Sunday, May 17, 2009

On the Calabash Waterfront


While on vacation in Ocean Isle, NC, we enjoyed eating the fresh seafood at some of the local restaurants. One of these is named Dockside Seafood House. Dockside is located on the Calabash Waterfront. Not only did we enjoy their seafood, but we also enjoyed walking around the area, including the docks where the shrimp boats and other fishing boats are located. Here are some pictures of this area.





Dockside Seafood House-- from a distance







Here's one of the shrimp boats along the dock. Can you just imagine how FRESH that seafood at Dockside Seafood House was??????? We had a platter which contained shrimp, oysters, scallops, crab-cake, and white fish. YUM!!!







While we were walking on the dock, a deep-sea fishing boat came ashore ... There were a group of young men (about college age) who had been fishing. And--look at their catch!!!! Wooooooo... They caught 22 of these large fish. (Tom, what kind of fish are these???)







This is one of those 22 fish. I captured the picture as one of the young men held his fish up... Big fish, aren't they?????? Want some dinner?????




Hope you all are having a great weekend. I have been very busy (Hendersonville on Friday and company yesterday)... We've also had some wicked storms. I didn't get a Bluebird picture yesterday since it rained and rained and rained late in the afternoon. I hope to get a picture tomorrow.


Hugs,

33 comments:

Mildred said...

Hi Betsy, Makes me hungry to hear about the fresh seafood at the restaurant!!! Great photos of the surrounding area too.

Cedar ... said...

I love seafood. Probably every coastal town has Dockside restaurant,.. I've seen that name in other places, too. Your platter sounds absolutely yummy! Nice shot of the shrimper.

TheWritersPorch said...

There's nothing like fresh seafood when your near the ocean !

~ Carol ~

Smilingsal said...

I love seafood!

We're moving to Tampa area. Read my posts from this past week, and you'll have all the details.

Gundo in Downtown said...

I have not been to Calabash in a number of years. Thanks for sharing the photos, I'm sure it has changed quite a bit since I was there! That area used to be one of the best places to get seafood in NC,

Jane

Arkansas Patti said...

Looking at those shrimp boats, I could almost smell the sea. I miss that. Thanks for reminding me.
Great shots.

Tina said...

Betsy,
I'm keeping a list of all my blogger friends, fav places to visit and eat!! Your traveling to all these wonderful places has been a great help!! You and George must do a lot of researching on the web to find all these great places..
..and eating seafood sure puts this one at the top of my list. yummmm
Great pics and a nice post!!

Michele said...

Because I am a vegetarian and I LOVE seafood, this would be Heaven to me!! I just adore shrimps and fish of all kinds and my mouth was just watering as I read this post... YUMMY!

I'm sorry about all the storms you have been having, hopefully sunny skies will soon come your way. We have had some nice weather in the last 2 days, finally!!

Good luck on getting that Bluebird photo.

Hugs to the both of you!♥

NCmountainwoman said...

Love the Dockside as well. There are so many wonderful places for seafood all along there. One of the best parts of being at the beach.

mkreider said...

That's a dolphin fish. Restaurants call them Mahi Mahi so people won't mistake their dinner for the playful, graceful dolphins of "Flipper" fame. Think we'll have seafood for dinner!

Beth said...

Hi, Betsy. I've enjoyed all your pictures of your beach trip--especially the full moon over the ocean. Lovely! I grew up just an hour's drive from the southern North Carolina coast, so we spent a lot of time at the beach when I was young. I developed a taste for fresh seafood then--there's nothing like it, especially enjoyed where you can see the waters it came from! Love your baby bluebird pictures, too. Be careful, though--I got divebombed by Mama and Papa Bluebird when the babies were fledging! It was actually quite intimidating.

T said...

SUSHI!!

Great pictures Betsy - there's nothing better than off the boat seafood!

Diane said...

Betsy, I'm sure the seafood was yummy. It really tastes good near the water. Ours is all shipped in and I can do without it.

ChrisC and JonJ said...

Even tho we just got back from Sanibel,you're making me hungry for seafood again.Looks like a great place to eat.

Deborah godin said...

A mahi mahi - that's the one with the big forehead?? Do fish even have foreheads??

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Ah! How nice you ate some great seafood on your vacation.

Yes, please take a photo of the bluebirds. ;-)

karin said...

And I'm allergic to shrimp!!! But I love a lot of other types of fish, scallops, lobster. Yum - you made my mouth water.

We could use some rain around here. They had a fire ban where our daughter lives.

Joy said...

I'll pass on the fish, but I'll take some shrimp. yum!


Joy

Rose said...

Roger and Rachel and Sarah would sure have enjoyed eating there! I am not a seafood person...that is an odd looking fish for sure.

Susie said...

The seafood platter sounds wonderful Betsy. Wish I had some.

Our baby bluebirds have left the nest now. We have already had a new couple checking out the place.

Thoughtfully blended hearts said...

Do you think it will "ever" quit raining...
Great pictures...loved them...

Busy Bee Suz said...

That is a MAHI Dolphin. I think it is the best fish to eat....I have some getting ready for our dinner on Monday!!!
Nothing better than fresh seafood.

Shellmo said...

First off - I am now craving seafood! LOL! Loved those fish photos!! Hope your weather clears up.
P.S. I'll be emailing you shortly. Looks like we'll be in Tennessee in early June to visit one of Greg's customers...we're making our arrangements! :-)

Wendy said...

What a cool restaurant. Hope the service was as good as the food. LOL!
Ummmmm - scallops, shrimp, crab cakes - ummmmmmm. Just a bit of lemon, please. And a glass of your very best white wine. I love eating fresh seafood.
Your pics cool! Hope the rain quits soon. We're also having rain and cold. Yuk!

Dorothy said...

Love that fresh seafood! Look like you had a great time!

ramblingwoods.com said...

I am finally catching up Betsy..The bluebirds are adorable, I hope they all make it to fledge...I can't help you on the shore birds as I don't know them at all. It looks like you and George had a wonderful time as to be expected with you two love birds. Thank you for keeping up with my blog when I wasn't keeping up at all. I am on the rode to recovery..thank you and hugs... Michelle

Small City Scenes said...

Super pictures. I love little fishing town and there sure are a bunch out this way. Most of the towns out here started out as fishing as the main work. And where I live it was fishing , logging and farming.

I couldn't even get on my computer today--It is 7:45 Pm and finally!!! MB

ROSIDAH said...

Hmm that sounds yummy! The Dockside Restaurant looks like a lovely place to eat. Wo-ho what a big fish. Great catch. I love your shots. Hopefully the weather will be much more better in the upcoming days. I hope I can show you a photo of the fisherman candies, Betsy. I am currently out of them ;p. Have a wonderful week. Hugs from Indonesia :)

Tootie said...

That's a cute place. I just got home, after eating a very good grouper sandwich. :-)

Mary Isabella and Kiley too! said...

I really like seafood. Sounds so yummy. I am glad you had a good weekend...m..

Grammy said...

I am so glad you both had so much fun. The last fish looks like a baby whale in shape.

fishing guy said...

Betsy: Definently would have know the Dolphin had I checked. They are not Flipper and are a fish not a mammal. You should look at a photo of one when they are first caught. They are beautiful before they fade. They are good eating.

Gena said...

What an adventure.
You know, one of the best things about going to these docks, the seafood is a lot cheaper and fresher.