, located next to Sampan Chinese along Minnieville Rd, serves fresh seafood seven days a week. The store is built for take-out dining with only a few tables to eat on, but this isn’t necessarily a bad thing given their location. Having been around for ten years, the Korean family-run seafood restaurant sells a hefty amount of food for an appealingly low price.
Serving fresh steamed crab year-round, Dale Seafood sells King, Snow, and Blue Crab. Their lunch special kicks in at 11 a.m. and stretches until 3 p.m., its immediate "best deal" being the Jumbo Fish Sandwhich at $3.89, made with Whiting fish and served with an order of french fries. Another store favorite is their popcorn shrimp, served with either french fries or, if you decide to grab the platter, not only french fries, but also with coleslaw and two hushpuppies for roughly $1.50-$2.00 more.
The food, like all seafood, should be eaten while it’s still hot. Let seafood sit and you’ll miss out on most of the flavors, much like one would if fries are left to sit. That said, definitely start giving Dale Seafood a second look—their menu is far and varied, a great way to get familiar with the different kinds of fish worth eating. This includes whiting, trout, flounder, catfish, croaker, tilapia, all different forms of shrimp, not to mention the fresh crab. If fish really isn’t your thing, but are being forced to go buy seafood for, say, a crabby relative or a fishy friend, you can always indulge in their chicken wings with mambo sauce.
Truthfully, it’s no surprise that Dale Seafood has done well, despite the economic downturns of the last couple years. The food tastes great, the portions are more than acceptable for the price paid, and the food gets to you quickly.
Dale Seafood is open from 10:30 A.M to 9:00 P.M Monday through Saturday, and from 11:00 to 8:00 on Sundays.