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Shanty On The Shore

181 Battery St, Burlington, VT 05401-5211
+1 802-864-0238
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  • Excellent31%
  • Very good39%
  • Average19%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible5%
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“seafood” (123 reviews)
“coleslaw” (22 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Soups
$$ - $$$
181 Battery St, Burlington, VT 05401-5211
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Pretty much run of the mill food with small portions and a large price. Very disappointed in all. Fried shrimp and sea scallops for $29.00? 6 shrimp and six scallops? My wife ordered broiled fish and got baked. The only thing that was good was...More

Thank David T
Reviewed 1 week ago

Wish I could tell you about the food, but after being seated for 20 minutes and never see a waiter/waitress we left. They were not very busy. We had gone out of our way to go here since we had a good experience 10 year...More

Thank BillH16428
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We found this restaurant online and it appeared to have an average of 4 out of 5 stars, so we decided to give it a try. The restaurant atmosphere is really cute - nautical theme with some of the seats offering a window view of...More

Thank cathy d
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place has the absolute best Clam chowder I've ever had. The cajun salmon was good but nothing to write home about. Its a nice little place with extraordinary service with a smile and a beautiful view.

Thank Ian A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Traditional no-frills fish/ seafood menu. swordfish special was excellent as were the fish tacos. Sides are incidental to the main entree.. lovely decor, amazing sunset view, friendly staff. Very reasonable price.

Thank YorkieCath
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Another fine seafood dinner while looking at the setting sun over the Essex, NY ferry terminal on Lake Champlain. New menu layout has skipped the history of the building but same great food and friendly service.

Thank Wickedpissah1776
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Waiter, timeliness of the kitchen very good. Lobster perfectly prepared. Waterfront a plus. Staff very attentive.

Thank 687larry
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I cannot say very good 4 star. . Of course the view is great, the atmosphere is really nice, BUT, the food was just average and not cheap either. At home I can make haddock, sole, cod, salmon, all that , so I tried the...More

Thank Pixelvt
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Wait staff was excellent food was good. Had the salmon, scallops, shrimp broiled. I recommend this dish and would order it again.

Thank RunEatRun
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A friend and I stopped here for drinks and dinner following an afternoon concert. We were seated immediately ahead of a dinner throng and our friendly promptly took our drink order. We each had the Fisherman Platter, one with curried rice and the other with...More

Thank Harvey T
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12 June 2017|
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Response from Suziewrite | Reviewed this property |
Not sure.
29 May 2017|
Response from ChaerleyWeir | Reviewed this property |
Yes, Burger & fries $7.00 Hot Dog & fries $6.99 Clam Strip Dinner $8.99 Spaghetti Dinner $8.99 Fried Shrimp$8.99 Chicken Tenders $7.99 Fried Haddock Dinner $8.99 Mac & Cheese $6.99
12 September 2016|
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Response from ChaerleyWeir | Reviewed this property |
No free dinner, but they will give you a free piece of pie.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
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, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
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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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