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The Shanty

33 Marina Rd, Cape Charles, VA 23310-3248
+1 757-695-3853
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good32%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“crab dip” (24 reviews)
“seafood” (62 reviews)
“fries” (53 reviews)
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American, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
33 Marina Rd, Cape Charles, VA 23310-3248
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Great atmosphere/outside eating/lobster sandwich to die for! Lives up to it's name "the Shanty" for a harborside working man's bar/restaurant.

Reviewed 3 days ago

The Shanty is a great waterfront spot with terrific food. Soft shell BLT and buffalo nachos are must-tries. Fresh, local seafood and produce make this special. And, the waitstaff is top-notch. Don't miss this when you're traveling up and down the Eastern Shore of VA.

Thank Patsy H
Reviewed 6 days ago

Indoor and outdoor dining . Great bar scene. Best clam chowder. Unfortunately chef is using to much Old bay. Everything we ordered including the soup and French fries was heavily covered with Old bay.

Thank 2muchfun4us
Reviewed 1 week ago

The friend of a friend recommended that we stop by this restaurant when we visited Cape Charles.....and are we glad that we did!! We found The Shanty to be a very casual, friendly, and welcoming spot. We did not have reservations, but upon arrival requested...More

Thank deavers
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place was unexpected. Located next to a marina with some impressive yachts and sunset views. Seating inside and outside. Ample menu options. Mostly fried foods...but they had the best, lightest, and crispiest tender meat clams strips and onion rings that I have ever had.

Thank mynuidntt
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wonderful atmosphere and dining on the water. Sat outside and watched this amazing sunset. Great service. Fast and friendly!! Food was a bit pricey; but for good seafood that’s what happens! Loved it so much went back a second time!!!

Thank Vanbsu1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Delicious food and camaraderie, nice view with entertainment; wonderful wait staff;highly recommended!

Thank suthnliz
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Boyfriend and I wanted to try everything so we shared 6 raw oysters, the small shrimp steamer, a soft crab blt, a “painkiller” drink, one Mexican lager draft, and some ice tea. Our waiter (Jonathon, I think he said?) gave us good recommendations and was...More

Thank Sylvia G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped The Shanty for a late lunch while at our vacation home. We throughly enjoyed it! I had the OMG burger and it was so good! We really enjoyed the view from our table too!

Thank Madison E
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I would recommend eating here for dinner, as their menu is limited before 5:00pm. This is a very good place though. Nice views. We all liked our food very well. It is a little on the pricey side but you won’t regret it.

Thank gippie82
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Debbie G
May 16, 2017|
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Response from lindadG6092IJ | 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.
August 14, 2016|
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Response from brian9192014 | Reviewed this property |
Not sure. Mostly seafood.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available
Good for
Bar scene, Families with children, Scenic view, Kids, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 33 Marina Rd, Cape Charles, VA 23310-3248
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Cape Charles
  • Phone Number: +1 757-695-3853
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The Shanty will be closed until March 1st of 2018. 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!
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