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6560 Maddox Blvd., Chincoteague Island, VA 23336
+1 757-336-1880
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12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
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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  • 125
    Excellent
  • 77
    Very good
  • 36
    Average
  • 15
    Poor
  • 19
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Good food and great service

My family and I ate at the Crab Shack this past Monday and we had a great meal. We sat in the screened in patio and it was very nice. The server was very friendly and prompt with everything we needed. The food was good. I ordered the crab cake basket and it was good, not excellent, but not bad.... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
Tara1979
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Galloway, NJ
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
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English first
Northern Virginia
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

The name is the Crab SHACK, that's what it looks like, and it was all that and more. We'd spent the day on the beach at Assateague Island, wanted GOOD seafood without the wait, or ambiance, of a more formal place. We've been to Chincoteague many times, FINALLY decided to give The Crab Shack a try. We will never go... More 

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Staten Island
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57 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Good fish place lloutdoor and indoor seating with AC. lots of fried and raw fish dishes - not fancy but reasonably priced.lOutdoor ramp for handicaps.

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Hagerstown, Maryland
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

My family and I have been coming to Chincoteague for 3 years and somehow have always overlooked this place. We decided to dine in one evening to see what this place was all about! Our server Kara made us feel welcome from the start and it only got better! The food came out fast and was delicious and it was... More 

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Warsaw, Virginia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

My friends and I took a trip to Chincoteague for the day to go to the beach. Decided to stop by the cute looking Crabshack. We loved it! Our server, Erica, was very patient and accommodating. We enjoyed our shack burger and our scallops. Definitely recommend!!!

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Galloway, NJ
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58 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

My family and I ate at the Crab Shack this past Monday and we had a great meal. We sat in the screened in patio and it was very nice. The server was very friendly and prompt with everything we needed. The food was good. I ordered the crab cake basket and it was good, not excellent, but not bad.... More 

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Falls Church, Virginia
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

All the fried seafood was delicious and the kids menu had some decent choices. We ate lunch here twice during our visit cause we liked it that much!

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Spotsylvania, Virginia
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289 reviews
237 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

Casual atmosphere and service was very good but the food did not measure up. Lots of fried stuff all tasting the same. Fried green tomatoes had a nice Cajun sauce. They were the best item ordered. Fried oysters were overlooked so we're hard and one was tough and chewy. My daughters scallops were tasty she said. Kids tenders were passable.... More 

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Chincoteague, Virginia, United States
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

Although I've driven by this place more than I like to think, yesterday was the first time the wife and I stopped in while biking on the island. Heard plus and minuses but we always like to form our own opinion. Since it was a nice day we chose to sit outside and was greeted right away by our waitress... More 

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Virginia
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Hi Nikki, I know you're reading this. My husband and I took a quick weekend excursion to Chincoteague. We wanted some good seafood and as we were checking out the local shops, we asked for advice for the best local restaurant for lunch. Everybody mentioned The Crab Shack as one of the Best restaurants on the island. We started off... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

There was a decent wait to get a table, they were completely understaffed but we did get our food in a timely manner. My only complaint was that they didn't scrub the oyster shells bc there was dirt on the plate 😑 other than that it was pretty good.

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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: +1 757-336-1880

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.
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?