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Shrimp Boat

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner
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If you don’t know Captain Joe, then you just haven’t been to the Shrimp Boat yet. In 1989, Captain Joe set up an umbrella, scale, and a couple of chairs just outside of a box truck along the side of the highway. He set out to sell the freshest shrimp in Ocean City at the best price. Customers had to receive their education first in why cooking shrimp with the heads on kept the juices and flavor inside. This is a 10-second class and always ends with a Free Sample for graduating. Captain Joe says, “Try it before you buy it. I want people to know they are getting the freshest product possible.” The next year, he started selling his shrimp out of the back of a boat along Rte. 611 where we stand
PRICE RANGE
$5 - $20
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
CUISINES
Seafood
FEATURES
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Free Off-Street Parking, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
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Reviewed yesterday

We stopped on the way back from assateague for the 1.50 crab special. could not beat it . crabs were great and the schrimp was good also with the heads on. like the atmosphere, paper on table and cold beer to round it out. Stop...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank williams012018
Reviewed October 11, 2018

We drove past the Shrimp Boat many times on our way to Assateague. This year we finally stopped after seeing their posts on facebook. We were there Monday night and had their Low Country Boil. It was fantastic, crab legs, shrimp, sausage, and corn, enough...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank jennsmom11
Reviewed October 6, 2018

Stopped for lunch. Hubby had 1 lb. of steamed shrimp in Old Bay and fries, I had the lobster roll and fries, and we both left FULL! Shrimp is served with the heads on so if that bothers you, then skip this place. I thought...More

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank momoo
Reviewed September 30, 2018

This is our 1st visit this season (2018) and dove into a pound of Steamed Shrimp and 1/2 a dozen of Large Crabs ($30) with Side Salads and Hush Puppies. The crabs were very meaty and heavy. Very yummy just as I remembered them last...More

Date of visit: September 2018
1  Thank PHLee7ca
Reviewed September 23, 2018

This roadside shack is the tops for its seafood! Not much for atmosphere, what it lacks in aesthetics it more than makes up for in food and flavor. I had a pound of shrimp, along with a start of an appetizer of assorted fried seafood....More

Date of visit: August 2018
1  Thank yeshossyem57
Reviewed September 17, 2018

Stopped in for a late lunch and ordered the crabs. They were juicy and spicy. The place is nothing fancy but a good spot if you like crabs.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank PatriciaY9221
Reviewed September 16, 2018 via mobile

Food overpriced. We are locals and have had iffy experiences here before, but this time was incredibly bad. Clearly old seafood being over salted to hide bad taste. Tourist trap for folks who do bit know what good seafood should taste like.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank John S
Reviewed September 11, 2018 via mobile

Stopped in based on the reviews , and it must be two different places because thus place is not worth your time or money . The shrimp was ok but very small , and you pay by the pound with the heads and body added...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Zoeythedog
Reviewed September 10, 2018 via mobile

It's been a crummy few days on the Eastern Shore, so we decided to have lunch. We have purchased fresh seafood from Shrimp Boat before, but never ate indoors. Our meal was amazing. We got the $6.99 lunch special. Shrimp slider and a cup of...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Puggmahoney
Reviewed September 1, 2018 via mobile

This is the best seafood place. It doesn't look like much when drive to it but as they say looks can deceiving. The food is amazing and the service great. Like other places, their seafood wasnt fried out. It was cooked properly and seasoned properly....More

Date of visit: August 2018
1  Thank Foodjunkie2004
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Patti L
May 10, 2016|
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Response from GoBinWi | Reviewed this property |
I'm not sure when they run that special, check their Facebook page maybe.
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