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“Good food, great people”
Review of Sugar Shack

Sugar Shack
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Jamaican
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Reviewed May 2, 2010

I recently enjoyed a meal at the Sugar Shack. One thing that will tell you how good it is, is every time you pass this place at meal time cars are parked out in the road. The restaurant is brightly colored and just a happy place. The food is billed as Jamaican but they will tell you their food is not spicy hot, they will provide hot sauces at your request. The food was fresh, well prepared and abundant. This is a place to enjoy a great meal and have a good time. They only serve beer and wine and don't have a full bar which seemed to bother some until their food arrived then they really perked up. The servers and the owner were very nice and enjoyable to be around.

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1  Thank firstaf
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Reviewed September 16, 2009

Everything from the goat to the steak & home-made cole slaw is prepared with precision and patience. The best food at any beach destination I've ever had. And affordable!!

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Reviewed September 10, 2009

If you're looking for awesome ribs and shrimp along with Caribbean beans and rice with homemade coleslaw then this is the place for you. We have been all over the USA, the Caribbean, Hawaii etc and have never found ribs like these. He does them 20 hours and he does know what he's doing. If you're planning to go though--call and make reservations. Shhh, don't tell anyone else.

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1  Thank parsch2016
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Reviewed September 7, 2009

We had passed by the Sugar Shack every year for years, but never considered dining there--it looks more like a 'local dive' than some of the other restaurants on OIB. Saw a review somewhere and decided to try it if we could talk my less-than-adventurous-eater husband into it. The kids worked on talking to Dad, and we decided to go--and now that's all everyone talks about--"when can we go back to the Sugar Shack?" The BEST ribs I've ever had--you have to eat them with a fork because when you pull a bone off your plate, that's all you have in your hand is the bone--the meat is on the plate, and SO good. Daughter had crab fritters, her friend had the pork (a piece of meat sized for 2-3 people!), and hubby & I tried the special which was a half rack of ribs and 6 shrimp. Everyone else got the full rack of ribs. No one talked because we were too busy eating! The service was outstanding--our glasses were never empty. They brought a sweet slightly fruity bread to the table before the main course and it was good, too. Entrees run around $20, so not cheap, but the serving sizes are large, and the quality is great. We will definitely be back.
Also, remember to call ahead for reservations--it's a relatively small restaurant--opens at 5PM every day, but we called a day ahead and got our requested time. Only had to wait a few minutes for our table. Jamaican cuisine at its best!

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3  Thank virginian4vegas
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Reviewed September 6, 2009

I have been coming to ocean isle beach for 15 years and this my favorite place to go. The food is great and the service can't be beat. The food is authentic and we always have extras to bring home!

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2  Thank Duncash1
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