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The Crab Shack

6560 Maddox Blvd., Chincoteague Island, VA 23336
+1 757-336-1880
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good28%
  • Average12%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“hush puppies” (73 reviews)
“crab” (62 reviews)
“seafood” (72 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 PM - 9:00 PMAll hours
American, Bar, Seafood, Pub, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
6560 Maddox Blvd., Chincoteague Island, VA 23336
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1 - 10 of 525 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Best crab dip we have ever had - clam strips were delicious as were the boiled shrimp. Surprisingly, the hush puppies were very tasty - service was very good and everyone was friendly. We will go back the next time we are in that area.

Thank Alison P
Reviewed 3 November 2017

Went to lunch at The Crab Shack on a warm October afternoon. I had the shrimp basket and it was fabulous! The shrimp were sweet and clean, perfectly seasoned, the fries were amazing as were the hush puppies and coleslaw. Sitting out on the deck...More

Thank Kate S
Reviewed 2 November 2017

we were delighted with the great variety. The shrimp chowder was filled with chunks of shrimp and veggies. They even packed it for us to have a picnic!

Thank dgmmlevans09
Reviewed 31 October 2017

If you care to indulge in a dinner of good fried seafood the scallops in a basket are delicious. They have very little breading. Yummy hush puppies. Also enjoyed sharing a bucket of beer of your choice.

Thank Alessin2425
Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

Had lunch at The Crab Shack and was very impressed. I had a Softshell Crab Basket that came with 3 Soft Shells, Fries and Cole Slaw for $14. We’ll be back.

Thank Holesy
Reviewed 26 October 2017 via mobile

So we tried the Crab Shack last year around the exact same time as this years visit. Easy to find on Maddox Blvd, heading out to Assateague island. Plenty of parking, with an option to sit outside or in. We choose outside both times. We...More

Thank Autumn R
Reviewed 21 October 2017

First lunch on the island was perfect. This place sits off the road and can easily be missed. Fresh seafood and wonderful hushpuppies. Plus servers never stop moving. Not to be missed.

Thank 64Kat2017
Reviewed 17 October 2017 via mobile

My fiance and I spent a romantic evening on the island and decided to go to the shack for lunch the following day, we already knew what we wanted but had know idea that we would be blown away by the Crab cakes! Our waitress...More

Thank Malissa J
Reviewed 15 October 2017

Great food. Had soft shell crabs with hush puppies, fries and cole slaw. The cole slaw was lacking but everything else was awesome. This is the second time I've been there and I haven't been disappointed. Just two waitresses though.

Thank Janice D
Reviewed 12 October 2017

I went to the Crab Shack for dinner. I had an excellent experience. My waitress Erica Marshall did an excellent job! She was very kind and friendly. The service was very fast. I will definitely go back to the Crab Shack. I would recommend it...More

Thank Jennifer H
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Questions & Answers
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
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
Kids, Local cuisine, Groups, Child-friendly
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
  • 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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