For all you re-located Northerners (and Southerners) who dream of a real Maryland-style crab cake there is hope! I’ve found a seafood restaurant that knows what Old Bay is, and they’re not afraid to use it! No fancy sauces, fillers or veggies mixed in with these big guys–just pure crabmeat! And it’s gotta be a good thing that their owner is from Laurel, Maryland!
But crab cakes are not the only yummy option at this seafood restaurant. My husband finds it hard to choose between the Fish & Chips, which he describes as the best this side of the UK. But never fear, we have the solution–I order the two crab cake dinner (each one a succulent 6 oz. crab cake) and give one to my husband, while he orders the Fish & Chips for himself.
Not only does the Fish Factory Grille offer outstanding food, it’s a fun place to hang out with outdoor seating and a water view. Sports enthusiasts will appreciate the fact they have the NFL ticket! For Sunday afternoon game food try their Cajun Crab Lumps, Thick Cut Sweet Onion Rings, or Fried Pickles.
How to get there: From Wilmington head across the bridge to Brunswick County and aim for Southport/Oak Island. Before you get to the bridge to Oak Island, take a left on Fish Factory Road. It dead ends at a marina and the Dead End Saloon and Fish Factory Grille.
And be sure to tell them the Southern-Traveller sent you!