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Summerville, South Carolina
July 27, 2011
June 15, 2005
Like many of the restaurants in the area, they have heated outdoor dining. The walls were down, so it wasn’t really outdoors, but you get the picture. We opted to sit in the bar, which ended up being almost cold, so though it was attractive and lively, the heated area is a better choice if it’s cool out.
We had a short wait for a seat, mainly because two large parties had come in before us, but we ended up with a nice booth. AL and I began with a beer and some steamed shrimp that you purchase by weight. We got a quarter-pound. It came steamed to pink perfection, with the most delicious cocktail sauce. It had so much horseradish that it made my eyes tear.
I chose an appetizer for my main course: The Market Mix Sampler. It
consists of hot and spicy shrimp, stuffed shrimp, and fried green tomatoes. It was the perfect amount for a dinner, or it would make a good choice to share. Al had the fried flounder with baked potato and coleslaw, and Joe got the "Award-Winning Stuffed Shrimp."
I can see why these are award-winning! They are good-size beauties stuffed with deviled crab and wrapped with bacon. The whole shrimp is then deep-fried. It's high in fat, but utterly delicious.
Oysters are offered here in several incarnations, on the half shell, steamed, as part of the Shuck’s Steampot, in a classic Caesar salad, buffalo, fried, or in combination with a New York strip steak. Crab is also a big draw, in the ever-present she crab soup, Bobby’s Blue Crab Dip, Ivan’s "Crab Pot" in Shucks Legendary Casserole, and as a Crab Cake Dinner.
Landlubbers will find a filet, Charleston chicken, and chicken marinara, as well as several appetizers and salads, but the menu is heavy on seafood. Vegetarians will have a hard time here, with only salad and vegetable sides available, though fried green tomatoes might be draw enough.
For dessert, we decided to share Grandma Shuck’s pound cake with strawberry ice cream.
It was fantastic, a homemade butter pound cake with creamy ice cream and a fresh strawberry with whipped cream. All the flavors melded together beautifully.
This was an enjoyable place to eat, and our waitress, though harried, tried to do her best to keep us satisfied.
From journal Culinary Charleston
Montgomery City, Missouri
March 27, 2003
We each ordered something different and shared. No one opted for raw oysters. We're not that brave in my family. We all enjoyed the stuffed shrimp and the Cajun catfish. The atmosphere was very casual and inviting. They were busy but the service was quick and excellent. I could have been completely satisfied with the variety of appetizers they have on their menu without ordering a full meal. Portions were large and filling.
From journal Good 'Ol Southern Hospitality
February 16, 2003
From journal Great Food in the Low Country
Bayside, New York
January 8, 2002
I had the she crab soup which I heard used to include the eggs of the she crab, so I don't know if I had them or not. Chuck had a crab dip with crackers and that seemed to do the trick for lunch. Our server was from Boston (another transplant!); she had an art degree and was waitressing on the side; very friendly but she forgot to bring our bread and I suspect that it’s because the place is quite busy all the time, and understaffed. Clamorous, lots of southeast wild art on the wall with posters of the various annual competitions. The portions are very generous; on the way out, we spotted the oyster bar to the right hand side of the door. They continue with some more memorabilia on the walls. This place reminds me of a fish version of Applebee’s , or perhaps a T.G.I.F. . Although the food is quite tasty, don’t try to engage in quiet conversation here.
I have made a list of some of the more interesting items on their menu with pricing:
Fried Green Tomatoes $4.95
Buffalo Oysters $5.95
Shrimp & Spinach Potato Boats %5.95
Soups & Salads
Charleston She Crab $4.25/bowl
Lobster Salad $9.50
Lowcountry Clam Chowder $3.95/bowl
Flounder Po'Boy $6.50 (I had this in Louisiana, and it was awesome!)
Shrimp & Oyster Po'Boy $6.50
Grouper Grill Sandwich $7.50
Seafood Jambalaya $7.95 (ingredients: chicken tenders, smoked sausage, fresh fish, creek shrimp in creole sauce over red rice)
Shuck's Legendary Casserole $7.95 (ingredients: baby shrimp, scallops, sautéed and layered over Carolina deviled crab, topped with lobster cheese sauce & baked au gratin, Charleston red rice and vegetable of the day)
Shuck's Award Winning Stuffed Shrimp $7.95(ingredients: 4 plump shrimp butterflied, stuffed with Carolina deviled crab, wrapped in bacon and deep fried, with Charleston red rice and vegetable of the day.
They serve Hush Puppies here as a side dish, which I simply adore. Also available are soft drinks, lemonades, iced tea, and coffee. Beer as well as a full service liquor bar and a full wine menu as well. If that isn't enough, you can have your choice of milkshake in either vanilla, strawberry or chocolate!
December 18, 2000
From journal Charleston - a truly southern city
June 21, 2000
From journal A Couple in Charleston