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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%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“hush puppies” (47 reviews)
“seafood” (43 reviews)
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American, Seafood
$$ - $$$
32157 Chincoteague Rd, New Church, VA 23415
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Everything served was local and fresh. Best seafood I was served during my visit to Chincoteague. Competitive pricing with the best prepared seafood you will find in the area. Wonderful friendly staff. Don't pass this one up. Best crab cake on the eastern shore.

Thank Steve K
Reviewed 1 week ago

The fish sandwich is incredible and so are the hush puppies. The steamed shrimp is an excellent choice too. Nice family restaurant.

Thank tchrmsms
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

On the road to Chincoteague, we spotted for lunch and it proved to be a great stop. A large variety of seafood and helpful staff resulted in a great start to our trip.

Thank Paul B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We heard good things about this restaurant and glad we finally gave it a try. The blackened mako shark special was delicious. As well as the steamed clams and shrimp. We also really enjoyed the broiled scallops and coleslaw. Great place to eat and reasonable...More

Thank Nicole H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Yes, as promised, the seafood is what I call "southern tempura". It was lightly fried yet so juicy: scallops, crab cakes, fish, oysters, you name it! We all ordered different dishes and they were all so good: hush puppies, hand cut fries! The prices are...More

Thank luke47
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had dinner with friends here. Shrimp platters looked very good; crab cakes were good with large chunks of blue crab. Not high on ambience but a solid meal at a reasonable price, off island so no waterside views.

Thank PassportTherapy
Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

Our party of six was quickly seated without wait on a Friday night. The service is very efficient and pleasant. Our table ordered: broiled scallops & shrimp, soft shelled crabs, crab cakes, blackened tuna, fried shrimp and chicken tenders...all of which was very tasty. I...More

Thank R S
Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

Food was very good. They were quite crowded, and still got seated within 20 minutes. Staff is friendly and everyone was willing to help you! I would suggest having more than one bathroom...

Thank andreadave02
Reviewed 17 May 2017

My family has been going to Ray's for many years and absolute love their shrimp. The service is excellent with all the staff being courteous and friendly.

Thank sassy2016
Reviewed 12 May 2017

We have been going to this restaurant for over 15 years. It is consistent, friendly, clean and the best fresh seafood in the area. Always crowded so that tells you something. Family owned and if anyone would put their family on the line for this...More

Thank Barbara D
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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
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, 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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