We are Amy and Tony Tripp, local North Carolina seafood is what we do. We offer raw North Carolina Seafood at Washington Crab and Oyster Company, so it just seemed like a natural step to offer the greatest seafood available cooked as well. The Tripp family has been welcomed in the back door of North Carolina coastal seafood restaurants for years. This gave us a great advantage in how to perfect the best seafood cooking traditions from your coastal favorites and bring them home. North Carolina seafood ranks among the best in the world. The Tripp family has a long history in seafood. Pete Tripp, Tony's dad, owned and operated several seafood markets in different parts of North Carolina including Greenville, New Bern and Havelock. When he was a teacher in Lexington, Tony opened his own seafood market in Lexington, NC. However, when the opportunity arose to open in Washington, NC, it was the perfect place. Washington is a coastal town smack in the middle of the North Carolina Coast. So whether our catch is coming from Wanchese, Wilmington or Rose Bay maximum shipping time is less than a day. We are able to ensure our customers the freshest North Carolina Seafood available. Washington Crab and Seafood Shack and Washington Crab and Oyster Company offers fresh local North Carolina seafood directly to you. So it's your choice- You cook or We cook! The best of both worlds!

Our Story

Tony Tripp

Owner, Operator 

Washington Crab and Seafood Shack 

Washington Crab and Oyster Co.


1212 John Small Ave Washington NC 27889

(252) 974-2722