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Saltbox Seafood Joint

608 N Mangum St, Durham, NC 27701-2416
+1 919-908-8970
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good23%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“oysters” (24 reviews)
“fried potatoes” (10 reviews)
“fresh fish” (7 reviews)
American, Seafood
€€ - €€€
608 N Mangum St, Durham, NC 27701-2416
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I appreciate everything about this place. It was my first time trying catfish and hush honeys. Whoa. Loved the picnic tables, the seashell path to the order window and the friendly faces who greeted us.

Thank Tyler S
Reviewed 1 week ago

I went to SaltBox on Chapel Hill Road Friday 5:45pm as well (saw another posting), and was in line when they removed flounder from the board and were left with In-Bone Perch and Herring. I really wanted to try the flounder. I guess it made...More

Thank jnhistory
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I like to travel about the state and eat at recommended restaurants so on a recent trip to Durham we decided to try Salt Box (the new location on the Boulevard). We arrived for an early lunch and read the menu board....More

Thank gigigray032447
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We tried to eat here on a Friday evening at 5:45 pm and found that the place was pretty full and most things on the blackboard menu erased. The only things left was grilled herring, bone in perch and fried oysters. While in line they...More

Thank Linda B
Reviewed 9 March 2018 via mobile

Just had lunch there for the first time and the food was good, but the cost for one plate and drink with hush puppies it was $27.00. That is crazy money for lunch. Wife and just shared since so expensive. Only be going back on...More

2  Thank Shawn T
Reviewed 3 March 2018 via mobile

The oyster plate was amazing! It was perfectly cooked. My only complaint is there are not many tables, but the food is well worth the price.

Thank Michael D
Reviewed 3 March 2018 via mobile

I was introduced to Saltbox while home for the holidays & it immediately made it on my keeper list. A laid back joint where people calmly & willingly go with the flow. I watched some come in, place their order, go run errands & come...More

2  Thank coraallen
Reviewed 16 February 2018 via mobile

FIVE of us went to the (second) new location just about 5:30 pm on a Tuesday and to our surprise got right in for seats. Small area for sitting. Just the basics here. Chalk board menu. You can see them making your meal. Kinda cool....More

Thank George C
Reviewed 23 October 2017

The menu changes frequently and as items sell out they are removed off the menu and the choices get smaller. The fried scallops were good, but we really enjoy the honey hushpuppies and the catfish I would get again.

Thank Duquesnegirl
Reviewed 4 October 2017

This place is busy, but consistently good. Have been there and only had a few people in front of me in line, but they are ordering for 10 people in 1 order. It's a small place (about 200 square feet), and the owner/chef and his...More

Thank 431normam
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$20
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
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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