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Shrimp Boat Rock Hill, SC

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It is funny to see a tagline from a company whose name is Shrimp Boat but claims there is not any chicken like Shrimp Boat chicken. Today we stopped by the Shrimp Boat in Rock Hill, SC located on S. Heckle Blvd to see if the claim is true. This is the review of Shrimp Boat Rock Hill SC.

This picture shows the outside of the building at Shrimp Boat in Rock Hill, SC.
Exterior view of Shrimp Boat

History of The Shrimp Boat in Rock Hill, SC

The Shrimp Boat has been serving the Rock Hill, SC area since 1964. Originally part of a franchise dating back to the 1960s, it is now independently owned and operated. There are two stores in the Rock Hill area and one that is separately owned in nearby Lancaster, SC. You can read more about the history of the Shrimp Boat from my friends at Marie, Let’s Eat! 

Shrimp Boat Rock Hill, SC

Furthermore, they have done a lot of research on the history of this franchise and it would be a discredit to not showcase their work! After all, I am here to share with you the food from these awesome places but I do like to give a brief history of its existence if I can find it.

The Shrimp Boat is a Casual Dining Restaurant

As you walk in the door, you place your order for your food. You take your seat and they bring it out to you. The food is cooked to order which separates it from fast food that may be cooked and sit under heat lamps for a while.

Shrimp Boat

The restaurant is always clean and the people working are friendly. When I used to work on alarm systems I frequently visited the area restaurants. Shrimp Boat was one of the cleanest I have ever been in, especially for the age of the place. There was always someone in the back mopping and cleaning. Additionally, I have been to other restaurants in the Rock Hill area where the floors were so greasy that you could barely stand.

The Food at the Shrimp Boat in Rock Hill

The Shrimp Boat brings their food out piping hot. On this occasion, I ordered their chicken tenders. The meat was tender, moist, and succulent. It had an excellent crust that just crumbles in your mouth. I love their fries which are crinkle-cut fries. Even though the fries are most likely pre-frozen, and not cut fresh, they are still delicious. They are cooked to perfection just the way I like.

Shrimp Boat Chicken Tender Plate with Fries
Adding Texas Pete to my Lunch Special Chicken Tender Plate w/ Fries

In fact, they have even started adding a little seasoning salt which I believe is an awesome touch.  All in all, this is some of the best chicken I have ever had. I would rank it near the top of my list. One of these days I will bring myself to try their calabash shrimp or that awesome-looking chuckwagon sandwich.


Wow, that was a great review. I loved doing this one. I hope you enjoyed it too. If you would like to see other reviews on restaurants in the South Carolina area click on this link here.  Also, check out our video review of the Shrimp Boat by clicking the clicking on the video itself. Finally, If you are not subscribed to our YouTube channel you can click here.

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