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Fishmonger's Seafood Market Crab & Oyster House

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806 W Main St, Durham, NC 27701
(919) 682-0128
Today
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch

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  • 10
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  • 8
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  • 14
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Too Expensive to be Average

As Fishmonger's has been around forever, I just knew I was in for an experience. That is what I got, a bad experience. While the food was okay, the bill was astronomical!!! You seat yourself, at picnic tables in a dirty looking restaurant. I don't mind this kind of experience if the food is great... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed June 1, 2015
kimras2014
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Durham, North Carolina
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Large groups
  • Bar scene
  • Families with children
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Durham, North Carolina
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

As Fishmonger's has been around forever, I just knew I was in for an experience. That is what I got, a bad experience. While the food was okay, the bill was astronomical!!! You seat yourself, at picnic tables in a dirty looking restaurant. I don't mind this kind of experience if the food is great and the prices are good.... More 

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Four of us decided on dinner at Fishmonger’s Restaurant prior to heading over to the theatre for a concert. Two of us ordered the grilled Sea Bass, one the sautéed Scallops and one the grilled Salmon. The sea bass servings were made up of just little pieces. The scallops were served the same way – just little pieces. The rice... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Landing at RDU after several weeks in Vietnam it was time for a late lunch. We went to the Fishmonger and were not disappointed. I enjoy good basic fried seafood and was pleased. Had the fish sandwich, slaw, fries and a cold beer. They always have several craft beers on tap. Some of the recent reviewers must have expected one... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

We picked this place because they advertised barbecue and fish. The waitress was very nice. It seemed like forever to get our food and everyone in the place had been served. We finally got our food. I ordered barbecue which the waitress said was great! On the menu it states it was cooked with hickory. It had very little flavor... More 

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Gary B, Owner at Fishmonger's Seafood Market Crab & Oyster House, responded to this review

Sorry for your displeasure but some people cant be pleased. Out of seven restaurant reviews you only gave one a good review. First of all we have too much good food to fill our customers up on hush puppies. Everyone has a different opinion about what they want in a hush puppy. Just like you did not like our slaw.... More 

Blacksburg, Virginia, USA
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

I'm not even sure how a place like this stays open in a city like Durham. Having bought a Living Social deal to try this place out, my wife and I dropped in last night for dinner. The ceiling is falling apart, the place smells, and the tables are draped with plastic. None of that bothers me. We both ordered... More 

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Gary B, Owner at Fishmonger's Seafood Market Crab & Oyster House, responded to this review

Sorry about your feelings but all one has to do is see your complaint about the beer prices. $5.00 is a very generous price for a 16 ounce craft beer. The sweet potatoes are NC and cooked in a Smoker. And that is just the beginning you did not have to wait for a table and there were probably tickets... More 

Florence, South Carolina
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23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

Don't let the decor or smell turn you away. Very good seafood served in a casual atmosphere. Oysters and shrimp were fresh and very lightly breaded. There was an abundance of sides to choose from and they were very good. Overall a good place to eat. Will definitely return the next time I am in the area.

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Los Angeles, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

I went after I purchased a groupon deal. I've been looking for affordable but quality seafood place in Durham and was really hopeful that Fishmonger's would fit the bill. However, after going, I think that what some other reviewers are saying is probably correct: it used to be better, but "it has dropped a notch!" I started with the clam... More 

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Beaufort, South Carolina
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85 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Fishmongers has always had that rustic, straight off the boat feel to it. The spartan, nautical theme ensured that the seafood had to be the star and it was. We stopped there for lunch and found it looking exactly the same as 6 years ago. However, this time there were very few customers there and it just did not have... More 

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7 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

My husband and I love seafood so we were excited to eat here. The restaurant itself is not in good shape but that didn't bother us. Our server Joey was very helpful and had lots of personality. He recommended a local beer for my husband which I wish I would have also got. My husband had the barbecue shrimp and... More 

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Concord, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014 via mobile

This was our first visit to Fishmongers. It was clear when we walked in the door that the decor and service were casual and laid back. Much to our surprise the food was great. My wife and I had grilled copia which was excellent. Our son had chicken bbq which he devoured. We'll go back for more. Next time I'll... More 

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Additional Information about Fishmonger's Seafood Market Crab & Oyster House

Address: 806 W Main St, Durham, NC 27701
Phone Number: (919) 682-0128
Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Durham
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Saturday 12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Average Prices: USD 30
Cuisine: American, Seafood

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 806 W Main St, Durham, NC 27701
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Durham
  • Phone Number: (919) 682-0128

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30
  • Cuisine: American, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Large groups, Bar scene, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 9:30 pm

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