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“The Best Food and Service”
Review of Sugar Shack

Sugar Shack
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Jamaican
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Reviewed July 5, 2014 via mobile

We've been going to OIB for years and have always wanted to try the Sugar Shack and never did-we finally made reservations (a must) and really hate we didn't try this place earlier. Excellent food! We had the ribs (the best this southern girl has had), coconut shrimp, and curried goat (a real treat). There were 9 of us and the staff got us in and out in less than an hour. We will return now every time we come to OIB.

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Reviewed July 4, 2014

Seriously...even if you decide to try other places first, you will not be disappointed when you eat here. We've returned multiple times, and now to avoid the "summer-press" we call early and do take-out. EXCELLENT-fall-off-the-bone Chicken..ditto the ribs. While ALL the entrees are great, the slaw is worth a 100 mile drive! Even if you don't make reservations, the wait is worth it, lots of interesting people and conversations, fun atmosphere.

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1  Thank Brian B
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Reviewed July 2, 2014

We had a party of six with very different tastes. Some of us had never had Jamaican cuisine before. We had ribs, shrimp, tuna, chicken, pork, and even GOAT! It was all delicious. The guy who owns it is actually Jamaican. This is a favorite of locals in a tourist town and it's always packed so get there early. They are open on Sundays even though some internet info says they're closed on Sundays. The food AND the service were excellent! We loved it here and can't wait to go back.

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1  Thank jolianne01
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Reviewed July 1, 2014

My extended family visited this restaurant during the last week of June to celebrate my parent's 60 th wedding anniversary. We had a great experience here in 2013 (and I gave the restaurant a 5 star rating last year). Alas, the 2014 experience was not nearly as positive. The live music we heard in 2013 did not occur - I guess they only play it on weekends now. Stripped of good live music, we were left to ponder the food. The pork was very dry and everything seemed overpriced. The ribs and shrimp were good but not enough to justify the price. It took us nearly an hour just to get our appetizers. The magic we experienced in 2013 was totally gone and we will not return to this establishment.

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Reviewed July 1, 2014

My family discovered Sugar Shack a couple of years ago while vacationing at Ocean Isle- now it is a must each time we visit Ocean Isle. The food is fabulous and the atmosphere is fun. You might want to call ahead for reservations, because it does get crowded!

Thank Teresa H
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