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Saltbox Seafood Joint


2637 Durham-Chapel Hill Blvd
Durham, NC 27707
Phone: (919) 237-3499
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Photo of Nicole McFarlane Nicole McFarlane
Jan 9, 2024 5

Waited for my mom to come home so we could go together for about a year! And boy was it worth the wait. EVERYTHING was fresh. Even the cocktail, mustard, and tartar sauce was homemade and super fresh. I don't even eat collards but now I'm converted!. Next time we go back I have to try his sweet tea and lemon punch.

Photo of Rainey Fall Rainey Fall
Jan 7, 2024 3

Entering was clean and the staff was welcoming. The staff was smiling and respectful. Customer service was excellent. The food was a disappointment... I ordered the crab cake roll and it didn't have that crunchiness outside I expected. It wasn't flavorful. The oyster rolls were too breaded and took away from the taste of the oysters. The best meal for me was the Haitian soup of the day. I would still recommend the place to eat. Some days are just off. My niece loves it, so I'll give it another try. Ok, since this is a sit-down establishment I have to be fair & honest about everything. The bathroom was an F. It wasn't the worst but when I went in, it was not that clean. I have to point out the young man did go in after me with a broom so perhaps he cleaned it. Add an automatic odor destroyer dispenser and all will be well.

Photo of Amy Zhang Amy Zhang
Nov 11, 2023 5

Food was delicious!! It was the least greasy fried seafood I think I've had for a while! The tarter sauce and slaw really helps to cut the oil. While the fried potatoes were delicious, I would've opted for the collard greens to get something not fried! The hush honeys were also a nice sweet element! We went on a Saturday night at peak time so there was a line almost all the way out the door. Service was pretty slow but it was worth the wait. The inside space is pretty small but there are outdoor tables. On a rainy or cold day though, you'll probably want to make sure you can get a seat inside!

Photo of Emir Akins Emir Akins
Nov 7, 2023 5

Such a small place with so much to offer. We Absolutely enjoyed the crab cakes and the collards take you back to grandma's kitchen. Definitely will be back.

Photo of Leah Branch Leah Branch
Sep 28, 2023 5

Was very excited to try saltbox and it didn't disappoint. The service was very friendly and love the atmosphere. Looking forward to coming back to try more things! Great oyster plate and collards.

Photo of Brandi W Brandi W
Sep 13, 2023 5

Excellent all the way around. The service was terrific, food was delicious and restaurant has indoor and outdoor seating. We found out about this place from Vivian Howard’s “A Chef’s Life” and it has been on our list to visit since. We shared the mackerel, potatoes, collards and hush honeys. The collards were out of this world and the hush honeys were so good. Fish was cooked perfectly and the potatoes were very good. No complaints at all. The restaurant has a small parking lot and very clean restrooms. We can’t wait to go back.

Photo of Elsa Lou Elsa Lou
Aug 26, 2023 4

I heard so much about this place and finally made it there. I ordered a flounder plate, which came with a vinegar based coleslaw and home made fries. The seasoning on the fish was good but the fish itself was slightly over fried. The coleslaw has a sweetness to it (i didn'tneed that). There was a huge line to place your order in the middle of a Saturday afternoon (the line does move quickly) so clearly folks love the food.

Photo of Ralph Rojas Ralph Rojas
Jun 27, 2023 5

Best damn collard greens I've ever had. Seriously, the food was good but what stood out were the collards. Perfect. Flounder plate was really tasty and the portion was fair for the price. Sliced potatoes could have been a little more crisp but not too soggy. Shrimp plate (fried) was ok. I'd probably go with grilled next time. Location is nice but small and a little cramped. I'll be coming back but taking out. Sauces were good and slaw is different but it grows on you. Good food overall.

Photo of Tashara Ross Tashara Ross
Jun 22, 2023 5

Awesome as always! I got a chance to catch the braised oxtails with the salt fish and potato cakes! Made me and my tongue dance! Flavors all through both items! Might not look like much but it definitely was! I hope Chef Ricky brings that back again!