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1925 Sea Island Pkwy, Saint Helena Island, SC 29920-4813
843-838-2962
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Dining options: Lunch
Good for:
Families with children

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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
Most recent review
Overpriced

Went here today for lunch, as the first time we tried to go they were closed. They have the bizarre winter hours of 11-2. My husband and I ordered the shrimp burger. It was really good, a breaded shrimp patty that was fried golden brown and crispy, served on a bun with mayo and tartar sauce. The... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 14, 2015
Tabitha R
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  • Lunch
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English first
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Went here today for lunch, as the first time we tried to go they were closed. They have the bizarre winter hours of 11-2. My husband and I ordered the shrimp burger. It was really good, a breaded shrimp patty that was fried golden brown and crispy, served on a bun with mayo and tartar sauce. The only downside was... More 

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Beaufort, South Carolina
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45 reviews 45 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

Don't think it's handicap accessible. I think the food could be better and the selection more varied. Everything is ordered and received thru a takeout window. Little human contact. Scenic place with erratic hours, try Johnson's Creek nearby good food and nice atmosphere.

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Toronto, Canada
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

In the winter months, we drive by this little place all the time and after reading very mixed reviews, we decided to stop and try the shrimp burger. It was just over $13 for two and they were small. But, we were glad we stopped. The shrimp burger was very good, big pieces of shrimp and I could be wrong... More 

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Bluffton, South Carolina
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50 reviews 50 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

I have been going here since I moved to Bft in 1996. It's a must stop after a great day at the beach! Even after not being able to go for several years, the most recent stop tasted just as great as the first time. I have never had anything but the shrimp burger, but why try something else when... More 

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Flagler Beach, Florida
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28 reviews 28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

We stopped in on a cold afternoon and had soup and sandwiches for lunch. I thought the food was just average with the exception of the shrimp burger. The place itself is interesting and I will give it another try. Be advised they only accept cash no credit cards and their hours are limited..

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Augusta, Georgia, Usa
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

Drove down from Augusta for a short getaway and saw this little place on the side of the road. Decided to stop because I saw it listed on TripAdvisor. The place is not for fine dining but if you want a relaxed atmosphere and good food then this is the place. My wife and i had the shrimp dinner with... More 

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Asheville, North Carolina
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

This little place has been around forever, and many of the people who work there have been there forever. They continue to offer quality food, well-prepared at a great price! I love shrimp, and of all the places in the area, their fried shrimp are the BEST!

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Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
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124 reviews 124 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 via mobile

The seafood dinner and the shrimp burger are delicious. This place is a throw back. It's a road side seafood shack. Truly. Worth a trip in for a bite to eat.

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Gaffney, South Carolina
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34 reviews 34 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

I have been visiting Harbor and Hunting Islands 25 years and passed by the Shrimp Shack, wondering if & when it was ever open. Finally, last summer stopped & had a shrimp burger. Delicious! Went back in Late September and had a crab cake. Not as tasty. It had too much of a muddy taste. The more I ate, the... More 

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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Cute little hole in the wall place. Food was about average quality. We don't get to eat shrimp burgers and crab cake sandwiches everyday where we live so it was exciting for a minute. They do not take cards so if you eat here bring cash!

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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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