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The Shanty

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33 Marina Rd, Cape Charles, VA 23310-3248
+1 757-695-3853
11:00 - 21:00
Closed now
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Sun 11:00 - 21:00
Mon - Sat 11:30 - 21:00
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Front Royal, Virginia
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19 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This is our go-to Friday night happy hour hangout. Great food, great drinks, great view of the sunset. The ONLY negative about the Shanty is that it is closed in the winter, and we really miss it!!!

Thank FiletMignon24
Montclair, Virginia
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28 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

There's not a lot to choose from here, so we tried this place out. First of all, it was crazy busy. Like, two hour wait to sit inside. We decided to go for outside since it was a shorter wait. But, the place has a nice area for the kids to play and you can walk along the docks to... More 

Thank Ryan R
Washington, DC
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Friday afternoon lunch in October. Far exceeded expectations. Food was really enjoyable: wings, calamari, slider special, crab cakes. All well executed; good selection of beers. Sat outside, really enjoy the view from out there. Will return next time we are in the area.

1 Thank Edward F
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43 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

It's off the beaten path. In fact, our gps had us going through the water to get there. Lol. We finally figured it out. We were greeted and given a sit by the window. Picture view of water and boats. It wasn't busy. A couple customers at the bar were loud and cussing. Waitress told them to knock it off... More 

Thank Anna H
Goode, Virginia
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81 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

We stopped by a couple days before New Year eve while traveling south. They had a minimal menu but the options were fresh and tasty. The Rockfish with pork-belly fried rice was delicious. The specially salad and fish tacos my wife had were very good also. Only negative for me was no beer glasses!! Plastic cups or water glasses were... More 

Thank BattenBell
Denver, Colorado
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016

Good seafood - funny waitress - I got a basket of fried oysters - ummmm. Interesting location in the village marina.

Thank coldinco
Moneta, Virginia
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016

We were there on a Saturday night. Was pretty steady business wise. our waiter was terrific. Answered all questions and explained dishes quite well

Thank sengenpa
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

We were there as a family of four with a couple high school students. The food was good but not great. The fried green tomatoes were too much breading very heavy. The chowder was very good. And the rockfish was good. With all the Christmas activities going on next-door in downtown Cape Charles would've been nice if they were also... More 

Thank WhyGrowUP
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

Great food, fantastic view of the water and attentive service. The only place to eat in Cape Charles.

Thank Doug G
Hampton, Virginia
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23 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

We visited the shanty after arriving at the Cape Charles Harbor on a sailing trip. The restaurant was within close proximity if the marina and the food was great. Definitely recommend.

Thank Steve J

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Seafood, Pub, Gluten Free Options
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
Good for
Groups, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, View, Bar Scene, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
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
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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