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“one of the hidden gems of Pleasure Island” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Shuckin Shack

Shuckin Shack
6 North Lake Park, Carolina Beach, NC
910 458 7380
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Seafood
Dining options: Late Night
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Dining options: Late Night
kure beach,nc
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47 reviews 47 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“one of the hidden gems of Pleasure Island”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2013

Small, local hangout w/ great deals on oysters and clams...you get your $$ worth every time. Fun place to hang.

Visited May 2013
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English first
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“You want seafood at the beach? This is it.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2013 via mobile

Shuckin Shack definitely deserves the high ratings - you'd be hard-pressed to find better seafood on the beach, at least of the variety that involves shucking, cracking or peeling. The place is tiny, so expect it to be packed early for dinner. On my recent visit I found it impossible to get a seat around 6:30, even though it was just a seat for one. I came back another day for lunch and it was much more manageable. I tried the steamed sampler with local clams, shrimp and crab legs - it was all cooked and seasoned perfectly. The ambience is pure dive, which, let's be honest, is exactly what you want at Carolina Beach.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Wilmington, North Carolina
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26 reviews 26 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“Great food and atmosphere--disappointing staff”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2013

We found this restaurant on the TripAdvisor app and with the rave reviews we were very excited to try it. I love seafood and it just so happened to be my birthday so we decided on the steam pot special. There was plenty of food and the price was right. Crab was fresh and they give you any sauce/condiment you could possibly need. The only negative I have was the service....
When we first walked in we stood there for a few minutes until we were even acknowledged. There were not many people in there so it was not because they were busy. We sat ourselves outside and for the duration of the meal pretty much had to go inside and wait at the bar to get anything we needed (water, drinks, refills, napkins ugh!) No one came to check on us or ask us if we needed anything and we had to walk inside to get our bill because we figured they forgot about us! It was so sad because every where else we had been up to that point was all full of the Southern Hospitality. With so many seafood shack options along Carolina Beach you would think a restaurant would want to impress the out-of-towners to become lifelong customers. Guess Shuckin Shack is a "locals" only kinda spot :(

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Olean, New York
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“We love this place!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2013

If you're looking for a laid back atmosphere with awesome food, this is the place you need to be! They have more than just seafood such as chicken wings and cheese sticks. There is always a seafood special. We love going here for lunch after sunbathing on the beach or for a relaxed dinner.

Visited May 2013
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“Good Bar with good food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2013 via mobile

Definitely a bar! The food is great for bar food, but not a place for kids. Nice night out (nothing fancy) for mom and dad if your able.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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