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The Shanty

33 Marina Rd, Cape Charles, VA 23310-3248
+1 757-695-3853
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good31%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“seafood” (63 reviews)
“crab dip” (22 reviews)
“fried oysters” (27 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
American, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
33 Marina Rd, Cape Charles, VA 23310-3248
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Every bite was yummy. Local oysters were AMAZING. View was gorgeous. Server was super friendly and informative. Looking forward to going back!

Thank Maggie S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited The Shanty in December when it's nice and cold in Cape Charles. We warmed up quickly and had a nice meal with a view! Our calamari and clam chowder appetizers were great! Very tasty! Our main entrees were fish tacos and a Cuban...More

Thank scaredofghosts
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I’ve had almost everything on the menu at one time or another and have never been disappointed; always good. The Tuna Burger is probably my favorite, with a perfect combination of flavors, and the ginger slices were brilliant.

Thank Michael R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Check this little hot spot out in the cape Charles area! Definitely worth it, awesome crab cakes and some great craft brew selections! Full bar and right on the water! Check it out👍

Thank Scram1230
Reviewed 29 November 2017 via mobile

We're had two martinis and a glass of wine on a winter's Tuesday night. We were glad something in town was open. About 30.00. Very friendly waitress. Aptly named , tin roof, near the marina. We did not try the food as it appeared to...More

Thank Carl R
Reviewed 26 November 2017

While visiting Cape Charles we decided to have a late lunch at The Shanty with the family. I ordered the Shanty Burger and it was great and the seasoned fries were awesome, Our children ordered the shrimp basket and it was amazing. Prices a little...More

Thank FlyingEagle86
Reviewed 2 November 2017

I was here in august 2016... Very friendly place. Very good food and (especially) craft VA beers. I was here with my friends and I was happy! Live music is great and I've tried to jamming with guitar: -). Excellent evening and excellent experience! I...More

1  Thank _marekart
Reviewed 28 October 2017 via mobile

I had the spicy shrimp tacos and my wife had the combo oyster/shrimp po boy, so we could share. Can't decide which was best. Both were absolutely delicious. Counting tip the price was around $35. WELL worth it!

Thank Skip W
Reviewed 23 October 2017 via mobile

Very fun atmosphere. Good, creative food. Crab cake was delicious without a lot of filler. Drinks were good.

Thank djva2015
Reviewed 23 October 2017

Service was kind of slow but it was a Saturday night and they had a full house.Looks like where the locals go for food and fun.

Thank mthr2013
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Questions & Answers
Debbie G
16 May 2017|
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Response from lindadG6092IJ | Reviewed this property |
You can pull up the menu via the web.
29 March 2017|
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Response from sister-cousins | Reviewed this property |
Interestingly, I thought they did but crabs are not on their current menu. They do serve clams, mussels, oysters, fish. You can go to their website.
14 August 2016|
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Response from brian9192014 | Reviewed this property |
Not sure. Mostly seafood.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, View, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 33 Marina Rd, Cape Charles, VA 23310-3248
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Cape Charles
  • Phone Number: +1 757-695-3853
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The Shanty will be closed until March 1st of 2018. Can't wait to see you next season!

The Shanty is the Eastern Shores premier destination for waterfront dining. Offering the freshest local seafood and produce on a daily basis, Spring, Summer and Fall. Take in a beautiful sunset over the Chesapeake Bay while enjoying delicious homemade crab cakes, Caribbean style tacos, or the daily fresh catch special with an ice cold draft. Full bar, live entertainment, harbor front outdoor seating, available dock space and creative daily specials made for and by people who are truly passionate about food and excellent service!
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