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Sting-Ray's Restaurant

26507 Lankford Hwy, Cape Charles, VA 23310-5603
+1 757-331-1541
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  • Excellent29%
  • Very good37%
  • Average18%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“cornbread” (33 reviews)
“seafood” (58 reviews)
“country ham” (5 reviews)
Open Now
6:00 AM - 8:30 PMAll hours
American, Seafood
$$ - $$$
26507 Lankford Hwy, Cape Charles, VA 23310-5603
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The seafood is average at best. I found the prices to be higher than I expected, more on par with a fancier restaurant than a diner - and it is a diner atmosphere from the seating to silverware.

Thank SouthSkookPorkchop
Reviewed 2 January 2018

Sting-Rays is a classic roadside diner. With the food right off a large diner flat grill. the ordering and the having the food delivered to your table makes life eaier, especialy with children. Besides food, this place has a neat gift shop, and good prices.

Thank Michael L M
Reviewed 7 November 2017

My wife and I had the crab cakes as a local had recommended Stingrays. We did not feel that we were getting very much crab but more filler. The setting is modest and we made a bad decision. It was very disappointing.

Thank PAsnowbirds
Reviewed 24 October 2017

Food was just as expected. Fried Crab Cakes were good. Pie a la mode was good. Ambience was country casual at the service station.

Thank Sidney F
Reviewed 24 October 2017 via mobile

We were hungry and saw a seafood restaurant with 4 stars. I can’t imagine why. As shown on a newspaper article on the wall, it is just gas station food. I wish we had stopped at Royal Farms for fried chicken.

Thank djva2015
Reviewed 18 October 2017

We'd passed Sting-Ray's many times on the way to and from destinations. Last Saturday evening, we decided it was time to stop. The saying "eat where the locals eat" is very true about Sting-Ray's. It's not the fanciest place, but is truly a gem worth...More

Thank bobbycat2
Reviewed 8 October 2017

Staying across the highway, we walked here for breakfast each day, and had dinner one evening. We like the ordering process (order at the counter, food brought to your table), the quick service, the food and the atmosphere - casual roadside eatery. Being off season,...More

Thank Birdguy
Reviewed 7 October 2017 via mobile

The place is a dive but the food was really good! Very surprised actually. About the only place to eat after hiking at the eastern shore nature reserve. Had crab cakes and shrimp and scallops. All broiled to perfection. Was expecting everything to be fried....More

Thank Donna F
Reviewed 22 September 2017

This place was recommended to us at the place we were staying at by several people. We stopped in and got some local steamed shrimp to go. While waiting for our shrimp we took a look around. Ended up getting a bottle of their Habanero...More

Thank Monzsterman
Reviewed 14 September 2017 via mobile

We keep stopping in here every chance we get. Tonight we got here just before closing. I had a simple chicken salad sandwich, and a cup of eastern shore chowder. Huge chunks of chicken. Awesome. My wife had okra, bean soup, and their terrific cornbread....More

Thank JDHoulihan
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3 March 2015|
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Response from Marion R | Reviewed this property |
Yes, they do sell wine with a good selection of Virginia wines.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
6:00 AM - 8:30 PM
6:00 AM - 8:30 PM
6:00 AM - 8:30 PM
6:00 AM - 8:30 PM
6:00 AM - 8:30 PM
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 26507 Lankford Hwy, Cape Charles, VA 23310-5603
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Cape Charles
  • Phone Number: +1 757-331-1541
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