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Why are Fish Camps, umm, called Fish Camps?

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I'm pretty sure it's a Piedmont thing. They've been called that for 60+ years around here. Damn yokels.

Yup. My whole family used to load up and go to one somewhere around Monroe when i was a kid. I think it was called Harolds. The last one i remember going to was across the road from sun valley high school back in the 90s.

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Davidson Deac II    4,209

I was in a restaurant a few weeks ago and I heard an older gentleman order "Salad Greens".   The waitress looked perplexed, until his son translated for her.  He meant turnip greens. 

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Anyone remember Gus Purcell's on Independence Blvd with that vinegar slaw, or Hideaway fish camp on Monroe Rd., then there was the Seafarer with the big moving whale sign on Albermarle Rd, and Fish Farm in Matthews. I'm talking about back in the day when these locales were rural, for those who also grew up around here. It used to seem to take an hour to drive there from home, and now the city has grown up around them.

Nostalgic, and yes - deep fried everything, a ton of popcorn shrimp, the red and white checkered table cloths, ketchup in the plain red squeeze bottles, sometimes hard to distinguish from the cocktail sauce squeeze bottle, sweet tea that was always a bit too sweet but still good, and that big lemon wedge to squeeze all over the fried goodness on your plate. Takes me way back. Don't forget the toothpick and mints on your way out the door.

It did seem like it would take forever to get out there. I always figured it was because everything seemed like forever when i was a kid.

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Chaos    8,171

It did seem like it would take forever to get out there. I always figured it was because everything seemed like forever when i was a kid.

Yes, this is probably the main reason. No concept of time.

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dos poptarts    692

Oh my!!!!Thread had me reminiscing and just found out that.....Lineberger's is back. Looks like they reopened this year.

 

It was a Friday night event when I was a child.

Go to Linebuger's, SaltnPepper baby catfish, buy candy from their huge candy store...., go home and watch Dukes of Hazzard and Dallas.

 

Allright, need to adjust itinerary when I visit Charlotte this year......Panthers vs Saints, Linebergers, and oh yea, visit parents for Christmas.

 

 

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ncdrifter    14

I grew up in Chapel Hill in the 70s and 80s, never heard of it.  Must be a State thing.

 

 

For Gods Sake! They don't have Fish Camps in the Soocialist Republic of Chapel Hill.

 

I had one of the best snow crab leg meals in a fish camp near Tarboro.

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