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“GO THERE!!”
Review of Ray's Shanty

Ray's Shanty
Ranked #1 of 3 Restaurants in New Church
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Seafood
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
McKeesport, Pennsylvania
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187 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
“GO THERE!!”
Reviewed October 10, 2013 via mobile

It's not fancy but the best food around and great prices too. We thoroughly enjoyed our meals, crab cakes for me and shark for my husband. Delicious!!! Even the hush puppies were great and I don't like those! My husband told me to rate this place as a 5 and never bothers to comment on any place! The only good thing about the government shut down is that we were able to get into this place without waiting for hours!! We were told that there is always a long wait!

Visited October 2013
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English first
Reading, Pennsylvania
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“Found this Gem 13 years ago”
Reviewed September 15, 2013

It is almost a must to visit Ray's when we go to Chincoteague. It is very hard to get my husband to leave the island once we get there, but there is no argument when the "let's go to Ray's" pops up. For those of you who can eat a good amount of shrimp, the all you can eat is the greatest. For those with lesser appetites the steamed shrimp platter is plenty. (BEWARE SOMETIMES THE SHRIMP COME WITH HEADS ON, BUT WE THINK THEY ARE TASTIER WITH THE HEADS ON AND THEY ARE VERY EASY TO REMOVE, THEY WILL INFORM YOU OF THAT WHEN YOU GET THERE) There are lobster specials on certain nights and there is a kiddie menu and land lubber fare as well. Oh and don't forget the hush puppies, there are none better and I have never heard anyone say they didn't like them, even people who are not hush puppie fans. This is a family run operation and the staff has been there a long time, very friendly, and we all think Ray is a great 'Jimmy Buffet' kind of guy.

  • Visited September 2013
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“Best Restaurant in the area!”
Reviewed September 2, 2013 via mobile

During our week at Chincoteague, we went to Ray's twice. The food was wonderful and the service very friendly. The steamed shrimp was great as was the fried shrimp and the fried oysters. Yummy!

Visited August 2013
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NY
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“Shrimp seem smaller”
Reviewed August 25, 2013

It's been 8 years since we've last been here so I wasn't sure what to expect. We always get the all you can eat steamed shrimp and this time was no different. For some reason I seem to remember the shrimp being larger than this time. There were some decent sized ones in our meals but there was also some smaller ones and once you take the head off there wasn't much left to eat. Still for the price it was a great meal. We are there on a Sunday night where the price was $ 19.95 each which included the shrimp, hush puppies and fries. Our server was a little cold at first but then warmed up to us. Overall was pleased with Ray's and would will go back next time we are in Chincoteague.

  • Visited August 2013
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Wheaton, Maryland, United States
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“Used to be much better”
Reviewed August 11, 2013

We started going to Ray's in 2005, and we loved it. Fresh seafood, good family run service and fun ambiance. Unfortunately, the last three years we have gone have not been so good, the fish is always fishy and the prices have gone way up and one grilled tuna I got made me sick as a dog. Tonight we spent $100 on four people, no appetizers, no alcohol. The flounder was super fishy and had the skin on, the tuna was fishy, the steamed shrimp was very bland and the "baked" potatoes were boiled. Do have to say the fried shrimp was excellent. The service is good, but they are ALWAYS busy, so your server is not going to be giving you their undivided attention. Next year we will save some time and money and look for a good seafood place that's actually on Chincoteague Island.

  • Visited August 2013
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