Calabash, North Carolina, waterfront. May 7, 2012.
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Calabash, North Carolina, is known as ‘The Seafood Capital of the World’. It is primarily a fishing village with shrimp boats docking daily during the season, selling fresh-caught shrimp.
Sport fishing boat pulling into the dock at Calabash, North Carolina. May 7, 2012.
Sports fishermen often dock at Calabash, and there are also charter boats available.
Fish ready for cleaning on the Calabash dock, Calabash, North Carolina. May 7, 2012.
In the evening it is often possible to find one or more group of fishermen cleaning their catch on the dock.
Dockside restaurant, Calabash, North Carolina. May 7, 2012.
One of the major attractions of Calabash as far as Betsy and I are concerned is the Dockside Restaurant. The restaurant is right on the waterfront and, if you are lucky enough to get a window seat, you can watch all the activity on the dock while eating a delicious meal. This picture of the restaurant was taken from the dock, which shows how appropriate the restaurant name truly is.
Seafood platter at the Dockside restaurant, Calabash, North Carolina. May 7, 2012.
Calabash is famous for its ‘Calabash Seafood’, which is prepared with a special flavoring unique to the area. I know we’re supposed to avoid fried foods, but once or twice couldn’t hurt us, could it? It sure is good!
Betsy at the Dockside restaurant, Calabash, North Carolina. May 7, 2012.
Betsy, a tree-hugger at heart, is also a fan of the huge live oak trees at the front of the restaurant.