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“WORST!! Seriously save yourself the trouble.” 1 of 5 stars
Review of Duffy Street Seafood Shack

Duffy Street Seafood Shack
9924 North King's Highway, Restaurant Row, North Myrtle Beach, SC 29572
843-449-2233
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Cuisines: Seafood
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Seating, Waitstaff
Description: The newest addition to the Duffy Street restaurants in MB. This one is #3 owned by the same family.
Charlotte, North Carolina
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25 reviews
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“WORST!! Seriously save yourself the trouble.”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2012

This was the worst dining experience we have ever had. Almost comical like Gordon Ramsay was hiding in the back waiting to pop out and surprise us with an episode of Food from hell or whatever it is called. We walked in and were promptly greeted by a hostess who was clearly overworked as she also turned out to be the bartender, waitress, and possibly manager?!? She couldn't have been less enthusiastic to see our party of 6 walk in despite the place being less than busy. We saw her argue with another server about who was going to have to take our table. We should have left then but as it was our last night and we had chosen the place based on positive reviews and wanting seafood so we sat and laughed it off. We were quickly served our drinks and our orders were taken promptly. Then we waited, and waited, and .....waited. We saw two other tables get up and leave disgusted with how long they had been seated. So we went to the bar and asked for refills and waited some more. Finally, we asked the manager to just let us pay for what had actually been brought to the table (drinks) and we would be on our way. We explained that we had been seated for over an hour with no food. As we were trying to leave, our food appeared so we sat. All of the fried food was soggy (think oysters, shrimp) and the hush puppies were completely raw in the middle. Several members of the party ordered the fresh fish ($20) which was supposed to be mahi but instead was some dried up piece of rubber with no flavor. The shrimp were rubbery. It was simply inedible. Bad service, bad food. I see so many positive reviews that it makes me wonder if we just went on an off week or something but it was such a bad experience I wouldn't give it another shot.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 1 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 1 of 5 stars
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    • 1 of 5 stars
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Monroe, Ohio
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82 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
“Huge Waste of Money”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2012

The place was dead...we should have turned around as soon as we walked in the front door when there was no one in sight! The place was cold and depressing. We were hungry and ordered $100 worth of seafood...it all was the worst ever! Food came out super fast since the place was dead. On the plate it all looked great...took the first bite and all the wind was let out of our sails. Take your money to the Chesapeake House.

Visited August 2012
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Richmond, Virginia, United States
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Fresh tasting”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2012

Food tasted fresh and home made. Great service and prices. One of our favorite places to eat. Better than most upscale seafood placed.

Visited August 2012
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Princeton Junction, NJ
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“It is what it is!!”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2012

If you want good beer and fried seafood and are just in the mood for some fun then this is a place for you. It is around the corner from our Ashworth condo so it is an easy walk which is a plus for us. It has outside seating which is great for people watching. and free Peanuts with your beer...yummmm. the food is ok and you get lots of it.....not for dieters.

Visited August 2012
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Kings Mountain, North Carolina, United States
1 review
“Always great food.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2012

A visit or two to Duffy Street Seafood Shack is always on my list when I'm in North Myrtle Beach. And I always go for their fried green tomatoes. Hefty portions and thick cut for a delightful appetizer or almost can make a meal off of them. But a word of warning.... their home made dipping sauce is horrible. Go for ranch or even blue cheese. Both of these go great with them. Last visit I tried their Pig Skin Shrimp. Delicious!!! I've never gone wrong when eating at Duffy's.

  • Visited June 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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