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Gary's Down East Seafood

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7610 Hwy 306 South, Arapahoe, NC 28510
+1 252-249-1905
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good36%
  • Average8%
  • Poor13%
  • Terrible0%
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American, Seafood
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7610 Hwy 306 South, Arapahoe, NC 28510
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We eat here frequently, the staff is friendly, the food is great, fresh seafood and fresh veggies. Try their tomato salad! They excel at fried seafood, their shrimp platter is the best I've had!

Thank Puttertat
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A great little independent place with fantastic food! Fresh, local, lightly battered seafood too, with the best soft shell crabs we've ever eaten. We will go back! Not a fancy place, thank goodness, but really good!

Thank anglejones
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We took the Minnesott Beach ferry to Arapahoe and stopped here for lunch. We loved the lump crab meat appetizer (sautéed in butter). I had the Carolina bbq plate with cucumber salad and tomato slices and my husband had local shrimp, a grilled sweet potato...More

Thank drleo2
Reviewed July 3, 2017 via mobile

I can recommend the fried flounder and soft shell crabs. The fried okra was great but forget the French fries. Our waitress was very inattentive and could not have been more unpleasant when I told her she got my order wrong. There is not much...More

Thank Hollin D
Reviewed June 6, 2017 via mobile

Crab soup was very good. Shrimp sandwich on standard burger bun was cooked perfectly and the slaw made it all work. Soft shell crab sandwich was excellent and also served on a no-frills bun. Staff was attentive and the place was clean!!!

Thank mikesxpress
Reviewed June 1, 2017

We eat at Gary's Down East Seafood at least once a month with another couple, all of us transplants from Annapolis, MD. We know from seafood. Gary's gets it right, time after time. The oysters served here are always the best available, as Gary is...More

Thank P S
Reviewed May 24, 2017

Not a fancy place but if you love soft shell crabs this place has large ones, well cooked and the vegatables are seasonal and very fresh. We also tried the local shrimp plate and were pleased that the batter was very light so that you...More

Thank Glenda C
Reviewed April 11, 2017

We are locals that eat at Gary's several times a year, mostly during Summer months. Their menu is pretty diverse with a focus on seafood. If you like soft crabs, in 20+ years we have never had a bad one - no "paper shells" or...More

1  Thank klsnclp
Reviewed February 13, 2017

This sad little place was nearly empty when we ate there, and we could see why. Limited selection of mostly fried (and presumably frozen, not fresh) seafood.

Thank uncleBad
Reviewed February 13, 2017 via mobile

Went here last year with my brother and just couldn't believe the meal way off the beaten path. Just decided my wife should try it and drove out into nowhere. When we got there she asked why we drove way out there? Once she had...More

Thank Jeff M
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December 29, 2016|
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Response from MauryMattingly | Reviewed this property |
They should have oysters there as I remember they had a raw bar.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7610 Hwy 306 South, Arapahoe, NC 28510
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Arapahoe
  • Phone Number: +1 252-249-1905
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