Fish Shack is located on the main drag out of Athens. It is a little tiny place decorated with funky, eccentric items and paintings. Inside, the establishment is clearly run with care and pride. I originally stopped in for a drink, but since I had spotted them on previous trips, I wanted to try some food as well. One of the proprietors explained that their fish plates (either catfish or whitefish) would take 10 to 15 minutes to prepare. I was unfortunately in a rush, but what I ordered wasn't settling.
Here are my lemonade and cake. The cake was superb---dense and full of flavor. It may have been a pound cake; it certainly leaned in that direction. The high quality of the cake confirms what I saw---these people care about their food. I will return on another trip to try their fish.