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American, Seafood
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Lunch, Dinner
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Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
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Reviewed September 5, 2022 via mobile

Fortunately, the sweet lady in the booth at Deception Pass told us of this place only two miles down the road. Real deal shrimp and fish and chips. Yum! Good beer selection, umbrellas, picnic tables, and happy people making others very happy with their eats!

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed July 9, 2022

I really enjoyed the Colossol shrimp n beer. The fries were artificial tasting , bettered. No bathroom just honey buckets .

Date of visit: July 2022
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pkonrad4522, Owner at The Shrimp Shack, responded to this reviewResponded July 13, 2022

Hello! We are glad to hear you enjoyed our colossal shrimp. Thank you for your review and feedback.

Reviewed May 13, 2022

A fellow airplane traveler to Bellingham told us to try this place. We stopped here for lunch before heading to Whidbey Island. It was freezing cold out and we ordered from the window. We sat under the tent area and had to wait quite awhile...for the food. I had fish and chips and my friend had shrimp. I've had better fish and chips and cheaper to. If I was in the area again, I would drive on. Not worth it to me.More

Date of visit: April 2022
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pkonrad4522, Owner at The Shrimp Shack, responded to this reviewResponded May 18, 2022

Hi, Bobby. We are sorry to hear about your experience and the long wait time. We strive for all guests to enjoy their food and time with us. Thank you for your feedback, and we will let our team know so we can improve.

Reviewed October 23, 2021

A local we met in Seattle recommended the Shrimp Shack for our trip to Whidbey Island. From the road, the building looks like what it is called- a shack. There is a side area with picnic tables and umbrellas. At the window, we ordered two...clam chowders, fish and chips, and the giant shrimp (came with fries). The chowder (quite nice) was given to us after we paid. Then we staked out a table, and waited. And waited. And waited. We then waited some more… We finally picked up our meals at the other window and dug into them. The fish and chips were pretty good! And the shrimp (about 6) were quite large but had a lot of breading. The shrimp themselves were nicely cooked. Fries were decent. I’m glad we stopped in to give the shack a try, and overall it was good, but it is very expensive and diners should be prepared to wait.More

Date of visit: October 2021
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pkonrad4522, Owner at The Shrimp Shack, responded to this reviewResponded October 25, 2021

Hi Isabill, thank you for your kind review! We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your meal and apologize for any inconvenience of long wait times. We appreciate your support and hope to welcome you back to The Shrimp Shack soon!

Reviewed October 14, 2021

Reviews seemed to suggest this was a great place. No so. It enjoys a reputation primarily because it is accessible as you go to-from Deception Pass. A tired looking facade and seating, a ho-hum staff, too expensive for what you get, and dreary looking at...best. Needs some TLC on its exterior. Fish and chips were bland. The slaw was only chopped cabbage, no seasoning. The fish was just a slab of fish. Nothing had much flavor. They have been there for years and are apparently a family-oriented business. Sometimes we relax too much on an out-dated reputation. There is probably better fish somewhere else :( Try to find it!More

Date of visit: October 2021
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pkonrad4522, Owner at The Shrimp Shack, responded to this reviewResponded October 15, 2021

Hi, thank you for your review. Our team strives for 5-stars and we are saddened that we did not meet your expectations. We would like to learn more about your experience and how we can improve. Please feel free to contact us at (360) 293-2531....More

Reviewed August 25, 2021 via mobile

Enjoyed Lunch at the Shrimp Shack! The place is popular! We beat most of the crowd so were lucky. Only about 5 people ahead of us in line. We ordered our food, and were fortunate enough to find a table outside for all 7 of...us. It did not take too long before our food was ready (about 20 minutes). For the most part, the food was terrific. I was not too crazy about my Oyster Burger. I should have known because I'm usually not a fan of oysters, but I decided to give theirs a try anyways. I did like the Fresh Prawns, the Popcorn Shrimp, and the Clam Chowder. My Brother n'law swore that their Salmon Burger was the best burger he's ever had! He even ordered a second one so that he could enjoy it later that day (which he did). The staff who helped us was terrific. This will now be our spot to go whenever we are in the area.More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed July 25, 2021 via mobile

Avoid at any cost unless you want to wait for your food for more than an hour. There are better options on the island. Rude staff. Expensive. Go to SeaBolts.More

Date of visit: July 2021
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pkonrad4522, Owner at The Shrimp Shack, responded to this reviewResponded July 29, 2021

Hi Alexei, thank you for your feedback. We sincerely apologize for the long wait and your interactions with our staff. We will let our team know of your experience so we can improve. Please feel free to contact us at (360) 293-2531 if you would...More

Reviewed May 7, 2021

We could not spend long time waiting for fresh shrimp, so we ordered their regular clam chowder and crab cake burgers. Chowder with no clam and extremely greasy over- cooked something between two buns

Date of visit: April 2021
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pkonrad4522, Owner at The Shrimp Shack, responded to this reviewResponded May 10, 2021

Hello, thank you for dining with us and letting us know of your experience. We are sorry to hear that your meal did not meet your expectations. We will let our team know so we can improve. Thank you!

Reviewed March 2, 2021

Rated as one of the best in the Northwest by a local TV station's viewers. I agree. Fresh and excellent seafood items. Burgers too. Service very good. Sadly parking is an issue. We stopped there on a Wednesday in February. Small parking area. Parking lot...full. I'm sure it is worse in the Summer. Expensive, more than $50 for lunch, but worth it.More

Date of visit: February 2021
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Reviewed January 31, 2021

We waited in line about 20 minutes to order, and then waited another 30 minutes to get our food. The food was ok, but not award winning. Shrimp basket, hush puppies, and cod & chips. Pricier than expected, and definitely not as good as we'd...hoped for. Disappointed.More

Date of visit: January 2021
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pkonrad4522, Owner at The Shrimp Shack, responded to this reviewResponded February 2, 2021

Hello Rebecca, thank you for providing us with feedback on your recent visit. We sincerely apologize for any long wait times as our food is made fresh to order. Thank you for choosing The Shrimp Shack.

Reviewed October 30, 2020

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 November 2, 2020

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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The Shrimp Shack is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 3.5
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 3.5
  • Atmosphere: 3.5