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Saltbox Seafood Joint

) #41 of 629 Restaurants in Durham ££ - £££ American, Seafood
608 N Mangum St, Durham, NC 27701-2416
+1 919-908-8970
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good24%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“oysters” (23 reviews)
“fresh fish” (5 reviews)
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American, Seafood
££ - £££
608 N Mangum St, Durham, NC 27701-2416
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11 - 20 of 124 reviews

Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

One more visit, one more wonderful meal... and one more really long wait. I came straight from the airport and got here about 4 PM, thinking I would have an early dinner since I missed lunch due to traveling. It was actually just after 5...More

Thank JMRN
Reviewed 25 January 2017 via mobile

Such great quality - never better inland. Oysters are perfect and chowder is FULL of shrimp and fish. Prices are on the high side but quality is well worth paying for - no indoor seating or rest room

Thank Fordpony66
Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

OK Let's quit telling everyone how good this place is. The wait can be too long now. I have never had anything here that was not delicious. The music helps with the wait.

Thank Jeff S
Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

Tiny shack, two guys working (one expediter and one chef), outdoor bench seating, order from shack window, stand in line to order. Wait was not too bad - was very popular when we visited- 30 minutes from line to eating. Menu limited to whatever seafood...More

1  Thank Frank L
Reviewed 2 December 2016

The quality of the food at the Saltbox Seafood Joint was a total surprise. The friend who took me there told me it was good but everything was great! I had the catfish roll with slaw, hush honeys and lemon punch. Each dish and the...More

Thank Diane J
Reviewed 13 October 2016

A very nice hidden place. Serves fish. You must have enough time and hope there is not to much people queuing. Nobody is in a rush here! The fish is very good and you should try it. Tea and lemonade are a good choice too!

Thank Francesco M
Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

Don't be fooled by the modest size of this operation. Chef Ricky has got a great thing going here. I ordered a combo sandwich with scallops and red snapper, and it was fantastic. This is my favorite lunch spot in all of Durham. There's nothing...More

Thank Keith B
Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

Great experience with fresh fried seafood in the smallest seafood shack ever. Outdoor seating. Gotta try the oysters, honey hushes, and lemon punch. One star short of a perfect rating because it's a little pricey, didn't bring out our food even though we were the...More

Thank HoboWannaBe
Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

We arrived at 6:30 on a misty night and found our dinner delightful! Several items were already sold out and we can only imagine how good they would have been. We had the mullet and blue fish, which were delicious. But, the true stars of...More

Thank markandkarenbrown
Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

Stop by this place the first time while visiting Durham. A little on the pricey side but it is good. We order blue fish plate, butter fish plate and a side of honey hush puppies. The plate came with slaw and potato fries/ fry chip....More

Thank deb-5584
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$20
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 19:00
11:00 - 19:00
11:00 - 19:00
11:00 - 19:00
11:00 - 19:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 608 N Mangum St, Durham, NC 27701-2416
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Durham
  • Phone Number: +1 919-908-8970
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