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Shrimp Boat


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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2019 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
$5 - $20
Lunch, Dinner
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, 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 1 week ago via mobile

TA fail - Service was slow - portions are very small for the price. We left hungry. The seafood dishes were below average and don’t plan to return - too many other outstanding choices in the area.

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank CoCoMocha
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

First time at the Shrimp Boat and will return. Great place to stop after golf for food and beers. Casual dress and laid back. The clam strips were very good as well at the crab cake. Did not have the shrimp but the sample that...More

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank Brenda S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stopped here after driving by ,it looked interesting so thought..why not try it..The interior is rustic to say the least..My sister had shrimp salad which she said was good,the shrimp were goodsized not tiny.I had an oyster po'boy which consisted of 4 deep fried oysters...More

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank Luvtogo1239
Reviewed April 8, 2019

Beginning to end a poor decision to dine here. The crab dip had no crab and was more like a mozzarella bowl with old Bay sprinkled on...not a dip at all. When the best part of the dip are the chips you know it is...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank mblizzard
Reviewed January 15, 2019

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
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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
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Patti L
May 10, 2016|
Response from GoBinWi | Reviewed this property |
I'm not sure when they run that special, check their Facebook page maybe.
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