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Sanitary Fish Market & Restaurant

501 Evans St, Morehead City, NC 28557-4218
+1 252-247-3111
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  • Excellent21%
  • Very good21%
  • Average28%
  • Poor16%
  • Terrible14%
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“fresh seafood” (28 reviews)
“emerald isle” (12 reviews)
“off season” (9 reviews)
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501 Evans St, Morehead City, NC 28557-4218
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Reviewed today via mobile

This was my 56th year visiting Sanitary Fish Market and Restaurant. Food is excellent and was fast and friendly. The building is still the original and is well maintained and clean located on the waterfront. I still remember Tony (one of the owners) always greeting...More

Thank tom4cats
Reviewed 5 days ago

We were in the area and wanted Seafood for lunch. I decided to try the old standard Seafood Restaurant. We ordered the Soft shell crab BLT Sandwich and Shrimp and Crab stuffed baked potato. We were pleased with this.

Thank Trueeasterner
Reviewed 6 days ago

I have been reading that the Sanitary Fish Market is not what it used to be for years. We dined there last night. The service staff was friendly. Our waitress was personable and attentive. I like the hushpuppies. We had broiled bluefish. It tasted fresh...More

Thank Lewis W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is the steadfast seafood restaurant of Morehead City. They have add a bigger more diversified menu but the whole family of ten had their tried and true seafood. Everyone enjoyed their food. John was there. I think he has worked there for 50 or...More

Thank Kenneth K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Service was bad, food was worse! Adult flounder was small (kids size), shrimp was greasy, shrimp and grits had a HAIR in it. Waitress came back 1 time after we flagged down another to ask for tea. All around a BAD meal that cost $199.00+...More

Thank Daphene L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fried seafood with no imagination. Not my kind of place. 🙁 It's living on its tradition and boomers who visit often. Go to Redfish Grill instead!

Thank Bonniebrig
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Took too long to get service; too long for drinks (server absolutely forgot!) and order was not right (ordered blackened - got broiled). It had been quite a while since we had eaten at this restaurant, and wanted to stop in again. Not a great...More

Thank jameswV3498ZY
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Sanitary needs to up its game. Can't rest on its reputation. Food was so so and with so many places to eat, you have to keep it fresh and good. Service is ok. I had the cold Seafood plate. Boiled shrimp were tasteless, shrimp salad...More

Thank Jean G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place has wonderful seafood, sandwiches, salads, etc. for a reasonable price. We ate outside on the covered porch which is water front. There are multiple places for boats to tie up and people to arrive that way.

Thank blackriverwoman
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Sanitary is a classic in Morehead City. The food is always fresh and tasty with fair portions. I love the fried seafood platter.

Thank MrsStiltner
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Questions & Answers
Buz D
29 September 2015|
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Response from klkitchen | Reviewed this property |
No steamer pots. Most all seafood selections are local catch and fresh. Don't pass this place up. Try the shrimp salad, I buy it by the quart to take to my mom. But keep it on ice.
Reagan H
23 December 2014|
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Response from Adak C | Reviewed this property |
Yes, they are available on line.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, View
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 501 Evans St, Morehead City, NC 28557-4218
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Morehead City
  • Phone Number: +1 252-247-3111
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