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Ray's Shanty

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32157 Chincoteague Rd, New Church, VA 23415
757-824-3429
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thu 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 49
    Excellent
  • 26
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
SHRIMP!!! SCALLOPS!!!

Loved this place! As good as I'd heard, and better! Went with family and everyone was pleased +. I'd never been to Chincoteague, and loved it. Great place to vacation, or live. Obviously the food is great!!

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 12, 2015
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Eastern shore
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

our family had dinner here last Wednesday night while vacationing on the island. I was shocked at how bad it was. its been okay in the past but hands down this was the worst meal I've had in 10 years of visiting the island. I ordered the pick 3 combo. The Flounder tasted awful and was full of bones, the... More 

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Allentown, Pennsylvania
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15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015 via mobile

We were really looking forward to dinner here after reading all the reviews. I had fried flounder, which was the whole fish, bones and all. My husband very much enjoyed his blackened tuna. The service was super quick but there was no mention of coffee or dessert, if we had wanted it, just a check presented- no questions asked. There... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Loved this place! As good as I'd heard, and better! Went with family and everyone was pleased +. I'd never been to Chincoteague, and loved it. Great place to vacation, or live. Obviously the food is great!!

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LOCAL
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

And that's saying something....seriously. If you don't like seafood, or if you're a vegetarian, this isn't the place for you. This is an excellent SEAFOOD restaurant. Crab dip was great....creamy and crabby....just right. I got the pick 4 seafood entre.....crabcake, softcrab, steamed shrimp, and scallops. I'm from the eastern shore of Maryland and have eaten crabs in every way imaginable... More 

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Pottstown, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

I have been going here since I was a child. Every time we visit Chincoteague Ray's is a stop at least once! Love this place. One of my all time favorite restaurants!!

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Yorktown, Virginia
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37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Basically all seafood. And yes, I do understand that this is a seafood restaurant. Although not busy, wait staff seemed to be irritated and rather curt with answers about menu questions. I tried ordering a vegetarian plate, but was quickly told that they didn’t serve vegetables. I asked if I could get (3 or 4 items) i.e. a baked potato,... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Ray's is by far the best seafood place in the area. Located about 15 minutes off of Chincoteague Island on Rte. 175, I had one of the best blackened tuna steaks I ever had. Waits can be long especially on Lobster night, but it is well worth it!

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Emporia, Virginia
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9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

We arrived 15 minutes before they opened and were gracious enough to welcome us in. Ray came by to say hello and ask how everything was. I had the crab cake sandwich and the homemade french fries and they were amazing! My husband had the shrimp on rice and said it was some of the best he had eaten. After... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

My group of 9 dined at Ray's in search of a fresh seafood dinner. The result was the best combination of food and service we have experienced in a long time. Our server, Denise, went out of her way to provide excellent service and a memorable dining experience. The portions are generous, the prices are reasonable, and the seafood is... More 

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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23 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Very casual atmosphere with a friendly staff. We had flounder, steamed shrimp, crab cakes, and tuna. Everyone enjoyed their meal- the tuna was a tad over cooked but everything else was spot on. Would definitely come back.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 32157 Chincoteague Rd, New Church, VA 23415
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  New Church
  • Phone Number: 757-824-3429

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm

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