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Gary's Down East Seafood

7610 Hwy 306 South, Arapahoe, NC 28510
+1 252-249-1905
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good36%
  • Average9%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible0%
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“local shrimp” (7 reviews)
“fresh seafood” (10 reviews)
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7610 Hwy 306 South, Arapahoe, NC 28510
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Reviewed 25 January 2018 via mobile

Wonderful lunch! Loved she crab soup and clam chowder. Salad with shrimp and crab appetizer added to it was great, as was the popcorn shrimp. Excellent service.

Thank Terri_DeLucaMacMahon
Reviewed 29 December 2017

We stopped in last night (12/28) for dinner and had great service and a great meal! I had she crab soup (was a little dubious when it was pink as I like creamy she crab with a dash of sherry) which was delicious. I also...More

Thank enonfarm
Reviewed 26 October 2017

The meal was delicious - restaurant doesn't look like much from the outside but the seafood is delicious. We had a party of four - tuna was perfectly cooked as were the scallops. Great meal - but the service was lacking. Seemed as if the...More

Thank Vicki802
Reviewed 8 September 2017

The most crab in a crab cake I have ever had. The onion rings and slaw were delicious too. Our waitress was great and so attentive. We had a large group too.

Thank RMSW54
Reviewed 17 August 2017

We eat here frequently, the staff is friendly, the food is great, fresh seafood and fresh veggies. Try their tomato salad! They excel at fried seafood, their shrimp platter is the best I've had!

Thank Puttertat
Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

A great little independent place with fantastic food! Fresh, local, lightly battered seafood too, with the best soft shell crabs we've ever eaten. We will go back! Not a fancy place, thank goodness, but really good!

Thank anglejones
Reviewed 29 July 2017 via mobile

We took the Minnesott Beach ferry to Arapahoe and stopped here for lunch. We loved the lump crab meat appetizer (sautéed in butter). I had the Carolina bbq plate with cucumber salad and tomato slices and my husband had local shrimp, a grilled sweet potato...More

Thank drleo2
Reviewed 3 July 2017 via mobile

I can recommend the fried flounder and soft shell crabs. The fried okra was great but forget the French fries. Our waitress was very inattentive and could not have been more unpleasant when I told her she got my order wrong. There is not much...More

Thank Hollin D
Reviewed 6 June 2017 via mobile

Crab soup was very good. Shrimp sandwich on standard burger bun was cooked perfectly and the slaw made it all work. Soft shell crab sandwich was excellent and also served on a no-frills bun. Staff was attentive and the place was clean!!!

Thank mikesxpress
Reviewed 1 June 2017

We eat at Gary's Down East Seafood at least once a month with another couple, all of us transplants from Annapolis, MD. We know from seafood. Gary's gets it right, time after time. The oysters served here are always the best available, as Gary is...More

Thank P S
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29 December 2016|
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Response from MauryMattingly | Reviewed this property |
They should have oysters there as I remember they had a raw bar.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7610 Hwy 306 South, Arapahoe, NC 28510
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Arapahoe
  • Phone Number: +1 252-249-1905
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