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Ray's Shanty

32157 Chincoteague Rd, New Church, VA 23415
+1 757-824-3429
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good29%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“hush puppies” (42 reviews)
“seafood” (46 reviews)
11:00 - 20:00All hours
American, Seafood
$$ - $$$
32157 Chincoteague Rd, New Church, VA 23415
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you want great seafood, then go to Ray's Shanty. My wife had fried shrimp platter...the count was 13 fried shrimp on her platter. I had a combination fried shrimp and fried oysters....8 each were on my plate. The shrimp was very fresh and were...More

Thank Billy E
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The service is great, the people are wonderful and the food is good. There aren't many "fresh" options, such as salads, but the menu does offer tasty bites. If you're traveling in the area, it's worth the short side trip to visit Ray's Shanty and...More

Thank Monicuba23
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wasn't sure at first but what a treat... food was incredible! We never had shrimp that good in our lives..

Thank game227
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We went to Ray's Shanty for a business lunch. This is a favorite of many locals and tourists. The place is quaint with modest old fashioned paneling. WOW! Ray's soup is my number one soup and steamed shrimp choice. The thick creme soup is packed...More

Thank 5265wanda
Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

It's been a long time since I've experienced personalized customer service like we did at Ray's Shanty! Great food, huge portions, reasonable prices and a fantastic atmosphere! Will definitely be back! This is an owner that takes pride in making dinner an experience for his...More

Thank Christensenclan
Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

Extremely disappointed with this restaurant! Very rude wait staff, not accommodating if you have any food allergies,and everything comes in little plastic to go cups with lids if I was taking it to go I would expect that but not to dine in. On top...More

Thank Xxxxxclasic8393
Reviewed 11 August 2017 via mobile

Best seafood of the summer!!! We had the steamed shrimp and a side order of 1 pound of crab legs. They have us a sample of the shrimp before we ordered and it was amazing!! It was a short wait for a table and we...More

Thank gotmyredshoeson
Reviewed 7 August 2017 via mobile

Well another crab restaurant review, and ,again I liked another one. If you are traveling on route 13 and are hungry this gem is just off the highway. Supper yummy fried soft shell crabs, slaw and hush puppies too. Hamburger was also consumed and acknowledged...More

Thank Mariannefinley
Reviewed 5 August 2017

Definitely stop here to eat instead of in Chincoteague. It's on the way as you head towards Chincoteague once you get off of Route 13. My husband had a bowl of seafood chowder which was absolutely delicious and full of scallops, shrimp, fish, & crab(see...More

Thank Sue M
Reviewed 23 July 2017 via mobile

We also ate with the large group that night and Denise was kind and an excellent waitress! There were no complaints at our end of the table! The food and staff were very accommodating to our needs for a party of almost 20 people. Thanks...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 32157 Chincoteague Rd, New Church, VA 23415
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  New Church
  • Phone Number: +1 757-824-3429
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