped in for supper. Excellent food, excellent service! So many historical photos of past guests on the walls. Would definitely recommend this place.

Thank Yooper1980
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I hadn't been to the Sanitary in years, but had fond memories of the place. Went back recently and found myself disappointed. The view of the sound is still great and we enjoyed that very much. Maybe it was partially my own fault; I ordered...More

Thank Chuck T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Ate here with my wife on a Friday nite on November..Remembered eating here years ago. Huge seating area with outdoor seating. No wait, good service, but my order of fried oysters were average...Wife had grilled chicken which was good but also the same as you...More

Thank jasonaM164LF
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I remember going years ago,( 20+ was the last time),also going with my parents in my younger years. My husband and I were down celebrating our 20th anniversary I was reminiscing my memories with my husband. Our food was horrible! My husband ordered conch chowder,...More

1  Thank abenbow715
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Hadnt been here in several years, had read some bad reviews , thought to see on our own! Reviews were correct! This restaurant has some wonderful views on the waterfront, but the food was not the best seafood i have ever had, scallops were rubbery...More

Thank 95linda05
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Every time I come to Morehead City this is one of my first stops! I love their choices and crave their hushpuppies! The view of the dock, boats, and water evokes wonderful memories. The service is excellent. I had fried scallops and my friend had...More

Thank Dorothy T
Reviewed 18 October 2017

A friend had recommended this restaurant so we tried it. Ate outside on the deck on a beautiful Sunday afternoon. Service was fast, attentive and very personable. Loved the food and also the fact they have a "senior section" on the menu. Large restaurant inside...More

Thank 122Hanovergirl
Reviewed 16 October 2017

Ate lunch here during the seafood festival, should have tried the truck food because this food was just plain bad, oysters from a can warmed up in grease, pasta with scallops was tasteless and the scallops were freeze burned, sent it bad but the replacement...More

Thank saltwaterman
Renee M, Owner at Sanitary Fish Market & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Hello, It is upsetting to hear that we were unable to provide you with a more successful dining experience. We wish to assure you that we prepare our dishes using only fresh, high-quality ingredients and sincerely apologize if you felt that was not the case....More

Reviewed 15 October 2017

Great menu and great service. Spectacular oysters and clams! Easy to get in and out of ...in the heart of everything

Thank hardingre
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Questions & Answers
Buz D
29 September 2015|
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Response from klkitchen | Reviewed this property |
No steamer pots. Most all seafood selections are local catch and fresh. Don't pass this place up. Try the shrimp salad, I buy it by the quart to take to my mom. But keep it on ice.
Reagan H
23 December 2014|
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Response from Adak C | Reviewed this property |
Yes, they are available on line.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, View
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 8:00 PM
11:30 AM - 8:00 PM
11:30 AM - 8:00 PM
11:30 AM - 8:00 PM
11:30 AM - 8:00 PM
11:30 AM - 8:00 PM
11:30 AM - 8:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 501 Evans St, Morehead City, NC 28557-4218
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Morehead City
  • Phone Number: +1 252-247-3111
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