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100 S Durham Ave, Atlantic Beach, NC 28512
+1 252-723-5266
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Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children, Local cuisine
Description: Fresh seafood and Tacos, wraps, blackened fish,fried oysters, crab cakes...
Fresh seafood and Tacos, wraps, blackened fish,fried oysters, crab cakes ,grouper bites
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great Lunch at Great Price

Yes, it's a shack and you sit outside, but it's the beach so who cares. $20 lunch gets you a grouper bites basket (fries & drink) and two shrimp/grouper tacos (fries & drink). Enjoy a game of cornhole while you wait for your order. Only complaint...ok service, only two people working and the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 17, 2015
mattsmom27127
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Get the shrimp and hushpuppy basket! It is amazing! You can order a cold beer to go with it if you like. No inside seating. You simply go up to the cinderblock structure to order and pick up your food. Outside seating is no-frills picnic tables mainly. Perfect for kids or adults who just want some excellent friend shrimp or... More 

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Thank JetBetty
Beaufort, North Carolina
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17 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2016

Casual outdoor dining but difficult to find them open. They also close early in the summer. Not sure they are open in the winter. Fun place to grab dinner in the summer after the Ft. Macon outdoor music concerts. Check it out.

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Thank SVCloud9
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015 via mobile

Yes, it's a shack and you sit outside, but it's the beach so who cares. $20 lunch gets you a grouper bites basket (fries & drink) and two shrimp/grouper tacos (fries & drink). Enjoy a game of cornhole while you wait for your order. Only complaint...ok service, only two people working and the lady was rushed and not so friendly.

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Thank mattsmom27127
Strongsville, Ohio
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46 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015 via mobile

Wow, great food, great serving sizes and reasonable prices. We visited multiple times for their shrimp. Fun seating at picnic tables with umbrellas for cover.

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Thank Truthteller2014
Atlantic Beach, North Carolina
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015

Fresh Seafood....absolute heaven on the beach! A delightful garden restaurant with fresh seafood and a beautiful beach ambience. Only 2 blocks from the beach. Prices are extremely reasonable for such wonderful, fresh seafood! The owner and Chef, Tom Christensen, is a top European Chef who has travelled extensively and catered to The Queen of England and the Queen of Denmark!!... More 

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Thank Leah O
Lenoir, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015

My brother is a long time patron of the Shark Shack so when he treated me to lunch Sunday afternoon I did not really know what to expect. The staff was so friendly I felt like an old timer. He ordered us a combo of grouper bites and shrimp which included fries and of course sweet tea. The grouper was... More 

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Thank 1151MamaSue
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015

They were supposed to open at 11:00. We arrived at 11:00 but everything was boarded up. After a few minutes we noticed a woman taking out garbage and setting up the outdoor area for paperware and condiments, cigarette dangling from her downturned mouth, ignoring us. We waited a few more minutes. Finally one of our group approached her and asked... More 

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3 Thank A3235LPbarbarap
New Bern, North Carolina
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19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

The shrimp is slightly breaded and delicous! Their summer salad taste like chunky Gazpacho - so refreshing. We ordered carry out and had our dinner at our small "hole in the wall" at the beach. The next day The Shark Shack catered a lunch for our homeowners association - what a treat!!! And their sauces are to die for. Really... More 

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2 Thank Inge G
Jacksonville, Alabama
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91 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 via mobile

Once again a local told us we should try this restaurant. It's just a small place with outdoor eating only but WOW... we had lunch here and my wife had the grouper bites basket and I had the shrimp basket. The flavor was excellent. It was FRESH and Prices are great. We will definitely eat here again and HIGHLY RECOMMEND... More 

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2 Thank Anthony P
Greensboro, North Carolina
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015 via mobile

We saw that they were open as their hours are different now that the summer season is ending. The fish/shrimp tacos were really good. I couldn't finish them there was so much in them. Summer salad was nice and light. Cajon wrap was nice and spicy and my son loved his hush puppies and chicken. We played a little corn... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 100 S Durham Ave, Atlantic Beach, NC 28512
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Atlantic Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 252-723-5266

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 7 - 15
  • Cuisine: Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children, Local cuisine

Description

Fresh seafood and Tacos, wraps, blackened fish,fried oysters, crab cakes ,grouper bites

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