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Seafood Shanty

31 Dock St, Edgartown, Martha's Vineyard, MA 02539
508-627-8622
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Ranked #18 of 54 Restaurants in Edgartown
Price range: $10 - $30
Cuisines: American, Seafood
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Late Night
Description: Join us for delicious dining on the beautiful Edgartown Harbor.
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New York City, New York
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

Every seaside summer community I've ever visited has a restaurant like this: it's well-located in town; it overlooks a quaint, active marina; and it offers overpriced favorites like fried clams and fish & chips. Unfortunately, because of its location, it has no incentive to offer good food. So at best I would describe it as "edible." Stick to the fish... More

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Atlantic City, New Jersey
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

The one place were I expected good seafood. Don't order the lobster any size they are chewing gum. The service is mediocre best case. Food came out cold and the wait wasn't worth it. If you want to get sushi, this is a good choice.

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Pittsburgh
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32 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW via mobile

You can't beat the location overlooking the water. But the crab cake sandwich was mediocre at best, the tuna sushi roll very overpriced and the steamed dumplings were quite good. You're paying for the great location here, not the quality of the food.

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New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

My friends and I went into the Seafood Shanty for my friends birthday and had a great time. Demeris was our server and she was fun and very accommodating... Will definitely come back and recommend.

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Bendigo
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12 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

Excellent waterfront dining in Edgartown. Was able to secure a table as a walk in for evening dinner. If dining late would maybe suggest booking in advance. The sirloin steak with baked potato and shrimp pasta were just amazing and so flavour some. Highly recommended

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Fairfield, Connecticut, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Food and view were amazing. We loved the sushi and fried seafood. My kids loved the kids menu and the popcorn.

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San Francisco, California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

We came twice to the Seafood Shanty, once for lunch and once for dinner. They have a large space, so we were able to get tables even at busy times. Great views of the harbor make for scenic dining. I was craving fried clams and really enjoyed them. Food servings are HUGE so consider splitting some with friends if you're... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 via mobile

My boyfriend and I went 2 days in row. We had Tammy as our server. She was experienced and very pleasant. We only had apps both times. Both very good. Lobster quesadilla and Tuna roll. No complaints. However the lobster rolls flying around us looked EPIC!!! Not leaving here til I get one!

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London
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33 reviews 33 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

As reviewed previously, this is an overpriced tourist trap. The food we sampled (both seafood and meat starters and mains) was poor - very poor. And consequently very over-priced for what was served. If we were visiting again, we'd go to a much better restaurant of which there are plenty around - serving much better quality fare.

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Brookline, Massachusetts
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23 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

We're on the island for a week, and we come back here more than once every year. They have a shrimp scampi on pasta which is to die for. The broiled fish, the scallops, all fresh and flavorful. One annual visit is always for lunch: after days of much eating, we go there for light lunch of ceasar salad and... More

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