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Sanitary Fish Market & Restaurant

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501 Evans St, Morehead City, NC 28557-4218
+1 252-247-3111
11:30 - 20:00
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Sun - Sat 11:30 - 20:00
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53 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Don't let the name fool ya!! We were skeptical to say the least to stop here because of the name. We found a menu in one of the local magazines that changed our minds. We decided to have a late lunch (lunch served till 3:00 p.m.). We got a window seat and the view is fantastic. They served the funniest... More 

Thank Ginger B
New Bern, North Carolina
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24 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We went there in early March and the experience was just average. The hushpuppies were kind of thin and just ok. Crab Shack has much better hush puppies for example. I had a steak and it was ok. My wife had shrimp and flounder. She said the shrimp was good but the flounder tasted horrible. She barely ate it. Most... More 

Thank trlhiker
Raleigh, North Carolina
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

For years I have seen people wearing T-Shirts from this restaurant all over Raleigh and after receiving recommendations from family and a few friends decided to finally give this place a try. There was barely anyone in the restaurant which I expected being mid week, in the off season, on one of the coldest days of the year so that,... More 

Thank jshwin85
Raleigh, North Carolina
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great food & well seasoned staff for early in the season. Out door pub was about to be opened, Great place to watch the boats and a sunset

Thank Jeff M
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23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We enjoyed and returned twice. We had drinks and lunch. We stayed after and just hung out with no haste for us to stay and just chat. Met a local writer mr. Humphrey who was a fantastic conversationalist. All in all great experience. Also famous John Tunell was there to chat it up.

Thank catalonio
Kinston, North Carolina, United States
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is my go to restaurant when I am in the area. If you want fresh seafood just ask. Everyone has heard of farm to table but this is boat to table.

Thank Tim B
Conover, North Carolina
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44 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I made phone reservations, not realizing that this was off season , and the place could likely seat us anyway. My wife and I arrived; announced our reservation to the hostess. She , no doubt, wondered why. Before ordering, a nice lady wandered the dining room and checked satisfaction of customers. When she came to us, she must have sensed... More 

Thank Springlake425
Benson, North Carolina
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58 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I've been going to the Sanitary Restaurant since I was a young kid. A lot of history and famous people have dined there. I have fond memories of family meals there while we were on vacation. It's not gourmet food. If you are looking for fancy this isn't your place. Just good food and a good price, not cheap eats... More 

Thank giddensw
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After 3.5 years of living here we finally went to lunch here. The food was terrible. We ordered steamed clams. Small and griddy. Shrimp salad was bland and took forever. I'm pretty confused how these tshirts sell. We were treated well by the servers, and other staff.

Thank KERMiami
Renee M, Owner at Sanitary Fish Market & Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks for giving us a try! We're disappointed to learn that the food that you ordered did not meet your expectations. Your satisfaction is what's most important to us and we feel that you deserve to have the best possible experience while dining with us; we're always happy to speak with you about anything that you're not satisfied with so... More 

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18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food there is exccellent and they don't scrimp on protions. The prices are abit on the high side, but fresh seafood is expensive. Some of the seafood was caught that day off shore and brought in. The staff is friendly and the tables, while close together, are roomy enought for 4 to seat without hitting each othes plates. There... More 

Thank Alex K

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Seafood, Soups
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, View, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
11:30 - 20:00
11:30 - 20:00
11:30 - 20:00
11:30 - 20:00
11:30 - 20:00
11:30 - 20:00
11:30 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 501 Evans St, Morehead City, NC 28557-4218
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Morehead City
  • Phone Number: +1 252-247-3111
It is our goal to please every customer who walks through our doors. If you have a complaint please contact one of our managers.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?