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Shanty On The Shore

181 Battery St, Burlington, VT 05401-5211
+1 802-864-0238
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  • Excellent31%
  • Very good40%
  • Average18%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible5%
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“seafood” (116 reviews)
“coleslaw” (21 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 am - 9:00 pmAll hours
American, Seafood, Soups
$$ - $$$
181 Battery St, Burlington, VT 05401-5211
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Reviewed September 18, 2015

This is a very casual, fried food place. The fried shrimp were not good. The thick breading fell off the shrimp when I dipped into the cocktail sauce. The service while nice was much like a fast food place. After a 10 day trip through...More

Thank whitewater4
Reviewed September 15, 2015 via mobile

The broiled haddock was great! My husband thoroughly enjoyed the lobster and crab leg dinner. Service was fast and friendly.

Thank Deborah C
Reviewed September 13, 2015

We do the trip from our home town St-Lazare specially for the fried clams. The whole belly are the best. Service is good if you tell them that you have to take to boat that cross to Plassburg NY. Well price for a great lunch...More

Thank ALAIN b
Reviewed September 11, 2015

As I said, if wasn't for the so slow service, took for ever to someone seat us, (nobody waiting ), and finally when we got our table, our waiter took his time to come and greed us, with a smile on his face saying "be...More

Thank Ciganinha
Reviewed September 10, 2015

Four of us stopped for Fresh seafood. We had bisque, oysters, Lobster, shrimp. It was very fresh and tastey. Amy our server was fantastic. We watched the sunset on Lake Champlain. What a perfect dinner. Prices are reasonable.

Thank caminobound2014
Reviewed September 8, 2015 via mobile

Stopped in for dinner. Staff were very pleasantly accommodating. Food was fresh, tasty and of high quality. View of dock area added to the experience. Great evening overall.

Thank Roman T
Reviewed September 6, 2015

We were 3 couples, every one ordered different meal and we were all satisfied with the quality of what we ordered. Staff was friendly, service was very good, we had no complaints.

Thank emekli
Reviewed September 6, 2015 via mobile

Have come here for lunch several times and always am treated great by the staff. Today was great too! We enjoyed great food...I enjoyed a wonderful maple ginger salmon, which was delicious.

Thank RobertTower
Reviewed September 6, 2015 via mobile

The view was nice. The mac and cheese was good. Our server was great. Everything else was quite subpar. I ordered the broiled haddock. It was tasteless and overcooked. My friend had the fish tacos and said that they were not seasoned very well. Their...More

Thank k8marie
Reviewed September 2, 2015 via mobile

Went to the shanty with some business associates. The food was very good traditional seafood (lobster, clams, oysters, etc. ). I had clam chowder and a smaller size lobster. It was very good. The atmosphere is nice and cozy the wine and beer section was...More

Thank PathfinderUSA
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Beer on tap?
June 11, 2017|
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Response from Suziewrite | Reviewed this property |
Not sure.
Do you have a kids menu? What are the choices on it.
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
Do you offer free dinner on someone's birthday? advise and thanks
September 11, 2016|
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Response from ChaerleyWeir | Reviewed this property |
No free dinner, but they will give you a free piece of pie.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
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, Reservations, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Scenic view, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Large groups
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
  • E-mail
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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