There’s only one place in the Outer Banks to get the freshest seafood. Whalebone Seafood Market catches local crabs, clams, shrimp, and fish every single day. If you want to learn more about the market and everything that it has to offer, continue reading below! Additionally, don’t forget to request access to our free Vacation Guide. Our expertly crafted guide is full of the area’s best restaurants, attractions, and seasonal events. With it, planning the perfect Outer Banks getaway is always a breeze.

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Whalebone Seafood Market Has a Lot to Offer

Whether you’re a year-round resident or just visiting for the week, fresh seafood should always be a top priority. With such a great purveyor like Whalebone Seafood Market, the freshest seafood is always within reach! Find out what makes the market so great below! Here’s everything you need to know:

Only the Freshest Catch

At Whalebone Seafood Market, you can trust that their seafood is as fresh as it can possibly be. In-season catches like fresh shrimp, swordfish, Shooting Point oysters, softshell crabs, blue crabs, tuna, and more await you! Employing some of the best fishing captains in the area, the level of freshness that you get from Whalebone Seafood Market is, unmistakably, the best on the North Carolina coast.

Steaming, Dips, and More

Whalebone is more than just a fresh market. They also serve freshly steamed seafood and a variety of dips such as their famous cocktail sauce, spicy crab dip, tuna dip, and more! Additionally, they have a variety of frozen seafood for sale. Stocking up for the offseason starts with a trip to Whalebone Seafood Market. If you’re lucky, you might just happen to stop by on a day when they’re serving some of their homemade key lime pie!

In Season and Local

Whalebone Seafood Market supports local fishermen and local culture by offering only the best local seafood. Support the community and contribute to the growth of one of the most iconic places to get seafood in the Outer Banks. Your next trip to the area isn’t complete without stopping by Whalebone Seafood Market!

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Whalebone Seafood Market Hours

March through October | 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.


101 Grey Eagle St
Nags Head, NC 27959

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