806 W. Main St., Durham; 682-0128.
Web site: www.fishmongers.net.
Rating: 1 1/2 stars
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Atmosphere: coastal seafood shack.
Service: laid-back (sometimes too laid-back).
Recommended: oyster stew, steamed combo platter, fried flounder (with reservations).
Open: Lunch Tuesday-Sunday, dinner nightly.
Reservations: not accepted.
Other: Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover; full bar; kid-friendly.
The N&O's critic dines anonymously; the newspaper pays for all meals. We rank restaurants in five categories:
4 stars: Extraordinary.
3 stars: Excellent.
2 stars: Good.
1 star: Fair.
Zero stars: Poor
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