We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Improve this listing
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Get directions
1925 Sea Island Pkwy, Saint Helena Island, SC 29920-4813
843-838-2962
Add hours for Shrimp Shack and help diners know when to go.
+ Add hours
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 180 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 53
    Excellent
  • 52
    Very good
  • 36
    Average
  • 20
    Poor
  • 19
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Great Seafood!

This is a roadside very casual restaurant - paper plates and plastic utensils - and great fried seafood! If you like fried seafood - shrimp, oysters in season, crab, scallops, fish - then this is a wonderful place to stop. They also have non-seafood items for those that want a burger or chicken... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
David B
,
Beaufort, South Carolina
Good for:
  • Families with children
Add Photo Write a Review

180 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Beaufort, South Carolina
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

This is a roadside very casual restaurant - paper plates and plastic utensils - and great fried seafood! If you like fried seafood - shrimp, oysters in season, crab, scallops, fish - then this is a wonderful place to stop. They also have non-seafood items for those that want a burger or chicken etc. You order at a window, pay,... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

No middleman here. The seafood is right there in the bay. A real fish shack. Limited menu. Would recommend fish sandwich. Cash or check only.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Charleston, South Carolina
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

This may be the local way to make a shrimp sandwich but I would much rather be able to identify the shrimp as shrimp. The sweet potatoes fries were a disappointment as they are nut cut potatoes but mashed potatoes made into patties. It is convenient and run by locals which is a bonus. Cannot tell about the rest of... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Lexington, South Carolina
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Looks sketchy.......but it's fabulous! Fried shrimp and sweet tater fries are excellent. I stop here at least once every year on my way in and out of Hunting island.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

Food is average you can get a better shrimp burger at Steamers. Might go back to try some of there other food but won't go out of my way to go back.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Northern NJ
Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

We decided to have lunch at the Shrimp Shack on our way to Hunting Island State Park. Not eating in town before we made this side trip was a big mistake. Pulling into the parking lot, a good number of families were waiting in line to order their food. Several other families were sitting outdoors eating. The menu looked OK,... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Hartland, Vermont
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

For the past four years we have hoped to try this place as many thing we read say to try it. Every time we went by it was closed

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Maroa, Illinois
Contributor
19 reviews 19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 via mobile

May not be that "ritzy", but dang the shrimpbuger was über awesome. Well worth the visit!! Hours are a little odd 11:00-2:00 (winter hours)Make sure you make it in time because it is worth it!!

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Duluth, Ga.
Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

The rave on the revues was the shrimp burger so we had one and a crab cake sandwich. I found neither inspiring and even the fries lacked any thing different. It was just all fried food with little flavor. I must admit I was a big disappointment.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Jasper, Georgia
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Shrimp burger is fantastic! Excellent cocktail sauce. It is advertised as a shack, and it is that! You walk up and place your order. The inside is small and rather tight when several people are waiting to place an order. The bathrooms are tiny and a bit sketchy. The staff is friendly which is a super plus good! Order the... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Shrimp Shack also viewed

Saint Helena Island, SC
Saint Helena Island, SC
 
Saint Helena Island, SC
 

Been to Shrimp Shack? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing
Improve this listing

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

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Shrimp Shack staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?