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Shrimp Shack

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1925 Sea Island Pkwy, Saint Helena Island, SC 29920-4813
843-838-2962
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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61 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

They deep fry everything at this joint! Loved the shrimp burger, though fried it was light and tasty. The rest of the food seafood options are nothing special. They are only open for 11-3 usually, do its a great option for a quick lunch.

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Thank Nikki T
Dayton
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Stopped for lunch one afternoon. Between the three of us we had fried shrimp, shrimp burger, fries, onion rings, hush puppies and cole slaw. The fried shrimp was very good! My son liked his shrimp burger. Fries weren't bad, but I really did not like the cole slaw. It was probably the worst I have ever had. The hush puppies... More 

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Thank Nurselet12
Okeana, Ohio
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61 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Now know if you go there it is a quintessential dive. No AC limited places to eat but the food is outstanding. Also they do not accept credit cards. The shrimp is fresh and just caught from the shrimp boats across the street. Also not open on Sunday!

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Thank Jeffrey G
Charleston, South Carolina
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Let's get something out of the way for the haters: if you came to a place called "Shrimp Shack" on the edge of the marsh with picnic tables, screened in porches where you order through a window but were looking for Dover sole en papillotte on Limoges China, you should continue on in search of a 5 Guys somewhere. You'll... More 

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Thank Forrest P
Henderson, North Carolina
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Tasteless food, bad service....We heard good reviews but were extremely disappointed....Don't waste your time at this dump.

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Thank Melissa C
Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
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584 reviews
454 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 168 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Shrimp Shack is just that, a local spot to enjoy fresh fried shrimp, flounder clams etc. The shrimp was amazing. Request that the cooks fry your fries, flounder, onion rings etc a but longer otherwise we found it a little greasy.

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Thank RMGTravel
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place is a must stop to/from Hunting Beach! The shrimp was some of the best I've ever had! It was a perfect way to end a hot beach trip to Hunting Beach.

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Thank Kayla N
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

This is off of Fripp island but glad we found it. Best Fried shrimp I have ever had and best Onion rings too. Someone on the island told us about the Shrimp Shack, we ended going there twice as I couldn't stop thinking about the meal the night before. It is literally a shack and there is no air con,... More 

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Lexington, South Carolina
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016

This place was PACKED! It is a roadside sorta restaurant that is just one of those places you have to try. We literally had to wait in line to order at this place... The line was out the door at 230 in the afternoon. Make sure to try a Shrimp burger... Did I mention is was a hole in the... More 

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Thank shdarnell
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21 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016 via mobile

Deep fried is your only option here, unless you just want a burger and vegetable. Crazy how many people like it that way.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$10 - $17
Cuisine
American, Seafood
Meals
Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
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: 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?