If your are only a little bit hungry, go somewhere else. Long Creek Fish Fry is all about eating large, even if you order the “small” plates that are available for most entrees.
It’s not just quantity that marks this Gaston County fish camp as a worthy destination. It is simple and delicious food. Since the mid 20th century, Long Creek has drawn crowds of locals – large crowds weekend evenings – for its crisp-crusted fried catfish (whole or filleted), green shrimp (small and crunchy), oysters, and salt-and-pepper flounder, accompanied by French fries or onion rings, tubular hushpuppies, slaw, and sweet ice tea. Tartar sauce that comes alongside is bright and pickly.
Dining is fish-camp casual, including car-hop service. Find a place to park, maybe along the road. Dine off disposable dishware.