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Darlene's Shrimp Shack

1727 61st St, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77551-1097
+1 409-740-4118
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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good15%
  • Average3%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible6%
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“hush puppies” (13 reviews)
“fried shrimp” (10 reviews)
“fries” (7 reviews)
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American, Seafood
1727 61st St, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77551-1097
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Reviewed 5 October 2018

Every Friday at lunch, you'll find me there. Mine is always take out, but they have a great seating area outside. to chill on the water's edge. I always have people ask me where the locals eat and I send them there. Mind you there...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Wayne P
Reviewed 3 September 2018 via mobile

Generous portions of fresh local shrimp worth the stop! Colorful food truck offers about a dozen flavor choices of 10 large shrimp plus two hush puppies. We tried Cajun (our fave, probably), Buffalo, sweet onion. Can never go wrong with regular. Cash only at truck...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank stilliwonder
Reviewed 11 August 2018 via mobile

Food is fresh we had Lemon Pepper & Garlic Parmesan Shrimp & fried crab legs portion was a good size & food was affordable & delicious I would highly recommend this place to family & friends the staff named Ida was friendly & knowledgeable

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank 92debrag
Reviewed 23 June 2018

So glad we found this place, thanks to prior reviews on Trip Advisor. You can honestly taste how fresh the shrimp is. Hands down the best on the island. You can have it "naked" or fried. Different flavored batters are available (Cajun is excellent, by...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank PKR-Texas
Reviewed 9 June 2018 via mobile

Best Gulf Shrimp Ever!!! Our server, Shawn, was a hoot! :-) The coconut shrimp reminded us of what we’ve had from food trucks while visiting in Hawaii. Yummo! The parmesan garlic flavor was also very delicious. #mygalveston#buylocal

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank N_R-Houston
Reviewed 31 May 2018 via mobile

Here’s the deal: It’s a simple menu. If you can overlook that and focus on the quality of the food, ignoring some of the service pitfalls, you have a homerun food truck. The shrimp is extraordinary, no argument. Garlic Parmesan is a knockout. What would...More

Date of visit: May 2018
1  Thank hakudomaru
Reviewed 24 May 2018 via mobile

Holy Shrimp! This place serves the freshest shrimp on the island. We had the coconut and garlic parmesan. The shrimp are huge, cook to perfection, and while you wait. The staff was friendly and helpful. The view is awesome! We will return and highly recommend.

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank jtsq2
Reviewed 22 May 2018

I'd read about this place on tripadvisor, and decided it was worth a try (even with all the comments about the rude treatment they'd received.) Am I glad we went! For a fixed price, you get 10 huge butterflied fried shrimp, in a great choice...More

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank ClareBear5532
Reviewed 6 May 2018

I had seen reviews but couldn't believe the basket of shrimp. I couldn't finish them. I couldn't finish the fries I bought additional. I had them today and they were still awesome. A great price as well.

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank garybgomez
Reviewed 18 March 2018 via mobile

The shrimp were massive and tasted fresh and delicious. We also got some seasoned fries to go with the hush puppies. We could have shared one basket the shrimp were so massive. Would come back to this place again.

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank Stephanie C
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13 June 2018|
Response from jtsq2 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, the shrimp is caught daily.
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Takeout, Outdoor Seating
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  • Address: 1727 61st St, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77551-1097
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Galveston Island  >  Galveston
  • Phone Number: +1 409-740-4118
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