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Jun 30, 2009 11:46 AM

best places for fresh fish and meat in nags head NC

Hi going to nags head NC for a week. Planning to do alot of grilling, looking for good places to get fresh fish and meat to cookout.

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  1. Sugar Shack (associated with Sugarcreek Restaurant) at Whalebone Junction on the bypass (right past the turn to Hatteras as the road bends to the right towards Manteo) sells fresh local fish and shellfish to go. They will also steam/fry to order. For crabs try Danielsat the bridge over to Manteo, almost under the bridge on the right. Its a true shack, with pickers in a side room. Fresh and local. I think they just do crabs.

    Don't know Nags Head meat vendors. There is a higher-end market up in Duck - Tommy's - that supposedly does nice meat and seafood.

    8 Replies
    1. re: katva

      thanks this is great info! our rental is near whalebone junction.

      1. re: phillyheel1

        We're in Nags Head this week (also from Philly) and we went to Austin's Seafood Market (near mile post 12). Good selection and pretty good prices.

        1. re: Philly Ray

          thanks phillyray, good to know about the prices as well. did you happen to get beef or pork anywhere? I am wondering if the local food lion is fine for those things?

          1. re: phillyheel1

            We brought a lot of stuff with us, but we bought things like milk, eggs, etc at Food Lion. I never saw the meat dept there. This site might help though. It was on the rental company's website...


              1. re: LBD

                looks great! it is a little far from our rental in Nags Head. How long do you think it would take?

                1. re: phillyheel1

                  I think it's about a 15-20 minute drive.