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The Crab Shack

6560 Maddox Blvd., Chincoteague Island, VA 23336
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Price range: $9 - $30
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Description: Seafood restaurant featuring a variety of seafood baskets, complete with fries and slaw, steamed crabs and shrimp, kids menu, and outdoor seating. Come in and try our signature dishes and our amazing burgers. There is something for everyone.
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67% Recommend
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English first
Catonsville, Maryland
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

Went there for the day from O.C. MD. Looking for somewhere for lunch. Was the best choice ever!!! Casual, great outside deck, locally owned, great food, great prices, wonderful service! Not a fancy place, fits right in with the town. Was fantastic. I wish them much success in the years to come!!! It was just a great experience.

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Decatur, Georgia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

I ordered fried soft shelled crabs that were good. The rest of the group ordered more complicated foods that were very disappointing. Quite pricey for the quality.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

We had been looking for crabs and seafood spots all weekend. This place had the right prices and location, so we figured we would give it a try. I am happy to say that the food was amazing! We ordered a dozen crabs which came with 2 sides, and we also ordered a shrimp basket. We topped off our meal... More

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Munsonville, NH
14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

We stopped for lunch and picked a few items off the 'Starters Menu" and cold beers of course. We split some Buffalo Wings and shared steamed shrimp, steamed oysters, and fries. That's all we could eat anyway. Outside dining was our choice though there's not much of a view. we just enjoyed being outside. Our waiter Johnny was great. When... More

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Chincoteague, Virginia, United States
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

Wonderful place to eat after being at the beach. There is both indoor and outdoor seating which is a great add to the island vacation. Amber waited on us she was very help! We enjoyed everything Amber recommended. My son said it was the best burger he ever had, which isnt common for him to say. The funnel cake fries... More

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Charlottesville, Virginia
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

My wife and I stopped by here for a late lunch. They were still pretty busy for 3pm. Our server (Lauren) was great, drinks were always full and she quickly addressed all of our needs. As far as food, mine was amazing. I got the Shack Burger which is a burger covered in crab dip. It was truly one of... More

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Montpelier, Virginia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

My family of 4 stopped here for lunch and all had a different seafood basket. They were all great and very well cooked/fried. We had very friendly service from Jordan. We enjoyed it so much that we went back the next day and had some more. The soft shell crabs were outstanding, as a lot of restaurants put too much... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 via mobile

My family came to the crab shack today for lunch, we sat on the outside deck area (which is cool and comfortable under the umbrellas) the restaurant itself doesn't look like much (hence the name crab SHACK) but the food is absolutely delicious, the chicken tenders are made with a delicious breading (not the frozen kind) and the burgers are... More

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Arlington, Virginia
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56 reviews 56 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

We ate at the Crab Shack twice while we were vacationing on Chincoteague Island. Outside, this restaurant is not much to look at, but the food makes it all worthwhile. We had the Seafood Platter one night. Everything on it was fresh and delicious. Crab cakes, clams, shrimp, oysters, flounder, all from Virginia or North Carolina. They also have a... More

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Mount Joy, Pennsylvania
11 reviews 11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

So, the place doesn't look like much. It offers outdoor seating which is nice. The inside isn't fancy and could use a little updating. But, we go to restaurants for the food and we were not disappointed. The food speaks for itself and I'd highly recommend them. My wife and I shared a seafood potato skin app. and it was... More

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