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The Shanty

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Local Oysters on the Half Shell
1/2 dozen $8.00
Dozen $12.00
Fried Calamari
Tomato based caper sauce with parmesan cheese
Lump Crab Flat Bread
Garlic herb cream cheese spread, local jumbo lump crab meat, cheddar cheese, old bay seasoning
Try buffalo or our house made honey BBQ
New England Style Clam Chowder
Home-style clam chowder garnished with bacon, scallions and cheddar cheese
Local Steamed Clams
Bakers​ dozen served with drawn butter and cocktail sauce
Steamed Seaside Oysters
1/2 dozen $8.00
Dozen $12.00
Steamed Shrimp
1/2 pound $12.00
Pound $18.00
Simple Greens
Mixed greens tossed in house balsamic vinaigrette
Spicy shrimp $+5.00
Grilled chicken $+5.00
Romaine with our house caesar dressing and crostini
Spicy shrimp $+5.00
Grilled chicken $+5.00
Quarter Lemon Salad
Pan seared sea scallops over mixed greens tossed with a quarter lemon, a pinch of salt and evoo, topped with fruit segments and served with crostini
Spicy shrimp $+5.00
Grilled chicken $+5.00
Shanty Caribbean Style Tacos
You're choice of Korean bbq beer, spicy shrimp or fresh catch with tortilla chips and our house made guacamole
Local Jumbo Lump Crab Cake Sandwich
100%​ local jumbo lump crab cake with lettuce tomato and old bay aioli served with shanty fries
Shanty Burger
Lto​ and American cheese served with shanty fries
Fried Softshell Bli
Local softshell crab on top of bacon, lettuce, tomato with old bay aioli and shanty fries
Local Fish and Chips Basket
Local​ catch with shanty fries
Oyster Basket
Local seaside oysters delicately fried with shanty fries
Chicken Tender Basket
Five​ tenders with shanty fries
Grilled Chicken Sandwich
With honey BBQ, apple chips and sharp cheddar, lto with fries
Seafood Platter
Local jumbo lump crab cake, soft shells, oysters and fresh catch fish with hush puppies and corn on the cob
Steak Tip Dinner
Marinated steak tips on top of our cheddar, bacon potato hash with fresh vegetable
Blackened Chicken and Shrimp Mac N Cheese
Made to order with extra sharp cheddar, blue, and parmesan topped with blackened chicken and shrimp, side of vegetable
Crab Cake Dinner
2 of our 100% jumbo lamp crab cakes over romesco sauce with side salad and home-style potatoes
Shanty Scampi
Shrimp, clams and scallops sautéed with white wine, lemon, garlic and capers over penne
The Shanty will be closed until March 1st of 2020. Can't wait to see you next season! The Shanty is the Eastern Shores premier destination for waterfront dining. Offering the freshest local seafood and produce on a daily basis, Spring, Summer and Fall. Take in a beautiful sunset over the Chesapeake Bay while enjoying delicious homemade crab cakes, Caribbean style tacos, or the daily fresh catch special with an ice cold draft. Full bar, live entertainment, harbor front outdoor seating, available dock space and creative daily specials made for and by people who are truly passionate about food and excellent service!
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
American, Bar, Seafood
Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Live Music, Waterfront, Gift Cards Available
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Reviewed March 14, 2020

I went here at night but I believe the place is right on the water so during the day I would imagine they have great views of the water and a lot of natural light. The food and service was good. Try the crab bisque...More

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed March 8, 2020 via mobile

We had a nice meal there yesterday. The fish was very good and so read the clam chowder. The fries were okay and the Caesar salad was not the best I've had. the beer selection was good and the views were beautiful.

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed February 17, 2020

Loved this little place. Cozy. Waterfront seating breathtaking. Waitress very friendly. Food was great

Date of visit: August 2019
Reviewed December 20, 2019

Good beer, very good oysters and clams. Who could ask for more. Oh yeah, the location is not too shabby, though you need to follow the signs for the coast guard station to find it.

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed December 20, 2019 via mobile

Fun place to eat and spend time with friends. Best location in town to have a drink and watch the sunset.

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed October 28, 2019 via mobile

We had a wonderful mid afternoon 2 appetizer snack for 5 at the Shack this weekend. Love eating on the deck, bright, sunny. Service good despite a sizeable crowd. Our appetizers were a treat for all. Have had lunch there previously and it, too, was...More

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed October 28, 2019

In torrential rain on an October Sunday, we drove from western Virginia to Chincoteague. We found ourselves in Cape Charles by noon. Great, I thought, we will be able to have lunch at The Shanty of which I had often heard but never visited. We...More

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed October 28, 2019

We chose the Shanty because a friend of ours ate there and loved it. We were greeted warmly and shown our table very quickly. We chose to eat outside because the weather was nice and it was noisy inside. We shared a plate of Conch...More

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed October 27, 2019 via mobile

We had been here in the past 2 years ago while on vacation in the area and loved it we went two day’s in a row. We had been looking forward to returning but it was Such a let down. We had to wait to...More

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed October 24, 2019

I was excited to have my first taste of Virginia Eastern Shore seafood so I ordered the fried oysters. They were over breaded and over cooked (dry) to the point where you really couldn't taste the oysters. It was disappointing.

Date of visit: October 2019
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Jen F
July 17, 2018|
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Response from Su Z | Reviewed this property |
Yes totally dog friendly! And there are areas to take your dog to do his/her business as well. When I was there there were 3 groups that had dogs. Cool place to watch the sunset!
Debbie G
May 16, 2017|
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Response from LINDA D | Reviewed this property |
You can pull up the menu via the web.
March 29, 2017|
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Response from sister-cousins | Reviewed this property |
Interestingly, I thought they did but crabs are not on their current menu. They do serve clams, mussels, oysters, fish. You can go to their website.
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