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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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Madison, Virginia
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112 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW 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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Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW 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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4 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 2 weeks ago 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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18 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 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.

Thank Lucille C
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 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.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016 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 15 November 2016 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 

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Greenville, SC
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016

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 

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