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The Crab Shack

6560 Maddox Blvd., Chincoteague Island, VA 23336
757-336-1880
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Price range: $9 - $22
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Description: Seafood restaurant featuring a variety of seafood baskets, complete with hand-cut fries and slaw, steamed crabs and shrimp, kids menu, and outdoor seating.
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English first
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

My favorite on this past visit. The prices are fair, the staff is nice and atmosphere is fun:) the hush puppies are unreal-- they're sweet tasting and hard to resist ! Worth a shot!

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McLean, Virginia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

A good restaurant for family and friends to eat lunch or dinner or brunch. The food is good, price is fair. The location of the restaurant is easy to find. The restrooms are clean and the services are excellent.

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Middletown, Maryland
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

Did I say Awesome? We went here twice on our stay on Chincoteague. Both times the food, service and value were awesome. The scallops... awesome! This is a little place with beach atmosphere, but great stuff! Lunch Once - Dinner the other time - If you are on the Island - You need to eat here. And - Alisha was... More

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Springfield, Virginia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

We enjoyed lunch and dinner at this family friendly restaurant. The fried cod and the crab soup for lunch were both outstanding (much better than The Village Restaurant at half the cost). We hesitated to go in because the restaurant looks quite informal but well worth it for a good meal. We returned for dinner for steamed crabs. Although they... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

We made a reservation here on a whim and it turned out to be quite a pleasant surprise! Not only was the food delicious, it was prepared in a timely fashion and moderately priced. The service was friendly and accommodating; we asked to split the check NINE ways and our waitress, Renee, assured us with a smile that it was... More

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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
Top Contributor
79 reviews 79 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014 via mobile

My husband and I had lunch here today. We had hoped to order hard shell steamed crabs and they were out of them. I ordered the crab cake and potato skins with crab, shrimp and scallops. My food was marginal at best. The crab cake was OK (mostly filler) and the potato skins were filled w a rich crab, scallop... More

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Jessica B, Guest Relations Manager at The Crab Shack, responded to this review

Thank you for taking time out of your day to write a review about "The Crab Shack". I am so sorry for the horrible time you had incountered with us. I am sorry we didn't have any hard shell blue crabs when you came in to eat with us. I am glad that we could get you and your husband... More

Waynesboro, Pennsylvania
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

My husband and I have been going to Chincoteague for years. I wanted to try a place we had never eaten before. This place was not crowded, it's not fancy, but the food was good. We had the fried shrimp and the sweet potato fries. My husband substituted corn for coleslaw and didn't realize until much later that they charged... More

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Our family had lunch here today, we ordered the crap dip appetizer (amazing!) and a few lunch platters. Everything was great but the hush puppies were FANTASTIC!!

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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41 reviews 41 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

I really like the layout of this place. A screened in porch, a deck, a sandy area with shaded tables and a nice clean in door dining and bar. Simple fried food prepared perfectly. I do not say that about all the restaurants on Chincoteague. Great service. Waitress even accommodated a salad for me at lunch time which was not... More

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Levittown, Pennsylvania
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18 reviews 18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

My wife and I had the crab pretzel app, a crab salad sandwich, and a soft crab sandwich. All three were outstanding! The atmosphere was super cool too, we sat on one of the picnic tables in the sand on the right side of the building. You could also eat inside, on the desk, or in the screened on patio... More

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