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“Freshly prepared seafood or uncooked to take away”

Harbor House Seafood Market
Ranked #1 of 6 Restaurants in Hatteras
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Seafood
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Cary, North Carolina
Level 6 Contributor
141 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
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“Freshly prepared seafood or uncooked to take away”
Reviewed 11 August 2014

Stopped here upon the recommendation of a local. I as with another couple and between the four of us we ordered crab dip, crab legs, crab cakes, seafood enchiladas, old bay steamed shrimp, and cajun steamed shrimp. The crab cakes were thiner than I expected and had little seasoning, but on the upside no bread filler either. The crab legs were perfect! Crab dip=delicious. The enchiladas would be better with less cheese, so I would ask for less cheese and they should be fabulous. The shrimp were absolutely perfect as well. Overall a good experience with very friendly staff. This is not fast food so expect to wait 15 minutes or so for the food to be prepared. There is only one table with 2 chairs so plan to take your food away to eat elsewhere.

  • Visited August 2014
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Syracuse, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“A special place”
Reviewed 6 August 2014

Unbelievable service from an owner who truly cares. A year later she remembered us from our one visit the year before. Not only were we provided fresh seafood but great tips on how to prepare them. I will miss this place until next year because this type of service and trust in quality just doesn't exist anymore.

  • Visited August 2014
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Hatteras, North Carolina
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Best seafood on the Outer Banks”
Reviewed 5 August 2014

Harbor House Seafood has the best seafood, excellent service, friendly and wonderful owners, and not to mention the most delicious salads. The shrimp pasta salad, the three bean salad and the tuna salad are three of my personal favorites, but anything they make is great...Love this place!

  • Visited August 2014
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“Friendly owner goes the extra mile”
Reviewed 28 July 2014

This is the freshest seafood the owner is a delight to spend time with while your wAiting. Always accommodating. Really shows her customers she goes extra mile remembers her returning customers year after year

  • Visited July 2014
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Staten Island, New York
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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“Vicki is a wonderful proprietor!”
Reviewed 18 July 2014

Picked up some steamed shrimp on several occasions and some clams for steaming.

Even on short notice Vicki had the shrimp peeled, cleaned and cooked for us to enjoy.

Excellent!!!!

Visited July 2014
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Thank Mike P
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