For folks not quite ready to stuff themselves with turkey just yet, the Saltbox Seafood Joint lobster roll social is a welcome sight.
ABC11 cameras captured a sizable, socially-distanced line at Saltbox's Mangum Street location on Tuesday morning. The restaurant's other location on Durham Chapel Hill Blvd., which has a few outdoor tables but no interior dining area, is hosting a lobster roll social on Tuesday afternoon from 12:15 p.m. until 4:15 p.m. This location only serves lobster rolls for the day and the demand is so high, they don't honor reservations or pre-orders.
Saltbox will serve its signature crab grits at its Mangum St. building on Tuesday.
Saltbox is also a Black-owned business that hopes to capitalize on a movement to support Black-owned merchants as the busy shopping season ramps up. Earlier this year, Saltbox got a $25,000 prize celebrating Black-owned businesses.
Chef Ricky Moore has been vocal about wanting customers to follow the state's mask mandates when dining at Saltbox.