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Shuckin' Shack Oyster Bar


2200 W Main St
Durham, NC 27705
Phone: (984) 219-7337
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Photo of Bill Tomko Bill Tomko
Aug 23, 2022 5

Always a tasty lunch or dinner here. Oysters are always super fresh. The Po Boys are great, if a bit difficult to eat because of all of the oysters, shrimp, or both on the sandwich. Drinks are well made, beer is cold, and the staff is really friendly and efficient. We actually travel farther to this location than a much closer location to us. These are all individually owned and that's the difference between the two.

Photo of Yang Hu Yang Hu
Aug 4, 2022 4

Decent seafood. Oysters are medium sized. French fries are deeply fried, which is awesome crispy.

Photo of Richard LaBennett Richard LaBennett
Jun 9, 2022 4

Nice chill sports bar type of spot with TVs and high tops. The food here was pretty good. Raw and chargrilled oysters, fish & chips, and fried shrimp. Cold beer. Tequila shots. Ate good. Left happy.

Photo of Evan Smith Evan Smith
May 20, 2022 5

If you're staying near the medical center its a must. Great oysters! Great beer, amazing staff. Even better patrons. Make sure you talk to "Church" if he's there.

Photo of Larry Gage Larry Gage
May 9, 2022 3

Food was good, fish, shrimp, and fries. Service was great. Now the reason for the low rating. Both doors were open to the outdoor patio. Smoking is permitted on the patio and it wafts inside the restaurant. Most unpleasant. And the flies were vicious, forcing us to keep waving them off our food. Nasty. KEEP THE DOORS CLOSED.

Photo of Cedar Pettiford Cedar Pettiford
May 8, 2022 5

The food is fresh and well prepared. The staff is always friendly and knowledgeable of dishes they serve. This is my favorite spot when I want to unwind by myself. This restaurant caters to many pallets with raw or cooked options. Come check out one Durhams gems.

Photo of Crystal Lawson Crystal Lawson
Apr 13, 2022 5

One person worked the whole restaurant and bar and rocked it! I’m so sorry I don’t remember her name but she was awesome, enjoyed dinner and love that they have my favorite beer, Red Oak on tap!

Photo of Serene Says Serene Says
Apr 5, 2022 4

I’ve been coming here for a few years now. My first few visits were amazing. Being from the North I have high expectations when it comes to seafood and I’m glad I was not disappointed. The food was flavorful, service was great, atmosphere was nice. The place is a bit small but cozy, almost like a family environment. However, over the past two years the food quality went downhill. It was dry and bland and the service was not that great, presumably due to COVID. I stopped going last year but decided to try again a couple of weeks ago. The food was plentiful, flavorful, and honestly better than it was when I first started going. New chef? Maybe! Definitely worth a visit now. They just need more staff because the place was crowded inside and out with only one server.

Photo of Kuria Andino Kuria Andino
Mar 22, 2022 5

Very very good. The only downside was a good bunch of their appetizers were out but thats not their fault so I cant get mad at them. Distributors can only give so much. I will DEFINITELY return when im craving seafood!