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Ray's Shanty

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32157 Chincoteague Rd, New Church, VA 23415
+1 757-824-3429
11:00 - 20:00
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Sun 11:00 - 20:00
Thu 11:00 - 20:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food and service was great, as it always is! Nobody does seafood as wonderful as Ray's! The tuna and shrimp were fantastic!

Thank Lee Ellen Y
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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39 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

Ray's Shanty serves a variety of fresh local seafood that can also be purchased at the fish market on the side of the restaurant. The portions are generous and reasonably priced. Try the make your own platter for a nice variety of seafood. The daily seafood cream soup is well worth trying.

Thank obnc
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

Been by Rays a few times never when it was open or when we were hungry, we were missing out. Food was really good, fresh steamed shrimp platter for the wife, and the build your own combo fried shrimp and clams for me, very fresh well seasoned, and cooked perfectly. Staff was friendly, quick, and helpful even as it got... More 

Thank Shannon C
Belvidere, New Jersey
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99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

Stopped because of a recommendation from a friend. Read about them on the internet and they talked about the new bar. Coming from NJ I ordered a drink. I guess In Va a bar does mean anything other than beer and wine. Not worth the trip when you are staying in Chincoteague.

Thank jimbojr72
Parksley, Virginia
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016

My husband and I live nearby and usually go to Ray's many times in a year. We always order a lb of the large heads off shrimp steamed. Both times we have been there lately the shrimp have been under cooked(steamed). We don't want to have to order and tell the waitress that we would like the shrimp steamed longer.... More 

Thank teetay
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65 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

We went to this resteraunts seafood to go walk in. Bought 10 lbs of head on shrimp for 40 bucks. Small selection of well priced seafood. Weekday we had mako, shrimp, clams and crabs available. We just needed fresh shrimp to boil with our crabs. Service was good, store is small. Have not ate in there resteraunt, just purchased raw.

Thank Daniel S
White Hall, Maryland
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28 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

My wife was talking to someone that highly recommended the restaurant, so we decided to go since we love to try new places. The menu was easy to figure out and the waitress was very friendly. I had a pound of the snow crab legs and they were delicious. Everyone else's food was great as well. We couldn't believe how... More 

Thank Larry B
Clarksburg, Maryland
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18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016

This place draws a lot of locals. They used to have all-you-can-eat, shrimp, but switched. The quality was okay. Ordered iced tea and it tasted like dishwater. The waitress was friendly and has been there a long time, but "didn't know how to make the tea." Kids didn't eat all their meal. The fried clams were fast-food quality. Wish we... More 

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Salisbury, Maryland
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35 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

I live locally and my boyfriend and I frequent Ray's on a regular basis. I consistently order the shrimp salad sandwich and it is consistently delicious every single time. My dining cohorts are always pleased with their meals every time! I've seen the portions of other's meals and they are abundant. Would highly recommend.

Thank kthomp7564
Bear, Delaware
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11 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

We chose Ray's for our first nights dinner while vacationing in Chincoteague, VA. This is our 4th year to vacation in Chincoteague, and our 4th visit to Ray's Shanty. This casual seafood restaurant serves locals and vacationers delicious crab cakes, whole lobsters, scallops, and fresh local fish but it's the shrimp that keeps us going back. Outstanding!

Thank Grammy26

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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 of 5 bubbles
American, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?