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Saltbox Seafood Joint

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608 N Mangum St, Durham, NC 27701-2416
+1 919-908-8970
11:00 - 19:00
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Tue - Sat 11:00 - 19:00
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2 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you have the time to wait, it's the best. Get there early, opening time is 11:30 am and a line will already be forming. The scallop roll was cooked / seasoned perfectly and honey hush puppies were to die for. Seafood is fresh and you can definitely taste it! I'll be back!

Thank Dennis K
Lawrenceville, Georgia
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4 reviews
Reviewed 15 March 2017

Super long wait. Fish was grilled when i expected fried.Sides not memorable. I hope things are better at new location. The reviews were great but i was disappointed .

Thank Karen L
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24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

Went to Saltbox for the first time today and it was great. Had the Catfish roll with Lemon punch and everything tasted so good. It's not cheap, nor was it fast, but it sure was good. Definitely worth the trip.

Thank balld31
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2017 via mobile

Been there 3 times, but have eaten there yet. First time they ran out of fish while in line. Second time waited in line 25 minutes to place order an still had 6 people in front of me. Third time never got out of car, another patron told me not to waste my time wait too long. Guess my timing... More 

Thank Shawn T
Decatur, AL
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73 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
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 when I got my fabulous grilled trout plate (with the oh, so yummy potatoes and... More 

Thank JMRN
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64 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
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
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27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
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
San Diego, California
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40 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
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 is fresh, so it changes. Snapper was 86'd just before we ordered, so we tried... More 

1 Thank Frank L
Highlands, North Carolina
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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 drink had nice, delicious flavors, usually found in a fine dining restaurant. The staff is... More 

Thank Diane J
Milan, Italy
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130 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$20
Seafood, American
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?