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Salt Box /Durham N.C.

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I looked for an existing thread about this place and was surprised to not find one as the Salt Box seems like a Chowhound kind of place. Ricky Moore is cooking up some pretty tasty NC based seafood sandwiches and plates working out of a (cute) little shack on the outskirts of downtown (608 N. Magnum St.). This is a no frills, order at the window, no place to sit kind of place so eat in your car or take it with you. Their hours are Tuesday- Saturday from 11-7 (or until they run out of fish). Went for lunch yesterday and had a terrific fried oyster sandwich and a side of potatoes - condiments came on the side. The sandwich was generously stuffed with about 8 plump, crispy oysters, topped with slaw. At first I thought it would be a mess to eat but the soft white bun held everything together. The potatoes were a mix of generously seasoned,crispy chip like pieces and creamier soft slices interspersed with some fried onions and peppers. Not inexpensive ($13 for the sandwich which was one of the pricier offerings) but high quality. Menu changes often depending on the catch...highly recommended.

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  1. Everything I've ever had has been great. A little heavy on the dill in the slaw but other than that I love it. Those crab grits are crazy business.

    1. I wasn't aware of it but the photo's on the website have me looking for an occasion to visit!

      http://www.saltboxseafoodjoint.com/

      1. Have wanted to get over there. Perhaps the next time I'm in Durham. Yes it has a very good reputation from people in the know.

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        1. re: burgeoningfoodie

          I enjoy Saltbox quite a lot, but I my experience is that Chef Ricky has a heavy hand with the, um, salt. Especially on the fried broccoli and fried potatoes.