Reviews

Lunch
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.
Trueeasterner via tripadvisor.com - Sep 18, 2017
Great Meal and Atmosphere
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 ... read more
Lewis W via tripadvisor.com - Sep 17, 2017
I had the fried grouper!! Excellent but this place definitely needs to work on it's food presentation, and portion size especially when ordering sweet potato as a side, very mini sized potato for a main side! I was a little disappointed. ... read more
Dan Andre via google.com - Sep 16, 2017
Excellent food. Staff waitress was amazing! She needs a raise.
A Google User via google.com - Sep 16, 2017
Excellent food! Excellent service our favorite place ... read more
A Google User via google.com - Sep 16, 2017
The food and staff were awesome we will be returning. The seafood was fresh so we're the sides it w
The food and staff were awesome we will be returning. The seafood was fresh so we're the sides it was some great food and the view was phenomenal ... read more
Jami Josh via facebook.com - Sep 15, 2017
Excellent food ... read more
Steven Bowling via google.com - Sep 10, 2017
Nice location, great views.. if you like salt water taffy make sure you grab some from here!
Will A via google.com - Sep 10, 2017
Fabulous food. We will definely come back. Our waitress Elsa was Great!!!
A Google user via google.com - Sep 10, 2017
Great view. Food was real average.
Mark Acampora via google.com - Sep 10, 2017
Love it as always! Rochelle is great!!! Give big raise ... read more
A Google User via google.com - Sep 10, 2017
Not impressed with their food. Expected more ...
Not impressed with their food. Expected more from a restaurant right on the water. The fish was greasy, the shrimp was ok, but my grandbabies grilled cheese looked amazing!! But it's hard to mess up a grilled cheese.
Angie via zomato.com - Sep 10, 2017
The food the service the atmosphere was fantastic I don't know what more you could ask for
The food the service the atmosphere was fantastic I don't know what more you could ask for ... read more
Jerry Wilson via facebook.com - Sep 9, 2017
Night out with family
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 ... read more
Kenneth K via tripadvisor.com - Sep 8, 2017
Fantastic food, atmosphere, and service. I eat here every time I come to town!
Fantastic food, atmosphere, and service. I eat here every time I come to town!
Billy Carter via facebook.com - Sep 7, 2017
Disappointing Return Visit
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 ... read more
jameswV3498ZY via tripadvisor.com - Sep 6, 2017
great food, quick service, reasonable price, free parking across street
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.
blackriverwoman via tripadvisor.com - Sep 5, 2017
I'm sorry about all the reviews I guess people with positive experiences don't post comments . We
I'm sorry about all the reviews I guess people with positive experiences don't post comments . We went yesterday and our waitress was super attentive and our appetizers were delicious as well as the view! Thank you I wish I had gotten her name. The manager even came out to ask if everything was ok!! 👌🏻 Give it a try maybe your just ... read more
Noverlys Dominguez via facebook.com - Sep 4, 2017
Wait staff was very friendly and kept our glasses full. Food came to us in a reasonable amount of t
Wait staff was very friendly and kept our glasses full. Food came to us in a reasonable amount of time. My scallops and shrimp were excellent. My son ordered steamed lump crabmeat which he said was very good. My wife ordered grilled chicken. She said it was good but a little dry. Good experience, we will go back.
Allen Winkler via facebook.com - Sep 4, 2017
Best restaurant in town! Our waitress (Elsa) was fantastic! We had a great time!
A google user via google.com - Sep 3, 2017
Loved the atmosphere. For people who don't eat pork, be careful with choices. Otherwise great food ... read more
Tanya Jones via google.com - Sep 3, 2017
Fresh food Great views of Atlantic coast. Staff friendly. ... read more
James R Goode ll via google.com - Sep 3, 2017
Love ❤️ Love ❤️ Love ❤️ to eat here when we're at the beach!!!
Love ❤️ Love ❤️ Love ❤️ to eat here when we're at the beach!!!
Debbie Fields Murphy via facebook.com - Sep 2, 2017
Classic and will not disappoint!
The Sanitary is a classic in Morehead City. The food is always fresh and tasty with fair portions. I love the fried seafood platter.
MrsStiltner via tripadvisor.com - Aug 29, 2017
Beth was so kind, accomidating, & exemplified a spirit of excellence! Best experience I've had here! Thank you!
A Google User via google.com - Aug 28, 2017
Best fried clams I have ever had! My first visit yesterday but won't be my last. Nicest people, e
Best fried clams I have ever had! My first visit yesterday but won't be my last. Nicest people, excellent service, good location.. love the deck out back, lovely views of the water. Thank you Mr Tunnell for the lovely visit and making us feel so welcome. He said he'd been there for about 72 years... Very sweet gentleman :) ... read more
Darlene McLamb via facebook.com - Aug 27, 2017
Good food.
My mother, my daughter, and myself are lunch here while passing through. Food was good, restaurant was clean and welcoming. We had a wonderful view while we ate. Our meal was around $45, which is about what I had expected.
Jeanette S via tripadvisor.com - Aug 27, 2017
Still The Greatest Seafood Restaurant!
I don't know why people are writing poor reviews for this place - it has marvelous food! We ate here again today, and everything was excellent. Soft crabs, fried oysters, shrimp, fish - all fresh and wonderful as always. Definitely a destination for anyone who...More ... read more
NancySimmons via tripadvisor.com - Aug 26, 2017
Been there on 3 different trips to beach. Always great food & service. Huge restaurant with plenty seating on waterfront. Nice area to walk after dinner. ... read more
Terry Hutchinson via google.com - Aug 25, 2017
The food was extremely good the service was great we all enjoyed our meals
The food was extremely good the service was great we all enjoyed our meals ... read more
Erma Jean Reynolds via facebook.com - Aug 25, 2017
We had such a wonderful first time visiting here for my husbands birthday, the food was wonderful a
We had such a wonderful first time visiting here for my husbands birthday, the food was wonderful and the staff extremely helpful and very friendly. We are from Canada and Australia so we loved looking and reading all of the history truly amazing. Our friends with us had a wonderful time also as they were the ones that recommended t ... read more
Julieanne Riley via facebook.com - Aug 24, 2017
Alex is a true assest! Great Service - Great young lady - made the meal fun - loved it!
A google user via google.com - Aug 24, 2017
Nice stop after a long day, great view of the sunset and the shipping channel.
The food was good, but not great. I've been coming here since the first time my ship (Navy) loaded out with Marines. The restaurant is just outside the port facility within walking distance. Enjoyed the memories and atmosphere. The kids found some sort of seafood...More ... read more
Stewfoot via tripadvisor.com - Aug 24, 2017
It's a MUST GO TO whenever we are in the area . ❤️
It's a MUST GO TO whenever we are in the area . ❤️ ... read more
Ginger Maher via facebook.com - Aug 24, 2017
Just Average Seafood
I've been coming to this restaurant for over 50 years. The quality of the seafood has declined over our last few visits. Stopped by again for nostalgia reasons with my kids, but will not be back.
garris3404 via tripadvisor.com - Aug 23, 2017
Waitress was amazing and food was good. But the waitress was soooo good. Her name was Marissa.
A Google User via google.com - Aug 22, 2017
Favorite in Morehead City
We ate here twice, lunch and dinner, on a recent visit. Love the bluefish. Spent some time looking at the photo gallery, years of visitors famous and not-so-famous. Huge dining areas, some overlooking the sound. My only suggestion would be to add some seasonal vegetables...More ... read more
SusanG1953 via tripadvisor.com - Aug 22, 2017
My husband and I ate there Sunday evening and our dinners were delicious! We had a great server as
My husband and I ate there Sunday evening and our dinners were delicious! We had a great server as well 😊 ... read more
Linda Eason Moore via facebook.com - Aug 22, 2017
Great service. Food was pretty good. Not quite what the reputation had it cracked up to be but pretty good. Very reasonable lunch menu.
chase kerlin via google.com - Aug 21, 2017
We were a family of 7. We were seated right away, maybe because it was around 3:30 and not many peo
We were a family of 7. We were seated right away, maybe because it was around 3:30 and not many people were there. Our waitress, an older lady was amazing. She was very kind and our food came right away. The hush puppies were delicious. Everyone was satisfied with their food. We even ordered more crab legs for my son! We will come ba ... read more
Elsie Moss-Vasquez via facebook.com - Aug 19, 2017
Good food good service ... read more
John Glasser via google.com - Aug 19, 2017
Crowded ... read more
Cecilia Rogers via google.com - Aug 18, 2017
Brittany was sooo accomodating and I am a very picky eater. I loved the food and we will be back tomorrow night Like to try the rest!! AWESOME Sauses Great Service ... read more
A Google User via google.com - Aug 18, 2017
Not terrible but expected more
We had heard that this place was an institution so maybe we just had our standards too high. View was nice and our server was sweet and efficient. But the food was just so-so and overpriced. Would not return.
KristinL70 via tripadvisor.com - Aug 18, 2017
Dinner at the Sanitary Fish Market was the finishing touch to our 25th Anniversary at the beach bef
Dinner at the Sanitary Fish Market was the finishing touch to our 25th Anniversary at the beach before we drove back to Raleigh. We had shrimp and it was fresh and fabulous. Loved sitting outside by the water and watching the boats!! Thanks to Linda for looking after us!!
Cathy Charters via facebook.com - Aug 17, 2017
It is a great place for a large group to go. Family friendly but also attracts a drinking crowd at odd times. Portions vary so let them know if you don't feel you are getting your money's worth. They are fine with staples and some market items but specialties like soft shelled crab and others may come up on the small side. Keep i ... read more
Alfred Brock via google.com - Aug 17, 2017
Alex was an awesome waitress. Her service was prompt! She was friendly and caring. The food was very good!!
A Google User via google.com - Aug 17, 2017
Rochelle was wonderful - She always is so pleasant and has a wonderful smile ... read more
A Google User via google.com - Aug 15, 2017
Food wasn't what I expected from a seafood place that has been around for a while. The shrimp we got looked like frozen salad shrimp and were tough. The hush puppies were the same, cold and hard. The only person in our group who enjoyed their dinner got pasta- not seafood. ... read more
Katie Bernard via google.com - Aug 15, 2017
Sanitary Fish Market and Restaurant
We had a group of 10 vacationing in Emerald Isle. We loved the food and the service. We would go back again and again.
lammchop62 via tripadvisor.com - Aug 15, 2017
Quick beach trip.
Had lunch & have eaten here numerous times. Usually good for fried seafood, had an excellent piece of fried flounder filet. Seafood is always fresh. Good lunch choice with many selections.
GORDON H via tripadvisor.com - Aug 13, 2017
Great food, atmosphere, and service with a beautiful view of the water.
Great food, atmosphere, and service with a beautiful view of the water.
Angel Megan Smythers via facebook.com - Aug 13, 2017
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