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Ray's Shanty

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

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Fresh Seafood

Ray always has the freshest seafood for his customers! It is family friendly and serves the best fried shrimp.

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 20, 2015
Bloxom, Virginia
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  • Families with children
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Stanton, Delaware, United States
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63 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On site parking, good, prompt service. Very Casual with fresh seafood and sandwiches. Great place for kids to eat.

Thank Meg K
Bloxom, Virginia
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14 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

Ray always has the freshest seafood for his customers! It is family friendly and serves the best fried shrimp.

Thank KHall62
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224 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

On Chincoteague we were told to stop at Ray's for their shrimp. Their steamed shrimp is delicious (plus hush puppies, coleslaw and a side) and very affordable. The restaurant is simple with no frills. The service is good but businesslike. Great way to get your seafood fix!

Thank Beachplum3
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2015

Went on a strangers recommendation. Had a great lunch. Reasonable price. Seafood soup was great. Good crab cakes. Plan on returning .

Thank Paul W
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75 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015

We always stop at Ray's when we visit Chincoteague as the food is great and very fair priced. During our 8 day's in Chincoteague this year we just couldn't get enough of this place and ate there on 3 different nights. The seafood is fresh and you always get a generous portion of food for the money. Service was quick... More 

Thank harveylipshitz
Georgetown, PA
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68 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015

Whenever we visit Chincoteague Island we make sure that a stop at Ray's is always included. They have the freshest seafood anywhere and it is always prepared to perfection. The staff are wonderful taking the time to insure that your experience with them is excellent and satisfying. The food is superb. You can't ask for more at a restaurant when... More 

Thank Longstreet
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79 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015

My favorite seafood restaurant in Va. Been coming here for years and love it. Hush puppies and salad are good but don't fill up before the fresh seafood comes. Shrinp, soft crabs and oysters are awesome tonight. It's always busy... ask to sit in the bar for quick seating. . Sure wish they had a good wine list but I... More 

Thank safe_foodforyou
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015

My husband and I (and visiting guests) recently started eating at Ray’s Shanty and have been pleasantly surprised each visit. Most seafood restaurants are overpriced for the amount of food given but not here! Our favorites are the steamed shrimp and steamed crab legs – they are always on point. Another thing to note is the customer service; if we’ve... More 

Thank hparks1113
Onancock, Virginia
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82 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015

Friends went for lunch and we all got different lunch specials! Had tuna fillet sandwich, fresh tuna salad and a flounder sandwich! All were cooked great and fresh! Service was attentive but not bothersome. Restaurant was busy and therefore, a bit loud... chose to eat in less attractive back area but much easier to talk.

Thank Lori C
Newark, Delaware
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71 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

One of the previous reviewers said they should've stayed on Chincoteague to eat. We should've, too. I usually don't give places bad ratings, but I can't help but do that here. We were celebrating a birthday. My husband wanted the steamed shrimp. We pulled into a crowded parking lot. In the back there were feral cats hanging out. Inside the... More 

Thank Carol G

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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children


Open Hours
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm

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