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The Shanty

33 Marina Rd, Cape Charles, VA 23310-3248
+1 757-695-3853
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good31%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“seafood” (60 reviews)
“crab dip” (22 reviews)
“fried oysters” (27 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 AM - 9:00 PMAll hours
American, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
33 Marina Rd, Cape Charles, VA 23310-3248
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We're had two martinis and a glass of wine on a winter's Tuesday night. We were glad something in town was open. About 30.00. Very friendly waitress. Aptly named , tin roof, near the marina. We did not try the food as it appeared to...More

Thank Carl R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

While visiting Cape Charles we decided to have a late lunch at The Shanty with the family. I ordered the Shanty Burger and it was great and the seasoned fries were awesome, Our children ordered the shrimp basket and it was amazing. Prices a little...More

Thank FlyingEagle86
Reviewed 2 November 2017

I was here in august 2016... Very friendly place. Very good food and (especially) craft VA beers. I was here with my friends and I was happy! Live music is great and I've tried to jamming with guitar: -). Excellent evening and excellent experience! I...More

1  Thank _marekart
Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

I had the spicy shrimp tacos and my wife had the combo oyster/shrimp po boy, so we could share. Can't decide which was best. Both were absolutely delicious. Counting tip the price was around $35. WELL worth it!

Thank Skip W
Reviewed 24 October 2017 via mobile

Very fun atmosphere. Good, creative food. Crab cake was delicious without a lot of filler. Drinks were good.

Thank djva2015
Reviewed 24 October 2017

Service was kind of slow but it was a Saturday night and they had a full house.Looks like where the locals go for food and fun.

Thank mthr2013
Reviewed 22 October 2017 via mobile

Tucked away in Cape Charles, we found this on the way to Chincoteague NWR from Eastern Shore NWR, we found this local hangout. Patio on the bay, great local seafood a a selection of VA craft beers. Service a bit haphazard, but very friendly. Also...More

Thank Susan G
Reviewed 18 October 2017

Loved the casual ambiance and view. Our server, John, was beyond patient with 8 crazy women trying to make their minds up and taking up way to much of his time. The food was great and so were the drinks.

Thank paige t
Reviewed 18 October 2017

when we finally found this place and walked in on a Saturday afternoon we were asked if we had a reservation. Kind of a scary start since our answer was no. We found seats at the bar expecting a long wait but our table was...More

Thank James L
Reviewed 17 October 2017

We ate lunch at the Shanty on a dreary, rainy day so the atmosphere was not what we had hoped for. Nevertheless, we appreciated the outdoor dining option. My wife and I were still a little full from breakfast, so we split a basket of...More

Thank ispeakforthewetlands
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Questions & Answers
Debbie G
17 May 2017|
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Response from lindadG6092IJ | Reviewed this property |
You can pull up the menu via the web.
29 March 2017|
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Response from sister-cousins | Reviewed this property |
Interestingly, I thought they did but crabs are not on their current menu. They do serve clams, mussels, oysters, fish. You can go to their website.
15 August 2016|
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Response from brian9192014 | Reviewed this property |
Not sure. Mostly seafood.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, View, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 33 Marina Rd, Cape Charles, VA 23310-3248
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Cape Charles
  • Phone Number: +1 757-695-3853
  • E-mail
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!
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