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“Best crab cakes I have ever had” 5 of 5 stars
Review of The Crab Shack

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: Local cuisine, Families with children
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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7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Best crab cakes I have ever had”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2010

Best crab cakes I have ever had

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Northeast U.S.
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
“Flavorful Food, Great Service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2010

Ordering takeout became my chosen option as a rainy day made for fewer seats than normal at this eatery. The inside dining area was full of lunchtime patrons and the outside, uncovered tables and chairs were not practical for seating.

An employee greeted my husband and me with a smile, told us about the table wait time, and then presented us with menus after we announced we'd take our food to go.

Our order was for two of the basket meals which included steamed shrimp in one and fried shrimp in the other, each combined with fries, hush puppies, and cole slaw.

Our food was ready in less than 10 minutes, and when we arrived at our hotel to eat, one word came to mind - wow. The steamed shrimp and fried shrimp were fabulously flavorful, and we received a lot of each along with the sides. Everything was cooked perfectly, and the cole slaw was well blended.

Great takeout definitely points to a delicious meal if you eat on the premises. While waiting, I saw lots of hustle from and excellent camaraderie between the employees who were serving guests.

There's plenty of parking outside. I'll return when I visit the area again.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Oakland, New Jersey
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8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
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“Average crab place”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2010

We ate outside and it was very charming and they played good music. We had a very sweet and attentive waitress. I got 6 local crabs for $6 for lunch. I didn't know how to eat them so my waitress showed me! The hush puppies were quite delicious and their salad was nice and fresh. My husband got fried scallops and didn't think there was anything special about them.

    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“Slow service, okay food.”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2010

We stopped at the crab shack on the way to the beach and waited 30 mintues for our to-go order. The food was sub-par and I will not be returning.

    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Chincoteague Island, VA
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“Great place for lunch or dinner.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2009

Only using fresh seafood, not frozen pre-breaded sysco deals. Everything is prepared to order. Amazing crab cakes made daily with jumbo lump crab meat, no filler. Small place with small capacity makes for a more personable experience. Outdoor seating on the deck gives the opportunity to enjoy the sun before your day at the beach. The seafood boats are to die for. Fresh shucked clams and oysters to order. Fresh no.1 jumbo crabs from local waters. If your looking for a great lunch to-go or a relaxing dinner under the stars this is the place. Great food, great prices, cold beer!

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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