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1925 Sea Island Pkwy, Saint Helena Island, SC 29920-4813
+1 843-838-2962
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Gallatin, Tennessee
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268 reviews
185 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This seems a required stop on the island. Mostly locals there on a Monday. The tourist highlight here are still closed due to storm damage. The local burgers were fine but we made a mistake eating outside. Even in March we were hounded by a cloud of tiny flying bugs. That made for a hurried lunch. EAT INSIDE

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Thank OldOldBob
South Carolina
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173 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2017

I like to take newcomers, first time visitors, to the Shrimp Shack for an original Shrimp Burger. Had an old friend from high school in town for a day so while giving her the grand tour I took her to one of my favorite place. She loved it, and was the first time she ever had a shrimp burger and... More 

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Thank CarolinaParatrooper
Boston, Massachusetts
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233 reviews
172 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2017 via mobile

Fried shrimp lightly fried. Shrimp burger was really good. Place is small and open only for lunch. Small eating area.

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Thank Dennis J
Augusta, Georgia
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40 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

The Shrimp Shack is not posh, not comfortable, not an ambience in which you want to linger. Who cares!? The shrimpburger is succulent, satisfying, and memory-making. The hush puppies are traditional and sturdy -- not light, not sweet, not to ever be confused with any other food -- and they are great. The combo platter with shrimp and flounder was... More 

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Thank Lee M
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

good local spot to grab a sandwich . Some days it packed some days you can walk right up to the counter. Good fod

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1 Thank Stephen R
Columbia, South Carolina
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41 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

This is my granddaughter's absolute favorite place to eat, so while in the area, I checked in on it. It appears to have survived the storm for their fans to eat there again.

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1 Thank 976helend
Plain City, Ohio
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221 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

The Shrimp Shack is nothing fancy in case you can't tell by the name. It's a small place, with limited seating in a screened-in porch area and some picnic tables outside. I can imagine it can get really hot in the summer, but we visited on an cooler overcast day and it was comfortable. The shrimp is local and fresh.... More 

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Thank JStarkey2
Rock Hill, South Carolina
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73 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

Great fried chicken and seafood with sides. Reasonable Price for baskets but the dinners are high for what you get. Order at the counter and then take your styrofoam go container offsite or eat and one of the two onsite dining areas. Locals eat here, the hours seem rather sporadic but the local seem to know when they are open.... More 

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Thank Deborah H
Columbia, South Carolina
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

Wife and I did not care for this place. It was an outdoor place in July in SC so just imagine. Just not my cup of tea.

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Thank gamecockred
Atlanta, Georgia
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33 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016

This place is just what its name states...shack!! It is not fancy, has picnic tables, and serves on paper plates...but, the food is good. You can eat inside or outside. Only two or three tables and you walk up to the counter to order, so there's no real "service" to speak of. We had the shrimp burger, which was great.... More 

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Thank GiGi-in-GA

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$17
Cuisine
American, Seafood
Meals
Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1925 Sea Island Pkwy, Saint Helena Island, SC 29920-4813
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Saint Helena Island
  • Phone Number: +1 843-838-2962

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?