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Sanitary Fish Market & Restaurant

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501 Evans St, Morehead City, NC 28557-4218
+1 252-247-3111
11:30 am - 3:00 am
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Sun - Thu 11:30 am - 3:00 am
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 8:00 am
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Canonsburg, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is a very nice place. it is a bit large and loud inside, but the food is good and there is a wide variety to choose from. We have a family of 6 with VERY hungry boys. The meals were satisfying, but maybe a bit expensive. Not outrageous, and great for a smaller family, but runs into a lot... More 

Thank lochranl
Hillsborough, North Carolina
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Dining at the Sanitary Fish Market has been a tradition in my family for generations. The seafood is fresh, plentiful and well prepared. I can't visit the Crystal Coast without at least one meal here. As long as one sticks with the standard sides of french fries and coleslaw, the food won't disappoint. For some strange reason, the healthier option... More 

Thank Phoodey2U
Greensboro, North Carolina
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The view is nice, the service was WONDERFUL....but I'm pretty sure the baked potatoes were left over from Sunday and the squash casserole was certainly reheated because there were hard parts (squash) of the casserole. The steak was tender but no taste. It's kinda one of those ...ok places.

Thank tabrdo
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were on vacation at the Atlantis lodge off season so a lot of the seafood shacks were closed for season. We wanted some seafood and were happy to find out they do take out beachside we were traveling with dogs. 2 different seafood variety dinners to go with 2 sides and back to our balcony overlooking the ocean. Seafood... More 

Thank Marnie R
West Chester, Pennsylvania
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I am a "northerner". I/we come down for a week each year in late October or early November. Each year we have a tradition of going to the "Sanitary" for a late lunch or early dinner. Since it is off season access is easy. This year we had our four year old and two year old grandchildren with us. The... More 

Thank T S
Morrisville, North Carolina
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26 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food here is always good but we had - two types of seafood, two teas, two deserts and bowl of she-crab soup $77.00 little on the high side in price...........

Thank Patrick D
Apex, North Carolina, United States
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138 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went here early for dinner. Our waitress was really sweet and attentive. She answered all our questions. Liquor is cheap and nicely sized. I got tons and I mean tons of bay scallops on my linguine , but they were a little rubbery and fishy. Sauce was good and spicy. My husband had a combo platter and the shrimp was... More 

Thank Kathleen598
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Quintessential seafood restaurant. My wife and I sat outside and lingered with our beverages and lunch just to enjoy the relaxing atmosphere and water views. Enjoyed the beer selection and our seafood.

Thank Dennis K
Charlotte, North Carolina
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40 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 4, 2016

15 years ago, this was the best place in the area to eat. It definitely isn't as good as it used to be. In the past, we couldn't make a trip to the beach without a stop at "The Sanitary" but we skip it now. Tried it again earlier this summer and still not any better.

Thank DarethaH
Rocky Mount, North Carolina
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44 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 4, 2016

This Sanitary has been around for almost forever. The seafood as well as other dishes are delicious! The staff, atmosphere & scenery are outstanding. The restaurant is really large; it will accommodate about any size party. New outside seating on the deck is a very welcomed addition. Large windows on the back opens to the scenery of water & boats... More 

Thank Sherrie W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Seafood, Soups
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Scenic view, Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Special occasions
Open Hours
11:30 am - 3:00 am
11:30 am - 3:00 am
11:30 am - 3:00 am
11:30 am - 3:00 am
11:30 am - 3:00 am
11:30 am - 8:00 am
11:30 am - 8:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 501 Evans St, Morehead City, NC 28557-4218
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Morehead City
  • Phone Number: +1 252-247-3111
It is our goal to please every customer who walks through our doors. If you have a complaint please contact one of our managers.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?