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Blue Stingray Seafood

Posted by DID 6 Mar 2016 4 Comments

Blue Sting Ray is a family owned seafood joint on the end of strip on Duke St. less than 10 minutes from downtown Durham. According to their website, the owners met in Houston, Texas after they both resettled from a refugee camp in the Philippines, fleeing Vietnam. They’ve been in Durham since 1998 and,  inspired by family in Lake Charles, Louisiana, they opened Blue Stingray Seafood in 2014.

Blue Stingray has a board full of seafood options from the classic fried to steam pots and crawfish. Sides include the likes of fries, red potatoes, creole corn, collards, grits, mac and cheese. We stopped in for a quick lunch and tried a whiting plate with collards, grits and choice of fried biscuit or cornbread. We wanted to try the boiled bag special (2 snow crab legs, half pound crawfish, half pound shrimp, half pout andouille sausage), but at $25.99 – it’s a decent deal but a bit steep for a quick lunch. The whiting was fresh, the collards excellent and the grits rivaled the fancy anson mill variety served at some of the top dollar restaurants around town.

Blue Stingray is worth seeking out. They’ve done a really nice job with the space with a dozen or so tables, but it seems most are using this spot for takeout. We’ll be back for the boil soon.

Blue Stingray Seafood
3600 N Duke St #28
Mon – Thu: 11am – 9pm
Fri – Sat: 11am – 9:30pm
Sun: 12pm – 8pm


  • Ralph Haygood said:

    I hadn’t noticed this place, because I don’t get up to that part of town often. Thanks for calling attention to it.


  • ERDavis82 said:

    Great writeup! I’m assuming it’s not Saltbox quality, but does it compare favorably to Capital Seafood?


  • John Norris said:

    We tried Blue Stingray a few weeks after it opened, and found the service dismally slow, the seafood undistinguished, and the “fried biscuit” with each meal appalling. But since they’re still around, maybe things have improved, and Durham certainly could use more seafood options.


  • Sarah said:

    I got a shrimp po’boy to go a few weeks ago and I was pleased with it. Maybe it’s not as great as La Place in Hillsborough, but it’s a heck of a lot closer and a good alternative. I also tried the carrot cake. I have a sweet tooth but it was way to sweet for me. I had called in my order a head of time and when I went in, I was happy with the service. It was very empty inside, though. I hope they make it.


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