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Old 06-11-2012, 02:59 PM
 
Location: Garner, NC
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The family and I are headed down for a day trip this week just for the heck of it. I'm thinking we'll do lunch anywhere from Wilmington to Calabash and then take the ferry from Southport to Ft. Fisher. Maybe wrap up the day at the aquarium and swing by Britt's for a few bags.

Anyway, where's a great lunch spot for the family? Preferably seafood but not an absolute necessity.

Its been a loooong time since we've been down there.
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Old 06-11-2012, 05:56 PM
 
Location: New Jersey
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Loco Jo's Bar and Grill, Southport - Restaurant Reviews - TripAdvisor

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Restaurant | Southport, NC

Both excellent lunch places for the family, the Yacht Basin Eatery is on the water..... Loco Joe's is not...... both are just five minutes or so from the Fort Fisher Ferry.

We go to Loco Joe's at least twice a week...... great chow ..... that's my preference but you cannot go wrong at either place !
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Old 06-11-2012, 06:47 PM
 
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In Calabash, Ella's, lots of fried seafood.

Our favourites, offer outdoor seating on the ICW, Crab Catchers in Little River (just south of Calabash) or Sharkey's in Ocean Isle Beach.

Sounds like a fun day!
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Old 06-11-2012, 06:50 PM
 
Location: Garner, NC
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Perfect. Loco Jo's looks to be a great choice. Thanks so much.
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Old 06-11-2012, 06:51 PM
 
Location: Garner, NC
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In Calabash, Ella's, lots of fried seafood.

Our favourites, offer outdoor seating on the ICW, Crab Catchers in Little River (just south of Calabash) or Sharkey's in Ocean Isle Beach.

Sounds like a fun day!
We've been to Ella's. It is really good.
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Old 06-11-2012, 08:34 PM
 
Location: The 12th State
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I highly recommend 'The Seafood Hut' in Calabash.
It where the locals go, if that tells you anything.

The seafood fresh and cooked just right.

You can see on trip advisor and Urban Spoon that this best place in Calabash.
Seafood Hut, Calabash - 60 Restaurant Reviews - TripAdvisor
Calabash Seafood Hut - Calabash | Urbanspoon

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Old 06-11-2012, 10:17 PM
 
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Grapevine is another great restaurant to try in Calabash.
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Old 06-12-2012, 05:51 AM
 
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I would not recommend Yacht Basin Eatery for lunch or dinner. I went there with friends a few Saturday nights ago. While the location is beautiful the food was very sub par. Two of us had the calzone and stromboli. Giant puffs of dough with virtually nothing inside! It looked like a joke! We questioned the waitress who shrugged her shoulders and had no comment other than "that's the way the are" The house made mozzarella in the Caprese salad was very rubbery, difficult to cut and without any flavor. I also do not like that you cannot get a glass of tap water. Only bottled water for $1.25. The waitress said the tap was was "bad" Gee, I live in Southport and drink the tap water all the time. Tastes good to me! Wonder if they are cooking in bottled water or just using the "bad" tap water! On the other hand Loco Jo's is a much better choice. Enjoy your day!
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Old 06-12-2012, 08:09 AM
 
Location: Wilmington, NC
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I just saw this and thought I'd share.

Calabash seafood tradition still cooking as diners flock in | StarNewsOnline.com
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