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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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