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The Crab Shack

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6560 Maddox Blvd., Chincoteague Island, VA 23336
+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 yesterday NEW via mobile

We came for the Pony Round-up and beach time. It was our 7th trip to the island and we absolutely adore the old fashioned beach town feel. Our last trip was 4 years ago and my son remembered the Shack Burger... a double decker cheeseburger topped with crab dip . He wanted this again for his birthday dinner. We stopped... More 

Thank Jennifer J
Lexington, Kentucky
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The blue and softshell crabs were fantastic. The crab cake was 99% crab, not half crab/half filler like many places. The softshell crab was very clean-tasting, not fishy at all. Our waitress was outstanding! She was a 30-something-year area resident and gave us a class on eating crab, what seafood was caught locally, where to get fresh seafood, and even... More 

Thank J H
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The food was delicious but it was the service that really made our meal spectacular! Erica was hospitable, helpful and attentive! Thank you, Erica, for the fabulous service!

Thank Erica C
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

If you love all types of seafood, your search stops here. The Crab Shack has the best crabs, fried seafood baskets, and hush puppies on the island. You won't be disappointed, the food is fresh and the staff is friendly, making for a great dining experience. We had to stop back here 2x this trip.

Thank Tabitha P
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Head chef damien is awesome. Great food, portions and service!! Come here whenever we get a chance. Crabs ans scallops were delicious!!!

Thank Chrissy W
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Great little place. Can get busy. Awesome crab anything. Tease the staff they fight back, esp when you have sparkly toenails. Must do place. Hush puppies good. Cajun ranch super even for a non-hot food person.

Thank Holycowhappydonkey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Crab balls were super. First time trying them. Packed full of fresh crab. Daughter 1 got the Caesar salad with grilled chicken, daughter 2 got snow crab legs, hubby ordered classic burger- it was huge!! I ordered fried oysters. Best ones this trip. Sat in outdoor screened in pavilion.

Thank Christine S
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Dropped by for a quick lunch and got a very pleasant surprise. The food was fantastic. Fresh fish served by a very friendly waitstaff. Our server Malinda was great, prompt friendly service with a smile. Malinda made our day. Thanks Malinda!!!!

Thank Vincent P
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Ate a late lunch there yesterday. That's our third time there overall in the past couple of years. Crab dip was somewhat disappointing...thin layer of cream cheese topped with a think layer of cheddar cheese. There may have been crab in it, but I didn't see any. I got the crabcake basket....the crabcake was almost entirely crabmeat, which is a... More 

Thank ESMDVAShorereviewer
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My family of 4 with a 6 & 3 year old had a great dinner. I would recommend calling for reservations as we had a 30 minute wait to eat inside (it was sooo hot!).

Thank Jennifer R

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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, 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
Dining on a budget, Large groups, Families with children, Local cuisine
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
  • 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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?