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Waterfront Seafood Shack

9945 Nance St, Calabash, NC 28467-2715
+1 910-575-0017
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  • Excellent85%
  • Very good10%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“grouper” (53 reviews)
“fresh seafood” (72 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
9945 Nance St, Calabash, NC 28467-2715
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Two years since my last review of this establishment,and it is still THE best seafood around. By far the best, nowhere comes close to the freshness taste,and quality of the waterfront seafood shack. Quit wasting your time and money going elsewhere!

Thank Bruce B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A must try when in Calabash NC, friendly staff. The fish was fresh as could be as it was right off the water. Everything was lightly flash fried , amazing flavor. The size of the scallops and oysters were amazing. Definitely come hungry when trying...More

Thank Joshua B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a unique eating experience but the food is great. If you understand going in that they only have outside seating and they use paper plates, you will have a good experience. The grilled grouper was excellent. The pound cake with ice cream may...More

Thank Stephen B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great food, great service. Dawn was awesome and took great care of us. We had shrimp, scallops, flounder and crab cake...plus the pound cake for dessert....all fantastic. Highly recommended!!!

Thank Brad V
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great food and fast friendly service. Came by boat and enjoyed the visit. The shrimp were big and nice piece of flounder.

Thank John G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had the fried shrimp for lunch which were fresh and large and cooked perfectly. My wife had the flounder which was very thin, small and watery tasting. I can recommend the shrimp, but not the flounder. The outdoor seating is not the restaurants fault,...More

Thank golfer8906
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We always eat here at least once while we're on vacation. Last year we had a disappointing visit here but decided to give it another try and we were very pleased. The only complaint this year was the sweet tea which was always good is...More

Thank 70GARY
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We came by boat - party of 5. Owners so helpful, from our initial phone call to helping us on the dock! So unique, eating outside under tiki huts. Loved it! We are local but had never eaten here before, but definitely will go again!

Thank Karen W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were in north Carolina for a golf package and looking for a good seafood place. The food was excellent, very fresh and flavorful. The portions were big and many different items to choose from.

Thank Randy L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Best seafood in Calabash. Fast service in town. It was hot and delicious We sat out by the dock and watched the boats come in.

Thank Patrick W
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Questions & Answers
18 June 2017|
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Response from BlueHeaven2 | Reviewed this property |
The owners are good, laid back people. I'm certain as the others stated if you just call them and they have them they will hold them for you. Our area experiences the same as the OBX when it comes to fishing. Good luck!
16 April 2017|
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Response from Keith L | Reviewed this property |
Bring your own beer.
8 April 2017|
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Response from Bob T | Property representative |
Absolutely, yes!!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, View
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9945 Nance St, Calabash, NC 28467-2715
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Calabash
  • Phone Number: +1 910-575-0017
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