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Ray's Shanty

32157 Chincoteague Rd, New Church, VA 23415-3837
+1 757-824-3429
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good30%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“steamed shrimp” (35 reviews)
“hush puppies” (44 reviews)
“seafood” (52 reviews)
American, Seafood
$$ - $$$
32157 Chincoteague Rd, New Church, VA 23415-3837
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Our bus tour included dinner at Ray's..We had limited choices but enough to satisfy the group. My wife and I chose the half pound steamed shrimp. They were large shrimp done just right. A real baked potato and cole slaw were included. They did an...More

Thank kunger321
Reviewed 2 days ago

Don't be fooled by the outside. The inside is attractive and most importantly the food is good! My crab cakes were second to none and my wife's shrimp were very good.Good service and moderate prices may this country restaurant a must visit.

Thank risserapp
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Yes, as promised, the seafood is what I call "southern tempura". It was lightly fried yet so juicy: scallops, crab cakes, fish, oysters, you name it! The jumbo flounder was a HUGE serving! The broiled scallops were delicious. My blackened tuna was not truly "blackened,"...More

Thank luke47
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great seafood and service. The waitress checked with the chef about gluten. Can eat all steamed and broiled seafood. Don't eat crab cakes as it has cracker crumbs. Moderately priced. After 7:30 5pm on a Saturday night no wait.

Thank boltwoman1
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This restaurant was highly recommended to us for great seafood. We were disappointed in that almost all entrees were fried. We asked if there was an option for broiled or grilled but that was extremely limited to only a few items already on the menu....More

Thank royoakes_1999
Reviewed 5 May 2018

We were on chincoteague island 4 may 2018 and two of the locals told us about this restaurant. As they both said it is where the locals eat. Must say the staff is friendly and service is par for a busy place. But i was...More

1  Thank coastie59
Reviewed 26 April 2018

First time to Ray's Shanty and what a treat, unique place with excellent food and staff. Really enjoyed the crab cakes and cocktails. Server was very friendly and told us all about the specials. Will go back when we are in the area. John G....More

Thank jjgangone
Reviewed 22 January 2018

This place is a must if you are traveling to the area. Delicious, fresh seafood and large portions. Also have a retail seafood market on the premises.

Thank gordona565
Reviewed 23 October 2017 via mobile

This was our second visit and we can say we've enjoyed it both times. The service is quick, staff friendly and food hot. Tonight we had a shrimp dinner and prime rib not cooked perfectly. They also have a seafood market on premises, so we...More

Thank Gail M
Reviewed 14 October 2017

Ray's is worth the extra few miles drive from Chincoteague Island if you want a wonderful meal. All four of us enjoyed our lunch, Marko, grilled tuna and crab cake sandwiches. The blooming onion appetizer was plenty for 4. Our server aS friendly, knowledgeable and...More

Thank Shorepapa
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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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