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Steamed Shellfish and Beer in Wilmington, NC

SenorSuarez | Jul 3, 2007 09:46 AM

I will be heading down to Wilmington/Wrightsville Beach, NC in a week and a half for a scuba trip, and was hoping to find the perfect place to kill a couple of hours in the evening eating steamed shellfish (crab, oysters, shrimp, mussels, etc.) and drinking beer. Seafood must be fresh and beer must be cold (microbrews are a plus). I tend to enjoy dives over fancy joints, but as long as the food is good, I'm happy. A place by the water/beach would also be a bonus, but again, not a requirement.

After some digging, I saw that the following were recommended on this board, but wasn't really sure if this was what I was looking for:
-Hieronymus Seafood Restaurant and Oyster Bar
-Elijah's Restaurant

Buddy's Crabhouse and Oyster Bar sounded promising, until I took a visit to their ridiculous website and found no mention of food on the thing - http://www.buddyscrabhouse.com

I found a whole mess of options here, but was wondering which one would be best for what I'm looking for - http://www.sea-comm.com/restaurantgui...

I was in Morehead City about a month ago, for a similar trip, and was severely disappointed by the "Sanitary Fish Market and Restaurant". I was hoping this would be right up my ally, but no dice (steamed oysters should be in a shell of some sort). I'm hoping, with your help, not to make this mistake again. Thanks!

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