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“Not Mexicali but still enjoyed”
Review of Bonzer Shack

Bonzer Shack
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $5 - $15
Cuisines: American, Caribbean, Seafood
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Description: The most laid back beach grill on the Outer Banks featuring bistro quality Coastal Comfort Food all with a throwback to the surfboard shapers and wave riders on the break! The Shack has an inviting and warm old school driftwood atmosphere with an awesome sandy yard with outdoor games and tables located right on the Beach Road at Mile Post 9, just across from the Sand and Surf.
Burke, Virginia
Level 4 Contributor
21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Not Mexicali but still enjoyed”
Reviewed August 24, 2013

Formerly known as Mexicali Brewz, this used to be one of our go to spots for awesome fish tacos and live music outside with corn hole. So of course, we had to try it out. Still has a relaxed atmosphere and friendly staff. Bartenders still have a very generous poor. My kids enjoyed it and loved their speciality drinks with surprise toy. I had the flight simulator chicken wings, delicious and different from the norm and a salad with house cilantro lime, also yummy. Husband had the fish tacos which were okay, doesn't like deep fried. Was hoping the tacos were what they used to be...the best in obx just like Mama Kwans (Bonzer's sister restaurant). Please go back to your original fish tacos or we'll have to opt for Mama Kwans. All in all, will go back. Good food, good price, good vibe.

  • Visited August 2013
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English first
Cleveland, OH
Level 3 Contributor
6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Love this Shack...”
Reviewed August 21, 2013

I had the bacon-wrapped shrimp w/ gouda grit cakes...and it was awesome. Nice beer selection as well. Service at bar was attentive and quick. Nice spot!

  • Visited August 2013
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Long Island, New York
Level 4 Contributor
38 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Surprised by this shack!!”
Reviewed August 16, 2013

What appears to be a local beer joint serves some of the most creative delicious dishes you are going to eat here in the Outer Banks. The crab based soup was thick and flavorful and the salad dishes were top notch....Try it ...also has live music outdoors

Visited August 2013
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Thank liguy631
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North Carolina
Level 5 Contributor
53 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Fun Place!”
Reviewed August 15, 2013 via mobile

Great fun place! This is the sister restaurant to Mama Kwans... Perfect little beach shack. The Cruzan Buckets are great drinks! Try one... You're on vacation!;) the grit cakes are great and the fried plantaines too!

  • Visited August 2013
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1 Thank bembris1
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Nags Head, North Carolina
1 review
“Great lunch”
Reviewed August 12, 2013

Had lunch with family on a work day. The Fried Green tomato BLT was awesome. I will go back for that again.

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank NativeLocal2013
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