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“Best seafood in the area!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Shuckin Shack

Shuckin Shack
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American, Bar, Seafood, Pub
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Bar scene, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Drinks, Late Night, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff
North Carolina
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Best seafood in the area!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 14, 2014

We always try to visit the Shuckin Shack when we're in Carolina Beach. The seafood is fresh and the taste cannot be beat! Seating is limited but worth the wait and the Bloody Mary's are the best! This is hands-down our favorite place for oysters and steamed shrimp- never tasted better!

  • Visited July 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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1 Thank sunshinevop
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English first
Goldsboro, North Carolina
2 reviews
“Holy Lobster Rolls!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 11, 2014

Oh man, we went for lunch and I tried the lobster roll. Amazingly tasty lobster salad in a buttered white bread roll. To die for!

  • Visited July 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank Missweeks86
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Raleigh, North Carolina
Level Contributor
178 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 220 helpful votes
“Consistently Good Seafood: Mmmmmm Old Bay”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 9, 2014

Do you want great steamed seafood? Do you enjoy a hole-in-the-wall and local atmosphere? If you said, "yes," then, Shuckin Shack is for you.

Shuckin Shack has two locations in the Wilmington area and is going to open in Charlotte soon. It's expanding because it is good. I hope the expansion doesn't change the quality of the food, which happens sometimes.

The original Shuckin Shack in CB is awesome. It's very small, and the seating is very limited. The AC in the summer is always, well, so-so, and the service is okay because the waitress is also the bartender at times. But.... I don't care. The small size makes it fun. It's a beach bar. It should be full and loud. A few more tables wouldn't hurt, but it works.

The food is great. I've been to this place a lot. I've visited the downtown Wilmington location too, but it just isn't AS good. We usually get a bucket of clams, oysters, crab legs, corn, and the best shrimp I've ever had. The peel and eat shrimp is a must!!! We order a side plate of mussels too. I highly recommend the bloody mary. It comes with a shrimp and old bay-yum.

The prices are reasonable for seafood. I mean, you'll spend a good amount. It's seafood.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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2 Thank uncwmel10
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Chicago, Illinois
Level Contributor
6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Awesome!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 8, 2014

We left the Deck House - poor management- and went to the Shuckin Shack!!! We had a great time! Good people, great food and owners!!! We will be back!

  • Visited June 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank Linda S
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Mansfield, Ohio
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Perfect Crab Legs- great clams”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 8, 2014

Stopped here on a girls weekend trip. Amazed by the food! The service wasnt great and Im still giving it 5 stars! Small place, not a lot of seating, with food like this who cares I'd eat it in the street!

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank sun-surf-sand-shell
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