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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
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 NEW

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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Montville, Connecticut
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37 reviews 37 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

The fried soft shell crabs were very good and plenty. Staff was also accommodating to my request for substituting for my dietary needs. Fried mussels were delicious. Service was fast, prices acceptable

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

We have eaten at the Crab Shack since they opened. They have the greatest and freshest seafood anywhere. My husband and I eat out often since we moved here full time three years ago and Always , ALWAYS prefer the crab shack over any other place on the island. We have never been dissapointed. Its our go-to place. The food... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

My large family visited The Crab Shack because many people wanted soft shell crabs, and I can't eat shellfish, and this restaurant accommodated both needs in a dine in restaurant. The jerk chicken was very flavorful and appropriately cooked. According to my companions, the fried and blackened soft shell crabs were delicious, as were the raw oysters. The meal was... More

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Burlington, Vermont
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

The Crab Shack has the best crab cakes I've ever had! We went her repeatedly for the exquisite fresh seafood. The staff, including Alyssa, Alisha, and Damien, were most friendly and helpful. This isn't a fancy place, but a comfortable, relaxed setting. We went multiple times during our visit and fond the best quality food for the best prices.

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Appleton, Wisconsin
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26 reviews 26 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

We ate here on close to the end of our stay. Out of all the places we enjoyed, this rated as our least favorite. It was completely overpriced for mediocre food. There are so many great place for all price ranges including the hamburger joint across the road (which was great when we tired of seafood). I wish I could... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

We are a family of five (3 active young boys) and this was a great place for all of us. The server Alisha was so polite and accomodating and wonderful with the children. We sat outside at the shaded sitting area with tables and sand, like we were on the beach, but only better! We were all delighted with our... More

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Wentzville, Missouri
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Restaurant had very good food, served at the right temperature, lots of food for the money. Friendly staff, Would recommend this to others.

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Collinsville, Virginia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

This was our first visit to Chincoteague Island and this was the first place we stopped to eat.....BIG MISTAKE!!!! We were told it would be a 40 minute wait on our food........an hour and 36 minutes later, our APPITIZERS arrived........7 minutes later, our sandwiches arrived....yes sandwiches that took over 90 minutes!!! One of the appitizers we ordered was 1 lb... More

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