New York City, New York
March 24, 2004
On any night, the atmosphere of Chez Shack is great, and is described by the name of the place itself. It's a combination of upscale and down-home like you've never seen. You're driving along Route 995, which snakes through dense forest and over hills, passing cows, horses and chickens along the way. Suddenly, when it seems you're never going to find this crazy place, you'll see a long line of cars parked leading up to. . . something. That's Chez Shack! Lit up in the middle of the tropical overgrowth is a wooden-platformed, tin-roofed structure with lots of warm light, incredible aromas and good conversation going on inside. The walls are all open to the outdoors, and as soon as you walk in you feel comfortable and in good hands.
Try the scallops as an appetizer and if they have it, the crusted mahi mahi as an entree. The ribs are delicious too! A great wine selection and a fun little bar round out this perfect restaurant. Plan to spend a few hours at Chez Shack as you'll probably end up in conversation with your neighbors - it's that kind of place! We made new friends every night we went.
From journal Vieques: A Unique Caribbean Jewel