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“seafood”(11 reviews)
“large family”(2 reviews)
We are a family run seafood market that is the longest running seafood market in Avon N.C., we offer many types of fresh local fish and also do clambakes which is our famous meal in a can that takes 20 mins on the stove to prepare. We also offer...more
41838 Nc 12 Hwy, Avon, Hatteras Island, NC
+1 252-995-3432
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Reviewed February 12, 2019 via mobile

The owner of this market is extremely nice and helpful. They know a lot about the products that they sell and are very helpful. Highly recommend.More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Joey M
Seafoodman67, Owner at Surf's Up Seafood, responded to this reviewResponded February 13, 2019

Hey joey M., thank you for the review and we really appreciate the kind words, we try and maintain a constant education in the products we sell, that way if someone wants to try some thing new they can but again thank you sir take...More

Reviewed August 31, 2018 via mobile

We got the combo #2 and a extra pound of shrimp to feed a family of 6. The extra pound was not needed. Combo #2 says it feeds four but it handled 6 with no problem. This place is worth 5 stars. Come hungry!!!More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank MIKE R
spring12, Owner at Surf's Up Seafood, responded to this reviewResponded September 2, 2018

Mike R. , Hey brother thank you for the kick butt review, we pride ourself on them. We weight it to 4 adults but I see where it could feed 6 ;) glad you liked it and left the kind words,, thanks again The johns!...More

Reviewed July 1, 2018 via mobile

We stopped in to this market to grab some shrimp for dinner while on vacation. The two gentlemen working the store were quite possibly the friendliest people I’ve ever met in my life. They were very personable and answered all of my questions. We left...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Elizabeth V
spring12, Owner at Surf's Up Seafood, responded to this reviewResponded July 6, 2018

Hey Elizabeth thank you for stopping in and writing us a review, we strive to be the best seafood market around with the best product and. Friendliest service you have ever expirenced. We are glad you enjoyed your shrimp, stop in and see us again,...More

Reviewed June 26, 2018 via mobile

We make this one of our first food stops once we’ve settled in. When you have a large family, it’s just easier to go to market and buy seafood than it is to a Restuarant. We always get his spiced steamed shrimp. It is out...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank 225marshar
spring12, Owner at Surf's Up Seafood, responded to this reviewResponded July 6, 2018

Hey Marsha thanks for the review and giving other customers a heads up about how busy things can be during peak season, this makes my life a little easier and let’s every one know what’s up! :) thanks again and stop in and see us...More

Reviewed September 18, 2017

If you're looking for fresh seafood while staying on Hatteras Island, this is the place. Every day they have a new catch, Mahi Mahi, Tuna, Grouper, Flounder, Monkfish, clams, oysters, just come in, they always have something good. The crabcakes are great and so are...More

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed August 26, 2017 via mobile

Apparently getting steamed crabs in Avon is a bit of a process. According to others in line with us, most places don't get crabs or at least don't every day. This market gets them daily but can only get up to 18 bushels due to...More

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank 492colleenp
spring12, Owner at Surf's Up Seafood, responded to this reviewResponded August 27, 2017

Thank you for the review, we have to have a process on this crab thing where no other market will even try to get them, they lie about them and say they get them 2 days a week or there are no crabs which you...More

Reviewed August 20, 2017 via mobile

We have been coming to the outer banks for 6 years now. Surf's up never fails to provide the best quality seafood that is in season. That carry great products to help you make an amazing dinner. Want to make it easy? Their clam bake's...More

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank joryb701
spring12, Owner at Surf's Up Seafood, responded to this reviewResponded August 27, 2017

Hey Jory thank you for the killer review we look forward to seeing you next season, have. Safe summer and take care, till next year my friend :)

Reviewed July 22, 2017 via mobile

We get down there for work on the island very rarely but no matter which part we go to Surfs Up. We had a large family get together to plan for and with the constant hustle and bustle of the tourist season makes it hard...More

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Travis243
Reviewed July 9, 2017

The quality of crabs is amazing. Steamed and spiced to perfection. Ordered crabs over many years, consistently top notch.

Date of experience: July 2017
1  Thank David P
spring12, Owner at Surf's Up Seafood, responded to this reviewResponded July 10, 2017

Hey David, thanks for the kick butt review, we appreciate the many years of business, and the super cool review. We appreciate it, and the fact you took the time to write about it, thanks again and see you soon, enjoy!

Reviewed June 27, 2017 via mobile

Stopped in today to inquire about some Blue Crabs. The guys were great and fixed me up. I ordered them on the way to the beach and on the way home stopped (The place was packed) they were just coming out of the steamer at...More

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank SteveofPA
spring12, Owner at Surf's Up Seafood, responded to this reviewResponded June 29, 2017

Hey Steve thanks for the killer review, the steam man always likes a pat on the back, as slow as crabbing has been glad we could get you hooked up, have a good summer and we hope to see you again soon, the John's!

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August 26, 2016|
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Response from moonkitty | Reviewed this property |
Back in June they were 90.00 1/2 bushel. Probably better prices now since its later in the season.