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Shanty On The Shore

181 Battery St, Burlington, VT 05401-5211
+1 802-864-0238
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  • Excellent32%
  • Very good38%
  • Average18%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible5%
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“seafood” (144 reviews)
“clam chowder” (38 reviews)
“haddock” (30 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Soups, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
181 Battery St, Burlington, VT 05401-5211
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were directed to Burlington Yacht Club by an old mariner we met in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, looking for calamari. We didn't find the yacht club, but we found the Shanty, and were pleasantly surprised. The calamari was very good! The atmosphere, wait staff, food...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Pat O
Reviewed November 19, 2018 via mobile

We were looking forward to a nice meal with our good friends. Having been there numerous occasions over the years knew there was excellent food. This time though there were 4 obnoxious loud clients in the restaurant,we had to move but our evening was ruined....More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Rusty5638
kim g, Owner at Shanty On The Shore, responded to this reviewResponded November 26, 2018

Hello, I am sorry to hear about your experience. Please contact us at info@shantyontheshore.com so we can further look into and discuss the situation. Thank you.

Reviewed November 16, 2018

I really enjoyed the meal I had at the Shanty on the Shore. I had the clam chowder and a lobster roll. The clam chowder was listed as one of the ten best in New England. I think that would only be true if they...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank beemishbeliever
Reviewed November 6, 2018

We were looking for some great seafood and found a fun place to eat here. The seafood was delicious and the staff so helpful.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank julielr77
Reviewed November 1, 2018 via mobile

This seafood favorite is a great experience! The food is always awesome, the place is always hopping, and it’s an unforgettable good time! Family friendly and authentic!

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Saltysassyclassy
Reviewed October 29, 2018

By good fortune, upon arrival a bit early for lunch, we were shown to a table by the window overlooking Lake Champlain. Within fifteen minutes all other window tables and the next row back were full. Looking over the lake, we could see Juniper Island...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank 32840David
Reviewed October 26, 2018 via mobile

We had a wonderful lunch! The clam chowder was the best, really is award winning. The shrimp cocktail was so fresh, and the service and atmosphere is terrific.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Mandy W
Reviewed October 21, 2018

A group of six for dinner. Everyone loved the food, the mixed drinks were a little "off", overall experience was very good though.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Steven M
Reviewed October 17, 2018 via mobile

My wife and I had the good fortune to pick this restaurant for a recent lunch. Our server greeted us immediately, answered our questions of menu items and did a fine job setting the stage for a good lunch. We both had the seafood platter...More

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank murraysig
Reviewed October 16, 2018

We stopped into Shanty On The Shore for lunch during a recent October trip to Burlington. It was a cool but sunny day so we sat outside on the deck. Service was good and we enjoyed soaking up what sun that there was. I had...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank RealHungryMann
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July 19, 2018|
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Response from GandGTraveler | Reviewed this property |
Yes, beautiful deck.
June 11, 2017|
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Response from Suziewrite | Reviewed this property |
Not sure.
May 28, 2017|
Response from ChaerleyWeir | Reviewed this property |
Yes, Burger & fries $7.00 Hot Dog & fries $6.99 Clam Strip Dinner $8.99 Spaghetti Dinner $8.99 Fried Shrimp$8.99 Chicken Tenders $7.99 Fried Haddock Dinner $8.99 Mac & Cheese $6.99
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Full Bar, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Families with children, Scenic view, Kids, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 181 Battery St, Burlington, VT 05401-5211
  • Location: United States  >  Vermont (VT)  >  Burlington
  • Phone Number: +1 802-864-0238
We are a locally owned and operated restaurant located on Burlington's waterfront. We specialize in the freshest seafood but also offer burgers, steaks, and vegetarian items. We have Burlington's only raw bar and the best views of Lake Champlain. Come on in, we look forward to meeting you.
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