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Shark Shack

100 S Durham Ave, Atlantic Beach, NC 28512
+1 252-723-6589
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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good18%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“grouper bites” (95 reviews)
“hush puppies” (33 reviews)
“fries” (50 reviews)
American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
100 S Durham Ave, Atlantic Beach, NC 28512
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Food is delicious and staff friendly. We live close by and love walking up for lunch or dinner. Eat at Shark Shack and least twice a month.

Thank maude2-b
Reviewed 6 days ago

The food is amazing as well as the people who work there! It also has a great atmosphere. This place is one of the reasons Atlantic Beach is always a great time.

Thank Corianne S
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Amazing seafood! We got the grouper sandwich and LOVED it! Outdoor area is nice for a break off the beach- corn hole boards and picnic table style. Great hidden gem :)

Thank Bassm2568
Reviewed 6 days ago

We lived right down the street when Shark Shack first opened 11 years ago. Super fun atmosphere right down the street from the beach and the food is really good. I usually get the grouper and shrimp wrap and it is always made to order...More

Thank iriskitty
Reviewed 6 days ago

My son and I decided to grab a quick lunch here last Summer after fishing. The Grouper Bites were out of this world. Can't wait to go back to Atlantic Beach. We will eat there several times next trip. Very friendly service. The owner came...More

Thank EngnrFshrmn
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Best seafood around! Love that you can get grilled instead of fried. Grouper is amazing, seafood tacos are enough for 2 meals. Everything is SO good, big portions & great price. The summer salad is great & the homemade sauces are delish! Also very friendly...More

Thank JessJames414
Reviewed 29 September 2018 via mobile

Let me start out by saying I’m a harsh critic. I rarely give good reviews and almost never give great ones... That being said, this place is AMAZING! Had the blackened grouper and shrimp tacos. Fish is obviously fresh, cooked to perfection, and reasonably priced....More

Thank bret s
Reviewed 9 September 2018

Make sure you check the menu before you go as there is not something for everyone. Also, if you decide to eat at the picnic tables prepare yourself for ants everywhere!More

Thank Octopus4051
Tom C, Owner at Shark Shack, responded to this reviewResponded 9 September 2018

I am sad to hear you did not enjoy your visit. We try to offer an array of items for different people (both for seafood lovers and for those who do not prefer it). We offer Fresh catch fish sandwiches daily, homemade crabcakes, grouper, shrimp,...More

Reviewed 9 September 2018 via mobile

This place is excellent! Best seafood I’ve eaten in a long time! So good we ate there twice—would have gone for third time but had to go home😫. First time, we ate there—outdoor picnic tables/umbrellas with nice beachy atmosphere. Had grouper bites/summer salad and grouper/shrimp...More

Thank Jane H
Tom C, Owner at Shark Shack, responded to this reviewResponded 22 September 2018

Thank you for your review, Jane! We are happy to hear you enjoyed both visits <3 we hope you made it home safely!

Reviewed 4 September 2018 via mobile

I have never tried Baracuda bites which the Shark Shack had as an appetizer special. I am glad I ordered them, they were some if the best dish I have ever tasted. The grouper sandwich was also food. Baracuda bites are a must if they...More

Thank GKal15
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Questions & Answers
10 August 2016|
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Response from TayBree | Property representative |
The shark shack offers blackened or grilled options for all seafood except for the oysters. Just make sure to ask when ordering since the cooking option is upon request. :) -shark shack management
Mary L A
25 July 2016|
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Response from highhopes20 | Reviewed this property |
Ate there again Friday night. They are open til 8pm.
10 July 2015|
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Response from TayBree | Property representative |
Our hours are dependent on the business of the beach. We start the season in March with Weekends and then extended the hours as the season goes into Summer. We keep our hours on TripAdvisor updated at all times. I hope this... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - 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
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Kids
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
  • Phone Number: +1 252-723-6589
  • E-mail
Family owned and operated outdoor restaurant and just 2 blocks from Atlantic Beach. We specialize in fresh seafood ~ tacos with grouper and shrimp, grouper bites and weekly fresh catch specials and special mixed blackened or grilled tacos every weekend, fried oysters, crab cakes, shrimp burgers, angus burgers, and daily fresh seafood! Looking forward to seeing y'all!
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