Best Seafood Restaurants In And Around Winston-Salem

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Seafood plate filled with shrimp mussels clams and lemon
Which of Winston-Salem’s tasty seafood restaurants will you try first?

No need to get out the rod and reel, the shrimp net, or the crab trap and head for the coast. Fortunately, Winston-Salem has a number of incredible places to satisfy the seafood lover in all of us. We have just what you are looking for if you desire fresh fish, scallops, crabs, shrimp, or other delectable treats from under the sea. Our list and these menus will make it easy to find your favorite spot.

Blue Crab Seafood Bar

Blue Crab is a seafood booth in ROAR’s Ford’s Food Hall. This casual restaurant offers a variety of dishes, and the menu changes, so there may be different featured items. She Crab Soup gets high marks in reviews, and they offer $10 lunch specials. Definitely a hidden gem in the world of seafood.

Blue Crab Menu | Facebook

  • Inside ROAR, 633 North Liberty Street, Winston-Salem, NC
  • Hours
    • Sun-Fri, 12 pm-10 pm
    • Sat Lunch, 12 pm-2 pm
    • Sat Dinner, 5 pm-12 am

Crafty Crab

Crafty Crab offers fresh Home-style seafood with generous portions. They feature crab, crawfish, calamari, lobster, and more, including their New Orleans Low Country Boil. They boast Southern charm and a friendly, welcoming atmosphere where you can enjoy your meal.

Crafty Crab Menus

  • 300 E. Hanes Mill Road, Winston-Salem, NC
  • 336-999-7189
  • Hours
    • Sun-Thurs, 12 pm-10 pm
    • Fri & Sat, 12 pm-11 pm

Crazy Crab Seafood and Grill

Exterior of Crazy Crab & Seafood
Come in for the perfect seafood boil at Crazy Crab Seafood & Grill!
Photo by Aniya Ellison for, © Cover Story Media, Inc. 2023.

Crazy Crab offers the best Cajun recipes from Louisiana. Authentic dishes in a fun, family-friendly atmosphere. Featuring “build your own” low country boils, diners can choose what seafood and sauces to add to design their perfect meal. They also offer jambalaya, gumbo, and other Cajun dishes.

Crazy Crab Menu

  • 1375 Peters Creek Pkwy, Winston-Salem, NC
  • 336-727-3735
  • Hours
    • Mon-Sun, 12 pm-10 pm

Forsyth Seafood Market & Cafe

Forsyth Seafood has been serving fresh, quality seafood in Winston-Salem for over three decades. The cafe offers counter service and a comfortable, enjoyable atmosphere. They feature a variety of fried seafood, including whiting, flounder, catfish, shrimp, scallops, oysters, clam strips, and crab cake.

Forsyth Seafood Cafe Menu

  • 108 N Martin Luther King Jr Drive, Winston-Salem, NC
  • 336-748-0793
  • Hours
    • Mon-Thurs, 11 am-8 pm
    • Fri, 11 am-9 pm
    • Sat, 11 am-8 pm
    • Closed Sunday

Full Moon Oyster Bar

Full Moon offers fresh seafood in a variety of ways. From their oysters, steamed, char-grilled, or raw, to their steamed “build your own” Low Country Boil, to their entrees of Shrimp Mornay, Shrimp Risotto, Jambalaya, and Mooner’s Fry Basket, everything is delicious. They also have weekly specials.

Full Moon Menu

  • 1473 River Ridge Road, Clemmons, NC
  • 336-712-8200
  • Hours
    • Sun-Thurs, 4 pm-9 pm
    • Fri & Sat, 4 pm-10 pm

King’s Crab Shack and Oyster Bar

King Crab Shack brings the restaurants on the coast to Winston-Salem, with fresh seafood served in steamy buckets, king crab legs, snow crab legs, mussels, scallops, and oysters in many ways. They also offer sandwiches, salads, burgers, pasta, and quesadillas. Enjoy great service in a refreshing, laid-back, casual atmosphere.

King’s Crab Shack Menu

  • In Hanes Mall, 520 Hanes Mall Blvd, Winston-Salem, NC
  • 336-997-9219
  • Hours
    • Tues-Sat, 12 pm-9 pm
    • Sun, 12 pm-8 pm
    • Closed Monday

Mariscos Marlin Restaurant

Mariscos Marlin features delicious, authentic cuisine and a fiesta atmosphere. All reviews suggest the food is some of the best, and the music is loud but fun. The menu features seafood as a specialty, and the decor has an ocean feel. The service is exceptional, and it seems that everyone leaves with a smile.

Mariscos Marlin Menu | Facebook

  • 2464 S. Stratford Road, Winston-Salem, NC
  • 336-999-8190
  • Hours
    • Mon-Thurs, 11 am-9 pm
    • Fri & Sat, 11 am-11 pm
    • Sun, 11 am-10 pm

Mayflower Seafood Restaurant

Sign at Mayflower Seafood Restaurant
Mayflower Seafood Restaurant offers quality food and service.
Photo by Aniya Ellison for, © Cover Story Media, Inc. 2023.

Mayflower has served NC for over thirty years with quality seafood that is broiled and fried. Enjoy shrimp, fish, scallops, oysters, and more. They also serve steak, chicken, pasta, sandwiches, and salads. Be sure to see their Weekly Specials.

Mayflower Menu

  • 850 Peters Creek Pkwy, Winston-Salem, NC
  • 336-728-9998
  • Hours
    • Sun-Thurs, 11 am-9 pm
    • Fri & Sat, 11 am-10 pm

Red Crab Juicy Seafood

Red Crab serves aromatic and authentic Cajun seafood, featuring dishes where you choose your meat and pair it with their signature sauces and seasonings, then adjust the spice to your taste. The restaurant has a calming ambiance and a family-friendly environment. Daily Specials are on the menu too.

Red Crab Menu

  • 120 Hanes Square Shop Circle, Winston-Salem, NC
  • 336-893-6310
  • Hours
    • Mon-Thurs, 12 pm-10 pm
    • Fri-Sun, 12 pm-11 pm

Walkertown Seafood Shack

Seafood Shack has a cozy, family-friendly atmosphere and great service and features fresh fried, broiled, or grilled dishes. Enjoy flounder, whitefish, trout, scallops, shrimp, oysters, frog legs, breaded clam strips, peel-and-eat shrimp, and more. Raw Oysters are also available. In addition to seafood, they offer steak, chicken, burgers, wings, and pasta. Lunch and dinner specials are available on certain days.

Seafood Shack Menu

  • 2890 Darrow Road, Walkertown, NC
  • 336-595-2932
  • Hours
    • Fri & Sat, 11 am-9:30 pm
    • Sun, 11 am-8:30 pm
    • Closed Monday

Where Else Can You Find Seafood In Winston-Salem?

This list and menus made me very hungry for seafood! With so many great restaurants, I just need to decide where to go and what to order off the menu. Right now, I want a little of everything! 

If you want to continue your seafood feast, you can do so at home. Visit our seafood markets in Winston-Salem article to see where to purchase the freshest seafood.

Which seafood restaurant is your favorite? Let us know in the comments.

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