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Ray's Shanty

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32157 Chincoteague Rd, New Church, VA 23415-3837
+1 757-824-3429
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11:00 - 21:00
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Sun 11:00 - 20:00
Thu 11:00 - 20:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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35 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

Ray's Shanty serves a variety of fresh local seafood that can also be purchased at the fish market on the side of the restaurant. The portions are generous and reasonably priced. Try the make your own platter for a nice variety of seafood. The daily seafood cream soup is well worth trying.

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Thank obnc
Portsmouth
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Been by Rays a few times never when it was open or when we were hungry, we were missing out. Food was really good, fresh steamed shrimp platter for the wife, and the build your own combo fried shrimp and clams for me, very fresh well seasoned, and cooked perfectly. Staff was friendly, quick, and helpful even as it got... More 

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Belvidere, New Jersey
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114 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

Stopped because of a recommendation from a friend. Read about them on the internet and they talked about the new bar. Coming from NJ I ordered a drink. I guess In Va a bar does mean anything other than beer and wine. Not worth the trip when you are staying in Chincoteague.

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Parksley, Virginia
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016

My husband and I live nearby and usually go to Ray's many times in a year. We always order a lb of the large heads off shrimp steamed. Both times we have been there lately the shrimp have been under cooked(steamed). We don't want to have to order and tell the waitress that we would like the shrimp steamed longer.... More 

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Thank teetay
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49 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

We went to this resteraunts seafood to go walk in. Bought 10 lbs of head on shrimp for 40 bucks. Small selection of well priced seafood. Weekday we had mako, shrimp, clams and crabs available. We just needed fresh shrimp to boil with our crabs. Service was good, store is small. Have not ate in there resteraunt, just purchased raw.

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Thank Daniel S
White Hall, Maryland
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23 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

My wife was talking to someone that highly recommended the restaurant, so we decided to go since we love to try new places. The menu was easy to figure out and the waitress was very friendly. I had a pound of the snow crab legs and they were delicious. Everyone else's food was great as well. We couldn't believe how... More 

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Clarksburg, Maryland
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18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016

This place draws a lot of locals. They used to have all-you-can-eat, shrimp, but switched. The quality was okay. Ordered iced tea and it tasted like dishwater. The waitress was friendly and has been there a long time, but "didn't know how to make the tea." Kids didn't eat all their meal. The fried clams were fast-food quality. Wish we... More 

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Salisbury, Maryland
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34 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016 via mobile

I live locally and my boyfriend and I frequent Ray's on a regular basis. I consistently order the shrimp salad sandwich and it is consistently delicious every single time. My dining cohorts are always pleased with their meals every time! I've seen the portions of other's meals and they are abundant. Would highly recommend.

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Bear, Delaware
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016 via mobile

We chose Ray's for our first nights dinner while vacationing in Chincoteague, VA. This is our 4th year to vacation in Chincoteague, and our 4th visit to Ray's Shanty. This casual seafood restaurant serves locals and vacationers delicious crab cakes, whole lobsters, scallops, and fresh local fish but it's the shrimp that keeps us going back. Outstanding!

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Thank Grammy26
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

Ate there on a Saturday short wait. Server was fantastic. They ran out of tuna she recommended the mako blackened ot was wonderful. The hush puppies were amazing. Prices were very reasonable for a lot of food.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Seafood
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 20:00
Thursday
11:00 - 20:00
Friday
11:00 - 21:00
Saturday
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 32157 Chincoteague Rd, New Church, VA 23415-3837
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  New Church
  • Phone Number: +1 757-824-3429

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