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Ray's Shanty

32157 Chincoteague Rd, New Church, VA 23415
+1 757-824-3429
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good30%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“steamed shrimp” (35 reviews)
“hush puppies” (44 reviews)
“seafood” (51 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 9:00 PMAll hours
American, Seafood
$$ - $$$
32157 Chincoteague Rd, New Church, VA 23415
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We eat here often and the seafood is always fabulous. The shrimp are without equal anywhere, the fish and scallops are always top notch. The wait staff are great, very fun, friendly, and attentive. But, the staff in the front reception are are in dire...More

Thank Fred F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wow is this a great place for seafood. 2lb lobster was fantastic and maybe $26. Brought a second beer with dinner without having to ask. Steamed clams and hush hush puppies were great. Had 2 orders of hush puppies for two people ($1 each) but...More

Thank BigMo_28
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The server and hostess were very friendly. Had the large shrimp which were good if not very generously seasoned. The bacon wrapped shrimp and the bacon wrapped scallops were both quite good, though the bacon could have been crispier. Interesting décor, but would have benefitted...More

Thank brian k
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The crab cakes, hush puppies and shrimp were just pure perfection at this restaurant. The service was good. The only complaint I could even think of making would be about the girl doing the checkout and the hostesses having personal conversations while we and a...More

Thank Melissa S
Reviewed 27 August 2017

If you want great seafood, then go to Ray's Shanty. My wife had fried shrimp platter...the count was 13 fried shrimp on her platter. I had a combination fried shrimp and fried oysters....8 each were on my plate. The shrimp was very fresh and were...More

Thank Billy E
Reviewed 27 August 2017

The service is great, the people are wonderful and the food is good. There aren't many "fresh" options, such as salads, but the menu does offer tasty bites. If you're traveling in the area, it's worth the short side trip to visit Ray's Shanty and...More

Thank Monicuba23
Reviewed 25 August 2017

Wasn't sure at first but what a treat... food was incredible! We never had shrimp that good in our lives..

Thank game227
Reviewed 21 August 2017 via mobile

We went to Ray's Shanty for a business lunch. This is a favorite of many locals and tourists. The place is quaint with modest old fashioned paneling. WOW! Ray's soup is my number one soup and steamed shrimp choice. The thick creme soup is packed...More

Thank 5265wanda
Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

It's been a long time since I've experienced personalized customer service like we did at Ray's Shanty! Great food, huge portions, reasonable prices and a fantastic atmosphere! Will definitely be back! This is an owner that takes pride in making dinner an experience for his...More

Thank Christensenclan
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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
Groups, Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
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
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  New Church
  • Phone Number: +1 757-824-3429
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