Shuckin Shack

Shuckin Shack

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Hours
Sun
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Mon
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Tue
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Wed
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Thu
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Fri
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Sat
11:00 am - 12:00 am
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CUISINES
American, Bar, Seafood, Pub
Special Diets
Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
FEATURES
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Gift Cards Available
4.5
4.5 of 5 bubbles715 reviews
Excellent
412
Very good
189
Average
66
Poor
28
Terrible
20
Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.

Terry
Mannedorf22 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 friends
If bar stools and good old fashioned bar tables is ok for you, kick back and enjoy a sampler platter of oysters 🦪 (raw, steamed and grilled) or the “Hermit” (tasty cod sandwich) at this local’s favorite right on the main drag in Carolina Beach. Great food and drinks (including the “Painkiller”) are served throughout the day. This is not only a lunch spot.
Written 12 March 2020
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shuckinshack
Thanks for the great review Terry. We truly appreciate you and hope to see you again soon at "The Shack"!
Written 14 March 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

X101101
Detroit45 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020 couples
Went for a seafood boil and had the low county boil and added some steamed crab. The crab was perfectly steamed, sweet, and so delicious. The sausage was also tasty. The corn was lacking but everything else was excellent. Tried the crab dip and hush puppies also a hit. Service was friendly and team effort as all the servers checked in which was nice and rare these days. Thanks for a great meal!
Written 18 August 2020
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shuckinshack
Thanks for the great review! We will work on that corn. We are so happy you had a great experience with us. Come back soon for "A Good Shuckin' Time" at The Shack!
Written 20 August 2020
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GerTravel42
Charlotte46 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2020 friends
This place is small but the food is amazing! Best seafood in town. We liked everything we ordered (lobster roll, low country boil, steam pot, crab legs, oysters) and even came back for a second night. Highly recommend!
Written 20 September 2020
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shuckinshack
Thanks for the great review. We appreciate you coming to visit us. It's our pleasure serving you at The Shack!
Written 23 September 2020
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William S
Kobe1450 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2020 family
Went here on someone’s recommendation for a Friday dinner. Sigh! The atmosphere is bright and noisy which can be attractive. But it’s all window dressing for fried, broiled and reheated frozen fish. We tried the crab legs and steamed shrimp along with sides. NONE of this is local nor are any prepared foods made in-house. The corn was terrible even in the midst of corn season here in North Carolina. The shrimp were okay with a dip and the fries were decent. The crab legs had almost no flavor and the sausages were factory made. I would NOT return.
Written 5 September 2020
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MadeinMontana1979
Charlotte72 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2021 none
It’s seafood. With Great service. Family of five, with little kids. It’s spring break, so we go early-about 5:30. We were LUCKY to score a table for us with no waiting. The servers treated us like royalty! Kids ordered pop and chicken tenders and fish and chips. Wife ordered a shooter...oyster shooter with horseradish. Bartender brought it out himself and made sure she knew how to take it. I ordered crab legs and wings and my wife had a sampler of oysters, clams, and crabs. When we were done our oldest teen asked for clams, so we ordered 30 steamed clams. Mind you, the place was packed, and we witnessed upset customers waiting for a table. When we asked to order more food, our server was ecstatic to accommodate! The food was good...if you like shellfish...but the service was spectacular. We will DEFINITELY return when we come back to Carolina Beach.
Written 8 April 2021
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Nikki C
Charlotte19 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021 none
We had dinner on a Thursday night in August so the place was packed. It is extremely small inside and as a family of 4, we were seated at a table that was more suitable for 2. Since we all ordered steam pots or crab legs, the tiny table was a challenge and we had to pull up extra stools for our shell/trash buckets. The food was nothing special. Service was slow but I think like everywhere else, staffing is probably an issue. Had we just come in for a couple drinks at the bar, I think we would’ve had a better experience.
Written 28 August 2021
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Chelsey E
Charlotte9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2021 family
Awesome dive-bar vibe restaurant with delicious fresh seafood and oysters. We had the lobster roll which did not disappoint, was stuffed to the brim with large chunks of lobster and we shared a steam pot with oysters, clams, corn, shrimp and crab legs which was all amazing. Delicious!
Written 28 March 2021
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Shuckin Shack Oyster Bar
Our Greggah lobster roll is legendary! Thank you for the great review and kind words. We love that you had an amazing experience with us at The Shack. We hope to see you again.
Written 29 March 2021
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Patsy J
21 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020 couples
I read the reviews of the SHUCKIN SHACK & a lot of people seemed to like it. They do social distancing & have 2 or 3 tables outside. The inside was small with a few tables & a bar. They seated us at the bar & the bartender wiped the bar leaving it wet which made it feel sticky when she laid the menu down. It didn't feel clean. Also, my husband wanted fried seafood which they did not have. The bartender was nice to suggest a good restaurant with fried food.
Written 31 October 2020
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shuckinshack
Hello, we apologize that your experience with us was not enjoyable for you. Our meu is primarily steamed seafood. We constantly wipe and sanitize all tables and bar areas after use. We hope if you are in the mood for steamed seafood you will come back and see us.
Written 6 November 2020
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dinamo711
Olathe178 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2021 couples
This is a small bar that serves good food! We felt like it is frequented by locals as well as visitors. Service wasn’t especially prompt, but it was good, and in keeping with the laid back atmosphere. The crab dip was delicious and served with garlic toast that was great all by itself! The lobster roll was the best I’ve had south of Maine, served with fresh French fries sprinkled with something sweet with a little heat.. again, delicious!
Written 14 May 2021
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Shuckin Shack Oyster Bar
Thank you so much for the great review. We apologize for the slower than normal service. We are so glad that you enjoyed our cold crab dip, Greggah Lobster Roll and fries. We look forward to serving you again soon at The Shack!
Written 17 May 2021
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Ashlee P
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2021 couples
We loved it!! We actually went twice on our trip. We got the peel and eat shrimp, crab legs (both of those were our fave) oysters, wings, hush puppies and corn. Honestly it was all so good. Casual vibe, friendly service, good drinks. I recommend!
Written 7 May 2021
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Shuckin Shack Oyster Bar
So nice you had to come twice! Thank you so much for the amazing review. We are so happy you had a wonderful trip and that we were a part of it. We look forward to serving you again on your next visit to the island!
Written 10 May 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Al B
Franklin30 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 couples
This is a classic old "gin mill " bar that has-been continued in service as a bar and the owners have added restaurant service. In my opinion it's way overcrowded and too small for the job. Their claim to fame is steamed sea food and hot wings plus quite a few other things . Check their online menu if you are curious. Then place attracts a lot of people because it is on the main drag and immediately adjacent to the boardwalk. It is really busy and noisy. You either sit at the old bar or in the dozen or so tables that surround it. My wife and I ordered steamed shrimp, hot wings, and crab legs. The shrimp had been seriously overcooked to the point of being mushy. The crab legs had also been overcooked. The shells were soft and would not crack as they should have. On the good side of the ledger the hot wings were good, really good. There were only two waitresses handling the bar and food orders. They were one busy pair. If you decide to go here be prepared for a shadeless wait standing outside on the sidewalk. If you enjoy a madhouse scene like this be my guest, but be prepared for steamed seafood that is not gonna win any Michelin awards.
Written 7 June 2023
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RAHanlon
Newnan17 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2020 none
Great local bar with fresh seafood great service and imaginative cocktails. Our margarita was made fresh. The daily specials reflected the fresh seasonal seafood offerings of the area.
Written 8 November 2020
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DuaneWrites
Atlanta29 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2021 none
Small place with a neighborhood bar vibe. Mu son had the wings and loved them. I had the lobster roll and ½ dozen oysters. The lobster roll was packed with lobster and not smothered in sauce. The French fries were hot and crispy! The oysters were smallish, but tasty. Thought the value for the food was fair.
Written 26 February 2021
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Shuckin Shack Oyster Bar
Thank you for this amazing review Duane. We really appreciate you and look forward to your next visit with us on the island!
Written 26 February 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Susie Snowflake
141 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 couples
Nothin' special here. The fish was good, but the fries were out of the bag and sort of limp. The weensy cup of cole slaw was way too sweet and could have been fresher. II ordered an overpriced mixed drink which was a weird combination of bloody mary and beer with an oyster on the side. It was pretty tasteless. There are a lot of restaurants in Carolina Beach. I won't return to this one.
Written 2 May 2023
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KeliMG
Carolina Beach78 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 couples
This quirky spot delivers fresh quality seafood with a smile every single time. The oysters (raw and lightly steamed) are always outstanding as are the steamed clams, crab and shrimp. Their service is unmatched even when the place is packed wall to wall. There may be a wait to get in, but it is well worth it. Ice cold beer and briny oysters done right.
Written 6 July 2023
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Darren Keeler
Thank you so much for this amazing review, Keli! We love that you love everything we have to offer at The Shack! We look forward to serving you again soon!
Written 10 July 2023
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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