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“One of the BEST in Morehead CIty” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Sammy's Seafood House & Oyster Bar

Sammy's Seafood House & Oyster Bar
109 S. 6th Street, Morehead City, NC 28557 (Formerly Sammy's Ice House)
252-648-8399
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Ranked #14 of 102 Restaurants in Morehead City
Price range: $7 - $35
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Doing business, Special occasions, Romantic, Entertaining clients, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Sammy's Seafood House & Oyster Bar (formerly Sammy's Ice House)is one of the newest additions to the Morehead City Waterfront. We pride ourselves in our fresh, locally caught seafood and true southern hospitality. Join us in fall and winter for our Oyster Bar ... we shuck'em and you eat'em!!
Beaufort, North Carolina
Top Contributor
79 reviews 79 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
“One of the BEST in Morehead CIty”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2010

This restaurant has been under new ownership since spring 2010. Don't judge the present owner (these old negative reiews DO NOT APPLY!)! I went there in the past also and it was awful. But now, and as local here in Carteret County, this place is absolutely wonderful in every respect. The seafood is out of this world! The service is great, and as a designer, I also love the atmosphere. Don't be afraid to spend your money here!

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“BEST FOOD AND SERVICE IN THE LOCAL AREA!!!!!!!!!!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2010

My husband and I were in Morehead City and wanted to get some good seafood. We went to the Ice House and I can say it was the freshest and best seafood we have had in a very long time!! Coming from Virginia Beach I can honestly say we cannot get seafood this great in our own area!! The management at the Ice House is buying only the freshest seafood and you can tell when you take the first bite!!!! I ordered the broiled sea scallops and my husband order the fried crab cakes both were cooked to perfect and EXCELLENT!!!!!!!!! I will drive to Morehead City to get seafood this great again!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Havelock, nc
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10 reviews 10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Bad food, Place Smells terrible, STAY AWAY”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2009

Ordered Shrimp scampi, plate and entree was covered in parsley that was all I could taste. Wifes food tasted old and terrible as well." Menu is over priced" . The restrooms smelled so bad it carried into the seating area. Should have left when it was empty on a Sat. night. Don't waste your time. Decided to try when Ruddy Duck had Hour wait big mistake.

    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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Wooster, OH
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27 reviews 27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“Very Disappointing”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2009

Our family decided to eat here on our last day of vacation on the Crystal Coast. This was a big mistake! There were eight of us - and we were told the only available table was in the bar area (smoking). We decided to take it but spent the better part of 20 minutes trying to position extra menus to block the sun glare that persisted due to the fact that their window blind wouldn't go all the way down to shut out the light. The waitress - while friendly - entered my order incorrectly and my meal was served 20 minutes after everyone else had been served. The food was also very disappointing. All our dishes were covered with some kind of green herb that dominated the flavor of the food. I don't think any one was able to finish their meal - and no one needed a box to take the leftovers home. Do not waste your time or money on this place.

    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Raleigh, NC
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19 restaurant reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“No redeeming qualities.”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2009

The wife ordered stuffed shrimp. It arrived at the table charred. She took a nibble and said it wouldn't have tasted good even if it wasn't burnt. She sent it back. The casserole was gross. The queen cut prim rib was ordered medium and came well done. It was tough and not very appetizing. The menu listed prices of most seafood items as "Market Price" but no going prices were posted in the restaurant. Our waitress didn't know any of the prices either. The steamed shrimp were good, but this is one thing that should be difficult to ruin. The hamburger was edible but tasted like it was made from a frozen patty. Most meals came with a mix of vegetable (spinach, black beans, corn, broccoli, and every other vegetable you can imagine) in a white, runny liquid- gross. Run past this place and find a real restaurant to eat at- one where you get what you pay for.

    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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