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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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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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North Troy, Vermont
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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.

Thank Lucille C
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120 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

1 Thank Justin E
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Shanty is a Burlington gem. Yes there are more well known foodie places. But if you want great seafood, at a fair price, and no 2 hour wait this is the place

Thank Wendi S
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

When in Burlington you need to visit Champ the sea monster of Lake Champlain - Champ is located by the ferry entrance. There are so many things to experience in Burlington. After a walk along the waterway walk we ended up at this eatery. It's decor was quaint and the restaurant is decorated nautically; looks like inside of old schooner.... More 

Thank mountainrevin
Greenville, SC
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66 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had a very nice broiled seafood platter with haddock, shrimp and scallops at Shanty on the Shore. Started the meal with a 1/2 dozen raw oysters and a pint of lager. Everything was prepared to perfection and very flavorful. Just a really nice seafood dinner with an excellent view of Lake Champlain. Can't wait to come back next time I'm... More 

Thank SCTravelForFun
London, United Kingdom
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205 reviews
170 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

Arrived late so too late to see the view but have been around earlier it's great. Started with Caesar salad which was nice and good portion. We had the fish n chips in breadcrumbs which was a generous size lightly coated which was nice and came with curly fries ? The broiled haddock was cooked to perfection accompanied by beans... More 

Thank Michael W
Clemmons, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

We visited Shanty on the Shore of Lake Champlain a few years ago and loved it. We returned to the Shanty about a week ago and it was as good as I remember it being. I had Shrimp and Scallops and they were great, as well as a salad and some fries. It's located on the shore of Lake Champlain... More 

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Thank KittyO897
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81 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

I have been coming to this resto for decades. It's location above lake Champlain, with the view of the opposite shore in New York state, and the Adirondacks Mts., is stunning. We only had coffee and excellent Key Lime pie. You know it's the real deal, when it comes yellow, NOT green! The service was nice. The washrooms are up... More 

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Travelling Europe
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95 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

Nice, relaxed place with good service and food. In an elevated position, it has uninterrupted views across Lake Chaplin. The menu offers a good choice of seafood and other dishes, and a decent selection of wine and beer. The fish and chips in panto was excellent.

Thank Living_our_Dream
Scranton, Pennsylvania
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

Link is not working this is excellent restaurant. Scallop's escargot shrimp oh my. Broiled in brown butter. Now I'm hungry friendly staff gtat view

Thank widz01

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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
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Cheap Eats, View, Child-friendly, Kids
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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