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The Shanty

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33 Marina Rd, Cape Charles, VA 23310-3248
+1 757-695-3853
11:30 - 21:00
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Sun 11:00 - 21:00
Mon - Sat 11:30 - 21:00
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Suffolk, Virginia
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The view is nice, the service was attentive, the food was delicious. We were then on a weeknight so the atmosphere was quiet.

Thank lelia103
Covina, California
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Fun filled times with the fam. Watching the sunset with some good grub and brews. Beautiful views of the Chesapeake Bay and the Cape Charles marina.

Thank Laura_Michele66
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36 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We went here for dinner during a weekend in Cape Charles - what a find! The mac & cheese with shrimp was amazing! Service was great - we ate outside on the water. A wonderful way to experience the fun and charm of the VA eastern shore.

Thank Memeheg
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3 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great food, prices, and responsibility on the part of the owners. Must hit this place, then Brown Dog, when in CC. God bless.

Thank Peter A
Bellingham, Washington
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145 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our party of 8 was not disappointed with lunch. All seafood was fresh, prepared to order, and delicious: calamari, oysters, blue crab Benedict, and baby neck clams. Mixed green salad with vinegarette was fresh and satisfying but a little small for the $9.oo price tag. Kids had a hamburger which was gone in an instant. Spicy Bloody Mary was good... More 

Thank Love2trvlalot
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49 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Indoor and outdoor seating. Located on the dock so bring your boat. Dinner specials are not available until 5pm. Service is very good. The br has some craft beers which was nice. The menu is seasonal so don't expect the following all year. Tuna tartar was good but I have had better. The tuna steak was delicious along with the... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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3 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A place that had been recommended to us was closed Saturday for a special event, so I asked what they'd recommend as "runner-up" -- and was not disappointed.

Thank Richmondpeople
Riverhead, New York
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30 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've stayed in Cape Charles numerous times, finally went online looking for a place to eat on the water. This place looked perfect and we were all looking forward to stopping here. Hard to find for the non-local, but as we walked in, it looked like everything we had hoped for. Then we ordered our food. An hour later, it... More 

Thank martesque
Southbridge, Massachusetts
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60 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had the Mahi Tuna burgers and it was wonderful. Mine was a medium rare which is that our waitress recommended. Just a liver of “rare” in the middle, cooked on the outside. Just delicious. The location is wonderful, but a little tough to find, as our GPS was acting up. Follow signs toward the Marina, not the cement plant.... More 

Thank Bob J
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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79 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place came highly recommended to us and we were not let down. First off, on a Saturday night it gets pretty crowded. We waited 30 mins for table for 2, but it did appear that they were taking reservations so I would recommend that. This is a causal seafood restaurant with live bands in the evening. It does get... More 

Thank Stephanie S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, 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
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, View, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
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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Franklinville, New Jersey, United States
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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?