By Vittoria Woodill

STONE HARBOR, N.J. (CBS) — About a block from the beach and towering way below the sign for Stone Harbor is a red arrow directing you into an unassuming beach shack that’s shaking up mouthwatering cocktails and scratch-made New England-style seafood with a South American twist. It’s Quahog’s Seafood Shack and Bar.

Take a look around and there’s no question you’ll see diners happy as clams.

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No strangers to the beaches, husband and wife owners Lucas Manteca and Deanna Ebner spent some of their time surfing parts of the world. But eventually they rode a wave back to Stone Harbor — Ebner’s hometown — and opened their first restaurant.

But it wasn’t exactly the big wave they were looking for!

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“It was 15 seats so we were not doing more than 50 covers a day — we couldn’t. So we decided to open this,” Manteca said.

With it’s kitchy charm and unique flavors from Manteca’s Argentinean roots, this shack has been a big swimming success for 12 years.

“It’s a long time. It’s almost to the point that you can see generations growing up,” Manteca said. “We love this town.”

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Vittoria Woodill