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Shuckin Shack Oyster Bar

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Seafood, Pub
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109 Market St, Wilmington, NC 28401-4441
+1 910-458-7380
11:00 - 00:00
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Sun 12:00 - 00:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 00:00
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5 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a tiny bar, with two tables, and 3 high tops. The staff is nice, and the food is standard bar food quality. Oysters are good. But, they only have one high chair, zero boosters. If you are looking for a place to take the whole family, go anywhere else. Seriously.

Thank Kelly S
Hopkinton, Massachusetts, United States
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65 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My girlfriend and I stopped here for supper, and were welcomed by the lady bartender, who told us to just sit wherever we like. Talk about a casual, no frills place! They barely give you plates! We ordered a platter for two of shrimp, sausage, and potatoes, all steamed. It was tasty and plentiful, although without proper utensils it was... More 

Thank Dave M
raymond, wa
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I hesitate to write a review of a restaurant because they can change overnight. Well, this is my second visit to the "Shack" in several months and the food was actually better than the first. They opened 4 years ago and have become very popular and are even franchising. It's a small friendly place with a long bar, TVs, and... More 

Thank anthony s
Chillicothe, Ohio
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My sister and I went there on a rainy Saturday evening. I ordered an oyster po' boy and she ordered a salad topped with blackened shrimp. There must have been a dozen oysters on my sandwich. I couldn't keep them all in it and shared the oysters that were falling off. The oysters were cooked perfectly. They were very lightly... More 

Thank Nancyrob607
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109 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

Atmosphere was good. We stopped for lunch with the kids who enjoyed looking at all the surfboards and stuff hanging around the bar. Food was eh and everything was fried. The place had a weird smell to it as well.

Thank mander22
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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333 reviews
221 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016

My waitress from the Olive Garden, Meaghan; recommended this place. She said her cousin, or some relative; is manager. My cousin and her husband met me...and my pet rabbit....in Wilmington, so we ate here after visiting the USS NORTH CAROLINA (BB55). It's very cozy and rustic. As it was Halloween weekend, many people in the crowded bar, were dressed in... More 

Thank Marc C
Saint Louis, Missouri
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47 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016

We wanted seafood fresh, the carriage ride was entertaining and reasonable,so we acted him. He recommended up the street to the "Shuckin'" . It is a bar that may have other seating as the capacity sign was large. We were the only customers so we had a friendly visit with the bartender. One of us had the crab sliders and... More 

Halesite, New York
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

Went there with a group of 7 people, very difficult to squeeze us in due to the small size of this crazy good bar restaurant. Shrimp, oysters, crab legs and lots of ice cold beer choices make this place a mandatory stop!

Thank DavidDBrownJr
Lima, Peru
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29 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

Our first night in town we checked out Shuckin' Shack because it was across the street from our apartment. We enjoyed the casual atmosphere, good seafood, cold beer and friendly staff. We returned two times during our visit and will certainly be back on the next trip.

Thank edgeclinger
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30 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

I'm from West Virginia and I like seafood. Needless to say, I don't get the best seafood at home. Only Captain Ds and Long John Silvers. No offense to the good Captain or Mr. Silver. The Shuckin Shack was laid back, sports on the TV, have a drink, and eat crab legs kind of place. I personally ordered oysters and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Seafood, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
12:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 109 Market St, Wilmington, NC 28401-4441
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Wilmington
  • Phone Number: +1 910-458-7380

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