Our World: Calabash, North Carolina

Calabash, North Carolina, waterfront. May 7, 2012.

(Note:  All pictures may be enlarged by clicking on them.)

This is my post for the Our World meme.  This meme is a second generation of My World Tuesday created by Klaus Peter and is hosted by five wonderful ladies.  To learn more about our world or to join and share your part of the world, click HERE.

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.


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26 Responses to “Our World: Calabash, North Carolina”

  1. Ms. A Says:

    Seafood is a huge hit around this house and that looks delicious. That is quite an amazing oak tree behind Betsy, too!

  2. Sartenada Says:

    So lovely photos – all of them, but I love most of all, the last one.

  3. Colin (HB) Says:

    Looks interesting George.
    What actually is on that photo of the seafood platter.
    I can’t recognise any of it.
    Fantastic lillies as has appeared on Betsy’s blog.

  4. MadSnapper Says:

    i love that dock side resturant and the big wonderful tree Betsy is standing in front of and shrimp is a big favorite.

  5. busy bee suz Says:

    I don’t think it gets any fresher than that! Of course…having fried fish once in a while is good for us. Right??? Yum!

  6. diane Says:

    Yum, I would love to visit that restaurant. The food and the scenery look great.

  7. Sylvia Kirkwood Says:

    I love seafood — fried or otherwise! This looks like such a terrific place and I would love to eat there! Wonderful post for the day, George! I, too, love that huge, beautiful tree that Betsy is standing under! Hope your week is off to a great start! Enjoy!


  8. Rose Says:

    Roger and the girls would love eating there!

  9. NCMountainwoman Says:

    I love the Dockside as well. Yummmmmm!

  10. ladyfi Says:

    Love that live oak. And the sky seems so very clear.

  11. Lucja-Maria Says:

    Fantastic pictures.
    Betsy under a huge tree looks lovely.
    I am far from the sea, about 400 miles …
    Fish look so tasty. They must be delicious.

  12. Boom & Gary Says:

    Looks really good!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

  13. indrani Says:

    Great series of shots!

  14. Rajesh Says:

    This sure sounds laike a great place to taste fish delicacies.

  15. Fun60 Says:

    Yum yum I would love to tuck into that seafood.

  16. ZielonaMila Says:

    Beautiful places, fantastically we can admire them. I am greeting

  17. NatureStop Says:

    It all looks really tasty and Betsy looks great!Have a great day!


  18. Latane Says:

    That’s not fair!! I miss visiting that area since my son moved out west. Just look at that seafood platter. Was that yours? or Betsy’s? At any rate it looks scrumptious!!

  19. Ginny Says:

    That is some tree, I would like to see the whole thing, I adore trees and have been going on hunts for significant ones, kind of like your waterfalls. What could be better than seafood right fresh from the sea?

  20. Larry Says:

    In our younger days, we used to take the kids to Myrtle Beach and a trip to Calabash was always included. We went to a seafood buffet place and they encouraged us to visit the salad bar to begin the meal – no way. Nothing but fish passed my lips – I can eat salad at home.

  21. Cheryl Says:

    Yum, the seafood meal looked delicious and my husband would want to definitely fish here! The tree is grand indeed!

  22. ewok1993 Says:

    the oak tree in itself is an attraction. i didn’t realize there is a calabash, nc. i’m sure the eating is good out there.

  23. Judy Says:

    Well, there is avoiding fried foods, and then there is depriving yourself of them, which tends to lead to an orgy, in my experience.
    Beautiful scenery!

  24. Gardener On Sherlock Street Says:

    Another great adventure.
    That tree looks good with Betsy under it.

  25. Carletta Says:

    That fourth shot shows the lovely setting the restaurant is in.
    Fresh fish – yum!

  26. kathy Says:

    Dockside is our favorite!!!

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