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Old 03-01-2018, 06:48 AM
 
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If you are inclined to eat at home, go to the dock in Calabash around 3:30-4:00 PM and meet the shrimp boat. They sell shrimp right off the boat and will de-head if you prefer for a dollar a pound.
Get there on time though, the catch sells fast!
Excellent. This type of information is exactly what I was looking for. Now this may sound like an ignorant question, but is there only one shrimp boat that comes in at the end of the day or multiple? Do they have any type of signage or can you literally walk down after they dock and ask to purchase? Thanks so much.
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Old 03-01-2018, 07:43 AM
 
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Excellent. This type of information is exactly what I was looking for. Now this may sound like an ignorant question, but is there only one shrimp boat that comes in at the end of the day or multiple? Do they have any type of signage or can you literally walk down after they dock and ask to purchase? Thanks so much.
Drive down River Rd toward the intercoastal, you pass Boundary House on the left (not bad) and Ella's on the right (fried seafood). Bear right on Nance St. and in-between Captain Johns and Captain Nances' is a small dock where the boat comes in. Go up to the boat and tell them how many pounds you want, they will weigh them, de-head them (if you want...it is worth the dollar/pound extra) pay them (cash).

Calabash Waterfront Seafood Shack is a restaurant down there that sends out its own boat every morning to provide their restaurant with fresh catch.

Calabash Style seafood is pretty much fried.

Oh and that is where you can board the gambling boats if that is something you enjoy.
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Old 03-01-2018, 08:14 AM
 
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Drive down River Rd toward the intercoastal, you pass Boundary House on the left (not bad) and Ella's on the right (fried seafood). Bear right on Nance St. and in-between Captain Johns and Captain Nances' is a small dock where the boat comes in. Go up to the boat and tell them how many pounds you want, they will weigh them, de-head them (if you want...it is worth the dollar/pound extra) pay them (cash).

Calabash Waterfront Seafood Shack is a restaurant down there that sends out its own boat every morning to provide their restaurant with fresh catch.

Calabash Style seafood is pretty much fried.

Oh and that is where you can board the gambling boats if that is something you enjoy.
You sure about that? I thought hey went out of Little River?
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Old 03-01-2018, 12:12 PM
 
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You sure about that? I thought hey went out of Little River?
OOPS! You are right, I was thinking about the Lucky Strike fishing charters.
Thanks for catching that
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Old 03-01-2018, 12:27 PM
 
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OOPS! You are right, I was thinking about the Lucky Strike fishing charters.
Thanks for catching that
No problem...I just didn't want people thinking they could get on the gambling boat in Calabash.
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Old 03-01-2018, 05:05 PM
 
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Jersey J and BC thank you both so much. This is something that we are definitely going to take advantage of. Love finding local places. Would always rather support local sources especially with seafood.
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Old 03-04-2018, 08:30 AM
 
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This is why I am an avid reaader of posts related to the NC coastal area and specifically Brunswick County. My wife and I are in the "planning" stages of retiring in the area of Sunset beach. WE love to cook at home and experiment with new recipies. I had no idea we could buy fresh shrimp right off the boat in Calabash. OMG! what treat that would be. I love shrimp but I absolutely hate to buy the ones "farm raised" that you find in the supermarket. Loaded with antibioltics and other "crap" coming from China. No way we buy that!


Thank you JERSEYJ!!
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Old 03-04-2018, 08:38 AM
 
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Byt the way, we spent a week "exploring the area" during the Summer of 2017, and we had dinner almost everyday in some the wonderful Calabash Restaurants and what a treat that was. I think I put on 5 xtra lbs with all that delicious "fried" seafood :-)
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Old 03-04-2018, 08:41 AM
 
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Byt the way, we spent a week "exploring the area" during the Summer of 2017, and we had dinner almost everyday in some the wonderful Calabash Restaurants and what a treat that was. I think I put on 5 xtra lbs with all that delicious "fried" seafood :-)
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Would you mind sharing the places you ate at? We have a second home in sea trails and so far have only explored sunset beach. We really like eating at twin lakes near the boat ramp in sunset beach. We have yet to truly explore calabash. Heading down again in April and plan on eating in calabash about 2-3 times. We also will definitely try buying from the shrimping boats. On a related note, does anyone know if the shrimping season is year round?
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Old 03-04-2018, 09:40 AM
 
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Would you mind sharing the places you ate at? We have a second home in sea trails and so far have only explored sunset beach. We really like eating at twin lakes near the boat ramp in sunset beach. We have yet to truly explore calabash. Heading down again in April and plan on eating in calabash about 2-3 times. We also will definitely try buying from the shrimping boats. On a related note, does anyone know if the shrimping season is year round?
Shrimp season is pretty much spring to fall. Some places freeze shrimp during the season and sell them during the off season. If frozen correctly, its very hard to tell the difference.
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