Kemp's Seafood House

★★★★★
  • 115 Page Pt Cir

    Durham, NC 27703

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  • 919-957-7155

About Kemp's Seafood House

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Fri-Sat: 11am-10pm, Sun-Thu: 11am-9pm

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Kemp s is gone! It has been replaced by another group with a new name which would have been okay - BUT - they changed the menu! So don t go where Kemp s was if you re looking for a favorite because it might not be there anymore. We

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Kemp s is gone! It has been replaced by another group with a new name which would have been okay - BUT - they changed the menu! So don t go where Kemp s was if you re looking for a favorite because it might not be there anymore. We

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A group of friends wanted to have lunch on a Saturday afternoon. Websites say it is open at 11am. Well they are wrong! Doesn't open until 5pm. All websites need to be updated with this information.

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A group of friends wanted to have lunch on a Saturday afternoon. Websites say it is open at 11am. Well they are wrong! Doesn't open until 5pm. All websites need to be updated with this information.

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I hosted a birthday party at Kemps last night (4/27/11)... The service was great, and the food was outstanding... Great place for family, fun, and events. They provide over the top customer service!! I think the seafood was a great price!

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I hosted a birthday party at Kemps last night (4/27/11)... The service was great, and the food was outstanding... Great place for family, fun, and events. They provide over the top customer service!! I think the seafood was a great price!

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My husband and I went to Kemp's last Sunday. This was the first time we had been in a couple of months. The food was great as always but the prices had really gone up. The lunch price of $9.99 we usually pay for the grilled and

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My husband and I went to Kemp's last Sunday. This was the first time we had been in a couple of months. The food was great as always but the prices had really gone up. The lunch price of $9.99 we usually pay for the grilled and

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Just a word of warning. If you leave your car parked in the lot at Kemp's, it will be towed and you will have to deal with a real jacka$$ at Biggs&Watson towing. $175, costly mistake. So, if you have a friend that has had too much to

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Just a word of warning. If you leave your car parked in the lot at Kemp's, it will be towed and you will have to deal with a real jacka$$ at Biggs&Watson towing. $175, costly mistake. So, if you have a friend that has had too much to

Pros: Nill

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WOW! My husband and I have not been to Kemp's in about a year and a half. If you have not been in a while you will not believe how great the place looks!\r
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As soon as we opened the door the hostess and I think the manager greeted us so

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WOW! My husband and I have not been to Kemp's in about a year and a half. If you have not been in a while you will not believe how great the place looks!\r
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As soon as we opened the door the hostess and I think the manager greeted us so

Pros: Atmosphere, service and great seafood!

Cons: none!

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first time me and my family it was all good from the building, the staff and the seafood. We will be back.

3
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first time me and my family it was all good from the building, the staff and the seafood. We will be back.

Pros: great experience

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First time we tried Kemp me and my husband last night, it was one of the best dining experience in a while. the quality of the food is far superior than other seafood places, and the prices are very reasonable.our server was very

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First time we tried Kemp me and my husband last night, it was one of the best dining experience in a while. the quality of the food is far superior than other seafood places, and the prices are very reasonable.our server was very

Pros: food and service

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Have not been to kemp's in a while, we tried it last night i got my usual house platter, my wife had tuna platter,
one of the best meals we've had in a while.

3
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Have not been to kemp's in a while, we tried it last night i got my usual house platter, my wife had tuna platter,
one of the best meals we've had in a while.

Pros: Great Seafood

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I visit Kemps often whenever I am in the mood for crab legs! I must say that every time I go the staff memebers are very pleasant and courteous to all guests. Its nice to go and have a meal there when you are surrounded by smiling faces

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I visit Kemps often whenever I am in the mood for crab legs! I must say that every time I go the staff memebers are very pleasant and courteous to all guests. Its nice to go and have a meal there when you are surrounded by smiling faces

Pros: Friendly staff and great seafood!

Cons: none!

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For the first time Saturday night my boyfriend and I decided to eat at Kemps. We always pass it on our way to Brier Creek so we decided to give it a try. We both ordered grilled fish, that was grilled to perfection! They also have a good

3
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For the first time Saturday night my boyfriend and I decided to eat at Kemps. We always pass it on our way to Brier Creek so we decided to give it a try. We both ordered grilled fish, that was grilled to perfection! They also have a good

Pros: friendly staff and great food!

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we had our mother's birthday this past weekend at Kemp's, we had a large group of 45 people.We had our own room ,
it was ready when we got there, the manager was very friendly and helpful . The food was great and came out on time despite

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we had our mother's birthday this past weekend at Kemp's, we had a large group of 45 people.We had our own room ,
it was ready when we got there, the manager was very friendly and helpful . The food was great and came out on time despite

Pros: Very accommodating

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I've been a regular for years, never had a bad experience.
the staff is always friendly, and the place is always clean.

3
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I've been a regular for years, never had a bad experience.
the staff is always friendly, and the place is always clean.

Pros: Good food, friendly staff

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In short Kemp's has always had the best service and best seafood around town! There is always a smiling face there ready to serve you and always a mound of great fried seafood!

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In short Kemp's has always had the best service and best seafood around town! There is always a smiling face there ready to serve you and always a mound of great fried seafood!

Pros: Service and food!

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I often stop by Kemp's on the way home from work to pick up food for the family. I especially like getting take out from Kemp's because you actually get the same quality and same quantity in your take out as you would when you dine in! A

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I often stop by Kemp's on the way home from work to pick up food for the family. I especially like getting take out from Kemp's because you actually get the same quality and same quantity in your take out as you would when you dine in! A

Pros: Best Hushpuppies!

Cons: none!

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We've been going to Kemp's now for years, even though it's quite a drive for us . It's worth it , we never been disappointed.
the staff and management is always friendly and nice.

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We've been going to Kemp's now for years, even though it's quite a drive for us . It's worth it , we never been disappointed.
the staff and management is always friendly and nice.

Pros: Good food, Good Service

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After reading some of the reviews, we decided me and my family to try kemps, something different than chain restaurant, the food was great , very friendly staff.The place is very clean and inviting. We will be back.

3
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After reading some of the reviews, we decided me and my family to try kemps, something different than chain restaurant, the food was great , very friendly staff.The place is very clean and inviting. We will be back.

Pros: Friendly Staff

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I have been a regular at Kemps for about 6 months now. I own a place at the beach, and go there often. Never do I eat seafood down there I ALWAYS come to Kemps on the way back! Its the tradition! So believe me when I say that Kemp's is

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I have been a regular at Kemps for about 6 months now. I own a place at the beach, and go there often. Never do I eat seafood down there I ALWAYS come to Kemps on the way back! Its the tradition! So believe me when I say that Kemp's is

Pros: Great Seafood!

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Today was my first dining experience at Kemps. I went with a group of about 10 coworkers for lunch. As soon as we opened the door we were greeted with a warm welcome! Once at our table the server promptly took our drink order and once

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Today was my first dining experience at Kemps. I went with a group of about 10 coworkers for lunch. As soon as we opened the door we were greeted with a warm welcome! Once at our table the server promptly took our drink order and once

Pros: FOOD AND SERVICE!

Cons: NONE!

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I have been a regular patron of Kemp's Seafood House for about a two years now. Yes I was thrown a little off by counterservice, but to me as long as the seafood is great whats the big deal! Recently they did go back to waiting tables,

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I have been a regular patron of Kemp's Seafood House for about a two years now. Yes I was thrown a little off by counterservice, but to me as long as the seafood is great whats the big deal! Recently they did go back to waiting tables,

Pros: Food, Service and TV's!

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Ive been a regular of kemps for years, Ive always had fried food (The best in town), never bother to go over the menu for other item , I decided to try the grilled fish tuna Salad , (on my on my coworker's recommendation) it was great

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Ive been a regular of kemps for years, Ive always had fried food (The best in town), never bother to go over the menu for other item , I decided to try the grilled fish tuna Salad , (on my on my coworker's recommendation) it was great

Pros: Relaxed Atmosphere

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My family of six dined at Kemp's on Friday night. It was a struggle to get my whole family to go, due to the "non-seafooders" of the house. But their mind was quickly changed once they recieved their food. We all know that Kemps has great

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My family of six dined at Kemp's on Friday night. It was a struggle to get my whole family to go, due to the "non-seafooders" of the house. But their mind was quickly changed once they recieved their food. We all know that Kemps has great

Pros: Food

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We had our family gathering yesterday so made reservation at Kemps, the management was very nice and accommodating, we got there our table was ready and setup, we had a great server, the food was great everybody had good time.
We will

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We had our family gathering yesterday so made reservation at Kemps, the management was very nice and accommodating, we got there our table was ready and setup, we had a great server, the food was great everybody had good time.
We will

Pros: Very accommodating

Cons: None

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We had dinner last night me and my family at kemps, First time since they switched back to full service, which I like better so do my parents, the place is different more open and inviting it was full we had to wait for a table, but it was

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We had dinner last night me and my family at kemps, First time since they switched back to full service, which I like better so do my parents, the place is different more open and inviting it was full we had to wait for a table, but it was

Pros: best seafood

Cons: little wait

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We had dinner last night for only the 2nd time since the remodel, and couldn't help but remember what it used to be like dining there. The parking lot was almost empty at 5:35pm on a Thursday, which seemed eerie for this place. Once

3
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We had dinner last night for only the 2nd time since the remodel, and couldn't help but remember what it used to be like dining there. The parking lot was almost empty at 5:35pm on a Thursday, which seemed eerie for this place. Once

Pros: decent seafood

Cons: shadow of its former self, moderately pricy

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Went there for lunch yesterday we were in and out in a very reasonable time, I must say that I had the best fried oysters in town and the prices are very reasonable will Definitely be back with my family this time.

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Went there for lunch yesterday we were in and out in a very reasonable time, I must say that I had the best fried oysters in town and the prices are very reasonable will Definitely be back with my family this time.

Pros: The best oysters

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I have been a customer at Kemp's for atleast 6 years. I know that the inside has changed, however the food is just as good. I have never had such great seafood in my life. The service is excellent and very fast. I will definately be

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I have been a customer at Kemp's for atleast 6 years. I know that the inside has changed, however the food is just as good. I have never had such great seafood in my life. The service is excellent and very fast. I will definately be

Pros: Huge portions. Great Service. Excellent Food

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This past weekend my husband and I drove from Wake Forrest to come eat at Kemps. Even though I'm not crazy about driving that far just for dinner my husband convinced be it would be well worth it! I hate to say it but he was right! I have

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This past weekend my husband and I drove from Wake Forrest to come eat at Kemps. Even though I'm not crazy about driving that far just for dinner my husband convinced be it would be well worth it! I hate to say it but he was right! I have

Pros: Service, Food

Cons: Not one in Wake Forrest!!!

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I went to kemp's seafood last night and it was The best seafood i have had in a while.

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I went to kemp's seafood last night and it was The best seafood i have had in a while.

Pros: Best seafood

Cons: the house platter is the one to order

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I travel a great deal and try to find pleasant surroundings when I stop to dine. Kemp's has great curb appeal and the interior decor was most pleasant.\r
The service was great. I was treated as though my patronage was important to

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I travel a great deal and try to find pleasant surroundings when I stop to dine. Kemp's has great curb appeal and the interior decor was most pleasant.\r
The service was great. I was treated as though my patronage was important to

Pros: Best service,great seafood

Cons: Other cusstomers crying about prices

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After reading some the comments left about Kemps I was skeptical to take my family. But I must begin to wonder were these people even at the same resturant?? The food was steaming hot, cooked to perfection (who wants overcooked oysters!

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After reading some the comments left about Kemps I was skeptical to take my family. But I must begin to wonder were these people even at the same resturant?? The food was steaming hot, cooked to perfection (who wants overcooked oysters!

Pros: Food, Service, Atmosphere

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Me and my wife were looking for a local seafood restaurant, kemps seafood house came up highly recommended .we tried it last night we only waited 15 minutes to be seated, it was a great experience all the way from the hushpuppies , the

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Me and my wife were looking for a local seafood restaurant, kemps seafood house came up highly recommended .we tried it last night we only waited 15 minutes to be seated, it was a great experience all the way from the hushpuppies , the

Pros: Best service, Best Seafood

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I was looking forward to great seafood! Food was OK but not the price. After looking at menu, there was no senior citizens menu for the smaller appitite. Then no butter automatically served with hushpuppies, had to ask for sweetner for

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I was looking forward to great seafood! Food was OK but not the price. After looking at menu, there was no senior citizens menu for the smaller appitite. Then no butter automatically served with hushpuppies, had to ask for sweetner for

Pros: Nice dining area

Cons: Many

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I've been craving some seafood for ages now. I live in the brier creek area , there are no seafood places except kemps. I've been to the mayflower on Capital and it was GREAT! and even JJ's Fish and Chicken off 70 is good. But this Kemp's

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I've been craving some seafood for ages now. I live in the brier creek area , there are no seafood places except kemps. I've been to the mayflower on Capital and it was GREAT! and even JJ's Fish and Chicken off 70 is good. But this Kemp's

Pros: REALLY NICE PLACE INSIDE!

Cons: Food is Horrible

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Really nice place, great food and plenty of it. Small portions will fill you up while large portions are easily enough to share. The menu provides shrimp to crab legs, fried, broiled, or grilled. They have recently opened for full service

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Really nice place, great food and plenty of it. Small portions will fill you up while large portions are easily enough to share. The menu provides shrimp to crab legs, fried, broiled, or grilled. They have recently opened for full service

Pros: Great food, great service, very clean

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I don't know which Kemp's Seafood you went to? They haven't served food in styrofoam containers for a while. Lunch is counter service with some kind of open container - no stryofoam! Everytime I'm there for lunch, I've had no issues with

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I don't know which Kemp's Seafood you went to? They haven't served food in styrofoam containers for a while. Lunch is counter service with some kind of open container - no stryofoam! Everytime I'm there for lunch, I've had no issues with

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This place is a shell of its former self! Used to be a lively, friendly atmosphere, great food, great service, great family dinning experience, always packed....
Now, it is nothing more than a bad attempt at a "seafood McDonalds". Food is

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This place is a shell of its former self! Used to be a lively, friendly atmosphere, great food, great service, great family dinning experience, always packed....
Now, it is nothing more than a bad attempt at a "seafood McDonalds". Food is

Pros: Plenty of parking, as in few customers

Cons: Bad, Bad idea

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We took our whole family this past weekend, not knowing about the remodeling. Although I did not like the "Serve Yourself" mentality at this time, the Food was OUTSTANDING and I will be going back. They do have a sign letting you know

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We took our whole family this past weekend, not knowing about the remodeling. Although I did not like the "Serve Yourself" mentality at this time, the Food was OUTSTANDING and I will be going back. They do have a sign letting you know

Pros: Best Seafood in this area.

Cons: During Remodeling it has become a more Serve Yourself Restaurant.

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I believe some of the folks with the negative reviews have lost it. When I go to a restaurant, I look for Good Food, Good Service, and most importantly a CLEAN place. On all counts, Kemps passes with flying colors regardless of the

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I believe some of the folks with the negative reviews have lost it. When I go to a restaurant, I look for Good Food, Good Service, and most importantly a CLEAN place. On all counts, Kemps passes with flying colors regardless of the

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Very disappointed. Walked in and walked right out! Didn't like the fast food atmosphere, couldn't read the menu. NOT the Kemps we enjoyed in the past. On the plus side, PLENTY of parking.\r
NOT the place to go for special occasions.

3
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Very disappointed. Walked in and walked right out! Didn't like the fast food atmosphere, couldn't read the menu. NOT the Kemps we enjoyed in the past. On the plus side, PLENTY of parking.\r
NOT the place to go for special occasions.

Pros: plenty of parking

Cons: fast food atmosphere

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In the past when Kemp's had full service it was great! But the wait was unrealistic for my wife and two kids. Now with the new changes we can get our whole family in and out without any fuss! Seafood is not cheap, but for the quality you

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In the past when Kemp's had full service it was great! But the wait was unrealistic for my wife and two kids. Now with the new changes we can get our whole family in and out without any fuss! Seafood is not cheap, but for the quality you

Pros: Everything! The food the people the atmosphere!!!

Cons: NONE!!!!!

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Just moved to the area, I looked up all seafood places in the area, kemp?s seafood house came up, and I decided me and my family to try it despite some of the reviews I read.\r
So we went on Monday the 29th, I must say that was the best

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Just moved to the area, I looked up all seafood places in the area, kemp?s seafood house came up, and I decided me and my family to try it despite some of the reviews I read.\r
So we went on Monday the 29th, I must say that was the best

Pros: Friendly service, good looking place

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Okay so I have been going to Kemps for a few years and when the owner(s) changed the restaurant back to self service like the farmers market I was surprised however i like it this way. I have to say that I was reading some reviews and

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Okay so I have been going to Kemps for a few years and when the owner(s) changed the restaurant back to self service like the farmers market I was surprised however i like it this way. I have to say that I was reading some reviews and

Pros: the food and the service

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I recently went to Kemps for lunch with several co-workers and was impressed by\r
the experience. The food was hot, fast, and reasonably priced. I had enough to take back to \r
the office for dinner, I usually leave most places hungry

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I recently went to Kemps for lunch with several co-workers and was impressed by\r
the experience. The food was hot, fast, and reasonably priced. I had enough to take back to \r
the office for dinner, I usually leave most places hungry

Pros: Fast Service, generous portions

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If I had never been to Kemp's before I may have not been so unreceptive of the new way, however; I had been to Kemp's a few times and enjoyed the food. At the time I thought the amount of the food for the price was not enough. My husband

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If I had never been to Kemp's before I may have not been so unreceptive of the new way, however; I had been to Kemp's a few times and enjoyed the food. At the time I thought the amount of the food for the price was not enough. My husband

Pros: Fairly quick pick up announcement over the PA

Cons: Spacious

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I haven't been to Kemp's in a while and I was surprised to see the new arrangement. I did not like the "fast-food" ordering system. I came there expecting to be seated and served by a member of the wait-staff. This was particularly

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I haven't been to Kemp's in a while and I was surprised to see the new arrangement. I did not like the "fast-food" ordering system. I came there expecting to be seated and served by a member of the wait-staff. This was particularly

Pros: Flounder

Cons: SERVICE SERVICE SERVICE.....the lack thereof

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Kemps seafood is absolutely wonderful. You get a lot of food for your money. I am proud of the changes the owner has made to the restaurant. In economic times like these, you've got to stay ahead of the game. Kemps used to have wonderful servers who provided great service, a cordial hostess to seat you, and a waiter keeping hushpuppies and tea refilled, but they have remodelled and now you go to the counter and order your food and get it in a plastic to-go container, seat yourself wherever you'd like, and self-serve your drink. This means you don't have to pay waiters or hostesses or dishwashers, but the food is still fabulous. The dining is very casual.

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Kemps seafood is absolutely wonderful. You get a lot of food for your money. I am proud of the changes the owner has made to the restaurant. In economic times like these, you've got to stay ahead of the game. Kemps used to have wonderful servers who provided great service, a cordial hostess to seat you, and a waiter keeping hushpuppies and tea refilled, but they have remodelled and now you go to the counter and order your food and get it in a plastic to-go container, seat yourself wherever you'd like, and self-serve your drink. This means you don't have to pay waiters or hostesses or dishwashers, but the food is still fabulous. The dining is very casual.

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This seafood is good. The fried food is not greasy with an ample portion provided with the meal. The prices are a bit higher than comparable restaurants for the quality. We have eaten here a few times. The service is good but there is usually a wait on Friday and Saturday nights. The tables are close together so you should be reluctant to have a private conversation.

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This seafood is good. The fried food is not greasy with an ample portion provided with the meal. The prices are a bit higher than comparable restaurants for the quality. We have eaten here a few times. The service is good but there is usually a wait on Friday and Saturday nights. The tables are close together so you should be reluctant to have a private conversation.

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The first couple times I ate at Kemps I loved it, friendly waiters and waitresses. But then they remodeled the resturant. I recently went there and the food was nothing like it used to be, and the service was more like Captian D's. I dislike it and will not return. Why mess up something good when your doing so well?

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The first couple times I ate at Kemps I loved it, friendly waiters and waitresses. But then they remodeled the resturant. I recently went there and the food was nothing like it used to be, and the service was more like Captian D's. I dislike it and will not return. Why mess up something good when your doing so well?

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I heard so much hype about Kemps and wanted to see what all the hype was about. I was not impressed. The food had no flavoring. I felt like I was just eating batter. I will not be returning!

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I heard so much hype about Kemps and wanted to see what all the hype was about. I was not impressed. The food had no flavoring. I felt like I was just eating batter. I will not be returning!

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Located in a cavernous building near the Raleigh-Durham airport, Kemp's offers a menu that looks like those of North Carolina's Calabash, the coastal village famous for its seafood shanties. Tuck into the complimentary basket of crisp,…

 

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