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Jack's Shack

Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
American, Caribbean, Bar, Seafood, Bahamian, Jamaican
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South Base | Beachfront, 500 Yards Up the Beach From the Cruise Center, TKCA 1ZZ, Grand Turk
+1 649-232-0099
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Decatur, Illinois
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1,001 reviews
559 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 388 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We got off our cruise ship and turned left to walk down the beach about a half mile. There we came to our destination: Jack's Shack. Jack's Shack is aptly named as it's just a small place with lots of colorful umbrellas. Even though it's small, its ambiance is huge! We sat at the bar so we could talk to... More 

Thank MNM1011
Albany, New York
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54 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Stopped here on a cruise. Was a quick walk along the beach. Easy to find chairs outside the bar. The Jerk Chicken was delicious. We ordered a bucket (6 beers), they ran out of buckets but the guy made it work by putting together some bags with ice. The best part about this place was the honest man who served... More 

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Seymour, CT
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29 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This was my 2nd visit to Jack's. The jerk chicken was AMAZING. The drinks delicious. I felt the prices a little high, at least higher than I remember. This trip was definately more crowded. I chose to go to the bar to place my orders because I couldn't seem to grab the attention of the staff. The wi-fi here sucks.... More 

Thank TrudyGinsburg
Indianapolis, Indiana
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Jack's Shack is only open when the cruise ships are in port. It is a party atmosphere. The jerk chicken and the cracked conch is really good. I recommend buying a bottle of the jerk sauce. Topher the dog is super cute and loves all the people.

Thank swillia
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27 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Staff was prompt and courteous. Nice food, a short walk from the pier; and they welcomed us after our dive trip.

Thank Manny G
McHenry, Illinois
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We walked here on the beach from the cruise docking pier for the jerk chicken, based on other reviews. Had conch fritters as well. Both were outstanding, although service was very slow even though they weren't crowded. We also had the grilled shrimp which were perfectly cooked and very flavorful. If the food hadn't been so good, we would have... More 

Thank Rlwilson2013
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We always spend our day at Jacks when we port at Grand Turk. The jerk chicken is great & beer is cold. The view of the ship & ocean is out of this world. You don't have to put up with all the crowds and the chain restaurant. We found this jewel when some of the crew told us that... More 

Thank travelusa21
Fayetteville, North Carolina
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42 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Take a left when you hit the beach and walk down towards the next dock. Great adult hangout, cold beers, conch fritters and jerk chicken. Topher the doodle is great entertainment. Don't go if you are expecting it to be a childrens spot... bucket of 6 beers $24 which is two more than the cruise ship. Overall an enjoyable beach... More 

Thank Rus T
Derby, England, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Loved this didn't want to follow the crowd to margarittaville. Great food great service and great prices everything you need and more. Hope to come back. Many thanks

Thank Adam B
Chester Springs, Pennsylvania
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is all about the kitsch and reputation. The view is beautiful and might have seemed like a better bargain if the island had been more crowded (we were there on a slow day). We did enjoy the conch fritters but the drinks were way over priced. We paid about $10US each for plastic cups of mixed drinks made... More 

Thank Steve C
Jack S, Owner at Jack's Shack, responded to this review

I am sorry you felt the drinks were overpriced. It is very expensive to buy our ingredients on island. Alcohol and mixers have high import duties in addition to shipping costs from the USA. For example, We pay $72 for a case (24) of Corona and $21 for a case (24) of Coke. We use brand name soft drinks and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8 - US$13
American, Caribbean, Bar, Seafood, Bahamian, Jamaican
Lunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, View, Bar Scene, Kids, Groups, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: South Base | Beachfront, 500 Yards Up the Beach From the Cruise Center, TKCA 1ZZ, Grand Turk
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Turks and Caicos  >  Grand Turk
  • Phone Number: +1 649-232-0099
Enjoy the local flavor from our grille and tiki hut bar while relaxing on our deck overlooking the crystal blue sea and sandy beach. We are only open on cruise ship days except for special occasions (Call or email us.)

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