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“Excellent Fried Seafood Dinner” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Pier 41 Seafood

Pier 41 Seafood
2401 E Elizabethtown Rd, Lumberton, NC 28358-3223
910-738-8555
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Ranked #2 of 75 restaurants in Lumberton
Price range: $5 - $13
Cuisines: American, Barbecue, Seafood
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Marstons Mills, Massachusetts
1 review
“Excellent Fried Seafood Dinner”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2013

My wife and I stopped for dinner on our way home from Florida, after seeing the reviews on TripAdvisor. It was Friday evening, the restaurant was full, and we waited about 20 minutes for a table. It was worth the wait. The fried shrimp and catfish dinner and hush puppies were fresh, lightly battered, and delicious. The restaurant staff was very friendly and welcoming, although we were one of only a few people dining that were not locals.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Steve R, Owner at Pier 41 Seafood, responded to this review, March 9, 2013
Frank
Thanks for the great review. We enjoyed serving you and your wife the other day and also enjoyed visiting with you. Hopefully we will see you on your next trip south. Have a wonderful day.
Steve
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Brooklyn, New York
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15 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Excellent Fried seafood.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2013

We stopped here while traveling 95. This place is a large room with florescent lights. Most of the patrons are local and have probable been coming here for years. The fried fish was well prepared. The hush pupies are made with white flour. This is basically your best choice. Fried Fish, colesslaw, fries and hush pupies. The meal was incredible cheap. The owner came over and sat with us and we talked about life. We had a great evening and we felt we got a real sense of life in small town North Carolina. No liquor, sweet tea and soda.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Steve R, Owner at Pier 41 Seafood, responded to this review, March 4, 2013
Hey guys
Thanks for the great review. I also enjoyed the time with you and look forward to your next trip down. Hopefully the snow will leave you alone!
Steve
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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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“Smart stop!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2013 via mobile

We found positive reviews about this restaurant while driving on I-95. Ordered gumbo and the special of the day - catfish and shrimp plate. Service was fast, and the food excellent. Unlike so many seafood restaurants, the fried food was lightly battered and cooked perfectly. Gumbo was delicious. Owner was delightful to talk to, took his time to make us feel welcome. We will definitely stop here again anytime we are in the area.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Steve R, Owner at Pier 41 Seafood, responded to this review, February 25, 2013
Hey guys,
Thanks for the great review. We look forward to seeing you on your next trip south.
Steve
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Highlands, New Jersey
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41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
“Value priced casual dining at its best”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2012 via mobile

We used the trip advisor app to help us find a good dining spot for dinner near Lumbertom North Carolina. The restaurant ranked number 2 out of 24 was Pier 41. It had excellent reviews from both locals and travelers.

The restaurant closes at 9pm; we arrived at 8pm and there was a short waiting line. Once seated the service was fast. The hush puppies arrived on the table before we placed our order. We ordered the broiled deluxe seafood platter - fish, scallops, crab cake, and shrimp plus sides for $12.95. The the well seasoned Tilapi was our favorite. The portions were large.

This was our first time using the trip advisor app for dining and it was a success!

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Best in the area”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2012

We recently moved to Lumberton from the New York area and we are so glad we found this local place in the sea of fast food and chain establishments. The food and service are consistently wonderful. Love the broiled stuffed flounder - the fish is seasoned with their house special seasoning and broiled to perfection, the deviled crab stuffing is among the best we've ever had. As others have mentioned, the hush puppies are terrific, the only complaint is that we prefer honey butter made with real butter over the "spread" that is typically served in this part of the country.

Now that the weather is getting colder, the clam chowder is quickly becoming a frequent craving for lunch.

The atmosphere is casual, nothing fancy, but a bright, happy place. The service is always very friendly and efficient. Often checking back to make sure everything is okay even when the place is packed.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Steve R, Owner at Pier 41 Seafood, responded to this review, November 16, 2012
Welcome to Lumberton. We are also happy you found us and thank you for making us a regular stop. Next time you are in, ask me to get you a sample of our Seafood Gumbo. Our manager makes it from scratch and it is awesome! It is another cold weather favorite.
Have a wonderful day.
Steve
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