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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%
Travellers talk about
“fresh seafood” (28 reviews)
“blue fish” (13 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
American, Seafood, Soups
$$ - $$$
501 Evans St, Morehead City, NC 28557-4218
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I went in for dinner. The waitress was very helpful, provided awesome service (no empty glasses) and was super nice. She gave us her honest opinions on her favorite items on the menu. The food came out hot and prepared just to...More

Thank PBaze
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Food average, not good value for the price. Atmosphere good if you can get a table overlooking the water. Go there just to say you have been, their t-shirts bring immediate attention in many places.More

Thank davfant
Renee M, Owner at Sanitary Fish Market & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

While we're glad to hear that you enjoyed our atmosphere, we are disheartened to learn that you were disappointed with other aspects of your experience here. We wish to assure you that all of our dishes are prepared using only the finest, freshest ingredients available,...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We came to Morehead city to shop and decided to eat at The Sanitary Restaurant. We have eaten here before, but it had been a while. It was good, ordinary. None of the seafood was spectacular. Clam chowder is not cream-based. The broth is very...More

Thank dbailey6973
Reviewed 6 December 2017

We ate there last weekend for dinner and saw the Christmas annual Flotilla pass by along the waterfront.. The food was very good and portions are hefty. The service was even better than the food. The prices are similar for other beach/ocean side dining. They...More

Thank Sam123787
Reviewed 3 December 2017 via mobile

Stopped in Moorehead city while traveling the ICW. Had heard the background story of Sanitary Seafood and wanted yo check it out. The selection was extensive and the food good, but unremarkable. Fried oysters and shrimp scampi were very good. Salad was not very fresh...More

1  Thank TropicalLover
Reviewed 3 December 2017 via mobile

Service was not great. Food was not good at all. Shrimps and scallops were tiny and rubbery like some fast food restaurants. Price was high . Will not go back again.

Thank bikt142
Reviewed 24 November 2017

We were seated at a great table outside by the water. It was a beautiful day and we were looking forward to a wonderful seafood lunch. Everything went down hill from there. I'm not sure if we went on a bad day or if our...More

1  Thank Nancy N
Reviewed 15 November 2017

I used to eat here in the 60's when I was a kid. It was better then. The food was mediocre to not very good. I sort of get the feeling they are living on the long history of the place. I think the hushpuppies...More

Thank Matt K
Reviewed 13 November 2017

Stopped in for supper. Excellent food, excellent service! So many historical photos of past guests on the walls. Would definitely recommend this place.

Thank Yooper1980
Reviewed 8 November 2017

I hadn't been to the Sanitary in years, but had fond memories of the place. Went back recently and found myself disappointed. The view of the sound is still great and we enjoyed that very much. Maybe it was partially my own fault; I ordered...More

Thank Chuck T
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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
View, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine
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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