John's Seafood

Categories: Family Dining (Upscale), Steakhouse, Seafood, Family Restaurant

Contact Information

315 E. Main St
Murfreesboro, NC 27855

Phone: 252-398-8600

Fax: 252-398-8607

Hours of Operation

Sunday 11:30a.m. - 9:00p.m., Wednesday - Thursday 5:00p.m. - 9:00p.m., Friday - Saturday 5:00p.m. - 10:00p.m.

Closed for Thanksgiving and Christmas

Meals served: Lunch, Dinner

John’s Seafood is the perfect place for you to enjoy your favorite seafood or steak dinner.  Located at 315 East Main Street in Murfreesboro, John’s Seafood serves fresh, wild caught seafood and the best  steaks you can find. John’s Seafood has a full service bar and provides banquet rooms with an extensive catering menu for weddings, birthdays, Christmas gatherings, family reunions and other special occasions.


  • Lounge/Bar:  Yes
  • Credit Cards:  MasterCard, Visa, Discover, American Express
  • Reservations:  Will accept
  • Banquet Facilities:  Yes
  • Price:  6.75 - 24.50
  • On Site Parking:  Yes
  • Serve Safe Certification:  Yes
  • Green Initiative:  Yes
  • Table Side Service:  Yes
  • Take Out:  Yes
  • Good for Groups:  Yes
  • Live Entertainment:  DJ for parties, birthdays weddings, etc.
  • Gift Certificates:  Yes


John Taylor opened John’s Seafood in Murfreesboro in 2005. He previously owned Dockside Seafood just outside of Murfreesboro from 1988 until 2005. John decided that he wanted to establish an excellent seafood and steak restaurant in his home town of Murfreesboro. The people of Murfreesboro and those passing through are glad he did.  The food at John’s Seafood is top shelf. The local Rotary Club eats at John’s every Thursday evening. Chowan University has chosen to have a large gathering at John’s for their homecoming celebrations.  These organizations know to select John’s Seafood for excellent food and service.

Chef Biography

John's Seafood

John Taylor is the major chef at John’s Seafood. John has always been told that he is “kitchen strong”.  He knows his way around a kitchen. John learned to cook first from his mother and later on from the wonderful chefs at the popular Jenkin’s House in Ahoskie.  Diner’s favorites include succulent grilled Salmon, Mahi Mahi, Striped Bass, and Tuna. The crab cakes, scallops and shrimp are sure to please you . John also introduced crawfish and alligator tail to rave reviews. For you landlubbers, tender steaks and juicy prime rib will fill you up. There is always a fresh salad bar at John’s. The large and delicious portions of food at John’s Seafood will bring you back to the restaurant often.

Owner Biography

John's Seafood

John learned the restaurant business from the ground up. He started working in a steak house when he was in high school and worked at Hill’s Pub while he was a business major at Chowan College. He learned all aspects of the restaurant business and became manager of Hill’s Pub. He moved on to a bigger restaurant, the Jenkins House, and continued to increase his skills. His strong work ethic and knowledge of the restaurant business led to his promotion to manager at the Jenkins House.  John owned a pizza and sandwich shop with his brother. In 1988 he opened the wildly popular Dockside Seafood Restaurant before opening John’s Seafood in Murfreesboro in 2005.

Specialties & Additional Menu Options

  • No additional information available.


Average Rating for this Restaurant: 1 Star based on 6 reviews
  1. John's Seafood
    Rating: 0 Star
    best place in town

    if you are looking for quality food and good choices try johns seafood. food is better prepared than other places in Murfreesboro and reasonably priced for the quality of the food. no buffet is offered which is a good thing in my opinion which usually means better quality.

  2. John's Seafood
    Rating: 0 Star
    first visit and last visit

    My husband wanted to celabrate his 65th birthday with family and friends. I said you name the place and I will pay for all. he said John's seafood in Murfreesboro. 6 adults and 2 children. some ordered from the menu and others buffet.He called before we went to see what all they had on the seafood buffet. He said that the lady named all kind of seafood plus other foods. Well I was totally disappointed. The whole time we were there on that so called seafood buffet was cold french fries, hand full of fried pop corn shrimp mixed with fried chicken and one piece of baked fish. No bread of any type. We kepted asking our waitress when was there going to be some seafood on the buffet. You could see it really bothered her. Her service was great. Had to be to cover up for the no show food. When after about 30 to 45 minutes she came and told us there was some fresh hot shrimp on the buffet. By then we were about ready to go. Our out of town guest asked was this the only place in the area to eat other than fast food places. I said NO we should have went to Whitley's where I knew the food was great. Whitley's is the only place that where I work here in the area my co-workers will eat at. I know better now. this was my first and last visit to john's seafood.

  3. John's Seafood
    Rating: 0 Star
    So glad I found John's

    There are not too many nice restaurant choices in Hertford County so that is why I am so glad I found John's. We first visited here on Valentine's night and the food was wonderful. We have been back 3 or 4 more times and I loved it every time. The food is good, the wait staff is above average and it is clean. Soooooo so thankful for John's. It is my new date night place! Thank you for having an especially frinedly set of waitresses. Most restaurants in this area really suffer from poor customer service but you excel in that area. Thank you many times around!

  4. John's Seafood
    Rating: 0 Star

    There is so much to choose from on this menu & I've loved everything that I've tried so far :) They have some delicious cajun fried catfish and the oysters are the best that my husband & I have had. And we've eaten our share of seafood & Johns is by far the best. They also have some appetizers that you can't find everywhere.....alligator bites & alligator sausage. And around Christmas, John makes his Seafood Bisque which tastes like nothing I've ever hadddddddddddd!! Johns better get used to me & my husband showing up every week!!

  5. John's Seafood
    Rating: 5 Stars
    John's is Awesome!

    Great Seafood and Prime Rib. John and his staff make sure your appetite is satisfied with great service too!

  6. John's Seafood
    Rating: 0 Star

    I have been to this restaurant many many times & have never been disappointed!! The food is delicious, the drinks are tasty, and the service is among the best I've ever had. My favorites are the Prime Rib, Broiled Platter, and fresh grilled fish. The Prime Rib is probably the best steak I've ever had....there is something about the way John makes's unlike any other. And they have tasty little appetizers to start you off Alligator (fried or cajun fried), busted onions, and tuna bites. It just doesn't get any better than Johns Seafood!!

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