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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
11:00 am - 9:30 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: Lunch, Dinner

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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
Good food but expensive

We've always wanted to try the food at this place but didn't have the opportunity until this past weekend. We were very excited as we found a menu with prices on the Internet but those prices are not the ones offered at the restaurant. Regardless of that we still ordered what we wanted, but were... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed August 3, 2015
Rosa F
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Durham, North Carolina
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Families with children
  • Romantic
  • Large groups
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Durham, North Carolina
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23 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

We've always wanted to try the food at this place but didn't have the opportunity until this past weekend. We were very excited as we found a menu with prices on the Internet but those prices are not the ones offered at the restaurant. Regardless of that we still ordered what we wanted, but were very suprised when we got... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

Very decent beet selection, full bar. Pic ice tables type seating with paper table cloths. Wonderful fried green tomatoes. If you can get the smoked bluefish, do it! The best crabs and clams in town!

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Durham, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

My wife and I just moved to the Durham area in June and since she works on Saturdays I decided to find some nice eateries in downtown Durham. I hit the jackpot at Fishmonger's. Great service, the best blue crab this side of Annapolis and the ambiance is wonderful. The restaurant looks like a sea side eatery found on the... More 

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Durham, North Carolina
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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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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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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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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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35 reviews
29 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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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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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: Bar scene, Families with children, Romantic, Large groups
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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