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“Great food and great atmosphere !”
Review of The Shanty

The Shanty
Ranked #2 of 29 Restaurants in Cape Charles
Certificate of Excellence
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: 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!
Cape Charles, Virginia
Level 3 Contributor
21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Great food and great atmosphere !”
Reviewed January 10, 2014 via mobile

If you love tasty local seafood with a great harbor view you'll love this restaurant . Very Eastern Shore decor with friendly servers.....

  • Visited November 2013
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Cape Charles, Virginia
Level 5 Contributor
48 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Fun Friday Night”
Reviewed December 1, 2013

We stopped in at the Shanty on their last Friday night of the season. Deciding to sit at the bar we were served by two wonderful young bartenders who made very good drinks! The first two selections we ordered for dinner were sold out so we settled on fish tacos. Very good bar food and friendly atmosphere.

Visited November 2013
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Glen Allen, Virginia
1 review
“5 star meal at 2 star price”
Reviewed November 18, 2013

When my son moved to Cape Charles two years ago, I (a self-proclaimed foodaholic snob) was determined to find a good local seafood restaurant. My son had me try several and then found The Shanty. Though we have had several meals there, last Friday night they outdid themselves. The food was superb - every order and every morsel. Tender stuffed squid over linguine, grilled mahi-mahi (can't remember the grilling sauce), and honey teriyaki glazed duck were specials. They were out of the trout special for the evening (by 7 pm) so I got the crab cakes. Every dish was cooked to perfection and each was as delectable as the other. Local catch, fresh, and excellently prepared.

I disdain those that post "foodie" pictures on Facebook, but I had to add my own. The dishes were presented beautifully and tasted even better. Thank you, Shanty. I'll be back even if you don't meet the same level of perfection. You're fun, you're local, and you care about your patrons. But most of all, you may surprise us with a meal we could never have expected.

  • Visited November 2013
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Thank VikiAllen
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Corolla, North Carolina
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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“Weekend Get Away”
Reviewed November 17, 2013

Great Service & Food. It made our stay in Cape Charles memorable. I would defiantly recommend this restaurant to anyone who stays in Cape Charles, the atmosphere is great.

  • Visited November 2013
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Baltimore, Maryland
Level 2 Contributor
9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Worth a detour”
Reviewed November 10, 2013

The Shanty was recommended by our B&B hostess at Green Valley Farm B&B. It took a little bit of tenacity to find on a dark November night, but it was worth it. As promised, the mussels were awesome. Menu had some really creative items including duck and root beer braised pulled pork. Decided to go traditional - crab cake. Was not disappointed. Staff was friendly and helpful - even when we walked in about 10 minutes before the kitchen was to close.

  • Visited November 2013
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