• Local Fresh Royal Red Shrimp

    Veteran owned
    and operated

  • Buttery and Tender

    A Culinary

  • Large and Succulent

    Straight from
    the Gulf

About Us

Created by a U.S. Military duo, Veterans Seafood brings the east coast and beyond royal red shrimp fresh off the boats from Jacksonville, FL.

 U.S. Naval Chief, Robert Woodward, and U.S. Navy Petty Officer (now veteran), Rusty Britt, teamed up after being deployed together on the USS Enterprise in 2012. Connected by brotherhood their friendship was instant both having love of country, the sea and good food. 

Each having an entrepreneur’s spirit they began discussing ideas for an adventure after deployment. Britt and Woodward wanted a way to support the U.S. economy and encourage families to gather together. Over the years they developed the idea of Veterans Seafood and created the company in 2016. 

Through Veterans Seafood Britt and Woodward are pursing all of their passions in one- the sea, local and fresh food, supporting U.S. business (and more so local fisheries and shrimpers) all through an avenue where they can encourage families to cook, communicate and come together over a meal.

ABOUT The shrimp

Royal Red Shrimp are the most delicate variety of the shrimp family harvested in along the Gulf Coast. Found along the continental shelf at depths from 1,200 to 2,500 feet these vibrant red shrimp never see the light of day creating their unique sweet and tender taste.  Most people explain the difference between royal red and traditional shrimp by their vast size and lobster-like flavor. 

These tasty crustaceans cook in about half the time as your traditional shrimp variety, you’ll note they when over cooked they get mushy opposed to rubbery as with common shrimp. 

Royal Red is a tastier species compared to the pink, white, and brown varieties. While few had even heard of the Royal Red before the mid-90s, it has since grown to be immensely popular with locals and well-informed tourists along the Gulf Coast. Royal Red Shrimp can be identified by their large size, rich crimson color and their naturally salty and flavorful taste that has been compared to both Lobster and Bay Scallops. 

When to Get it: While this breed, like other breeds of Alabama Shrimp, can be found all year long, Royal Red season runs from late summer through the end of fall. If you’re hungry for the freshest possible Royal Reds, try ordering them during the peak month of September. 

Order Info

Shrimp sold in 3LB bags 

Email: VeteransSeafood@gmail.com
Call  (910) 773-0898

Delivery Available:

Oak Island, NC and surrounding

Greater Myrtle Beach Area

Greater Charlotte Area

Greater Jacksonville Beach Area

*While supplies last

Sold At

The Peach Stand

1325 SC-160, Fort Mill, SC 29715


Inergey Market

8310 E. Oak Island Drive

Oak Island, North Carolina 28465