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Spotlight On Coastal Cuisine: The Shuckin’ Shack

“Pleasure Island’s own Authentic Oyster Bar that features Succulent Seafood & Good Times.”

 The Shuckin’ Shack in Carolina Beach is located at 6-A N Lake Park Blvd.


By: Allen Denning
Staff Writer

The Shuckin’ Shack in Carolina Beach is Pleasure Island’s own authentic Oyster Bar that features succulent seafood and good times. 
True to the traditional coastal Carolina oyster bars of yesteryear the Shuckin’ Shack is based on the idea that great food amongst friends and family is all you need to have a great time!  The Shuckin’ Shack isn’t simply a restaurant, it’s not simply a bar, it’s a casual social gathering spot that captures Pleasure Island’s laid back style.  The entire place is covered in local artwork, Carolina Beach nostalgia and more all lit by oyster bucket lanterns hanging overhead. 
The menu at the Shuckin’ Shack may seem simple and straight to the point but what it features is the very best steamed seafood in the area.  If you are lucky enough to be living at or visiting the coast then why not take advantage of the freshest seafood while you are just steps away from where it was caught!  Oysters are always available at the Shuckin’ Shack and they are more than happy to shuck them for you if you don’t like to get your hands dirty.  Those who like to work for their food will find that nothing is quite as rewarding as getting through that shell to the treasure inside.  Go ahead and get as many as you want by the dozen, half peck or even whole peck steamed to perfection.  In addition to all the oysters you can handle the Shuckin’ Shack also specializes in other steamed seafood staples like shrimp, clams, mussels, crab legs and crab claws.  Pick your favorite and add a side or just go big and get a steampot and enjoy a little bit of everything.  Try the Shuckin’ Shacks version of Surf and Turf by pairing your favorite seafood with some of the best wings you have ever tasted available in the Shuckin’ Shacks own Mild, Hot, Teriyaki, or Honey Barbeque sauces.  The Shuckin’ Shack offers a variety of great specials throughout the week.  On Mondays join the Shuckin’ Shack for .50 Cent Steamed Oysters and $2.75 Import Bottles.  On Tuesdays the Shuckin’ Shack offers 25% Off Shrimp & Wine.  Get through the middle of the week on Wednesdays at the Shack with .35 Cent Clams and wash them down with $2.00 Pints.  Thursdays are for crab leg lovers and you can get all the delicious Crab Legs you want for $12.00/lb with $2.00 Domestic Bottles.  Weekends are always a reason for celebration at the Shuckin’ Shack and they start it off with Steampots for just $34.95 and Rum specials on Fridays.  Spend your Saturdays doing something fun, like trying the Shuckin’ Shack’s awesome Oyster shooters.  They feature a menu of various oyster shooter creations and they are all just $3.00 on Saturdays along with $5.00 Jagerbombs.  On Sundays come to the Shack to get some help recovering for Monday with $5.00 Bloody Marys or make the most of the last hours of your weekend with $10.00 Domestic Buckets!  The Shuckin’ Shack has all ABC permits and features a full bar with draft beers. 
The Shuckin’ Shack in Carolina Beach is located at 6-A North Lake Park Boulevard.  The Shuckin’ Shack also has a new location in historic Downtown Wilmington at 109 Market Street.  They are open on Mondays through Saturdays from 11:00 a.m. until 12:00 a.m. and on Sundays from noon until 12:00 a.m.  Join the Shuckin’ Shack throughout the year for all of your favorite sports.  They have multiple televisions and feature all of the major sports packages including NCAA, MLB and more.  If you would like to find out more about the Shuckin’ Shack or to place an order to pick up please give them a call at (910) 458-7380.  You can also find an abundance of great information about the Shuckin’ Shack including their full menu an apparel shop online at  You can also find them on Facebook where you can receive the latest updates and news on everything happening at the Shuckin’ Shack.  Remember it’s always “a Good Shuckin’ Time” at the Shuckin’ Shack in Carolina Beach.