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6560 Maddox Blvd., Chincoteague Island, VA 23336
757-336-1880
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Description: Seafood restaurant featuring a variety of seafood baskets, complete with...
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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  • 68
    Excellent
  • 62
    Very good
  • 28
    Average
  • 12
    Poor
  • 14
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Great little place

My wife and I stopped in here for lunch. Little apprehensive since many other places had long lines. We were quickly seated and treated by our server. He took our order and was quick to apologize in advance since 2 large groups had just been seated before us. We were not in a hurry so that... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2015
Hokie2012
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Newport News, Virginia
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
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Newport News, Virginia
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

My wife and I stopped in here for lunch. Little apprehensive since many other places had long lines. We were quickly seated and treated by our server. He took our order and was quick to apologize in advance since 2 large groups had just been seated before us. We were not in a hurry so that didn't bother us. There... More 

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Fairmont, West Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

Unsure of where to have dinner...we passed the Crab Shack and decided to give it a try....we are so happy we did!!!! The overall experience was nothing short of awesome! Nikki is an incredible server and the food is amazing! Super friendly super helpful and super attentive!

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Saint Louis, Missouri
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Perfect atmosphere, very family friendly. We had crab and fried oysters, both were delicious! Restaurant was clean, staff was friendly, and prices were reasonable.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

I got the shack burger and it was fantastic. Cooked to perfection and the crab dip on it was great! Our server Johnny was really helpful about the menu and I'm a germaphobe so when he gave me a new straw whenever he refilled my drinks. I highly recommend this restaurant if you're coming to Chincoteague. Ask for Johnny if... More 

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Jackson, New Jersey
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

I was camping on the Maryland side of Assateague Island, and I wanted to see the Virginia side, especially the town of Chincoteague. I had such a great time visiting, and of course, I got hungry. This looked like a great little place, and there were several cars parked outside. It's not a huge restaurant, but they did have a... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

I loved the crab imperial. It was made with just the right ingredients. The desert was made in some local atmosphere nearby they said and it was wonderful for apple pie. They are easy to overlook, get there early.

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Manassas, Virginia
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

We ate at the Crab Shack in June 2014 during our visit to Chincoteague. The service was great, Alisha was our waitress and she was very attentive. It was good food, large portions, and we would eat there again.

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Chincoteague Island, Virginia
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

I've been here a few times. I had the shack burger there this summer, with sweet potato waffle fries, and it was awesome! It was huge and delicious. More recently, I had a fried oyster dinner platter with hush puppies and sweet potato fries. The oysters were just so-so (the Village next door had much better ones) and the sweet... More 

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014 via mobile

We went to this place for lunch our first day in Chincoteague. I was really excited based on other reviews. I was a little disappointed. The food was ok but when you compared it to the other places we went, it just did not compare. The iced tea was stale, they were out of their famous clam chowder, they had... More 

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Shamokin, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

We were looking forward to a delicious seafood meal on our vacation. Unfortunately this was not the place. The food was average at best. Would not recommend if you're looking for that fresh seafood taste.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 6560 Maddox Blvd., Chincoteague Island, VA 23336
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Chincoteague Island
  • Phone Number: 757-336-1880

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 9 - 30
  • Cuisine: American, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine

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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?