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“Great place to stop while traveling on Rte 13”
Review of The Shanty

The Shanty
Ranked #2 of 31 Restaurants in Cape Charles
Certificate of Excellence
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Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, 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!
Reviewed August 23, 2014

Stopped for lunch while traveling home from Outer Banks. Great seafood, on the bay. Our party had the oyster basket, the clam strips and the shrimp po' boy. Everything was good. The clam strips may have been the best I have ever eaten. They were tender, and moist, not over cooked.
A casual, friendly atmosphere with an interesting decor. They even have a hand written listing, posted on the wall, of all the local fisherman who supplied them that day. Prices were reasonable, portions large. It's off the beaten path, but worth it.

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Reviewed August 23, 2014 via mobile

We arrived on a Saturday and it was our first day in the area. We walked up to the host and told him how many we had. He said it is going to be one hour. We were talking it over for A few seconds and he hurried away....obviously annoyed. I can't remember all the details, but we left and never came back due to his attitude. Very unwelcoming and it seems as though he wanted to be rude and arrogant. Terrible!



7  Thank Casey S
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Reviewed August 22, 2014

Excellent restaurant! Definitely one of the most creative restaurants on the Shore. Had a lovely meal at one of their outdoor tables with my mother and cousins. Loved their emphasis on fresh local cuisine as well as their use of asian flavors in their cole slaw. We have a house here and we will return on our next visit.

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Reviewed August 21, 2014

A very relaxing bay front restaurant, with a wide ranging menu, which was great. The staff was awesome & the food was great.

Thank Dave W
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Reviewed August 19, 2014

Came here recently whilst visiting Cape Charles for the first time. Arriving late and tired after a long drive, I asked my B&B landlady where to grab a meal - she was spot on in her suggestion. Situated right on the water with outside seating available, The Shanty is perfectly positioned to watch spectacular sunsets, a huge osprey's nest (fully occupied when I was there) and often some ridiculously expensive boats moored up for the night. The place was packed and I soon figured out why. With a great selection of seafood and draft beer (I had eggs Benedict over soft-shell crabs for brunch on Sunday - what's not to like?), and young very friendly and welcoming staff (thank you Emily), this was evidently the place to be. Add in some well thought out themed decor and tastefully chosen lively music, and the atmosphere created here acts like a huge magnet to all visitors to Cape Charles - regardless of age or taste - see for yourself. In fact I defy you not to ...

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Thank Christopher M
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