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American, Seafood
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Lunch, Dinner
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Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was our first time visiting The Shrimp Shack. It was pretty good. We had the clam chowder, hush puppies, and jumbo shrimp with fries. The atmosphere is informal and fun. This is a great place to stop for a snack or quick meal.

Date of visit: October 2020
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pkonrad4522, Owner at The Shrimp Shack, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi, thank you for the great review! Our team appreciates your kind words. We are glad you enjoyed your meal!

Reviewed September 2, 2020

The first time wasn't a fluke. Just as good as last time. This place is worth coming back too. It's a popular place so be prepared to wait but you have to give them time to do it right. The fried shrimp comes out HOT....Well worth the wait.More

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed August 21, 2020 via mobile

Great shrimp and selection of cider. Expect a line, but quick and friendly service. We enjoyed the shrimp basket and calamari.

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed August 17, 2020

Even on a late Friday afternoon, the line at Shrimp Shack was pretty long when we drove up. We ended up being here almost an hour and a half including about a half hour wait after ordering. It was a nice day and they did...have their outdoor dining room open, so that wasn't too bad. For now, the inside dining room is closed. The staff was pretty friendly in spite of the rush. I ordered the colossal shrimp. 6 of them with fries. The shrimp was pretty good. The fries not so much. It was those standard fries, but with the brown crunchy feel to them. There is quite a variety of items on the menu that are not just shrimp. I saw elk and alligator burgers among many other things. Overall, it was good experience in spite of the wait, but the place is popular and can't be missed when driving Highway 20.More

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed August 15, 2020 via mobile

My mother and I arrived early for dinner (about 4:50pm) on a Saturday night. The line was pretty short compared to what we saw earlier in the day on our way up to Deception Pass, so we thought we'd give it a try as we'd...heard good things and love seafood. We stood in line, with about 5 parties in front of us, for 30 MINUTES before even ORDERING. We then waited 20 more minutes (surprisingly short based on the wait time in line) for our food. It was warm and the popcorn shrimp were pretty tasty, but the shrimp burger was not as described on their menu and not very good. Instead of being butterflied, the shrimp were all mashed together into one big party that was pretty bland. The fries were pretty good, but overall nothing to warrant how much hype this place gets and not at all worth waiting 50 minutes. This place needs to get moving.More

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed July 28, 2020 via mobile

I haven’t been this disappointed with a meal in a while. I ordered the chowder in a bread bowl and what I got was a tiny cup of chowder placed - not poured - into the bread bowl. When I poured it in myself, it...filled the bread bowl about halfway. After about 8 spoonfuls, I was left with a large chunk of dry bread. This is not how’s its supposed to be done. All this for $12, incl tip/tax. I was so bummed I ordered a bag of shrimp. This time it was a lot of shrimp, but they were so tiny you could barely taste them. It simply wasn’t worth the work of peeling the shrimp for this tiny bite, and I just quit about halfway through. Oh, and like everyone says - the service here is really unfriendly. There was also a sign on the window saying “45 minutes for food.” This place is very popular, so I’m sure something on the menu is good, but i will not be be going back.More

Date of visit: July 2020
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Reviewed July 16, 2020

My family has been coming here for ages. We would always make a stop for some fresh shrimp and go to deception pass. One bad customer service experience can mess all of it up. They close at 7pm, my sister and I came at 6:15pm...for some shrimp and fish and chips. The moment my sister approached the window and asked for some fresh shrimp the lady goes "UGH we just put them away." so my sister goes "its 45 minutes till close, do you guys have the shrimp?" "Yes we do" the lady replied. "Okay than Ill have 5 lbs please." The lady goes "Do you want the small or the jumbo ones." My sister asked for the jumbo ones. They where hoping she would ask for the smaller sized ones for some reason. They responded, "You do know the jumbo ones will be $50 right?" Obviously, and we can afford it. keep in mind my sister is the sweetest customer ever, she is a midwife. We waited for the fish and chips for 45 minutes.... they where moving a snails pace and PISSED off. my sister tipped them 20% in hopes of making them happier... NOPE. so every other person that came to order food at the window after that, they would scream "45 minute wait." I get it. You may have had a bad day, but no need for you be so rude 45 minutes before close to a nice customer.More

Date of visit: July 2020
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Reviewed July 9, 2020 via mobile

Really liked the roadside location. Park and walk up to window for ordering. Picnic tables for outside dining. Lengthy menu. We might of just ordered wrong. We’re not from the area and in the south shrimp are large and served hot. We went with 2...lbs of small/med shrimp and spent an hour peeling popcorn shrimp. Served cold and rather bland. Wanted to try something with a “local flavor” and ordered the chowder. Thick roux that reminded me of gravy. Couldn’t eat it.More

Date of visit: July 2020
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Reviewed July 4, 2020

This is our favorite type of venu to eat seafood at, just a small business on the side of a road. Everyone in our party had great food. I had, hands down, the best fried oysters I have ever eaten! The calamari was good, I...thought a bit heavy on breading though. Chips and sides were all delicious. There was a decent selection of craft beers. Service was polite and efficient, and a bit entertaining at times.More

Date of visit: June 2020
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Reviewed June 23, 2020

I had heard great things about the Shrimp Shack and had seen the long lines, so we called in advance. When we got there (dinner time on Friday night) there was no line at all and the person said our food "just finished" so we...were expecting nice, hot and fresh. We ate at their outside tables so there was no delay. Unfortunately, it wasn't nice, hot or fresh. My wife got Popcorn Shrimp which was cold and unappetizing. I got the Cod Fish and Chips, which looked great but turned out to be cold and way overcooked. It was hard and basically inedible. However, one thing I miss from growing up in the south is good hush puppies. They were great! One dozen, well cooked and well seasoned. Definitely the high point of the meal (by a long shot).More

Date of visit: June 2020
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