What the Peeps are Saying
I can't say enough GREAT things about Chef Ricky and Saltbox! My mom always told me that you are supposed to love people and like things....but I LOVE GOOD FOOD!!! So very thankful to have found Saltbox and very glad it is here in my hometown! Most Saturday's (work in Raleigh) I make my way downtown anticipating what FRESH seafood may be on the menu. Never ever been disappointed with the choices or my meal. Folks know that they can trust my recommendations and many have been sent your way and all returned thankful!
Please keep up the exceptional work!
I was so hooked on those oysters that I HAD to pull back! But now I keep waking up with Saltbox cravings! I grew up with Ricky on the coast of NC and we know what good seafood should be...fresh and flavorful! He manages to accomplish that with some of the best seasonings I've ever tasted. His skills as a first class chef have taken him around the world but I'm glad he landed in the Bull City! Good job Rick!
Success Realty of NC, LLC(From Twitter)
"We love having the North Carolina coast within walking distance! Everything at Saltbox is so fresh and tasty...you can't go wrong withwhatever you choose. But go early or risk hunger and disappointment if you arrive late and see Ricky's sign saying "SOLD OUT"!"
-Elizabeth Johnson & Fabian Heitsch
Old North Durham
"The Saltbox has become one of my favorite places to eat in the Triangle. Every meal I’ve had there has been delicious, prepared with care and precision. Watching him at work, you can tell that Chef Ricky is doing more than following a recipe; he is a discriminating professional who cares deeply about the food and his clientele, allowing his culinary vision to guide the menu. Downtown Durham has been graced with a jewel of a restaurant."
-Martin Q. Walston
Information Technology Specialist
Best catfish I've had this side of the Mississippi!
"I'm a die-hard foodie, the kind that plans his vacations around hard-to-get restaurant reservations, and that could tell you the best BBQ joint within 20 miles of just about anywhere. I was asked yesterday about my favorite hidden local gem in the entire southeast, and I picked Saltbox without hesitation. Chef Ricky combines true kitchen artistry with local ingredients and a love for regional cuisine. You can't go wrong at Saltbox, except maybe by not ordering more to take home."
"It was a pleasure meeting you today, we have a mutual friend Brenden Hargett (we attended A&T together)
Just wanted to let you know my experience at The Saltbox Seafood Joint was phenomenal! The food was fresh, hot and oh so delicious! The front order taker was very pleasant and the Chef was very personable. As I waited for my order to be cooked he even delivered it right to my car. Great customer service!"