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Skrimp Shack


3600 N Duke St
Durham, NC 27704
Phone: (919) 477-0776
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Photo of Sidney Gates Sidney Gates
Jun 14, 2019 5

Wow.. Had an appointment in Durham and my girl and I decided to get some seafood. Everybody listen up, Skrimp Shack, is the place to go. We got the Fat Combo, so we could try a number of items. Too much is eat all and well worth the money. We live in Lillington, NC and we definitely will make another trip just for this!! We hope to see you all here sometime.

Photo of Pamela Wilkins Pamela Wilkins
Apr 18, 2019 5

My favorite new fish n shrimp place! Try the tacos the shrimp ones are awesome as they give a variety of ways to do them! And they are kind enough to let you have other sauce if you don't like. Tacos different ways with shrimp fish. Awesome collards being I prefer Turnip green mix! Friendly! Must be patient but good things come to those that are!🤩

Photo of Pooh Bear 26 Pooh Bear 26
May 15, 2019 5

Well now I work here, love the Skrimp Shack food wise and working there. Just really truthfully feel I could help with improvements on minor issues I've grasped this far. From my management experience in the fast food industry. But don't think management see's my worth honestly. But overall great company and business .

Photo of Teylo Thornton Teylo Thornton
May 23, 2019 4

The shrimp tacos were great! Mouth full of shrimp in each bite and just the right amount of toppings. The service was fast, friendly and accurate. Unfortunately, there was no ketchup on the tables - should bottled with other condiments and on the tables.

Photo of Tim Holmes Jr Tim Holmes Jr
Apr 13, 2019 5

Today I was in the mood for some fish. I stopped by this place because of its unique spelling. I was greetings by the cashier Optavia will a warm and pleasant hello. She was very helpful suggested that I turn my sandwich into a combo. I got the fried okra they were superb! Then another friendly face I think her name was Jennifer check on me and if the food was to my liking. Everything was just great from the service, the food they even welcomed me to come back. I will be sure to come back with great quality service like this!

Photo of Iskander The Great Iskander The Great
Jun 22, 2019 5

A Black owned business, that provides the best fish fry in Durham in my humble opinion. Seriously, this place takes care of you, from the Po boys to the Dinner trays, if you want an authentic experience of southern fried fish and "Skrimp", you definitely need to go. 30/10 I'll forever recommend.

Photo of Tersha Cox Tersha Cox
Jul 1, 2019 5

First time at this test. I had the fat flounder sandwich. It was delicious. My food came quick. Definitely returning to try other meals.

Photo of Angie Burroughs Angie Burroughs
Jul 30, 2019 5

You get your money's worth in fish here when you order from the regular menu. I usually order one of the fish sandwiches and they are good. You get lots of fish on your sandwich. The fish is usually seasoned well enough so that you don't need extra stuff unless you really want it. It is cooked just right. I ordered from the Specials menu once and that was okay. There is a bench provided so that you can wait for your to-go order. The cashiers are friendly. I eat here when I'm in Durham.

Photo of Tamara Thurston Tamara Thurston
Aug 13, 2019 4

I'm from NC, so I love my southern food. Now living in upstate New York, I don't get to eat it as often. Was visiting family in Durham, and decided to check them out. Everything is cooked to order & fresh. The "skrimp" and mac & cheese were seasoned perfectly. The fish and collards needed a bit of salt, but otherwise tasty. I'll definitely be going back, when I visit again.

Photo of Jenifer Thurston Jenifer Thurston
Aug 10, 2019 4

Food is good, staff is very nice. I just have to share this, I have found out through an employee that when I tipped them, they do not ever get the tips! I was told that they are not even told where or who gets the tips, & I think that definitely is unfair. So from my personal experience working in the service industry, if you want to tip someone bc you always hand the tip directly to them to make sure they get it.

Photo of Rusty S Rusty S
Oct 1, 2019 4

Stopped in for lunch and I do have to say the fish sandwich was very large, it was hot and the bun was very fresh. But When I go into a business I do like to feel like my business is welcomed, but i didn’t get that feeling here, the young lady who to my order didn’t have a very welcoming demeanor, no eye contact or thank you. Seemed like she just did not want to be there. There was a sign looking for help and one of the requirements was smiling faces, didn’t see that with her but I will go back for the sandwich,

Photo of Christina Royster Christina Royster
Sep 12, 2019 5

From someone raised eating seafood I definitely give 5 stars. Food is cooked when ordered not under hot light. Would love to see expansion to include other seafood delights, such as fried crawfish tails, stuffed crab. Go and try the surf!

Photo of lindsay miller lindsay miller
Sep 19, 2019 5

I loved this place! I had the shrimp and catfish poboy with sweet potato fries. It was delicious. The bread was crusty and the mild sauce gave just the right tang to the sandwich. I will definitely be a return customer.

Photo of Subia Durrani Subia Durrani
Oct 9, 2019 5

Love this place! Fresh delicious sea food and amazing customer service! Highly recommend.

Photo of Catherine Westervelt Catherine Westervelt
Oct 21, 2019 3

The fish was good. The service was quick but they were out of lettuce and tomatoes. So the sandwich was dry and plain. And their spicy sauce was really sweet

Photo of Tashara Bonham Tashara Bonham
Dec 23, 2019 3

This was my 2nd experience. My co-workers and I ordered 16 oz of scallops, 20 shrimp, and 2 fish sandwiches and fries. The cashier was all over the place, it wasn't that busy at the time I went but she was clearly overwhelmed, very sweet personality though. The scallops were wet and mushy. They were very small and had more breading than scallop. The shrimp was good in flavor and size. The fries were greasy, no paper to absorb the excess oil. My co-workers said the Whiting sandwiches were really good and filling.

Photo of Carl Frega Carl Frega
Jan 3, 2020 4

Service was great. The shrimp and fish are very lightly battered and have a great crunch without being greasy. Portions are generous for the price. Sides not so great. The green beans tasted like the can they came out of. A bit of bacon thrown in doesn't mask that nasty mettalic flavor.

Photo of Melvin Lunsford Melvin Lunsford
Dec 27, 2019 3

Food was amazing and 5/5, but one lady mishear my friend and I order even tho they were both the same order. The other lady fixed the order no problem and quickly but original lady came back up to me and said "next time make sure you say shrimp" VERY UNPROFESSIONAL in my opinion because my friend verified what I order was the same thing he ordered.

Photo of Bronz Stars Bronz Stars
Feb 3, 2020 4

First time here so, I ordered the shrimp and whiting basket side of Mac & cheese. Shrimp and fish was definitely on point. Hot served up seafood is how you're supposed to do it, good job! But, the Mac & cheese needs a lot of work, not good no taste! But, I'll be back 🍴🤔

Photo of David Lazarus David Lazarus
Feb 5, 2020 5

Staff was awesome . clean and fast service will definitely be back. My return visit on 2-5 was as great as last visit i got to say i was here around 6:30pm and the staff was super amazing and very pleasant. The food was great and everything was just a great experience . will be back soon

Photo of Kelvin Alston Kelvin Alston
Mar 13, 2020 3

First visit. Loved the fish and shrimp. Hated the sides. Had green beans and Mac & cheese. The Mac was very good but the green beans were terrible! Lacking any seasoning and tasted metallic. Please fix the sides... I'd love to give y'all 5 stars. The fish is "off the chain" delicious!!!

Photo of B. Beautiful B. Beautiful
Mar 14, 2020 5

They are 👍. You have to buy hushpuppies separate. Too bad it is not included. 3/14/2020 Today I had to change my rating from 3 to 5. This place is awesome. They messed up my order. I was at work when I discovered the mix up. Do you know they brought the rest of my order to my job. You have a customer for life. Love you guys.

Photo of Kathy Lopez Kathy Lopez
Mar 9, 2020 5

Love the grilled shrimp has a little kick. The sweet potato fries are so crispy, low salt. Yum. Service is quick, food prepared when ordered sonslways hot. Staff is very good

Photo of Bethany Butti Bethany Butti
May 18, 2020 4

I tried out Skrimp Shack for the first time this weekend. I ordered the catfish nugget basket with collard greens and tarter sauce. I do not eat fish and let me tell you; these catfish nuggets were amazing! The portion was generous, they were crispy and not fishy in the slightest. In my personal opinion, the collards could use some salt and hot pepper vinegar, but I doctored them up at home. My only disappointment was the prepackaged tarter sauce. Yuck. For a place that is predominantly seafood, a homemade tarter sauce would make a world of difference. Heck it's only 5-6 ingredients. I will be back....but take the food home to make my own sauce. UPDATE: Thank you for the response! It was indeed Ken's tarter sauce. In that case, I'll look forward to going again and trying your signature sauce!

Photo of Hafid saidi alaoui Hafid saidi alaoui
Jun 4, 2020 5

First time I've been here and it is absolutely the best shrimp and fish place around!!! I really recommend to everyone.

Photo of William Howard William Howard
Jun 21, 2020 3

The food is delicious for the price, and this would be five stars if it was just the food we were talking about. Both times I've been there, there has only been one person at the register, and he's super slow, almost deliberately so. There’s not really a line, more of a crowd, so you go in and have no idea where to stand. To me, the biggest problem is that there’s no system for picking up your food when you order online. You basically have to stand in line (crowd), which can take 15-20 minutes to get though just to pick up your bag of food that you can literally see 3 feet away. At Chipotle, I can walk in, grab my bag, and walk out. The food isn’t quite as good, but 4 out of 5 times I’ll end up ordering somewhere like that to save myself 20 minutes of standing around. One star from the time you walk into the restaurant until you get your food, five stars once you finally get your food. To be fair to the place, having a giant unorganized crowd waiting for food, while partially created due to slow service, is still a pretty good problem to have.