Saint James Seafood reopens with special curbside to-go menu
Posted July 22, 2020 11:14 a.m. EDT
Updated July 22, 2020 5:38 p.m. EDT
Durham, N.C. — Saint James Seafood has reopened with a special menu focused on to-go orders.
Dubbed Jimmy's Dockside, the menu features a more casual version of Saint James Seafood's menu. Options include peel and eat shrimp, lobster rolls, fried seafood, barbecue ribs and fried chicken buckets. Orders are available for curbside pick-up.
“We specialize in seafood but not everyone eats seafood,” Kelly said. “At a time like this we need to diversify as much as we can."
For those missing Saint James' oyster selection, the restaurant is selling "Ready to Slurp" oysters by the half dozen. The oysters are vacuum sealed with crushed ice.
The menu also features a curated wine list and local beers. There are also party bowl cocktail mixes for sale, where guests just add alcohol and ice at home.
As the state continues to deal with the coronavirus, executive chef and owner Matt Kelly said he is waiting to reopen the dining room until he feels it is safe to do.
This marks the second time Saint James Seafood has reopened in three years.
Saint James originally opened in Brightleaf Square in October 2017. It closed on April 10, 2019, after a deadly explosion a few hundred feet away in front of Kaffeinate coffee shop.
After being closed for 10 months, Saint James reopened in January - only to close in March due to coronavirus pandemic.
Newly opened, the restaurant is taking safety precautions. All staff members are required to check their temperatures when they get to work and must wear makes while in the building. Each day the restaurant is also being deeply sanitized.
Curbside pickup orders can be placed online for contactless payment and curbside pickup at the restaurant.
The Jimmy's Dockside to go at Saint James Seafood menu is available from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. for lunch and 4 to 8 pm. for dinner Tuesday through Saturday.