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The Crab Shack

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6560 Maddox Blvd, Chincoteague Island, VA 23336-2248
+1 757-336-1880
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The food was great, the atmosphere relaxed, and the portions big enough that three of us brought home doggie bags. Highly recommend!

Thank Melissa1963_48
Snow Hill, Maryland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Very small inside, but waiting was minimal. waitress was very nice and quick. I was really wanting crabs so I got 6 crab dinner. my husband got the shrimp. His meal was very good. which brings me to mine..the first 3 crabs were sort of mushy/watery but were hot so I ate them. the last 3 crabs I could not... More 

1 Thank acookie4u
augusta, wv
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great place to get seafood! We were very impressed with the service, the quality of the food and the prices! We will visit again and again!

Thank atutwiler
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26 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We read many reviews on this place before we came. Yes, there was a wait, but you have to expect that with good food. Luckily, there were two bar stools, and we had no problem waiting. This restaurant is small inside so if you have a larger party, they'll probably seat you outside or in the pole building, which is... More 

1 Thank Janice Z
Springfield, Virginia
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The food was amazing! Crab legs were to die for - Best I ever had. The service wasn't very good. Our particular server was horrible. The table next to us even commented on the lack of service and rudeness we experienced. I'm sure the restaurant has better servers, we just got a bag egg. 😜

Thank tstuba
Grantsville, Maryland
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

quaint , clean eatery, indoor / outdoor seating, ( outdoor seating also has a screened section ) the food was absolutely amazing ! crab dip and crab balls were superb, the potato skins are a must try!!! ( stuffed with shrimp, scallops,n crab of course). my daughter had steamed crabs ( which were excellant ) the waitress took time to... More 

Thank rhondaowens81
Norristown, Pennsylvania
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

First time there, food was great and hot, the staff was very friendly. I would recommend this place.

Thank staceyr9662016
Irwin, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Was looking for my Blue Crab fix while on vacation in Chincoteague. Turns out this place they call crab shack has no idea how to steam crabs or serve fresh crabs. I ordered a dozen. They arrived semi warm and when you opened them up were full of water. Needless to say the waitress agreed after opening on up herself... More 

Thank thomasmI9356BW
Champaign-Urbana, Illinois
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

we eat at the crab shack every year we visit chincoteague. amazing food, fantastic service! customer service is great!

Thank tigerlily753
Arlington, Virginia
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4 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was recommended to us as a place where the locals go so we had good expectations for it. They had no room when we got there, and told us the wait would be close to an hour, so we got ready to head elsewhere. However, they then told us they could squeeze us in outside in 15 minutes so... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$9 - $30
American, Bar, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Local cuisine, Large groups, Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6560 Maddox Blvd, Chincoteague Island, VA 23336-2248
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Chincoteague Island
  • Phone Number: +1 757-336-1880
Seafood restaurant featuring a variety of seafood baskets, complete with fries and slaw, steamed crabs and shrimp, kids menu, and outdoor seating. Come in and try our signature dishes and our amazing burgers. There is something for everyone.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?