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“Unbelievably Tasty Seafood”

Saltbox Seafood Joint
Ranked #41 of 774 Restaurants in Durham
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $20
Cuisines: Seafood
Restaurant details
Durham, North Carolina
Level 5 Contributor
61 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Unbelievably Tasty Seafood”
Reviewed June 27, 2013

Deliciously seasoned fresh fish, nice people and a fun atmosphere. You order your food at the window, and sit at a picnic table unless you are taking your food home. Absolutely wonderful eating experience!

  • Visited June 2013
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Durham, North Carolina
Level 4 Contributor
40 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Really fun and great food”
Reviewed June 22, 2013

Recommended by friends, this place is near the farmer's market in Durham's Central Park area. The food is fresh and made to order. You can watch Ricky (owner and chef) hand-breading your seafood from the window. We had the grouper bites plate--really good! Also the Voodoo shrimp roll was really delicious, although a bit overstuffed to eat as a sandwich. The prices are fair, considering the quality of the food and the labor-intensive work to prepare it, but it was lunch on the expensive side. We really want to return and try that fried broccoli! Outdoor seating only, but that's fun with the adjacent community gardens in full swing.

  • Visited June 2013
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New York, New York, United States
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“Chef Ricky Moore”
Reviewed June 15, 2013

Chef Moore is a great chef and know how to produce all kinds of excellent food , I had the pleasure to work with Ricky 15 years ago in Washington D.C. at one of the best upscale restaurants .In North Carolina he will have his hands on local seafood that's no more than 1 or 2 days out of the water, plus his knowledge of food and flavors is outstanding as a chef The Durham community is in for a heavenly treat,.my review is base on knowing the chef from a professional experience.Proud of you Rick.

Visited June 2013
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Thank Ronald696
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North Carolina, USA
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Fresh, flavorful, fantastic!”
Reviewed May 7, 2013

Chef Ricky is a masterful chef! His creativity and flavor combos are unbelievably good. I've been to Saltbox 4 times and it gets better and better. The fish is fresh and from the NC coast. No worries about it being shipped from a foreign land or sitting in the freezer forever. The chips are so delicious as are the fried broccoli and fried brussel sprouts. I never liked slaw until trying it here. It's made without mayo and is so good. I haven't been since the installation of the picnic tables but I look forward to doing so. The price may scare you off, around $11-$14 for a plate, but it's worth it.

  • Visited April 2013
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Thank MissVee
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