Kemp’s Seafood House: Treats You Like Family (Now CLOSED)

Update: Both Yelp and Urbanspoon report this restaurant has closed.

Where: Kemp’s Seafood House, 115 Page Point Circle, Durham, NC 27703-9121

GF Menu: No. However, Kemp’s is extremely accommodating to those with food allergies. When my family expressed that we have a gluten intolerance, our friendly server, Charles Anderson, explained that it is restaurant policy for the manager-on-duty to be alerted any time a member of your dining party has a known food allergy. Manager Christy Wagner came to our table to ask us clarifying questions about our menu choices. She then assured us that she would personally supervise the handling of our food in the kitchen.

What I ate: Broiled Flounder + Garden Side Salad + Baked Potato

How to order it: Let the server know that you are dining Gluten-Free. Avoid the breaded items such as the hush puppies and the fried seafood (as these are most often a mix of corn and wheat flours). Scan the lengthy menu for the Grilled and Broiled options. Kemp’s also offers steaks, chicken, angus burgers, and BBQ. Ask whether the menu item you have selected contains any wheat/gluten.

What it looks like:

Fresh Atlantic Flounder fillets, broiled in butter, dusted with paprika, and topped with a squeeze of lemon. The garden side salad arrived first and contained crisp, ruffly, hardy greens, tomatoes, and shaved carrots. I opted for a simple oil and vinegar dressing. The baked potato was an old-fashioned spud, slow-baked in aluminum foil.

Green Note: Kemp’s lets you know where your food is coming from. Most menu items include the basic geographic origin, such as:

  • Jumbo Shrimp  Wild Caught Large Gulf Shrimp
  • Catfish  North Carolina Farm Raised
  • Trout  Atlantic
  • Oysters  Select Gulf Oysters
  • Ribeye  12 oz. Aged Omaha Ribeye Perfectly Marbled

Kemp’s Seafood House is owned and operated by the same folks who bring you the NC Seafood Restaurant at the Farmer’s Market, Raleigh.

Kemp's Seafood House on Urbanspoon

Published in: on August 14, 2010 at 9:50 pm  Leave a Comment  

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