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Ray's Shanty

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32157 Chincoteague Rd, New Church, VA 23415-3837
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Sun 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thu 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We went to this resteraunts seafood to go walk in. Bought 10 lbs of head on shrimp for 40 bucks. Small selection of well priced seafood. Weekday we had mako, shrimp, clams and crabs available. We just needed fresh shrimp to boil with our crabs. Service was good, store is small. Have not ate in there resteraunt, just purchased raw.

Thank Daniel S
White Hall, Maryland
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23 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My wife was talking to someone that highly recommended the restaurant, so we decided to go since we love to try new places. The menu was easy to figure out and the waitress was very friendly. I had a pound of the snow crab legs and they were delicious. Everyone else's food was great as well. We couldn't believe how... More 

Thank Larry B
Clarksburg, Maryland
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This place draws a lot of locals. They used to have all-you-can-eat, shrimp, but switched. The quality was okay. Ordered iced tea and it tasted like dishwater. The waitress was friendly and has been there a long time, but "didn't know how to make the tea." Kids didn't eat all their meal. The fried clams were fast-food quality. Wish we... More 

1 Thank sleeper1234
Salisbury, Maryland
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24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I live locally and my boyfriend and I frequent Ray's on a regular basis. I consistently order the shrimp salad sandwich and it is consistently delicious every single time. My dining cohorts are always pleased with their meals every time! I've seen the portions of other's meals and they are abundant. Would highly recommend.

Thank kthomp7564
Bear, Delaware
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We chose Ray's for our first nights dinner while vacationing in Chincoteague, VA. This is our 4th year to vacation in Chincoteague, and our 4th visit to Ray's Shanty. This casual seafood restaurant serves locals and vacationers delicious crab cakes, whole lobsters, scallops, and fresh local fish but it's the shrimp that keeps us going back. Outstanding!

Thank Grammy26
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Ate there on a Saturday short wait. Server was fantastic. They ran out of tuna she recommended the mako blackened ot was wonderful. The hush puppies were amazing. Prices were very reasonable for a lot of food.

Thank Missy A
Chincoteague, Virginia, United States
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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I love everything on the menu!! The broiled crab cakes are a particular favorite, but I would honestly order anything from the menu without hesitation and so would my husband. We LOVE the restaurant and the owners Laura and Ray!

Thank Lin B
York, Pennsylvania
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

On July 29th my family ate at Rays Shanty. With eight adults and four young children, our bill totaled over $300 with a tip. Our server was great! Our food was OK. We only had nonalcoholic drinks. My young grand daughter ordered one half pound of snow crab legs that cost $8.99 . What she got was one small cluster... More 

2 Thank bigdog4873
Fredericksburg, Virginia
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155 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I didn't eat because someone is a minivan parked in TWO parking spaces so hubby dropped me off and drove around the corner for my call. Talk about inconsiderate! We had a booth at the Chincoteague Blueberry Festival and passed them twice a day. And they had 10# shrimp for $45. Those were perfect gumbo shrimp so I got 5#... More 

Thank atasteofcreole
Newport News, Virginia
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2016 via mobile

Great grouper, softshell crabs, really know how to fry! We're passing through and will stop by on our way back.

Thank Bigtimespender

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
American, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Large groups, Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 32157 Chincoteague Rd, New Church, VA 23415-3837
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  New Church
  • Phone Number: 757-824-3429

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?