Sunday, April 25, 2010

Sumptuous Shrimp Shack

When we are in Bellingham we often drive to Whidbey Island to visit the Naval Base. And as it happens on most road trips, we get hungry. After conducting our business we head north on State Highway 20. Between the Deception Pass State Park and Campbell Lake on Fidalgo Island there's the small but mighty Shrimp Shack.

The full name is Sweet D's Shrimp Shack. It's owned and operated by Dieter and Laurel Drews and has been serving up seafood to hungry locals and visitors since 1973. You can purchase your seafood fresh to take home or have it prepared to order from their takeout window. No longer a seasonal eatery, you can now enjoy their seafood delights all year long.

Fresh seafood choices include shrimp, prawns, crab, lobster, oysters, clams and fish. They also have alligator and elk as unique options. Their takeout menu includes burgers, oyster burgers, seafood baskets and ice cream for dessert. Wayne and I picked the oyster dinner basket with four large fried oysters and fries. We shared one order with a pop to hold us over for the rest of the trip home.

After you place your order at the window, they prepare your food as requested. A loud speaker lets you know when its ready to pick up. Dining is outdoors on picnic tables or inside your vehicle in inclement weather. Either way it's a taste treat you shouldn't miss. -- Margy

Sweet D's Shrimp Shack
6168 Highway 20
Anacortes, WA


  1. Oh that does sound good! There were a lot of crab shacks or shrimp shacks when I went OT Nova Scotia.Best ever seafood!

  2. I so miss fresh seafood. When we first moved to Missouri we would try and buy seafood. But were to picky I guess, never tasted like it does on the coast.
    Lucky You,

  3. I adore shrimp and your brown bag of goodies looks delicious.
    See you soon.


  4. Greetings from Juneau, Alaska!
    Yum! It looks and sounds like you had a wonderful trip. Thanks for sharing your adventure.

  5. I've actually had lunch at that Shrimp Shack!! and it was delicious! Great reminder, and you know food is good when you just have to take a picture of it!


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