We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
$25 Amazon.com Gift Card Get yours when you book a hotel on TripAdvisor and review your stay!

Shrimp Boat

Certificate of Excellence
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
160 N Broad St, Gastonia, NC 28054
(704) 864-6441
Sunday
Closed
Hours:
Tue - Wed 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thu - Fri 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

68 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
Showing 68: English reviews
Gastonia, North Carolina
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

A place I often end up when eating alone. It's a great local place that had great food. The quality is consistent.

Helpful?
Thank Rhonda C
Charlotte NC
Level Contributor
5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Best fried chicken you will ever eat. they also have all types of seafood that is wonderful as well. You walk up to the counter and order and then they call your number when it is ready, not fancy but so so good

Helpful?
Thank BeachBunnies704
Greenville, South Carolina
Level Contributor
179 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The chicken was pretty good, this is more of a fast food restaurant in my opinion. Order from the counter in front and pick up your order which is served in a paper boat basket inside of a paper bag. Cash only!

Helpful?
Thank cMac_OnTheGo
Kings Mountain
Level Contributor
45 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Based on the other reviews Shrimp Boat is overrated. Unless you like crusty, greasy fried chicken and shrimp. Over-priced for what it is. There are better alternatives.

Helpful?
Thank Strowd1
Gastonia, North Carolina
Level Contributor
6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016

I'm not a fried chicken kinda person, but when I want fried chicken, I'll take Shrimp Boat every time over any other chicken restaurant. The shrimp and fish are also excellent. Great value for great food.

Helpful?
Thank 1950Max
Kings Mountain, North Carolina
Level Contributor
36 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

Usually eat here at least once a month. I switch between the fried chicken (very good) and the fried chicken livers.A little pricey for lunch but that doesn't deter me eating here. Always good service and attitude of the staff. I have tried the shrimp and oysters which are very good also.

Helpful?
Thank Dwain Y
Gastonia, North Carolina
Level Contributor
18 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2016

I've been eating here since I was a boy in the 1970's. Everything I've ever eaten here has been awesome. The seafood, chicken, and sides; you just can't go wrong. My mainstay is the livers dinner. So, so good. Their breading is perfect, just enough to give it a great flavor. Big portions. Great value. The prices are good and... More 

Helpful?
Thank Friendnc
Level Contributor
124 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2016

At lunch time this place hops ! Stop in occasionally for chicken livers. The best in town. Friendly staff and service is fairly quick even when they are busy. Variety of items including seafood.It is a little pricy. For 2 people, it isn't hard to spend $20+. Nice size dining area that is always clean. Food is always good and... More 

Helpful?
Thank Blacjac443
Gastonia, North Carolina
Level Contributor
8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

This is a great local owned restaurant. They have the best chicken plates! The girls are very nice. Eat here every week!

Helpful?
Thank Marion T
Gastonia Nc
Level Contributor
13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2016

My staff just think that the Shrimp Boat has great fried chicken baskets with fryes and hush puppies.

Helpful?
Thank pacetax

Travelers who viewed Shrimp Boat also viewed

 

Been to Shrimp Boat? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Cuisine
American, Seafood
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
Tuesday
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 160 N Broad St, Gastonia, NC 28054
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Gastonia
  • Phone Number: (704) 864-6441

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Shrimp Boat staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?