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Shark Shack

100 S Durham Ave, Atlantic Beach, NC 28512
+1 252-723-6589
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good19%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“grouper bites” (72 reviews)
“hush puppies” (28 reviews)
“tacos” (15 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
American, Seafood
$$ - $$$
100 S Durham Ave, Atlantic Beach, NC 28512
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1 - 10 of 269 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our favorite location at Atlantic Beach for seafood. Great shrimp basket, fast service, large portion.

Thank Marty T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were looking for a local place for lunch and had settled into a parking lot of a bar/cafe when we looked around and realized that the place across the street was packed so opted to take a chance. We love the beach out of...More

Thank O5385XKsusank
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Though you can plainly see the Shark Shack from Fort Macon Road in Atlantic Beach, when you enter the grill property, you make a step into a "beachy" and fun setting. Along with great food and music, There is plenty of patio-type seating and even...More

Thank Gene C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I stopped in for lunch on Friday. We both ordered tacos which were some of the best that we have had!!! I ordered the grilled shrimp and fresh tuna which came w/a fork because the meat overflowed from the tacos. So tender...More

Thank Susan290
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We like little outside fish shacks and this one did not disappoint. $10 for 2 big shrimp and grouper tacos or $10 for a grouper basket with hushpuppies. All of the food was delicious and we got the grouper bites blackened so they weren't covered...More

Thank beachbum2463
Reviewed 3 November 2017 via mobile

My wife and I stopped here at the tail end of their lunch hour but they didn’t mind serving us as they were closing up. They had exactly enough of their daily special left for two people - Salmon and Shrimp Tacos - and we...More

Thank Hank H
Reviewed 1 November 2017

The grouper bites were amazingly lightly coated and not greasy despite being fried. The hushpuppies were excellent too. Great sauces (lime-cilantro was out favorite). Good sized portions, so come hungry.

Thank sailorsnc
Reviewed 27 October 2017 via mobile

On our way out of Atlantic Beach we stopped at the Shark Shack. I wish we would have started out here. The food was absolutely, hands down the best! We really enjoyed the outdoor casual seating, it was a beautiful Carolina day. We started with...More

Thank Lisa M
Reviewed 27 October 2017 via mobile

Easy to find for travelers. Great food! Homemade sauces! We went there for lunch and stayed full all day. Delicious and huge portions. Can't wait to go back.

Thank Pjrag
Tom C, Owner at Shark Shack, responded to this reviewResponded 28 October 2017

Thank you so much for your delightful review! We look forward to seeing you again!

Reviewed 24 October 2017 via mobile

This little open air “cafe” offers grouper bits with a variety of sauces and your choice of hush puppies or fries. They have other things, including a good selection of beers, but the grouper bites are why the tourists go there. Walk up to the...More

Thank Mongo8
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11 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
26 July 2016|
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Response from highhopes20 | Reviewed this property |
Ate there again Friday night. They are open til 8pm.
11 July 2015|
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Response from Jay S | Reviewed this property |
I wish i could give you an exact answer, but it remains a mystery. They open and close at random times and days. Many times that I expected them to be open, they weren't, and vice versa. Great food with ample portions, just... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$20
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 100 S Durham Ave, Atlantic Beach, NC 28512
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Atlantic Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 252-723-6589

Family owned and operated outdoor restaurant and just 2 blocks from Atlantic Beach. We specialize in fresh seafood ~ tacos, wraps, blackened or grilled fish, fried oysters, crab cakes, grouper bites, shrimp burgers, angus burgers, and daily fresh seafood specials, all prepared by Chef Tom! Looking forward to seeing y'all!
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