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Seafood Shanty

31 Dock St, Edgartown, Martha's Vineyard, MA 02539-8151
+1 508-627-8622
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good35%
  • Average16%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“sushi” (83 reviews)
“lobster roll” (242 reviews)
“fish and chips” (67 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
American, Seafood, Sushi, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
31 Dock St, Edgartown, Martha's Vineyard, MA 02539-8151
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Reviewed 22 May 2010

Poor service & worst food: 1) Waiter did not provide water or bread, and when we asked for some ½ way into our meal, he seemed surprised; 2) Prime beef tasted odd & had strange texture; 3) Wine selection & choices were poor Overall, we...More

1  Thank shamroks
Reviewed 16 May 2010

It was decent food, but a little overpriced in my opinion.... I most likely won't return for another meal at this restraurant.

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Reviewed 18 October 2009

Recently tried this restaurant for lunch because recommended by our tour guide.Its a beautiful place with outdoor seating and great view of harbor.Service was fast.No problem sharing.Some places wont let you.Its not cheap so that limited our choice.Checking other menus as we walked thru Edgartown,discovered...More

Thank paba
Reviewed 21 August 2009

We ate lunch on the upper deck of the Seafood Shanty in August. The restaurant overlooks the harbor in Edgartown and both outdoor decks were full during our visit. Fortunately we did not have to wait for a table. We found the wait staff to...More

Thank boston5
Reviewed 5 August 2009

Not much is open in Edgartown on Monday night, but the Seafood Shanty was. We remember this place many years ago, when it was a restaurant with a nice view, but basic, unexciting seafood that tasted like frozen fish entrees. The place has since been...More

Thank JCArchT
Reviewed 31 July 2009

We are once a year visitors and count of good food, staff, and atmosphere. We were a party of 4 and this was the best evening we had out of the 3 we were there. Our 1st was ok at another restaurant, 2nd was terrible...More

Thank Grammie2009
Reviewed 13 July 2009

Worst experience in my life. Will NEVER go to that restaruant again, and will tell people not to go there. I stay on the vineyard EVERY year...not once have we been treated like we did on July 4th by the manager/hostesses...they should be ashamed of...More

1  Thank foodcritic2BostonMa
Reviewed 2 July 2009

As a local I can tell you this is a tourist trap. The food is lousy. A frozen fish dinner will taste as good. Just have a drink on the deck and enjoy the view. It's a pity a decent restaurant doen't go in there.

2  Thank kbiss
Reviewed 11 June 2009

I visited in late May with my wife but was disappointed. The view was beautiful as I was told but the mixed drinks where just plain bad and the food truly lacking the flavor expected from a fresh seafood establishment. Tough lobster watered down and...More

1  Thank BrewterJJ
Reviewed 2 June 2009

Went expecting to have a great meal with a great view. Unfortunately while the view is fantastic, the meal did not live up to expectation. We expected great seafood, but got poorly cooked meals lacking in any flavour or imagination. Service was good and our...More

2  Thank safari0920
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16 June 2017|
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Response from | Reviewed this property |
I think they take reservations if you call- it might be party of 6 or more. It usually not a long wait.
11 June 2017|
Response from 231GloriaD |
Could you send me a gift certificate?
11 June 2017|
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Response from Susan A | Reviewed this property |
call them directly
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene, View, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 31 Dock St, Edgartown, Martha's Vineyard, MA 02539-8151
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Martha's Vineyard  >  Edgartown
  • Phone Number: +1 508-627-8622
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Join us for delicious dining on the beautiful Edgartown Harbor.
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