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Sugar Shack

1609 Hale Beach Rd SW, Ocean Isle Beach, NC 28469-4751
+1 910-579-3844
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good23%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“jerk chicken” (48 reviews)
“ribs” (245 reviews)
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Caribbean, Jamaican, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1609 Hale Beach Rd SW, Ocean Isle Beach, NC 28469-4751
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

My Mom and I have been here 4 years in a row on our vacations to Ocean Isle. We had never tried it before because my Mom doesn't like spicy food, and we had assumed jerk flavors were spicy. We saw good reviews and so...More

Thank Heather G
Reviewed 4 days ago

We got there at opening and thought this was the culinary highlight of our beach week. I'm not a ribs guy (too messy), but these ribs redefined what "fall off the bone" means. I ate them with a fork only. I sampled the goat curry...More

Thank C-Way3
Reviewed 4 days ago

The best Jamaican food I've had outside of Jamaica!! Off the chart delicious and authentic. Great service by friendly waiter & hostess. Fun atmosphere. Can't wait to go there again on next Ocean Isle visit.

Thank cgs16844
Reviewed 1 week ago

After 7 years of driving by the Sugar Shack and seeing people waiting for 45 minutes or more for a table, we finally called 6 months in advance of our visit for reservations. Our party of 12 (8 adults, 4 children ages 9, 8, 6,...More

Thank KIN641
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a party of 13 and were sat within 20 minutes. That said, we did wait a long time for our food. The Johnie bread was fantastic. The ribs are worth the trip (and I must mention I am NOT a rib person). A...More

Thank JodieBC
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The service is fantastic. The menu is out of this world. The food is to die for. Sample everything and you will be way satisfied. I wish this restaurant were closer to Raleigh. I would become seriously obese.

Thank Roger M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We eat here every time we come to the beach. The food and service are consistently outstanding! You cannot go wrong with anything on the menu - especially the ribs.

Thank J J
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There are many great things on the menu but the Jamaican style ribs are outstanding. They are cooked all day and the meat just falls off the bones. Use plenty of their Jerk sauce and you can't go wrong. One warning: the place is extremely...More

Thank JoburgJim
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Most tender fall off the bones ribs that I have ever eaten!!! Jerk sauce is a perfect blend of spicy and sweet!!! They have perfected the Jamaican jerk flavor!!! Great service from everyone we encountered!!! Get there EARLY!!!

Thank Mwood0612
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Better than the islands! Best BBQ Ribs anywhere, and the Jerk Chicken is my husband's favorite. Generous portions so be prepared to take some home. Authentic Jamaican flavors, the sauces that accompany the entrees are wonderful. Coconut shrimp, Jerk Pork, are also very good. So...More

Thank cathyl546
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11 November 2015|
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Response from Linda G | Reviewed this property |
They close second seek in November and open up again in the Spring.
11 November 2015|
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Response from Kelly W | Reviewed this property |
No, Sugar Shack is not open in November, I just called them to confirm. They are currently closed for the season and will re-open in March 2016. They do not take online reservations. You have to call and leave a message... More
20 June 2015|
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Response from Mary Ellen G | Reviewed this property |
I'm not sure about gluten free either. I do low gluten and didn't have any problems, but I can't help you with totally free. Sorry.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1609 Hale Beach Rd SW, Ocean Isle Beach, NC 28469-4751
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Ocean Isle Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 910-579-3844
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