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Salt Box /Durham N.C.

Kaybaker | Mar 6, 201404:07 PM

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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