Seafood Shack, Rehoboth Beach: Did We Miss Something?
While down at the beach last week we finally tried the Seafood Shack -- known for po-boys -- after reading paeans to it in various publications.
In short, it was mediocre at best, and a pretty poor value. The po-boys would not make anyone think they were in New Orleans.
Interestingly, there was not a single other customer in the place from the time we entered until we left -- and this was at 6 PM on Friday night, when the town was hopping. And when I went in the previous night to grab a menu, the place was empty then too (that probably should have been a tip-off).
Was there an ownership change? A death in the kitchen? What's going on?
Bob, I think you did miss something..i just got back from a week at rehoboth and ate at the Seafood Shack on several ocasions and it was great! New owners have definitely created a great place with great food, great atmosphere and love those pomegranite shooters! Karaoke on Thursday's night was a blast!
Better go back and recheck the Shack because it is definitely a place I will make a habit of going too!
I discovered the Seafood Shack three summers ago and have returned every year since. Today, we went back for a po-boy. The owner and the cook are still there, and the po-boy was consistent with past years. We ordered our "usual" -- the Peacemaker, which consists of two pieces of fried shrimp, two fried oysters and a small crabcake in the middle for $9.75. A true Louisiana Peacemaker consists solely of fried oysters, but this combo is quite nice. For beach food, it's pretty good. FYI -- the Seafood Shack is sporting a "for sale" sign in the window. The owner said she wants to retire.