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Harbor House Seafood Market

58129 Hwy 12, Hatteras Island, NC 27943
(252) 986-2039
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Cuisines: Seafood
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97% Recommend
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Barton, New York, United States
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42 reviews 42 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

The freshest seafood ... right off the boat. I should warn you about the seafood enchilada's .... you will become hooked! (pun intended)

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Pittsburgh, PA
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60 reviews 60 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

I first reviewed Harbor House in August 2012, but I had to post an update based on new information. Passing by recently (in February) I noticed "scallops" listed on the Harbor House sign. This Market isn't open much in the winter, so I had to check it out. Turns out Vicky was prepping a bunch of fresh sea scallops for... More

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Kitty Hawk, North Carolina
2 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

We can’t say enough about the awesome food and hospitality at Harbor House! This is off season at Hatteras. We drove down from Kitty Hawk and arrived around 11:45 hoping to get some lunch before visiting the Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum. We tried restaurant after restaurant and nothing was open. Harbor House was not open. But the owner’s son... More

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Williamsburg, Virginia
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104 reviews 104 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

This is worth the hour's drive from Nags Head (where we were staying) to meet Vicki and have her serve up her seafood wonders. Fresh, fresh, fresh. We got steamed shrimp (plain with just salt and cocktail sauce to dip it), crab bisque, and black drum (which had not been available most of the summer) and took it back to... More

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Carlisle, Pennsylvania
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90 reviews 90 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

First of all, Harbor House is not a restaurant, nor does it pretend to be. It's a seafood market, just like it says. But even if you're staying 12 miles away and don't want your lovingly prepared seafood to get cold on the way home, there are picnic table across the street at the marina where no one will complain... More

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Chillicothe, Ohio
12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013

My husband picked up shrimp and clams from Harbor House Seafood Market for our Frogmore Stew. Both were very fresh. He said the staff was very helpful with his selection! Everyone loved the Frogmore Stew/Seafood Boil. It was a great evening on the beach!

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Cincinnati, Ohio
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2013

This is our fifth one week stay on Hatteras Island in September and our third in Hatteras Village. Last year we discovered Vicki’s Harbor House Seafood Market in Hatteras Village and have visited it each and every day during our last two years. It’s a family affair; her husband and son are both fishermen. We live in the Midwest so... More

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San Francisco, California
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48 reviews 48 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

Odd this is rated #1 in TA as a resturant. It's a very small fish market who is willing to steam shrimp to go. As long as we stopped in, we did order steamed shrimp to go to eat at a picnic table by the pier. Agree shrimp were excellent but rated as number 1 is misleading.

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Alana H, General Manager at Harbor House Seafood Market, responded to this review

Hi, Thank you for stopping in and trying some of our steamed shrimp! I am very glad that you liked them, North Carolina has great seafood! I am sorry that you are upset that we are listed as a restaurant on Trip Advisor. We are a seafood market that can cook up items to go. I am sorry that you... More

Newark, Delaware
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33 reviews 33 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013

Vicky's, Linda's, whatever you want to call this place...it is wonderful. I can't recall ever getting fish from a market that actually catches the fish on its own family run boat ..and by gigging! New term for me. Vicky treated me like a local, making my week in Hatteras that much more special. Smoked fish spread was fabulous as was... More

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Annapolis, Maryland
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

Amazing quality of fish, seafood. Vicky, the owner, is also a great cook, love her crab dip, seafood enchiladas, tuna salad, shrimp salad. She steams shrimp to the perfection. Best seafood market!!

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