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“Great meal, fresh seafood, moderate prices and a surprise location!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Fish Shack

Fish Shack
2862 NE 17th Ave, Pompano Beach, FL 33064
(954) 586-4105
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Ranked #6 of 301 Restaurants in Pompano Beach
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Seafood
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant details
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch
Jax, FL
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309 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 138 helpful votes
“Great meal, fresh seafood, moderate prices and a surprise location!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

Thanks again, to TripAdvisor for a perfect suggestion for a new dining experience. We completely enjoyed the casual seafood dinner at the understated Fish Shack! It is presently rated # 3 out of over 250 restaurants in Pompano beach, only trailing behind a donut and ice cream shops! Menu is limited with a variety of fish, shrimp, and two daily specials. They keep the sides simple, too .. 4 items ...French fries, a tossed salad, cole slaw, or white rice. Highly recommend the beer battered onion rings, garlic butter shrimp ($12.95- included two sides), and lightly blackened grouper, ( $14.99 w/ two sides). There are also sandwiches, wraps, a couple soups, and then you can top it off with some home made Key Lime pie, for a true South Florida feast.
Everything was fresh, prepared perfectly and served by friendly, engaging staff.

NOTE: do not be put off by the location or little "hole in the wall" appearance. There is often a line for one of the 5 tables or 8 bar stools at the counter. They do a huge carry out business for those not wanting to wait. If you have a rainy or cloudy day, head there then. Fearing the outside wait, in wet weather, some stay away. Such was our good fortune tonight. They do not take reservations, but people, wait and wait for a seat here.
Enjoy...we sure did!

  • Visited April 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Albany, New York
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“Great Seafood! Hard to Find but Worth Looking For”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

My wife and I were staying in nearby Deerfield Beach and were looking to explore other eateries beyond Deerfield. We saw this one in TripAdvisor and gave it a shot. Very glad we did. Great Place! Wonderful, fresh seafood at very good prices! We shared the fried combo (shrimp, cod and clam strips) and a basket of fried mahi fingers. Everything was delicious. We've eaten in fancy seafood restaurants that didn't prepare fish as well as this. We would've returned but they are closed on Sundays and Mondays. Although we ordered fried fish, they also offered fish grilled and blackened and have a raw bar. I believe they also served items like chicken fingers and burgers. The place is small -- about the size of a two-car garage (seats 20), and décor is whimsical. Finding it is a bit of a trick: it's in a tiny hidden strip mall behind Route A1. So be sure to get out your GPS or a good map. You'll never find this place by accident. But do find it -- it's worth the effort for great seafood!.

  • Visited April 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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“A taste of Keys dining in Pompano”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

If fresh fish is your thing in a real down home basic atmosphere, then you must try the Fish Shack. There is absolutely nothing fancy about it but the food is worth the wait to get a seat anywhere in this small store front restaurant. The food is delicious and staff is friendly and efficient. The cracked conch is my favorite. Dress down and prepared for a wait.

  • Visited April 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Bovina Center, New York
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“THANK YOU TRIPADVISOR! (and fish shack!)”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

We (my husband and I) are continually amazed by TripAdvisor. Who would search out a little place like this when there are all these ads in magazines and newspapers and the hoopla of being The Best of Something (Ft. Lauderdale in this case). We would! And even though we got lost, we found it and were totally amazed. It was like being in Key West not the crowded oceanfront or 1A... but the real thing: amazing fish, fantastic taste that stayed with us for hours. What a sandwich! Fresh Grouper fried up and served with great cole slaw. Best conch fritters I've had and very nice oysters indeed. This is a real gem and we'll be back.

  • Visited March 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Still awesome!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

Came back to visit The Fish Shack again while visiting FL after one year. Got there around 11:15 am on a Friday and sure enough, within about 20 minutes, the place had a waiting line. Same great food and service. One of the best deals for fresh seafood in the area. Highly suggest for great seafood.

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