Based on the crowd at the tiny seafood market in Swansboro, NC today, everyone in the area agrees. Why eat imported shrimp when the local ones are better?
Visiting the Clyde Phillips Seafood Market is the best way to get great local seafood in the Swansboro, NC area.
Sometimes you will find as many asfour guys at the back cleaning fish without ever looking up. We almost always get some shrimp, and it never ceases to amaze me when they take the heads off so fast and effortlessly.
Experience has shown me that the seafood does not get any fresher unless you catch it yourself. The conversation is always minimal, usually limited to "Heads on our heads off," unless you are a regular. Then it is okay to stay and chat a while.
I enjoyed taking home grouper of all types, red snapper, spanish mackerel, crab, and of course plenty of flounder and shrimp.
We have never been disappointed with any seafood that came from Clydes.