Farm-to-table has been having a moment — but now “sea-to-table” is, too.

“When I opened up Saltbox, I wasn’t trying to be trendy,” chef Ricky Moore says. A small walk-up counter, Saltbox Seafood Joint quickly became recognized as one of the top places to get fresh seafood in the Triangle.

Now with two locations in Durham, the restaurant has gained local and national acclaim for its use of North Carolina seafood and traditional recipes. Growing up in New Bern, Moore was raised on local flavors that he brings to his customers.

With the restaurant scene flourishing in the Raleigh/Durham/ Chapel Hill area — also known as the Triangle — more establishments are taking advantage of the bounty of seafood products from our coast.

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