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Seafood Shanty

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31 Dock St, Edgartown, Martha's Vineyard, MA 02539-8151
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Group of 6 of us ordered at the outside kiosk as we did not want to spend too much time with sit down service. I ordered the lobster roll ($16.95) and it was amazing. This place was recommended by our tour guide and for good reason. Our friends got the clam chowder which was amazing as well. Tip: Walk outside... More 

Thank James K
Houston, Texas
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We asked for a table to see water, but one wasn't available and it was way too windy to sit outside. But the food and service made up for it. Megan was an exceptional staff member that waited on us. Very informative and answered our questions and made great recommendations. I had the lobster cake (like a crab cake) full... More 

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17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

There were 46 people on our tour and at least half of them chose this place for lunch. Most popular meal was the fish & chips. The portions were huge, fresh, and well prepared. Service was quick and friendly. We admired a super Bloody Mary at the next table, but we stayed with a glass of wine. Great view from... More 

Thank SpryWidow
Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The location is beautiful, right on the harbor. We were escorted to a table in the front room. The food and service were both excellent, and we got to watch the moon rise over Chappaquiddick. The interior is beautifully finished. We had a great time, the server was polite and attentive. The manager also stopped by to see if everything... More 

Thank sharonamello
New England
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We sat outside on the upper deck for a cocktail and an appetizer one afternoon. We had good service and a great view of the bay in front of Edgartown. It was very nice. We had the shrimp cocktail app and it was excellent. The drinks were good.

Thank snow_beach
Sanibel Island, Florida
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18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We had "the biggest lobster roll" for dinner. It was large that's for sure, but it could have had a little more flavor. I would imagine this spot appeals to many tourists because of its great location and large rooftop area. We had a rainy windy visit, so we didn't get to enjoy the views.

Thank Beachsnoozer
Mashpee, MA
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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A moderately busy evening with terribly slow service. It was 30 minutes after ordering before the soups wandered over. The meal was hidden amongst the French fries and the batter successfully disguised the seafood. A restaurant we used to go 2 or 3 times a year that we will be avoiding.

Thank CapeCod96
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Stopped in for a late lunch. The claim chowder was great. The lobster rolls were bleh and food is overpriced. Would not eat here again.

Thank kimmie92592
Boston, Massachusetts
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The food is decent but the best part is the view. Fantastic view of Edgartown harbor and the harbor light.

Thank Josh B
Ronkonkoma, New York
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37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

It was a rainy day, and we headed out to the Seafood Shack. It's been there forever and it has a nice selection of seafood, (Soup to Nuts) We ordered, lobster rolls, clam chowder (chowdah) LOL, and crabcakes. It was fresh and delicious! Reasonably priced for MV. It has a small dining area in back with a great view of... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$10 - $30
American, Seafood, Sushi, Soups
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Special occasions, Large groups, Families with children, Scenic view, Bar scene, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 31 Dock St, Edgartown, Martha's Vineyard, MA 02539-8151
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Martha's Vineyard  >  Edgartown
  • Phone Number: 508-627-8622
Join us for delicious dining on the beautiful Edgartown Harbor.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?