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“Fish Shack is Great”
Review of Fish Shack

Fish Shack
Ranked #1 of 357 Restaurants in Pompano Beach
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Seafood
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
1 review
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“Fish Shack is Great”
Reviewed August 19, 2012

The Fish Shack has a casual atmosphere and offers a wide menu selection that is very affordable. It also has great service.

  • Visited August 2012
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Florida Panhandle, Florida
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“Penultimate Divey Seafood Joint”
Reviewed August 16, 2012

You don't find places like this very often anymore. The location and unremarkable exterior are sure to scare away many a tourist. This tiny joint is in a tiny concrete-block stripmall a block or so west of Federal. You're not lost...it's there with its "back" turned towards Federal. Inside there's nothing to write home about except seafood. There are 2 tables for two, 2 tables for four, and several barstools, that's it. It's clear the same locals come in all the time. One might consider the location almost dicey. But fresh fish and shellfish is the name of the game here. Although I'm not a fan of beer batter, the quality of the seafood was unmistakable; next time I'll try grilled. This reminds me of little seafood places that I used to find in the Florida panhandle, where I'm from. This is a little gem and the owner couldn't be friendlier. Recommended for the hardcore seafood enthusiast.

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3 Thank mibenco
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Boca Raton, Florida
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“Best Seafood Restaurant in South Florida”
Reviewed August 14, 2012

Superb food, tried many different dishes from the seafood to the chicken wings...all excellent!
Very friendly staff and makes you feel at home. We go there twice a week for dinner and are hooked! A little difficult to find but once you get there you will have no problem finding it again. Well worth it!

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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“The One Great Seafood Dive in the Area: Tourists Stay Away”
Reviewed August 7, 2012 via mobile

For the tourists there are other dives with bad food but nearer the beach. Please leave this great local place alone. Yes, the area is scary; and that's another reason for tourists to stay away. Locals buck up. There are worst areas around (just catch a rerun of an eisode of Police Women of Broward County for a hint or two) and the food here is awesome, fresh and CHEAP. It is a little offbeat and quirky but that is part of its charm. Can't go wrong with the fish sandwiches or the scallop-shrimp "burger." The latter is a filler-less "burger" of pressed scallops, shrimp, sherry and egg with a little corn starch to bind it all together and then fried in olive oil.

Remember now TOO dangerous or sketchy a neighborhood for tourist but perfectly fine for us locals. :;))

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new york
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“Amazing seafood just like the service!”
Reviewed July 30, 2012

Went here based on the amazing tripadvisor reviews and this place is not to be missed. The owners hospitality is matched by the awesome local patrons. Yes its a small space but the best ones usually are. We came in for a quick bite and stayed for hours talking and enjoying the food. Someone was even awesome enough to pick up our tab at the end. The last reviewer mentioned the scallop shrimp burger and he was nice enough to let me try his it was delicious. We also had the conch fritters that were some of the best I've ever had including on carribean islands. The other Conch option was also delicious and really well seasoned. The fish and chips were on point. And the fried combo included some of the most flavorful breaded shrimp I've ever enjoyed. In short if you are in Florida make it a point to go here trust me you will not be disappointed.

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