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Quality Seafood Market is a locally owned seafood restaurant and retail store located in downtown Elizabeth City, NC offering a variety of fresh seafood along with a full menu of North Carolina homestyle dinners.
$10 - $15
Lunch, Dinner
American, Seafood
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Drive Thru
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All reviews fresh seafood hush puppies shrimp fries and slaw carry out drive thru old bay seasoning lunch time always great food prices are very reasonable generous portions parking lot sides ec
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Reviewed December 9, 2020

I ordered the Lunch Sampler Platter. All of it was terrific fried food. Took my order and food was ready quickly. Great value. I would definitely go back.

Date of visit: December 2020
Reviewed October 8, 2020 via mobile

Our second time eating at Quality Seafood... the first time was an experience to be had, full of locals, loved listening to them talk, everyone knew each other. The food was delicious, portions huge. So when we knew we were coming back to the Coast...Guard Famcamp we wanted to go back. Upon entering, silence....no greating, no welcome. The woman taking the order had the worst attitude, like she could care less about customers. You would think that they would be happy to have customers since the COVID pandemic.....nope. our food was ok, fish sandwich where the fish was overcooked. I was going to go up and order hush puppies but because of her attitude I decided not to spend any more money or time there than needed.More

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed August 30, 2020 via mobile

Good priced seafood in Elizabeth City. I always make a couple trips to the cooked food take out and the fresh seafood side.

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed August 3, 2020

My son and I were in town for one night and wanted some decent fried shrimp. This place had glowing reviews, so I thought we'd give it a shot. The positive... They were very busy which of course is always a good sign. The staff...was very friendly and the restaurant seemed very clean. The service was very quick. The negative... When we pulled into the parking lot, there was a very long drive thru line. Signs on the side of the building said "We're open! Drive thru and carry out". We sat in the drive thru line for nearly 20 minutes only to be told when we got to the window that it was only for call in orders. I don't begrudge them for that decision, but the signage on the building was very deceptive. More importantly, our shrimp.was incredibly salty. Almost inedible salty. I wonder if someone in the kitchen screwed up and salted it twice. We ended up throwing most of it away. The fries and slaw were good though. I'd give them another chance if I ever went back to Elizabeth City, but it sucks that a not-cheap dinner during our one night stay was such a disappoinment.More

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed February 12, 2020

The menu is mostly fried food, but it's mostly all good. The counter staff is quick and efficient. Always busy around dinner time. Check the hours before heading that way to make sure they're open.

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed December 10, 2019

They turn out a very good product at a reasonable price. Plates or sides , if you want just the seafood. you can get several sides for a seafood buffet at home.

Date of visit: November 2019
Reviewed November 19, 2019 via mobile

Always enjoy the seafood at a very reasonable price. The atmosphere and crowded tables is not satisfactory, but the food is good and abundant. My recommendation is drive through and carry out.

Date of visit: November 2019
Reviewed November 17, 2019

I have never eaten at the restaurant, but it's always busy when I go in to the fish market side. I have bought raw shrimp there several times to prepare at home. The shrimp and other seafood and fish always looks very fresh, the facility...is clean, there are no "fishy" odors, the staff is knowledgeable and friendly, the prices are very reasonable, and the quality is excellent. Quality Seafood is very aptly named and I highly recommend it!More

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed November 6, 2019 via mobile

I have lived in EC for almost 4 years. And finally ate here. I have been missing out! Very delicious and fresh. My only negative comment is, I wish they were open late!

Date of visit: September 2019
Reviewed November 5, 2019 via mobile

Old bay seasoning is horribly wrong but this place is pretty darn good. Coming from a coon-azz you cant go too wrong here. Only disappointment was when asked the market side if they can get crawfish they looked at me like I'd lost my mind.

Date of visit: September 2019
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No, they do not serve alcohol.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Quality Seafood Market

Yes, Quality Seafood Market offers takeout services.

Yes, Quality Seafood Market offers delivery services.

Quality Seafood Market is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 3.5