About Us - Sugar Shack Seafood Market
Shortly after Ervin and Teresa Bateman purchased Sugar Creek Restaurant from RV Owens, they decided they not only wanted to expand the restaurant, but also fill a need for a year round seafood market in the area. So they built Sugar Shack Seafood Market next door to the restaurant.
Not only can you buy fresh seafood year round, but you can also eat lunch or dinner right there. This year, they put in a raw bar so you can not only see your seafood steamed to order, but enjoy it right there. That’s in addition to the four inside dining tables and two outdoor picnic tables that families enjoy in the summer months.
They even bought two older VW Beetles that have been refurbished and retrofitted with large seafood art added to the top for delivery service in the area. There’s no mistaking the VW with a giant Dolphin or Blue Crab on top when it pulls up at your front door.
Sugar Shack is part of the Sugar Creek family and often you’ll see boats pulling up to the dock with fresh seafood right from the Sound. They also receive a lot of fresh seafood from Wanchese just a few miles down the road. Sugar Shack manager, Mike Garber, has been in the fishing and seafood business all his life. When he’s not working, you’ll probably find him out fishing himself! He knows good seafood, plus he knows how to cut and filet just about anything. His staff have all been part of the commercial seafood industry on the Outer Banks for years. So they know their stuff. Just ask them.
Of course Sugar Shack also has lobster, crab legs (just about any variety) salmon, and other seafood delicacies that are not necessarily found on the Outer Banks. So whatever you’re craving in the way of seafood, Sugar Shack has you covered. Two specialties are ‘Seafood Steamer Buckets’ that you can fill with different kinds of seafood and vegetables and take home to steam in your own kitchen. And three varieties of Seafood Pizzas – which are a very tasty twist on a family classic.