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Shanty On The Shore

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181 Battery St, Burlington, VT 05401-5211
+1 802-864-0238
11:00 - 21:00
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Great location on Lake Champlain! Excellent shrimp and scallop tacos you can't not love! Staff very friendly and attentive.

1 Thank Michael M
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beautiful spot overlooking Lake Champlain. I had the maple salmon which was good but afterwards I was thinking that they never put on the fresh ginger as there was no hint of ginger in the dish as advertised. Fries were good, way too many but I shared. They brought out warm rolls and coleslaw which was unexpected. Son had stuffed... More 

Thank Peggy S
Swanton, Vermont
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very fine tasty seafood for a Vermont establishment! Tasty, friendly staff, accomadating hours, plenty of parking, overlooking beautiful Lake Champlain! Very nice atmosphere with a building thats very old but well kept and clean. Reminds me of the Maine coast . Serving sizes could be increased a bit and prices could be dropped a bit. Other than these two small... More 

Thank Mark H A
Madison, Virginia
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Some good, mostly feh. I had the fried oyster and shrimp platter; awful. The shrimp were OK, but the coating was thick and tough. The oysters were minuscule– More breading than oyster. Should have gone for broiled, but I've eaten too much salmon of late, and halibut is not my favorite fish. Those were the only two fresh fish choices,... More 

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kim g, Owner at Shanty On The Shore, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you for your thorough review. We regret to learn that your dining experience with us did not live up to your expectations. As customer satisfaction is our ultimate goal, we encourage each of our valued customers to discuss any issues they might have with their meal with management so we can make the necessary adjustments to ensure that... More 

Baltimore, Maryland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017 via mobile

Nothing better on a chilly day in Vermont than a nice bowl of soup. The lobster bisque here was delightful. View was nice and staff was friendly. I would recommend this place for a nice lunch near the waterfront.

Thank LouiseQ
St. George, Utah
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

Loved the daily lunch special Pasta and clam dish. Clam Chowder was outstanding. Very good service. I would love to come back and try more seafood.

Thank utahgramma
Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

First off let me say thank you to the staff for their friendly inviting manner. This location down by the ferry dock is great - we had a table that overlooked the harbor and even though it was winter still provided a delightful seaside atmosphere along with the indoor motif of the restaurant. The menu offers a large selection of... More 

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Coram, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016

Everytime I find myself in Burlington, this is a must-stop place. Excellent seafood in a charming restaurant right on the water. King Crab legs are great as are the scallops.

Thank Chris C
North Troy, Vermont
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016

The bread bowl is to die for. The fish tacos are also great. Very relaxed atmosphere overlooking Lake Champlain and the Adirondack Mountains in the background. Service was fast and pleasant. It certainly deserves another visit.

1 Thank Lucille C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

Been here several times and I'm never disappointed. The food is really good, great seafood options as well as some land lover options. The service is also very good, staff is very friendly and always prompt. They also have a great view of the Lake as you eat.

2 Thank Justin E

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Seafood, Soups
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Full Bar
Good for
View, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Cheap Eats, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 181 Battery St, Burlington, VT 05401-5211
  • Location: United States  >  Vermont (VT)  >  Burlington
  • Phone Number: +1 802-864-0238
We are a locally owned and operated restaurant located on Burlington's waterfront. We specialize in the freshest seafood but also offer burgers, steaks, and vegetarian items. We have Burlington's only raw bar and the best views of Lake Champlain.
Come on in, we look forward to meeting you.

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