I am a seafood lover and this place was fantastic. Daily fresh seafood (when they are out they are out). It’s a cute little shack with the best tasting food. You can choose from seafood plates or seafood rolls. Plates come with slaw (not mayonnaise based) and sliced potatoes. Seafood is lightly breaded and seasoned. Hush puppies lay in honey. They are to die for! Super yummy place. We are from Ohio but have family here. We will certainly return. Thank you Saltbox for the delicious experience. Ps the lemon punch is delightful.
May 16, 2019
I love soft shell crabs and it’s season now, my boyfriend and I have been driving around to find them, we found this place, which the third restaurant we have had soft shell crab at, this one is the best! We also ordered fried black sea bass, it’s also delicious! If you like fried seafood this is the place to go!
Apr 6, 2019
The customer service is great, but those prices were through the roof. I ordered a fried flounder plate that comes with fried potatoes and slaw. For $20, I expected the flavoring to be a lil better. My food desperately needed salt and pepper; and The slaw had a strange smokiness that I'm not used to. It wasn't awful, just not worth $20. I'm comparison to Mayflower, which is half the price, and better tasting, I'd choose Mayflower.
Jun 6, 2019
Pleasantly surprised . I love seafood and not everyone knows how to prepare it well. This place exceeded my expectations!!! The food was good , the proportions were large and the meal preparation time was quick, as it was cooked to order. I will be back!
Mar 3, 2019
Great food. I mean like the best seafood. But it's expensive, especially for eating outside. I'll go again, but can't go as often as I'd like die to price.
High recommend just to try it, though. Great sides as well.
Jul 6, 2019
What an amazing “seafood shack” restaurant! All the fish is fresh caught and from NC. They serve food until they run out.
Fish was all fried and seasoned to perfection!
Sep 21, 2019
Really good fried fish sandwiches! They're always fried to order, well seasoned and fried. The wait is always a little long but the seating areas both in and out are nice. Unbelievably delicious! I had catfish on a roll and a side of fried broccoli. The broccoli wasn't heavy or battered, it was light and crispy.
Oct 19, 2019
Very good! Casual & you sit outside,but very well cooked & unexpected flavors... everything was fresh including all fresh herbs in the sauces. I highly recommend.
Sarah Aurelia Chang
Oct 17, 2019
Fried broccoli was AMAZING! I thought it was a huge amount of food for $17. Wait for food was a little long, tho.
Sep 3, 2019
This was the best flounder I've ever had. Such a great place. I'll definitely be back!
Nov 14, 2019
To think that some of the best fish sandwich is in the heart of North Carolina is counterintuitive, but it is! I first visited Saltbox several years ago and it served as my introduction to the now properly appreciated food scene in the Triangle. Go! And I’d recommend eating your fish grilled to better savor the flavors. Be sure to order a side of hush honeys.
Sep 21, 2019
OMG!!! I am so satisfied with my food. I thought the pics on their website was fake or just a picture from a magazine.....but it’s not. The owner make his own sauces. I never had grilled catfish that taste that good.
Nov 2, 2019
Phenomenal food! I am extremely picky about seafood and this is the only place ill go that i don't care what it is I'm trying it! New plate everytime I go and i have yet to be disappointed!!!!! Boyfriend doesn't eat seafood at all and he was in love first bite!! 🙌🙌🙌
Jan 22, 2020
Great food but tell the lady in front to smile have a little humor life is great
Jan 27, 2020
Is there any way to give a 10 of 5? We were floored when we tried the shrimp roll! I can not get over this place. I've had many lobster rolls, but you can tell the shrimp was fresh. They take pride I their food and staying local which I love! It's very close to our new place so I see myself here a lot in the near future.
Feb 26, 2020
This is the best meal that I've had in Durham, one of my all time favorites. So fresh, the seasoning is incredibly delicious, and the seafood is sourced with concern for the fisherfolk and the environment.