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Fishmonger's Seafood Market Crab & Oyster House

806 W Main St, Durham, NC 27701
(919) 682-0128
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Ranked #163 of 642 Restaurants in Durham
Price range: $0 - $30
Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Cuisines: American, Seafood
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Bar scene, Large groups
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Bar scene, Large groups
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English first
Durham, North Carolina
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

One job. Fresh seafood. How?! can they mess it up...three times?! My husband and I live nearby and were so excited to find a "fresh" seafood place within walking distance. We didn't really mind the cheap decor, the so-so service, or the watered-down drinks, anticipating great, well-cooked seafood as our reward. We were wrong. Fried fish: dry and bland. Grilled... More

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

Sorry for your hostility it is one thing to report that you were not happy with a couple of dishes; although as you report living in Miami not sure what you know about fish and chips or crab cakes as no one from Europe or Maryland has complained about these dishes. To throw in an off hand comment that our... More

New York City, New York
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

My wife and I arrived in Durham late in the afternoon and after stopping at our B & B we headed into town. We were driving around to get a sense of the town, when we passes Fishmonger's. The fact that there was inexpensive tablecloths and seemed quite busy made me sense this was the place to eat. My wife... More

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3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

Aged, slightly dilapidated looking even- that was my first impression of Fishmongers as I walked in. I am so glad that my husband and I stayed! The food was very good (we both ordered fish and chips), and I could drink the feta dressing! Service was excellent, and their prices were reasonable, too.

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Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Service is always lackluster however they always make up for it with the quality of the seafood - great beer selection and fabby dessert

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Brooklyn, New York
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43 reviews 43 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Maybe people will be put off by the smell of a fresh seafood market but that made us think, YES! We ordered Po Boys (shrimp and scallops) and we enjoyed our food. The servers were very polite and prompt. Nice meal.

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Gloucester City, New Jersey
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84 reviews 84 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

As others have said, you would not take someone here to impress them with the décor. Tables, benches and plastic tablecloths. The food was very good. We are not big seafood eaters so my daughter and I had the spiced S.C. shrimp and my wife crabcakes. Everyone enjoyed the meal. French fries and onion rings were excellent. I was a... More

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Carolina Beach, North Carolina
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16 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

We eat here regularly. I have been particularly impressed with the grilled catch of the day (latest was bigeye tuna). I've had fried shrimp and scallops on multiple occasions and loved them.

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Raleigh, NC
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37 reviews 37 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

This was a wonderful experience for our family. The paper on the tables is not only good for catching all of the drippy seafood goodness, it is also a lovely canvas for drawing. The service was excellent - friendly and attentive. The food was fresh and fabulous. The kid's burger was no small patty. We had King crab legs and... More

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Top Contributor
127 reviews 127 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

We had just arrived back in the USA from a trip to India and were looking for some good old American fried food and cold beer. Fishmongers, as always, had just what we wanted. Fried oyster baskets all around with cole slaw, French Fries, and cold micro brews on tap. I have been there many times and it never disappoints.... More

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Athens, Alabama, United States
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107 reviews 107 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

My friends and I had lunch at Fishmonger's last week and enjoyed it very much. My husband and I had oyster baskets (plump, juicy oysters). One friend had catfish, and the other had steamed oysters (that he had to shuck himself). The service was good. The sweet tea was sweet. There is absolutely NOTHING fancy about this place. We sat... More

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

Thank You for taking the time to spread the word. Glad youall found us not everybody is as curious as they ought to be. This past month we celebrated our 31st anniversary. Thank You Gary Bass Owner More

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