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The Crab Shack

6560 Maddox Blvd., Chincoteague Island, VA 23336
757-336-1880
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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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English first
Seaford, Virginia, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

In Chincoteague for the weekend only, and we didn't expect to find this great food here at simple local crab shack. Worth a stop for the clam chowder alone (the best I have ever, ever had). Plus the soft shell crabs were amazing. All made the better by the most friendly and smiling waitress, Lauren, who helped make this meal... More

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Baltimore, Maryland
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

We were so excited to find this authentic looking place so close to the ocean,like always we look for seafood that is fresh,When we sat I asked the young server about the house specialty,she quickly replied it was the Fish and chips,she said it camein every day from a local fisherman.And so I ordered the fish and chips ,I can... More

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

We stopped at the crab shack looking for some yummy seafood! we definitely found what we were looking for, the crab dip pretzel was AMAZING! Our waitress Amber gave us excellent service and great suggestions on what to have, we will definitely be back!!

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Bethesda, Maryland
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Relaxed little spot with delicious food. Loved my shrimp basket and GF had a great soft crab. Friendly service from Nikki made it even better. Trust her tip on how to eat the yummy hush puppies.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

We came to the crab shack in hopes to find local fresh seafood and good service. The crab shack exceeded our expectations in both ways.

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Colorado Springs
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

We were biking through the area and stopped for lunch. Little place on the main drag. Food was excellent. Beer was cold. We sat outside on the deck overlooking the main street--nothing special, but always nice to be able to eat outside. Friendly tree frog dropped in to join us.

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Fairview Heights, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Good food and good service by our waitress, Amber. The blackened flounder was the best flounder I have ever eaten and the crab cake was the best my wife has ever eaten.

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Preston, Maryland
2 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

The Soft Crab Basket and the Flounder Basket are the best i have had in a while. Great Atmosphere as well. Service a little slow but worth wait.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 via mobile

I stayed the weekend and this was the last place I visited. Nikki was my server and everything was phenomenal from the food to the drinks to the service. My group had the crab dip, clams, the shack burger, and snow crab leg basket. I wouldnt hesitate to recommend any of it and it was by far my favorite restaurant... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

The crab dip starter hit the spot! After a long morning we were fortunate to meet Nikki. She was our server but more of an immediate friend. as soon as we dove I the dip it was a wrap! My goodness. Thank you Crab Shack for topping off a great weekend and our first time to Chincoteague. :)

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