Did you know that May 10th is National Shrimp Day? There's no better way to celebrate than to head to your favorite seafood restaurant and place an order. Whether you prefer your shrimp battered and fried, tossed in Cajun seasoning, or made into scampi, the following are some of the top seafood restaurants our real estate agents recommend in the Triangle area.
- NC Seafood Restaurant: 1201 Agricultural St., Raleigh, NC 27603
If you happen to be looking at Raleigh homes for sale, then NC Seafood Restaurant is a delicious spot to check out. This restaurant is located within the North Carolina Farmers Market, so you can shop for local produce and other specialties while you're there, too. NC Seafood Restaurant offers both indoor and outdoor dining areas, and they've been around since the early 1990s.
The perfect order for National Shrimp Day is the large shrimp plate, which comes with hushpuppies, coleslaw, and home fries. The spicy peel & eat shrimp are another favorite; you get a half-pound per order. Finish your meal with a slice of the delicious lemon or chocolate pie.
- Locals Oyster Bar: 530 Foster St. Suite 1, Durham, NC 27701
Locals Oyster Bar is the place to celebrate National Shrimp Day near Durham. You may enjoy it so much that you decide to look at Durham homes for sale. It's located inside the Durham Food Hall.
While you might assume oysters are the star of the menu here, they do have an entire section just for shrimp dishes. The in-shell shrimp are incredibly fresh and delicious. Another top choice is the shrimp sausage roll, which is topped with caramelized onions and horseradish aioli.
- Hook & Reel: 2608 Erwin Rd. Ste 104, Durham, NC 27705
Hook & Reel is a lively seafood bar with upbeat music and a friendly atmosphere. They make all 6 of their signature sauces in-house, and they're known for their Cajun flair.
If you're in the mood for a classic Cajun seafood boil, then you can custom-order one to your liking, adding your own seafood selections, sauces, and extras. Shrimp and crawfish with garlic butter and corn on the cob is exceptional. Another great choice is the shrimp po'boy, which is served in a lovely, fluffy bun.
- Capt. John's Dockside: 11550 US Highway 15 501N, Chapel Hill, NC 27517
Capt. John's Dockside is a welcoming, family-owned restaurant to visit if you're looking at Chapel Hill homes for sale nearby. They really welcome families here; there's even a play area for the kids!
On National Shrimp Day, your go-to order at Capt. John's Dockside really should be the fried jumbo shrimp. They're perfectly crispy and served with hush puppies and your choice of potato.
- The Cortez Seafood + Cocktail: 413 Glenwood Ave., Raleigh, NC 27603
Looking for a fresh spin on the seafood flavors you love? Stop by The Cortez Seafood + Cocktail for a memorable meal that highlights international flavors. The menu features small plates and dishes that rotate regularly based on seasonality and what Executive Chef Oscar Diaz's finds at local farmers markets. Guaranteeing your seafood is as fresh as possible!
If you'll be in the Triangle area on National Seafood Day, there are plenty of delicious spots to celebrate. Contact us if you're still looking for a real estate agent in Raleigh, Durham, or Chapel Hill.