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1925 Sea Island Pkwy, Saint Helena Island, SC 29920-4813
843-838-2962
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner

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  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Fried Seafood Shack

I have been going to the Shrimp Shack for 30 years or more and it has changed very little in that time . They serve mostly fried sea food but there is also food for those who do not like seafood. Low on ambiance but high on convenience and good food.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2015
WildWillyR
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Beaufort, South Carolina
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Beaufort, South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

I have been going to the Shrimp Shack for 30 years or more and it has changed very little in that time . They serve mostly fried sea food but there is also food for those who do not like seafood. Low on ambiance but high on convenience and good food.

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Columbia, SC
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Stopped here on our way into Fripp Island and it was a delicious lunch spot! Very small simple paper plate and basket type seafood place which I expect from these cute local places! You order your food at the window and wait for the number to be called! It can get busy and there is limited seating FYI. Had the... More 

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Bluffton, South Carolina
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

I'm not certain how a restaurant that calls itself The Shrimp Shack and has shrimp salad on the menu could not have it in house for customers. My husband ordered the shrimp burger and it was very ordinary. I chose the crab cake. It was mostly tasteless filler. I don't feel it was worth the trip.

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Greer, South Carolina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Staff is friendly. Fried food was good and worth the price. Atmosphere is shack-like. Location was convenient. Eat in is limited to picnic tables.

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Beaufort, South Carolina, United States
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18 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

This is one of the top seafood "dives" in the country. Order the Shrimp Burger. You will not be disappointed, This place is extremely popular. Call ahead to avoid a long wait.

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Kingsport, Tennessee
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

Didn't look like much on the outside, which I found is normally a good local place to eat lol. Loved the fresh shrimp and flounder but no air conditioning--HOT in summer. Still enjoyable though.

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skigator93
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

Grabbed dinner here on family vacation. I probably made a mistake by not ordering the shrimp burger which was the daily special, opting instead for the fish. It wasn't terrible but not good either. The sides were just meh and the hush puppies very bland. The screened in porch was nice because it kept the mosquitos from dining on us... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

I wanted to like the food here but it was just ok. I'm used to shrimp burgers with a pile of fresh fried shrimp but these were made with shrimp patties. The fried shrimp plate was greasy, especially the hush puppies.

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Saint Helena Island, South Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Very casual place with limited inside seating and some picnic benches outside. No air conditioning. Shrimp burgers are great and fairly priced. If you are heading home from Hunting Island, call ahead and pick-up your order on the way home.

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Saint Helena Island, South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

No ambiance, better to eat in the screened in outside porch or on the outdoor tables, but very fresh shrimp.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1925 Sea Island Pkwy, Saint Helena Island, SC 29920-4813
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Saint Helena Island
  • Phone Number: 843-838-2962

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 17
  • Cuisine: Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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