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By: Thomas L.
Sanitary Fish Market & Restaurant
My wife and I started eating at this restaurant in the late 1960s when we were in college at East Carolina. It was a tradition to eat here on the way back to ECU after a day at the beach at nearby Atlantic Beach. We recently ate here again following the ECU/Houston game that my college room mate and his significant other attended with us. The service and attention from the staff is as good as ever and the food was also. All the platters we had were ample and very tasty, from the broiled scallops and fish to the fried shrimp and flounder. We always drool over the desserts in the counter as you go in, but by the time we finish the meal we don't have any room left to sample them. I'd say the only thing that has changed at this restaurant since 1969 are the prices, which isn't bad. It's the hospitality of the staff and the charm of the decor that keeps us coming back.
By: Oli R.
Sanitary Fish Market & Restaurant
I believe the most compelling thing about the Sanitary is the long tradition many, many families have of "going to the Sanitary" There are few places you could go in another Carolina where no one would know about the Sanitary. It is connected with the annual family trips to the beach. Many families coming at the end of farming season taking a well deserved break, talking for weeks about their upcoming trips and always including the Sanitary as a "must do". The entire experience is the same year after year and that is fine with most of us. The Sanitary sits practically in the water providing numerous opportunities to view the water and enjoy the always changing panorama of coastal life. Wooden floors, wooden tables, slatted, wooden chairs...the entire experience is simple, coastal and in the very bones of many a family.
By: euro_k2me
Sanitary Fish Market & Restaurant
We've been going to this restaurant for a few decades now. What used to be spectacular is now 'ok'. But we're going to keep eating there as it seems like we're 'going home' when we dine there. Nothing fancy or trendy about this place, but you'll always be served their famous and delicious hushpuppies to munch on while awaiting your food order. The seafood is fresh and the water view is relaxing. Don't forget to buy the t-shirt, they're quality made and colorful.
By: Teane M.
Sanitary Fish Market & Restaurant
A must stop every time we come to town. I had the popcorn shrimp, squash casserole, and green beans. The food came out fast and was hot. I loved the casserole! The shrimp were great. I gave five stars for the staff. Their neighbor turns away strollers and that was a necessity as we have a 2 month old. They were extremely accommodating answer even got to sit in the water. This seems like it would be a fun place to visit for happy hour!
By: Zondra P.
Sanitary Fish Market & Restaurant
We try to get to The Sanitary every time we visit the Crystal Coast, and have never been disappointed. It has a great history in Moorhead City, with beautiful views, and the nice addition of an updated nautical themed bar . Soft Shelled crabs are always excellent , as are the fish tacos and complimentary hush puppies. A surprisingly wide variety of local beers on tap as well as in bottles , adds to the casual fun dining experience.
By: Oralee O.
Sanitary Fish Market & Restaurant
I have many fond memories of Morehead City from my childhood and the Sanitary is part of those. It has now become a tradition to have dinner here every trip I make. The food is good (although there hush-puppies are GREAT) and is moderately priced. Atmosphere is casual and they now have seating on the water. This is a third generation family owned/operated restaurant so give it a try!!!
By: Kari H.
Sanitary Fish Market & Restaurant
We always try to get out to Sanitary when they open back up for the season. We stopped by for lunch. We started with the crab dip with the homemade chips. Very delicious! I ordered the fried shrimp patter which was cooked perfectly. The shrimp was fried to a golden brown. My partner ordered the flounder and she really enjoyed it! Request to sit by the water, its a beautiful view!
By: Mari P.
Sanitary Fish Market & Restaurant
Had the inshore catch of the day, grey trout. It was truly one of the best seafood meals I have had. Topped it off with some homemade lemon pie, divine!. The view was beautiful. The restaurant was clean. There was a live pianist playing beautiful standards. And above all, the service was superb. Colin, our server, was one of the best, attentive, personable with a smile.
By: Vira L.
Sanitary Fish Market & Restaurant
We ate with a party of six. I had the fish trio with fried fish, shrimp and scallops. The fish was sea trout and it was excellent. My wife had the Fried Shrimp which were lightly battered and very tasty. We have been here at least twice and both times the food was excellent. Great servers and plenty of seating...
By: Madlin S.
Sanitary Fish Market & Restaurant
If you want fresh local fish, this is the place to go. While you are waiting, enjoy their famous hushpuppies. I personally like to dip mine in their wonderful tartar sauce. The restaurant has withstood the test of time, not to mention survived a few hurricanes.

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