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Shrimp burger in Wilmington?

countgrog Jun 29, 2010 06:17 AM

Headed to Wilmington Friday to work at a concert and won't have time to get a nice sit down meal. Is there anywhere to get a good shrimp burger similar to Els in Morehead City or Big Oak Drive In at salter Path in the Wilmington area?

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    southernpeach RE: countgrog Jun 29, 2010 07:35 AM


    I had a wonderful shrimp burger at a short order place with blond wood seating and a base ball themed interior.
    This was at the beginning of the decade so details are sparse. Good luck.

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    1. re: southernpeach
      Jesco RE: southernpeach Jun 29, 2010 01:07 PM

      Try Something Fishy on College Rd. They have shrimp burgers. Not sure if Salt Works has it on there menu or not but they usually have good fried shrimp.

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        countgrog RE: Jesco Jul 6, 2010 10:29 AM

        They ended up having dibnner catered by Islands cafe?? on Friday night. We did go to Somethuing Fishy for lunch on saturday but didn't get the shrimp burger since the special was to good to pass up. Shrimp plate with 2 sides for same price as Shrimp burger with no sides. It was pretty good not a lot of wiggle room on fried shrimp plates.

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      webvanman RE: countgrog Jun 30, 2010 12:39 PM

      the Dockside in WB has a shrimp burger. Never had one there but it will be a nice place to have one and enjoy a cold one. right on the ICW.



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      1. re: webvanman
        kathleen purvis RE: webvanman Jul 1, 2010 05:53 AM

        I had the Dockside shrimp burger a few weeks ago. It's not a "real" shrimp burger, with shrimp chopped up and cooked like a patty. It's fried shrimp on a bun. But it is Dockside, and when I snag a table there overlooking the marina, I'm content to eat fried shrimp in any form.

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          BullCityChow RE: kathleen purvis Jul 1, 2010 06:28 AM

          I thought fried shrimp on a bun was a downeast shrimpburger? I've only had the chopped up shrimp patty once (at Watts Grocery, and it was fabulous, but sadly no longer on the menu!). Any place to get that variety in Raleigh/Durham?

          Watts Grocery
          1116 Broad Street, Durham, NC 27705

          1. re: BullCityChow
            burgeoningfoodie RE: BullCityChow Jul 1, 2010 06:33 AM

            What you describe BullCityChow is what I know as a shrimp burger. The last time I had one was in Beaufort.

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              BullCityChow RE: burgeoningfoodie Jul 1, 2010 06:37 AM

              If you ever find yourself on Harker's Island, the Seaside Galley makes a pretty good one (and it's not expensive!).

          2. re: kathleen purvis
            Beachchick91 RE: kathleen purvis Jun 2, 2014 11:58 AM

            Real shrimp burgers are just fried shrimp .. The ones with the patty aren't made by people from the beach .. Why would you turn it into a patty. Gross

            1. re: Beachchick91
              carolinadawg RE: Beachchick91 Jun 2, 2014 02:10 PM

              Welcome to Chowhound! Where do you find great shrimp burgers? Any other tips for the Wilmington area?

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