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Locals Seafood Restaurant & Market


530 Foster St
Durham, NC 27701
Phone: (919) 294-9910
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Located inside Durham Food Hall.

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Photo of Wenyi Zhou Wenyi Zhou
Dec 22, 2023 5

The first thing you will notice when you walk into the Durham Food Hall. Stop walking! Their seafood is delicious. I thoroughly enjoyed their huge bowl of chowder, but found it to be on the saltier side. Their oysters were also amazing. I would stop by every once in a while to treat myself.

Photo of Allen Davis Allen Davis
Oct 28, 2023 5

Delicious fresh seafood, quality ingredients. Prices may seem high but keep in mind what you’re getting: literally local seafood from the coast of NC. Outstanding preparation. Supreme freshness. I ran into these guys at a festival (not at this location) and was excited to see they had oysters from where I’m from Down East NC. I ate about 2 dozen. On this visit I had the fried snapper special and was amazed to learn when I got it that it was a whole damn fish! It was awesome! The slaw, waffle fries, and tartar sauce were perfect too. Love this place and what they do.

Photo of Kien Trieu Kien Trieu
Oct 13, 2023 5

From Kansas City. Best oysters I ever had. Scallops are amazing. Whole fish is amazing too. Will send nephew to grab 100 oysters to bring to KC when he visits. Family made sure to eat twice when we vacationed there.

Photo of Chandra Jennings Chandra Jennings
Jul 31, 2023 5

It's so sad I've slept on Locals for so long as it is nothing short of awesome! The staff was super welcoming and knowledgeable and encouraged me to get one of the Calabash platters. It was a little pricey at $30, but it was so worth it! From the first bite to the last one was delicious. The fried shrimp had a light crispy batter coating, and it was made even better with the creamy sauce! The grilled shrimp did not need anything as it came with a slightly spicy coating that was oh so good! I could not get enough! I will be back for their tuna sandwich, which I was told is a staple and it very delicious as well! I can't wait!

Photo of Lesyk Konecky Lesyk Konecky
Jun 28, 2023 5

Great fresh fish. Super knowledgeable staff. I got three different kinds of oysters and they did a great job of explaining them. Check it out

Photo of Robby Crownover Robby Crownover
Jun 25, 2023 5

Outstanding! Best oysters on the half shell around perfectly shucked and presented. The staff is friendly and knowledgeable. Excellent fresh fish to prepare at home.

Photo of Brett Hill Brett Hill
Jun 9, 2023 5

Service was on point and the food was absolutely amazing!! The fried shrimp and scallop platter came out piled high! 100% reccomend trying this place out! The oysters here are a must try as well!