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“You Can Count on Their Fish Counter.”

Austin Fish Company
Ranked #23 of 85 Restaurants in Nags Head
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Seafood
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Reviewed June 24, 2013

The fish/seafood counter was very nice. It is a wrap around, and we were uncertain about going the whole way around at first, but the staff was very friendly in inviting us around. We decided on some beautiful sea scallops. We ended up buying 1.5 pounds of beautiful sea scallops for $20. Compared to buying scallops for four at a restaurant, we saved at least $60. Thankfully we went early during our trip, so we have time to return.

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Thank Joseph W
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Reviewed June 22, 2013 via mobile

We stopped in here to pick up dome shrimp and clams. They have a wide selection of almost Amy seafood you want... Most being from the area. They were friendly and fast. This place has been here for many years. We will deinately go back. You can even order your food steamed and ready to go if you prefer not to prepare yourself.

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Thank kit628
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Reviewed June 5, 2013 via mobile

We bought a bushel and a half of streamed crabs from Austin's. Being people who eat crabs fairly regularly, we understand that you're going to have some bad ones in the bunch. We call them "mushers", but when we got these home, there was not a good crab in the bunch. We believe they were all over cooked. After spending a significant amount of money for crabs, we took them back hoping for some sort of customer service, but there was none to be found.

The female who we thought was in charge seemed offended and angry with us for our complaint. She then brings out a gentleman (and I use that term lightly) who also refused to accept that the crabs were not good. He tells us how long he has been cooking crabs and that he knows exactly what he is doing. He cracks one open to show us how the meat "looks" good. When we asked him to taste the crabs, he informs us that he doesn't eat crabs!

I don't trust a chef who won't taste his own food.

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2  Thank HCHearne
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Reviewed June 4, 2013

You can't beat the prices nor the freshness of the food here. It's absolutely delicious, and you can feed a small army with what you would normally pay for a family of five. Granted, you have to shell your food and whatnot since they only steam the food (if you want it done there), but that really adds to the flavor. It's not frozen in China and shipped for American packaging. Highly recommended!

It's very busy most evenings. They offer some fried lunches (haven't tried them) but not in the evening. Considering the limited space in the place, plan on waiting at least 1/2 hour if it's busy to get your order in and maybe longer to have it cooked.

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Thank DoctorRansom
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Reviewed June 3, 2013

We have been to the OBX for the last 3 years, and the first thing that our group does is pick up a large batch of shrimp from Austin fish company. Highly recommended.

Thank CP527
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