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1925 Sea Island Pkwy, Saint Helena Island, SC 29920-4813
+1 843-838-2962
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South Carolina
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173 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I like to take newcomers, first time visitors, to the Shrimp Shack for an original Shrimp Burger. Had an old friend from high school in town for a day so while giving her the grand tour I took her to one of my favorite place. She loved it, and was the first time she ever had a shrimp burger and... More 

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Thank CarolinaParatrooper
Boston, Massachusetts
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226 reviews
166 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Fried shrimp lightly fried. Shrimp burger was really good. Place is small and open only for lunch. Small eating area.

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Thank Dennis J
Augusta, Georgia
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40 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 12, 2016 via mobile

The Shrimp Shack is not posh, not comfortable, not an ambience in which you want to linger. Who cares!? The shrimpburger is succulent, satisfying, and memory-making. The hush puppies are traditional and sturdy -- not light, not sweet, not to ever be confused with any other food -- and they are great. The combo platter with shrimp and flounder was... More 

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Thank Lee M
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15 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2016

good local spot to grab a sandwich . Some days it packed some days you can walk right up to the counter. Good fod

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Columbia, South Carolina
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40 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016 via mobile

This is my granddaughter's absolute favorite place to eat, so while in the area, I checked in on it. It appears to have survived the storm for their fans to eat there again.

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1 Thank 976helend
Plain City, Ohio
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218 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2016

The Shrimp Shack is nothing fancy in case you can't tell by the name. It's a small place, with limited seating in a screened-in porch area and some picnic tables outside. I can imagine it can get really hot in the summer, but we visited on an cooler overcast day and it was comfortable. The shrimp is local and fresh.... More 

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Thank JStarkey2
Rock Hill, South Carolina
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70 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 22, 2016 via mobile

Great fried chicken and seafood with sides. Reasonable Price for baskets but the dinners are high for what you get. Order at the counter and then take your styrofoam go container offsite or eat and one of the two onsite dining areas. Locals eat here, the hours seem rather sporadic but the local seem to know when they are open.... More 

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Thank Deborah H
Columbia, South Carolina
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2016

Wife and I did not care for this place. It was an outdoor place in July in SC so just imagine. Just not my cup of tea.

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Thank gamecockred
Atlanta, Georgia
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33 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2016

This place is just what its name states...shack!! It is not fancy, has picnic tables, and serves on paper plates...but, the food is good. You can eat inside or outside. Only two or three tables and you walk up to the counter to order, so there's no real "service" to speak of. We had the shrimp burger, which was great.... More 

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Thank GiGi-in-GA
Winston Salem, North Carolina
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31 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2016

Weve eaten at Shrimp Shack several times over the last few years on each visit to Fripp Island. I never felt this place was anything more than just another fried food joint catering to the mass of tourist that travel here in the peak seasons. THe food isnt bad - but there are plenty of other places to go that... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$10 - $17
Cuisine
American, Seafood
Meals
Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available
Good for
Dining on a budget, Kids, Families with children, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1925 Sea Island Pkwy, Saint Helena Island, SC 29920-4813
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Saint Helena Island
  • Phone Number: +1 843-838-2962

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?