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“Mixed bag, but would go back...” 3 of 5 stars
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Shrimp Shack
1200 Cornwall Ave, Bellingham, WA 98225-5021
360-752-9100
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Ranked #186 of 387 restaurants in Bellingham
Cuisines: Seafood
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Centralia, Washington
Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 28 cities Reviews in 28 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“Mixed bag, but would go back...”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2013

This was my first time to the Bellingham area, and we found the place by a Smartphone search.
The atmosphere is of course nautical themed, and OK. The restaurant and the men's bathroom was clean.
All of us ordered the Fish & Chips, and it definitely did not disappoint! One really neat menu feature is that you can choose how many pieces of fish you have, so I was finally able to order a portion that left me satisfied! IIRC, the others ordered four piece meals, and I had an eight piece. As it was, I had all eight and another one that my wife couldn't finish. The fish pieces were about the same size as the old McDonald's apple pies. The fries were good, and it was a reasonable portion. Service was good, the waitresses were friendly and efficient.
Where they fell down was on the crab cocktail and the onion rings: The wife didn't like the crab cocktail as the crab and the cocktail sauce were served separately, so it was more like crab and dipping sauce. The onion rings had a crunchy coating as opposed to a batter. This is subjective, as both of us like plain batter. All in all, we were happy with the place and would gladly go back, albeit adjust what we order accordingly.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Abbotsford, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
“Over 40”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2013

I have been a semi-regular at both old and new building for over 40 years. The seafood is outstanding, the servers have always been top of the line, anticipating your requirements. I recommend it and will probably be going for another 40 !

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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21 reviews 21 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“That's shrimp shack in photo your not”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2013 via mobile

Sorry but that photo was when they were good, it's not the Same miss the fish guy it was a treat to go in there before but now it's lost the appeal and the food is average. Used to have a homemade taste now it's just typical fast food

  • Visited June 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Maple Falls, Washington
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14 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“fish and chips yum”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2013

this place can't be beat with there fish and chips. the fairhaven bus comes close, but still not as good. it alway very fresh.

Visited January 2013
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Bellingham, Washington
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Not a place you would want to go”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2013

This used to be a great fish place. Once they moved to their new setting they went down hill fast. Service is only fair, food is generally over cooked, dry and tasteless.

Visited February 2013
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