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Shanty On The Shore

181 Battery St, Burlington, VT 05401-5211
+1 802-864-0238
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  • Excellent31%
  • Very good39%
  • Average19%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible5%
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“seafood” (123 reviews)
“coleslaw” (21 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 21:00All hours
American, Seafood, Soups
$$ - $$$
181 Battery St, Burlington, VT 05401-5211
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

A group of six of us had dinner here, service was good but food was average. We really liked the place and I wish I could give a better review, but ....

Thank Robert B
Reviewed 3 days ago

The food was good but could be pricey. I think you are primarily paying for the view. Which was great but you have to look past the parking lot.

Thank JHF4
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The location is outstanding. The food however was average at best and over priced for the quality. The wine selections reflect that of your local donut shop and definitely need to be looked at by management. If not for the steady flow of uninformed tourists...More

Thank Sharkstop
Reviewed 1 week ago

Service was great, food was not. Had the Boston Broiled Scallops and the bread crumb topping absolutely overwhelmed the scallops. The Mac and Cheese side dish was likewise overcome by too much covering.

Thank Lee J
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had the fishermen platter and wife had the shrimp and scallops au gratin. Both dinners were very good. The waiter was very friendly, informative, and help with our selection. Would come back again.

Thank Richard S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Expensive but flavorless oysters--yes it's not an R month but these were subpar; garden salad (which they took of the bill) was not fresh, lobster bisque was tasteless, wings were ok..average service.. don't recommend

1  Thank Davids1969
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If this is the best, I'd hate to see the worst. Calamari appetiser- overcooked and bland. Seafood platter. 26$ and disgusting. It was all overcooked, except the veg... that was ok. The platter and seafood was covered in butter or sauce of somekind. It even...More

1  Thank sheri w
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Located at the end of the Main Street in Burlington next to the ferry dock is Shanty on the Shore… With a very nice second floor bar and indoor seating restaurant… It offers boring haddock and salmon covered in an Old Bay type of spice…...More

Thank CLEken
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was a little disappointed. I knew this was not classified as fine dining but my expectations were a little higher than what I experienced. If you enjoy wine, list was somewhat limited. Server was great. The escargot was too hot (overcooked?), small and the...More

Thank Keywest04
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We came here for an early dinner after the Ethan Allen cruise. Wife liked her lobster roll but it was no bargain price-wise. Her lobster bisque had excellent flavor, but not a lot of lobster chunks. My maple salmon was wonderful, a nice change from...More

Thank John I
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12 June 2017|
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Response from Suziewrite | Reviewed this property |
Not sure.
29 May 2017|
Response from ChaerleyWeir | Reviewed this property |
Yes, Burger & fries $7.00 Hot Dog & fries $6.99 Clam Strip Dinner $8.99 Spaghetti Dinner $8.99 Fried Shrimp$8.99 Chicken Tenders $7.99 Fried Haddock Dinner $8.99 Mac & Cheese $6.99
12 September 2016|
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Response from ChaerleyWeir | Reviewed this property |
No free dinner, but they will give you a free piece of pie.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Average prices
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, View
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 181 Battery St, Burlington, VT 05401-5211
  • Location: United States  >  Vermont (VT)  >  Burlington
  • Phone Number: +1 802-864-0238
We are a locally owned and operated restaurant located on Burlington's waterfront. We specialize in the freshest seafood but also offer burgers, steaks, and vegetarian items. We have Burlington's only raw bar and the best views of Lake Champlain. Come on in, we look forward to meeting you.
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