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Sep 19, 2010 03:14 PM

Seafood shacks in Southeastern Virginia?

I'm from New England where at virtually every corner there is a little shack where you can order fried seafood to your heart's content. No frills, no china...just good seafood in an ultra casual atmosphere. I've been in the Hampton Roads area for 6 years now and haven't found a single place like this. I am willing to drive to the Peninsula, even the Eastern Shore...anywhere for a good seafood shack! Can anyone help with my quest?

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  1. There is a place called Frog Island seafood at the intersection of 168 and 158 about half way to the outer banks that I thought would be a good Taste Buds outing. It is a seafood market that also serves cooked food as you were describing. Very fresh, and the prices are reasonable. Maybe in October.

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    1. Stop by Crabbie's in Coinjock, NC E of Highway 158. Sit outside overlooking the intercoastal waterway. Seafood is great and there's music on weekends.

      Crabbie's Restaurant @ 159 Coinjock Development Road, Coinjock, North Carolina 252 - 453 - 6225.

      1. Chick's in Virginia Beach might qualify. You can get their seafood combo steamed to eat on their dock outside.

        Chick's Oyster Bar @ 2143 Vista Circle, Virginia Beach, VA 757 - 481 - 5757. * CASUAL/LD.

        Chick's Oyster Bar
        2143 Vista Cir, Virginia Beach, VA 23451

        1. Margie & Ray's on Sandbridge Road in Virginia Beach is one of the best seafood shacks I've ever eaten in. It's a little bit of a drive from you, but worth it.

          Margie & Ray's Restaurant
          1240 Sandbridge Rd, Virginia Beach, VA 23456

          1. check out captain chuck-a-muck in rescue va. Ate there tonight. Steamed oysters, fried oysters
            tuna bites wine served in a modificd mason jar. It is on the water, paper plates plastic forks, they
            are a green restaurant part of the chesapeake bay conservatory. Chuck the owner will come out and talk with you at your table. Very casual, excellent seafood, great service at reasonable prices
            It would be a nice Saturday drive for you. Google it and see for yourself. Hopes this helps
            John and Patti

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            1. re: vein1

              Wasn't that restaurant just reviewed in the Virginian Pilot? I think so...Thanks for the rec!