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Ray's Shanty

32157 Chincoteague Rd, New Church, VA 23415
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Ranked #1 of 3 Restaurants in New Church
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Sun 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thu 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Cuisines: Seafood
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations

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English first
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56 reviews 56 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

I'll qualify this review by saying we have been going to Ray's since the doors opened at the "original" Ray's many years ago. During this past year we have seen a distinct change at Ray's in regards to the food. The past few times I have ordered the fried flounder it was absolutely soaked with oil, whether they did not... More

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35 reviews 35 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

During our recent visit to Chincoteague, we decided to visit some restaurants we haven't in awhile. Ray's was just as good as we remembered. Instead of the shrimp, we had the crab cakes. We enjoyed two very nice, all crab, crab cakes along with the delicious Hush Puppies, cole slaw, and fries. This seemed like the in between season--after Columbus... More

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Townsend, Delaware
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69 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

Stopped as two couples,was recommended by other couple. Sunday for lunch,Mrs got the $5 burger,good price,but small and average. I asked for the grilled tuna sandwich,rare.... Came as very well done,only ate half. I didn't complain as we were guests. Creamed seafood soup WAS tasty and reasonable. Hush Puppies(5) were killer.

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Salisbury, Maryland
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81 reviews 81 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014 via mobile

Don't miss Ray' s Shanty when you're in the Chincoteague area. Amazing local seafood, especially the large flounder, and the best steamed and fried fish anywhere. This is one of our favorite restaurants and we highly recommend it.

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Philadelphia, Pa.
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73 reviews 73 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

Back in 1998 my wife and I fell in love with the eastern shore of Virginia and we have been visiting the area ever since. Our home away from home has always been The Refuge Inn on the island and we were content just to stay put when we got there. About three years ago we were chatting with another... More

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parksley, virginia
16 reviews 16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

this is where locals go for seafood. always hot, always fresh. the mix and match seafood platters are great. trouble is, I always get the shrimp and scallops. never disappointed. prices are what you would expect for fresh seafood. only trouble is you usually have to wait.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

Hadn't been to Rays in a couple years. Stopped in for dinner. Hushpuppies were great, shrimp were outstanding. I had the fried flounder and it was terrible. Service was great, the atmosphere was what it always is. Love the place but they gotta be doing a better job with the fish. It was awful. Stick with the shrimp.

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Newport News, Virginia
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6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

The value $$ received for the great quality menu items is tremendous! All of the fish sandwiches are fantastic! You definitely get your money's worth! Friendly staff and great service too!

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48 reviews 48 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

We drove a long way to go to Chincoteague, and the Lobster Special sign at Ray's Shanty caught our eye on the way into town...We found our way back for lunch on day 2 of our visit, and I had a fried grouper sandwich, which was just a fried fillet on a bun...I discarded the bun, and ate the delicious,... More

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Northern Virginia
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6 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Recalling great shrimp & hushpuppies, we stopped for lunch. We were greeted by a menu explaining that the "all you can eat" shrimp were no longer on the menu, & prices were up due to the increased cost of oil and gas incurred by the local fishermen. Menu explained that people were ordering "all you can eat shrimp", sharing &... More

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Additional Information about Ray's Shanty

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

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