The Shack is a convenient and enticing destination for seafood lovers, thanks to a big menu where coastal fare hogs the spotlight. Located just off of US 421 in Carolina Beach, and just a couple blocks away from the oceanfront, this casual lunch and dinner joint is a great spot to relax with a cold drink, a seafood specialty, and a pretty on-the-water view.
Patrons who’d like to enjoy a cold drink and a top-notch view can head to the rooftop area and large deck for a glimpse of the adjacent water. Otherwise, diners can settle into one of the indoor booths or tables and peruse the extensive menu that’s divided into quick bites, soups, salads, sandwiches and wraps, grazers, entrees, kids’ meals, and desserts. For something light, try the Dockside Dip with fresh crab meat and artichoke hearts, or go for a crowd-pleasing platter or sautéed mussels of clams. For a full meal, try the blackened Mahi tacos, the jumbo lump crab cakes, the hand-battered fish and chips, or the Carolina Ribeye. There’s enough variety to please everyone in the crowd, which makes the Shack a solid destination for larger families and parties who want to settle in for a big seafood meal, or just a taste of something salty, southern, and ultimately beachy.