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31 Dock St, Edgartown, Martha's Vineyard, MA 02539
508-627-8622
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Late Night
Description: Join us for delicious dining on the beautiful Edgartown Harbor.
Good for:
Families with children
Large groups
Outdoor seating
Breakfast/Brunch
Lunch
Dinner
Reservations
Takeout
Late Night

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  • 144
    Excellent
  • 187
    Very good
  • 87
    Average
  • 34
    Poor
  • 30
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Great view

Great place to meet and Have a drink on the upstairs deck, but eat elsewhere. The food is very inconsistent.

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
Linda m
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Edgartown, Massachusetts
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Outdoor seating
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Takeout
  • Late Night
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482 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Edgartown, Massachusetts
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Great place to meet and Have a drink on the upstairs deck, but eat elsewhere. The food is very inconsistent.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Forget the downstairs but upstairs is worth finding a parking space for! Go upstairs nice active area great views!! Get the mussels and a great drink! Good for singles friends and family

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Boston
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75 reviews 75 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

My friends/family always make sure we go to the Seafood Shanty because they have the best views in all of Edgartown! They have a large open deck that has a large bar and seating over looking the harbor - amazing! Waitstaff is attentive, quick and friendly, they are also a factor in the overall fun experience in dining hear. Have... More 

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CApe Cod, MA
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4 reviews 4 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

The food was great, the waitstaff was eager to please. Be aware the outside deck gets packed quickly but the dining room view is just as nice Live music all the time

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Edgartown, Massachusetts
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

The upstairs bar and outside patio are fantastic a great place to go for the afternoon. Usually a live band during the summer season so expect a younger crowd and being loud. The bar has a great selection of all the summer drinks but the food is typical and fair. The dinning room down stairs also has spectacular views of... More 

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Miami, Florida
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253 reviews 253 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
182 helpful votes 182 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

This was our first visit to Seafood Shanty, and we will return. It's a large restaurant, on the water, and filled with locals. The service was very good and the food was delicious. We didn't have much -- lobster bisque, a lobster roll and a shrimp cocktail. But it's easy to screw up one or more of these dishes, and... More 

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St. Joseph, MI
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66 reviews 66 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

I visit MV often and this was my first time at Seafood Shanty. It's a large restaurant and can certainly accommodate a lot of people. Food was good and service was also quite good. If you have a shellfish allergy be careful as they fry their fish in the same oil that they use for shellfish. Not a big deal... More 

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Ridgewood, NJ
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353 reviews 353 reviews
240 restaurant reviews
129 helpful votes 129 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

During a day trip to Martha's Vineyard, we stopped for lunch at the Seafood Shanty, one of the larger, more popular restaurants by the water. We were seated in the middle section even though there were places near the harbor view. Since we were there just for lunch, it was not a big deal but it would have been quite... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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36 reviews 36 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

This restaurant was recommended as a "must" while we were visiting Martha's Vinyard. We were not disappointed. We were there for lunch and the restaurant was packed, but no delay in getting a table on the verandah. Fantastic view. We had a bowl of clam chowder each and then shared calmari & fries. Service was great and we appreciated the... More 

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Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 via mobile

This was an end of season visit with the restaurant closing the following week, however that should not excuse the rather surly attitude of our waiter and the choice of only two draft beers from the normal 7 or so listed on the menu. That being said the lobster roll was tasty, and the view from the restaurant superb. I... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 31 Dock St, Edgartown, Martha's Vineyard, MA 02539
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Martha's Vineyard  >  Edgartown
  • Phone Number: 508-627-8622

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 30
  • Cuisine: American, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Outdoor seating

Description

Join us for delicious dining on the beautiful Edgartown Harbor.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?