The Shack

185 Culver Blvd.
Playa Del Rey, CA 90293
310-823-6222

Details

  • Daily 11am-10pm
  • $
  • Catering, Patio/Sidewalk Dining, Takeout
  • Dinner, Lunch
  • Full bar
  • Street Parking
  • Reservations Not Accepted
The Shack is a manly place, a place that hosts Jaegergirl promotions, a place where a man can watch the Lakers and drink a Rusty Nail. The Shack is also an archetypal beach hamburger dive, the kind of vaguely nautical-looking place where most of the clientele seem to treat the food as something to soak up the beer: cheesesteaks, chiliburgers, fries. The basic unit of exchange at The Shack is something called the Shack Burger, a quarter-pound of charred ground beef and a Louisiana sausage crammed together in a bun. The Shack Burger seems repellent on the surface, and it will seem repellent an hour after you eat one, but like your favorite punk rock song, a Shack Burger is three minutes of pure greatness, all grease and smoke and snap.

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