What caused Calabash to chicken out?

Restaurant scene shifting in NC's fastest-growing county

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If you’re willing to put any stock in online reviews, Beck’s Restaurant isn’t the best place to eat in Calabash, North Carolina: The 81-year-old seafood house keeps getting dinged for dry flounder and soggy shrimp.

Nor are citizen critics keen on Ella’s of Calabash. After 70 years of battering and frying fish, the restaurant now has to contend with complaints about overcooked crab cakes and undercooked fries.


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