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Shark Shack

100 S Durham Ave, Atlantic Beach, NC 28512
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good19%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“grouper bites” (52 reviews)
“hush puppies” (26 reviews)
“fries” (32 reviews)
Open Now
All hours
American, Seafood, Fast food, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
100 S Durham Ave, Atlantic Beach, NC 28512
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71 - 80 of 225 reviews

Reviewed 22 June 2016 via mobile

Literally a yellow and blue shack. Come as you are order at the window and have a seat at the picnic tables. Had the software shell crab sandwich and fried shrimp basket- both excellent! Absolutely a must if you are in town!

Thank Kimberly S
Reviewed 19 June 2016

Absolutely THE BEST seafood taco at the beach! Fried oh so lightly and perfectly seasoned - with the precise drizzle of remoulade sauce. The portion (2 tacos with a side) is more than enough to fill a substantial hunger. Really, really DELICIOUS - plus the...More

Thank ChesapeakeGal
Reviewed 18 June 2016

We knew about Shark Shack for a while but just hadn't tried it. We have been back weekly (or more often) for the past 2 months. This is an unassuming beach-style seafood shack, but having been coming to the Morehead City/Atlantic Beach area for almost...More

Thank Robert C
Reviewed 18 June 2016 via mobile

Fresh fried shrimp and hush puppies at good price. Unlimited refills on drinks. Casual seating at counter or picnic tables.

1  Thank TravelingdogDaisy
Reviewed 9 June 2016 via mobile

We went on date night. Really good food, friendly and kind staff, unique atmosphere. We enjoyed the outside dining and music. Fried pickles! ♡♡ Definitely going again. Wish they were open later. Taking the kids next time. There is corn hole and hula hoops and...More

Thank luvbnamom6
cheftom48, Owner at Shark Shack, responded to this reviewResponded 10 June 2016

Thank you for your kind review! Looking forward to seeing you again! Chef Tom!

Reviewed 21 May 2016 via mobile

Super friendly staff and a great atmosphere. Pick a picnic table, sit back and relax. Options for gluten free as the oysters (awesome) are battered in corn meal. Great place to spend a leisurely lunch.

Thank deacon94
Reviewed 18 May 2016

Don't let the outdoor decor or the name fool you. This is a TOP-DRAWER culinary treat! Every item we've sampled is fantastic. My personal favorite is the Grouper bits and you can arrive in a swimsuit or your business suit. No worries. Just good food.

Thank Sandra W
cheftom48, Owner at Shark Shack, responded to this reviewResponded 10 June 2016

Thank you for your very nice review! Chef Tom!

Reviewed 8 May 2016

We tried to find a parking place on Sunday afternoon but no luck. We came back on Tuesday and parked near the sign on the grass. Parking is tight there. The food was great. We had the fried oysters and the grouper bites with potato...More

1  Thank HenryNC7
Reviewed 8 May 2016 via mobile

Only open seasonally, the Shark Shack is one of our favorites in Atlantic Beach, NC for some good seafood. Prices are restaurant equivalent for a sandwich, but these sandwiches are excellent. The grouper and mahi are fresh and their crab cake is the best around....More

Thank Joe O
Reviewed 3 May 2016 via mobile

Had the grouper bites and the seafood tacos. Food was fresh, fast, and excellent. Great service as they happily served us even though we showed up right at closing. Highly recommended.

Thank highhopes20
cheftom48, Owner at Shark Shack, responded to this reviewResponded 4 May 2016

Thanks hope to see you again

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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Do you have grilled or broiled seafood on the menu? We are looking for healthier options. Thanks!
10 August 2016|
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Response from Michelle W | Reviewed this property |
Yes they have grilled and broiled. They also have salads as well. Check out their Facebook page. You can see the different options they offer. They offer different types but this is not a "healthy" food place 😉 mostly fried... More
Mary L A
Are they open or not? was there July 19 and 20 and saw No one there!
25 July 2016|
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Response from highhopes20 | Reviewed this property |
Ate there again Friday night. They are open til 8pm.
What are the hours of operation?
10 July 2015|
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Response from Tom C | Property representative |
Closed for the season will open spring 2016 hope see y then
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$15
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 100 S Durham Ave, Atlantic Beach, NC 28512
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Atlantic Beach
Fresh seafood and Tacos, wraps, blackened fish, fried oysters, crab cakes, grouper bites, shrimp burgers, angus burgers, grilled or blackened tuna, and daily fresh seafood specials, prepared by Chef Tom!
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