Sprinkled along the Atlantic Coast from Nags Head down to Carolina Beach, these small dives serve up the freshest seafood—fried, steamed, and everything in between.
Photo: Phillip Parrott
Salter Path, North Carolina
There's no dining room--just a small, easy-to-miss brick building with a window where you place your order. Make it the shrimp burger: fried shrimp, tartar sauce, coleslaw, and ketchup. Messy and delicious; 252-247-2588,