My World: Calabash, North Carolina

The Boundary House Restaurant, Calabash, North Carolina. Deecember 20, 2010.

This is my post for the My World meme.  It is hosted by Klaus, Ivar, Sandy, Wren, and Fishing Guy.  To learn more about our world or to join and share your part of the world, click HERE.

The town of Calabash, North Carolina, is primarily a fishing village which bills itself as “The Seafood Capital of the World”.  Shrimp boats dock daily during the season, and boats for charters and deep sea fishing also dock there.

The town is famous for its ‘Calabash Seafood’.  This type of flavoring originated in Calabash and is said to be unique.  I used to live in Little River, South Carolina, which is about five miles from Calabash.  When I lived there, I had many fabulous meals in Calabash.  Betsy and I usually have several meals in Calabash when we visit the beach in the Spring.

When we were at the beach in December (a first for us) two of our favorite restaurants were closed for the season.  But the restaurant above, The Boundary House Restaurant, was open.  The Boundary House is a relatively new restaurant named after an inn that straddled the North Carolina – South Carolina state line prior to the Civil War.

Moon over St. Nick's Nacks, Calabash, North Carolina. December 20, 2010.

The Boundary House is associated with a gift shop, Callahan’s of Calabash.  One part of Callahan’s is dedicated to Christmas decorations.  I captured this photo of St. Nick’s Nacks under a full moon after our meal at the Boundary House.

River Road leading to the docks, Calabash, North Carolina.  December 20, 2010.

River Road leading to the docks, Calabash, North Carolina. December 20, 2010.

Calabash was certainly much quieter than it is during the tourist season, but it is still a wonderful place to visit — especially if you like seafood.

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14 Responses to “My World: Calabash, North Carolina”

  1. Kathy Says:

    What a cute little town. I would bet its wall to wall people during the summer months.

  2. Mildred Says:

    Sounds wonderful and makes me hungry just thinking about it!

  3. Neal Says:

    That’s a cute little place. My favorite shot is the one with the moon.

  4. Pam Says:

    We love seafood and would love to visit Calabash, NC.. maybe someday we will. In the mean time I will simply enjoy your travels, George.
    Thanks for sharing the beauty.

    be well, be happy,

  5. Ruth Hiebert Says:

    This sounds like such an interesting place to visit.thanks for sharing these photos.

  6. Sandra Says:

    thanks for the visit to the seaside. i would love Calabash, my kind of place and I love seafood. we used to eat at Ma Catfish in ormond beach, it was like this, built out over the water.

  7. Valerie Says:

    Oh we love this place too. We always eat somewhere there everytime we visit.

  8. NCMountainwoman Says:

    We once lived in south eastern NC and ran down to Calabash several times a year. Oh my goodness, there’s WAY too much food and we would sit an eat until we were stuffed. Few things are better than eating seafood that was caught that very morning.

  9. Rajesh Says:

    Wonderful place to dine. I love seafood.

  10. Linda G. Says:

    I love seafood! I’ve been thinking of going to Red Lobster to get my seafood fix 🙂

  11. Ginny Hartzler Says:

    I fin this extremly interessting. Really the seafood capitol of the world? Now I would have thought somewhere in New England…Well, that would be worth the trip there just in itself! So I guess you got seafood caught that very day, or the day before. I saw this restaraunt on Betsy’s blog, but you have centered the moon over it so perfectly!! If that was a star, it would look like a manger scene.

  12. ewok1993 Says:

    get your seafood by the coast. i would love to have some right now.

  13. Sylvia Kirkwood Says:

    I’m late getting here today, George, but I’m glad I didn’t miss your terrific post for your world! Of course, it’s way after lunch, I haven’t eaten and reading about this marvelous restaurant has be making a drooling mess on my keyboard! I love seafood! Right now I’d like to sample everything on their menu!! Hope you’re having a great day!


  14. Rose Says:

    I’ll pass on the seafood, but the rest of the family sure would enjoy it.

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