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Saltbox Seafood Joint

4.5

608 N Mangum St
Durham, NC 27701
Phone: (919) 908-8970
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Photo of Angeline Giffin Angeline Giffin
Jun 12, 2019 5

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.

Photo of Lily Yang Lily Yang
May 16, 2019 5

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!

Photo of Sa'Mecia Hobbs Sa'Mecia Hobbs
Apr 6, 2019 3

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.

Photo of Christina Stevenson Christina Stevenson
Jun 6, 2019 5

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!

Photo of Matthew Clayton Matthew Clayton
Mar 3, 2019 4

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.

Photo of Marty Sloane Marty Sloane
Jul 6, 2019 5

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!

Photo of Reggie Strange Reggie Strange
Sep 21, 2019 5

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.

Photo of Patti Behzad Patti Behzad
Oct 19, 2019 5

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.

Photo of Sarah Aurelia Chang Sarah Aurelia Chang
Oct 17, 2019 5

Fried broccoli was AMAZING! I thought it was a huge amount of food for $17. Wait for food was a little long, tho.

Photo of Zayne Taber Zayne Taber
Sep 3, 2019 5

This was the best flounder I've ever had. Such a great place. I'll definitely be back!

Photo of Karla Jimenez Karla Jimenez
Nov 14, 2019 5

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.

Photo of V Jones V Jones
Sep 21, 2019 5

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.

Photo of Tara E Tara E
Nov 2, 2019 5

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!! 🙌🙌🙌

Photo of Alton Rogers Alton Rogers
Jan 22, 2020 4

Great food but tell the lady in front to smile have a little humor life is great

Photo of garrett brantley garrett brantley
Jan 27, 2020 5

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.

Photo of Anna Strick Anna Strick
Feb 26, 2020 5

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.

Photo of Nicole Stout Nicole Stout
Apr 13, 2019 4

When we pulled up to the Saltbox Seafood Joint, I was thrilled. The place was adorable. And the food was even better! Highly recommend for atmosphere and deliciousness!

Photo of Evan Halley Evan Halley
Feb 13, 2019 5

Saltbox Saltbox Saltbox ♥️🙏. The food here is really good. Definitely get the Hush-Honeys with whatever else you get. The food is made fresh, so the wait may be a bit longer than you expect, but absolutely worth it.

Photo of Marsha Adkins Marsha Adkins
Jun 20, 2020 4

Charming ambiance! Everything was delicious/well prepared & seasoned. Well, the potatoes were too heavy for me. Coleslaw very fresh and very tasty. Service excellent with personality!

Photo of Mack Littleton Mack Littleton
Jun 20, 2020 5

Love this place. Simply amazing every time. Thank you!!

Photo of Macy M Macy M
Jun 20, 2020 5

The seafood was very fresh, house made sauces were delicious. Not too impressed with the house drinks, I got the Goodie and it's unlikely that I'd order it again.