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Western      Central      Eastern


 

Western

 

Mother Ocean Seafood Market — Asheville

Owner Sam Kosik used to drive across the state once a week to pick up just-caught fish from the coast. Today, Mother Ocean supplies loyal customers with the freshest seafood every day.

640 Merrimon Avenue
(828) 231-5607
momavl.com


High Country Seafood — West Jefferson

What started out as a small fish stand on the side of a mountain road is now a favorite market and restaurant in the west. Enjoy a classic shrimp po’ boy at a picnic table.

215 Beaver Creek School Road
(336) 977-1827
highcountryseafoodco.net

 

Central

 

The Shrimp Connection — High Point

Piedmont-based seafood connoisseurs know that this market sells the freshest fish and shellfish they can get without catching it themselves.

Open Fridays at 2301 Sandy Ridge Road; visit theshrimpconnection.com for more hours and locations.


Locals Seafood — Raleigh

This landlocked crew drives to the coast three to four times a week to buy super-fresh seafood straight from the source. Be sure to pick up a peck of oysters.

1209 Farmers Market Drive
(919) 675-2722
localsseafood.com


Forsyth Seafood Market & Café — Winston-Salem

At this market and café founded by Beaufort natives — who know a thing about seafood — just pick a fish, and the chef will cook it up for you right then and there.

108 North Martin Luther King Jr. Drive
(336) 748-0793
forsythseafood.com

 

Eastern

 

Atlantic Beach Seafood & Fresh Market — Atlantic Beach

Whether you’re eating in or taking home a steamer pot for a Low Country boil, the owners keep things as fresh as possible.

415 Atlantic Beach Causeway
(252) 247-2430
facebook.com/atlanticbeachseafood


Quality Seafood Market — Elizabeth City

This family-owned market and restaurant within sight of the Pasquotank River sells local fish and shellfish alongside a full menu of homestyle dinners.

309 East Ehringhaus Street
(252) 335-7648
qualityseafoodco.com


Reynolds Seafood Company — Kinston

Since opening its doors in 1960, this distinctive market near the Neuse River has become a destination for a wide variety of seafood.

336 North Herritage Street
(252) 523-3474
facebook.com/reynoldsseafood


Austin Fish Company — Nags Head

This Outer Banks retailer and restaurant offers a variety of options like fried lunch favorites on the porch and wild-caught fish for your dinner.

3711 South Croatan Highway
(252) 441-7412
austinseafoodco.com


Clyde Phillips Seafood Market — Swansboro

This decades-old mainstay, located where the White Oak River splits, has sent many a snapper, flounder, pound of shrimp, and bushel of oysters out the door.

104 East Corbett Avenue
(910) 326-4468
facebook.com/clydephillipsseafoodmarket


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This story was published on Oct 25, 2021

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