Originally posted by Hillbilly
After I had responded to ocdreamr regarding the "Bolivia & Holden Beach NC" topic, it occured to me that my Calabash, NC information should be in the Seafood forum
(so I will write it up here since I don't know how to transfer)
Calabash is a tiny fishing village in coastal North Carolina just 1 mile north of the border with South Carolina, about 25 miles from Myrtle Beach and about 50 miles south of Wilmington, NC. They bill themselves as "Seafood Capital of the World" because of the concentration of seafood restaurants in the village. Calabash consists of 15 to 20 world class (mainly fried) seafood restaurants, some golf courses and little else. Visitors to the the beaches from Myrtle Beach to Wilmington find their way there to make up overflow crowds just about any summer night. I have eaten at most of the restaurants there at some time, and have never been disappointed. I usually just choose the restaurant with the shortest wait and dive in--but I will always stop at "Dockside" first.
Restaurants all over North Carolina from the Asheville and Boone mountains through Charlotte, Greensboro and Raleigh to the coast will have "Calabash Style Shrimp" on their menu--and the Calabash lightly breaded method of preparing small shrimp is unique. AND they all serve "hushpuppies".
for some seafood recipes and to get some history of the Calabash area.
If you have never visited this section of the Carolinas, I would urge you to treat yourself to the
beaches, seafood, golf courses and resort islands
of Brunswick County, NC and Horry County, SC. You will remember your visit (but check to be sure that there are no hurricanes
on the way, or you will REALLY remember it
). I love the little town of Southport, NC, the Oak Island beaches just south of Southport and Baldhead and Figure 8 Islands. Is anyone else familiar with Calabash?