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Ray's Shanty

32157 Chincoteague Rd, New Church, VA 23415-3837
+1 757-824-3429
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good29%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“steamed shrimp” (35 reviews)
“hush puppies” (44 reviews)
“seafood” (52 reviews)
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American, Seafood
$$ - $$$
32157 Chincoteague Rd, New Church, VA 23415-3837
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were on chincoteague island 4 may 2018 and two of the locals told us about this restaurant. As they both said it is where the locals eat. Must say the staff is friendly and service is par for a busy place. But i was...More

1  Thank coastie59
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

First time to Ray's Shanty and what a treat, unique place with excellent food and staff. Really enjoyed the crab cakes and cocktails. Server was very friendly and told us all about the specials. Will go back when we are in the area. John G....More

Thank jjgangone
Reviewed 22 January 2018

This place is a must if you are traveling to the area. Delicious, fresh seafood and large portions. Also have a retail seafood market on the premises.

Thank gordona565
Reviewed 23 October 2017 via mobile

This was our second visit and we can say we've enjoyed it both times. The service is quick, staff friendly and food hot. Tonight we had a shrimp dinner and prime rib not cooked perfectly. They also have a seafood market on premises, so we...More

Thank Gail M
Reviewed 14 October 2017

Ray's is worth the extra few miles drive from Chincoteague Island if you want a wonderful meal. All four of us enjoyed our lunch, Marko, grilled tuna and crab cake sandwiches. The blooming onion appetizer was plenty for 4. Our server aS friendly, knowledgeable and...More

Thank Shorepapa
Reviewed 8 October 2017

We eat here often and the seafood is always fabulous. The shrimp are without equal anywhere, the fish and scallops are always top notch. The wait staff are great, very fun, friendly, and attentive. But, the staff in the front reception are are in dire...More

Thank Fred F
Reviewed 7 October 2017 via mobile

Wow is this a great place for seafood. 2lb lobster was fantastic and maybe $26. Brought a second beer with dinner without having to ask. Steamed clams and hush hush puppies were great. Had 2 orders of hush puppies for two people ($1 each) but...More

Thank BigMo_28
Reviewed 28 September 2017

The server and hostess were very friendly. Had the large shrimp which were good if not very generously seasoned. The bacon wrapped shrimp and the bacon wrapped scallops were both quite good, though the bacon could have been crispier. Interesting décor, but would have benefitted...More

Thank brian k
Reviewed 26 September 2017 via mobile

The crab cakes, hush puppies and shrimp were just pure perfection at this restaurant. The service was good. The only complaint I could even think of making would be about the girl doing the checkout and the hostesses having personal conversations while we and a...More

Thank Melissa S
Reviewed 27 August 2017

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
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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
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 32157 Chincoteague Rd, New Church, VA 23415-3837
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  New Church
  • Phone Number: +1 757-824-3429
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