I was staying in Raleigh, NC for business and had a free Sunday, so I drove to Carolina Beach. Found Shuckin' Shack when looking for a quick bite before leaving. This seems to be one of the few places in Carolina Beach where you can get fresh seafood -- it's surrounded by restaurants offering pizza, hotdogs, burgers, pasta and such -- but I would have none of that.
The place was almost packed at 3pm on Sunday, and quite noisy -- but it was a good, friendly kind of chatter and laughter. It seems to be a locals' favourite, everybody seemed to know everybody.
They have a selection of local tap beers, a decent choice of wines too. Fresh oysters, shrimp, mussels, and clams -- what else do you need on a beach? Well, how about chicken wings -- juicy and seasoned just right? They serve raw oysters and wings, calling it "surf and turf - their way".
When ordering oysters, you can choose to shuck them yourself -- it will save you a couple of bucks on a dozen.