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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
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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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  • 14
    Excellent
  • 35
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 15
    Terrible
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
Fresh seafood delivered in a cool beach shack atmosphere

Pleasantly surprised to find a first-rate fish house in Durham NC. Lots of very fresh fish. We had specials from the blackboard. Good sides too. The atmosphere is fun and adds to the charm. It looks like a beach shack complete with picnic tables.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
JTinNOVA
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Vienna, Virginia
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Romantic
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

This was my first time going here but if I have my way I won't be going back. The prices were a little too expensive for me. I had an Arnold Palmer to drink and it was not good at all. I also had the fried catfish with fries & slaw. The amount of slaw you get wasn't even a... More 

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Vienna, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Pleasantly surprised to find a first-rate fish house in Durham NC. Lots of very fresh fish. We had specials from the blackboard. Good sides too. The atmosphere is fun and adds to the charm. It looks like a beach shack complete with picnic tables.

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Greensboro, North Carolina, United States
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

The place was dirty and the staff would just walk past tables without cleaning them. Service was poor. We had to go get someone for beverage refills. I think the management was away because the servers huddled at the front talking. The food was average but concerned about food safety considering the condition and attitude of the place. This is... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

I go to Fishmonger whenever I visit Durham. Nothing fancy here, but they can have interesting and unique blackboard specials. (ie - fried skate, paneed oysters) On my most recent visit we ordered off the menu. My daughter had blackened catfish, my son-in-law had steamed mussels & shrimp and I had scallops. The overall experience was good, but lacking in... More 

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Durham, North Carolina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

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

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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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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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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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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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: Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups, Romantic
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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