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Seafood Shanty

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31 Dock St, Edgartown, Martha's Vineyard, MA 02539-8151
+1 508-627-8622
11:00 - 22:00
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Edgartown, Massachusetts
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The service is great at The Seafood Shanty! Atmosphere is beautiful overlooking the Edgartown Harbor and the seafood superb!

Thank Perennialcat
Toledo, Ohio
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95 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I had a bowl of chowder and the Fried Fisherman Platter and both were very good, which is kind of unusual for fried seafood but I tried it anyway. It's just a few steps off the beaten path but easy to find.

Thank ray h
Chicago, Illinois
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016

I went to this restaurant during Labor Day week. I had high hopes because of the recommendation. The restaurant has outdoor seating that looks out over the harbor. The food was disappointing. It was comparable to pub food with mostly fried dishes. I had fried scallops. I might try it again with that expectation in mind.

Thank ptraveler55
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

My fiancé and I came here this past August in the peak of season. For being the biggest restaurant on the island, the shanty handled the hustle and bustle of August tourists with ease. We came here several times over the week. Our first time we sat on the deck and had Maitai's along with some sushi and fish and... More 

Thank Becca E
West Springfield, Massachusetts
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

The Shanty is perfect for a sunny afternoon when you can sit on the upstairs deck and enjoy the comings & goings in Edgartown Harbor. Food is basically pub food.

Thank Pkend
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155 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016

The outside seating area on the first floor was divine. Service was excellent. Seafood was fresh and lobster dishes were gorgeous. Thoroughly recommend

Thank Pollyallen
West Tisbury, Massachusetts
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26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016 via mobile

Service was slow the drinks were awful the food was pre made you could not change ingredients just bad atmosphere

Thank russc77
Baltimore, Maryland, United States
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39 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

The sushi here was delicious! While my mother was not quite a huge fan of the lobster cakes, I was thrilled with my sushi! Fresh and tasty!

Thank Amber A
Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania
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36 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

This restaurant is located right on the water near the Yacht Club, so there is always a lot to see. The food is good, and the prices are mid-to-higher level. Upstairs is a bar and outside deck and there is live music and dancing every evening. Years ago, we would see Walter Cronkite having dinner there (he had a house... More 

Thank mvvacation
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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

Been coming to the seafood shanty for several Summer's now, and as always everything was amazing. The restaurant is located right on Edgartown harbor, and it is beautiful. Amazing views of the harbor and chappaquidic from the rooftop deck, or enjoy something a little more quiet on the lower level. Everything was amazing from the moment I walked in the... More 

Thank Jeffrey S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$30
American, Seafood, Sushi, Soups
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, View, Bar Scene, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 31 Dock St, Edgartown, Martha's Vineyard, MA 02539-8151
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Martha's Vineyard  >  Edgartown
  • Phone Number: +1 508-627-8622
Join us for delicious dining on the beautiful Edgartown Harbor.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?