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Sugar Shack

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$$ - $$$
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1609 Hale Beach Rd SW, Ocean Isle Beach, NC 28469-4751
+1 910-579-3844
17:00 - 21:00
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Tue - Sat 17:00 - 21:00
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North Carolina Coast, North Carolina
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016

Great local restaurant with a nice menu selection. I had the coconut shimp and ribs - very good. Most entrees average around $18-$30.00. Make reservations during the summer season or you'll have a lengthy wait.

Thank Kellie731
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

Excellent Ribs, great barbecue, have not had anything that I would not order again. You can choose from different flavors of seasonings.

Thank Don P
Harrisburg, North Carolina
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50 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

I have eaten at the Sugar Shack a couple of times now and have never been disappointed. The service is good and the food is outstanding! I ate there the last weekend of the season with a group of 12 (8 adults/4 kids) and all had a great experience. It was the first time for most of the group, so... More 

Thank Tim P
Cary, North Carolina
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20 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

I had been here before but took a friend this time. The only bad part was being seated at a table for 2 in between 2 other tables for 2 that were literally less than 12 in apart. Other than that the food was great.we got chicken wings that were also fall off the bone just like the ribs. I... More 

Thank Lori M
Bend, Oregon
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449 reviews
189 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 358 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

My wife's family recently had a get together in the area and we all had dinner here one night. It was great fun. LIve music and big bottles of Red Stripe. I've been to Jamaica and while the food here wans't quite "authentic" it was good with decent size portions. Loved the ribs and johnny cakes. It's a lively place... More 

Thank highdesertbadger
Charlotte, North Carolina
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21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

Sharky's is good, but The sugar shack is absolutely fantastic. Best restaurant in the area. Not the best for kids, mostly due to it being a Jamaican restaurant. It took me for years to realize it was as good as it is, mostly because my parents never went there. Get the Jerk Pork, it's fantastic. The fried plantains are the... More 

Thank Ian F
Raleigh, North Carolina
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48 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

The food here is excellent - especially the ribs. It is a little on the pricey side, but they give you a ton of food, so with an appetizer, two people could easily share an entrée. The Jamaican cornbread they bring out before dinner is to die for - I have tried making it at home but mine isn't nearly... More 

Thank pinkgal47
Sunset Beach, North Carolina
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

Close your eyes maan and you'll think you are in Jamaica. Just a fun, crazy, crowded place with some of the best food you will experience at the beach. But expect a wait. There is always a wait, but it is worth it. Live music, lots of laughing and food ranging from goat to shrimp. An experience in itself. Just... More 

Thank juliebolger
Shallotte, North Carolina
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16 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

We love this restaurant and the owners are really great people. Food is outstanding. Service is outstanding. Only negative is the price, which is truly stellar. This is such a good venue that you had better call ahead 3-4 days to get a table. No kidding. Overall restaurant is really a 5.0, except for price.

Thank Brillat-savarin_910
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

Crab fritter appetizer, were burnt. They charged $7 for a side salad and charged a fee for both my children to share a meal with us. Ribs had very little flavor.

Thank Elizabeth L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Caribbean, Jamaican
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1609 Hale Beach Rd SW, Ocean Isle Beach, NC 28469-4751
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Ocean Isle Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 910-579-3844

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