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The Crab Shack

6560 Maddox Blvd, Chincoteague Island, VA 23336-2248
+1 757-336-1880
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good28%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible6%
Travellers talk about
“hush puppies” (77 reviews)
“crab” (69 reviews)
“seafood” (71 reviews)
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American, Bar, Seafood, Pub
$$ - $$$
6560 Maddox Blvd, Chincoteague Island, VA 23336-2248
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1 - 10 of 579 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

After visiting and spending an entire day at beach my 2 friends and I went to Crab Shack and had the worse experience ever. Once we walked in the hostess a tall older white male who’s been working there he claim 37 years after I...More

1  Thank Dee R
Reviewed 4 days ago

I loved the crab ball starters and the flounder dinner. The staff was very nice and friendly. Service did take some time to get drinks/food and they kept apologizing for the wait, but I was on "Island Time", and the food was worth the wait.

Thank BJ W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were told the wait would be 30-40 minutes on a busy Friday night but were seated within about 15 minutes. For a reasonable price we were served generous portions of crab legs, shrimp, hush puppies, and corn. My husband, myself, and our 7 year...More

Thank Gwen O
Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed our meals at Crab Shack. I started out with clam chowder, which was different from a typical clam chowder because it had a thinner base and more vegetables. Then I had a crab cake basket, while my husband had a steamed spiced shrimp...More

Thank Valerie C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went here on the advice of other tourists. We were seated right away. The server promptly took our drink and meal orders. That was the end of it. After waiting 30 minutes for my clam chowder, we walked out the door! Our server NEVER...More

1  Thank Mark B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We needed a place for dinner. Why not some seafood. Picked this place because off the main road craziness. So good. Waitress was super nice. Had the crab balls and fried flounder. My niece had the crab legs. Wonderful place!

Thank Martha F
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great little casual place to eat! We dined inside because the patio was full but there is plenty of seating. Food was good (hush puppies were way yummy!) the price was right and the staff was friendly. Definitely recommend this as a place to stop...More

Thank RebeccaAndy
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

To sum the food up in one word- amazing! The Fried Green Tomatoes appetizer was fantastic. We also ordered steamed clams which were also very tasty. Everything was delicious. I ordered Snow Crab Legs which had to be the best I’ve had in years. Great...More

Thank Nene822
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My boyfriend and I wanted All-you-can-eat crab legs while we were vacationing out east. The Crab Shack seemed like the perfect place, but we were severely disappointed. We got good quick service at first, but our waitress seemed to disappear for long spells in between...More

Thank Jill L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We ate here twice on our recent week in Chincoteague. The place is not fancy at all, some interesting decor....Actually the ladies bathroom was pretty cool, painted like you were under the sea and it was clean. I ordered the chicken tender basket on my...More

Thank trashedbunny
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5 December 2017|
Response from 64Kat2017 | Reviewed this property |
How should a traveller know? call the establishment if you want to know hours or look them up online - don't be so lazy.
Diane R
8 October 2017|
Response from luke47 | Reviewed this property |
Hmm, good question. Do not think that it open in November. Your best bet for a delicious meal is at Bill's Restaurant. It is a little pricey (NoVA prices!) but well worth it. If you desire to eat there on Thanksgiving... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$9 - US$30
American, Bar, Seafood, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6560 Maddox Blvd, Chincoteague Island, VA 23336-2248
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Chincoteague Island
  • Phone Number: +1 757-336-1880
Seafood restaurant featuring a variety of seafood baskets, complete with fries and slaw, steamed crabs and shrimp, kids menu, and outdoor seating. Come in and try our signature dishes and our amazing burgers. There is something for everyone.
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