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“Awesome food, atmosphere and staff, what more could you ask for?”

The Shack-Saipan Beach Side Cafe
Ranked #1 of 2 Coffee & Tea in Saipan
Price range: $4 - $10
Cuisines: Cafe
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Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget, Kids
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: The Shack Saipan provides a unique combination of meals that are truly healthy side by side our traditional home cooked meals by mom. We offer Specialty Crepes (savory and sweet), Daily Plate Specials, Salads, Quinoa Boxes, Smoothies, Breakfast Bowls, Cold Beverages, Espresso Drinks, Truly Healthy Desserts and much more!
Saipan, Mariana Islands
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“Awesome food, atmosphere and staff, what more could you ask for?”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2013

The Shack is one of the newest restaurants on Saipan, and I've been eagerly awaiting it's opening for quite some time. The food is all home cooked, and recipes from Glen's mom, Gloria, who is the chief cook by the way. Their chili is always awesome, the fresh squeezed lemonade is just what your taste buds are asking for and the carrotcake is out of this world. The daily lunch specials are something you would be used to getting at home. The atmosphere is very cozy and friendly, it's the kind of place you could easily make your second home!

Visited September 2013
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TheShackSaipan, Owner at The Shack-Saipan Beach Side Cafe, responded to this review, December 7, 2014
Harry,

You are awesome! Thank you so much for making us a regular eating hole. Really love having you, Carey and the family stop in. Thanks for this review!
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Saipan, Mariana Islands
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14 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“The Shack - try it, you'll like it!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2013

Today was my second visit to The Shack. The first time I went was at high noon and it was super crowded. I had the yummy chili because I could get it quickly. Today I got there early enough to order a crepe (they're made to order so that's why it's a bit of a wait if you want it during the busy time). I had The Eden, a crepe with fig, feta cheese, basil, and a slice of lime on top. Sounds weird, huh? Well, it was delicious and I'd order it again in a jiffy. Glen was kind enough to make me a special coffee (a Breve), he'd never made one before but said he'd try - it was fantastically perfect!

I cannot say enough nice things about everyone working there; they make you feel like you're old friends - very welcoming, helpful, and gracious. Of course the restaurant its self is attractive, with an island type motif and lots of interesting art work.

I will definitely be returning with friends, or by myself! It's really nice to have a new restaurant with good food and even better prices on Saipan.

  • Visited September 2013
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2 Thank cclSaipan
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Saipan, Mariana Islands
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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“Friendly, cozy noms”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2013

Don't let the name fool you - this place is cozy and comfortable with a nice vibe and unique decorations indoors and a large covered deck in front. It's located on the ocean side of Beach Road in Oleai, just north of Marianas High School.
The Shack has the best crepes on island and the only place to get loose-leaf teas. Everything from savory to sweet crepes, chili, daily lunch specials and tempting desserts. Their prices are easy on the wallet.
The owner greets you personally and every single employee is kind and friendly.
They accommodate custom crepe orders and may even name it after you!
Pancakes just added to their breakfast menu (swoon).
Daily lunch special handmade by "mom" can even be preordered by phone and packed to-go (670)235-7422.
And bonus: Strong internet and strong AC!
You can also buy handmade donne pepper hot sauce, mango jam, local honey and pesto!
And try their cheesecake or carrot cake

  • Visited July 2013
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