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Shrimp Shack

1925 Sea Island Pkwy, Saint Helena Island, SC 29920-4813
843-838-2962
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Price range: $10 - $17
Cuisines: Seafood
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Lunch
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Lunch
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English first
Saint Helena Island
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

The food is great and the prices reasonable! The staff is extremely friendly and helpful. I don't have any complaints.

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South Carolina
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34 reviews 34 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

We were surprised to find out that when you walk in, it is an "order at the window" kind of place. The parking lot was full, and they are only open for lunch! I wasn't excited about a fried shrimp basket, but it was the BEST, freshest tasting shrimp I have ever tasted! It seemed like a family owned/run business.... More

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Birmingham, Alabama
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

Shrimp burger and fries. Don't even look at the rest of the menu. Friendly folks. Do take out and go sit on the beach at Hunting Island.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

We stopped because of many positive reviews and were not impressed. Shrimp is fresh, but everything else is coming out of a frozen food bag (chicken nuggets, etc.) Shrimp burger is atypical in that it is ground shrimp molded into a patty. Not the piles of popcorn shrimp and coleslaw that I am accustomed to...I'd drive a little farther unless... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014 via mobile

My husband and daughter raved about the shrimpburger while visiting Hunting Island this past summer so when we returned for Spring Break it was our first meal on the islands on our first day. Luckily we beat the lunch rush and ordered four of the best shrimpburgers anywhere!!! We plan to return at least two to three more times before... More

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pooler GA
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

Pricey, small portions. This place used to be better. We had to reorder more food due to the small portions. Spent $60 for lunch for 2 adults and 2 kids. Red rice dry and flavorless. Hush puppies (their specialty) were good.

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Beaufort, South Carolina
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53 reviews 53 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2014

You would never guess how fantastic the food is here, by just driving by. So, forget the appearance, and go in and order a treat beyond belief. The shrimpburger is loaded with fresh caught local shrimp, and will make your tastebuds very happy. Also, order the sweet potato fries to go with it. We stop at the Shrimp Shack every... More

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Roscommon, Michigan
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37 reviews 37 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

I enjoy this place. It's a lot smaller inside that it looks. You give your order at a window, they call you, and you go eat. I got the famed shrimp burger, which is alright if they lessened the mayonnaise and thinned the bun. Great sweet potato sticks. I'm a sucker for a sweet potato. I guess the fried shrimp... More

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Berlin, Germany
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35 reviews 35 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

Yes, it is only a small restaurante on a highway to hunting island like a shrimp diner, who's expecting more!? we have found traditionally and authentic South Carolina shrimp food, quick, tasty and fresh. The shrimp boat located just across the street. And the value is really good if I compare to the shrimp festival prices and size. I will... More

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St. Louis
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21 reviews 21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2013

The Shrimp Shack is a small restaurant, that wouldn't have caught our eye on a normal trip. But, something drew us there, to stop for lunch. And I am very glad that we did! Yes, the floorplan is small, but the food is excellent. If you go, we suggest you order "whatever seafood is fresh that day". My wife and... More

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