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Shanty On The Shore

) #18 of 178 Restaurants in Burlington €€ - €€€ American, Seafood, Soups
181 Battery St, Burlington, VT 05401-5211
+1 802-864-0238
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  • Excellent31%
  • Very good40%
  • Average18%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible5%
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“seafood” (116 reviews)
“coleslaw” (21 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 21:00All hours
American, Seafood, Soups
€€ - €€€
181 Battery St, Burlington, VT 05401-5211
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Came here with friends and managed to get a table by the window so were able to watch the sun go down over Lake Champlain, which was a real treat. We had variety of fish and meat dishes all of which very tasty, service was...More

Thank Leintwardine
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food (we had fried shrimp and lobster bisque) was delicious! Our table had a great water view that made our meal more pleasant!

Thank Kandy A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Have enjoyed seafood here for more than two decades when visiting Burlington area. Always reliable, fresh, excellent service on the waterfront, highly recommend.

Thank Sandy4556
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was a perfect place to take an out of town friend for seafood and a view of Lake Champlain. The food and service were both excellent. Very friendly waitress who indulged our request for taking pictures of us. Not a cheap option, but worth...More

1  Thank Riverman70
Reviewed 4 May 2017

Best broiled Haddock I have had in a long time. Great location as it is right on the lake. Service was good.

Thank RickBeckyKatie
Reviewed 19 April 2017

We ate here when we were in Burlington visiting my son at college. We happened to be down by Lake Champlain taking in the views and since it was Good Friday we wanted seafood so decided to try this place. The actual restaurant was very...More

Thank scrappermom1011
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Had some chow-da (hehe), New England of course. It was good. Had the lobster roll, could have used a little seasoning. Partner had the fish and chips, nice looking piece of fish. Inside was clean, decorated of course with nautical things. Nice view of the...More

Thank joyce r
kim g, Owner at Shanty On The Shore, responded to this reviewResponded 21 April 2017

We are glad you enjoyed your visit to the Shanty and look forward to your visit again when you are back in Burlington!

Reviewed 24 February 2017

We came here when we couldn't find another restaurant we were looking for. It's your typical seaside shanty restaurant - fried fish and pretty basic. I had the salmon platter which came with salmon, scallops and shrimp. It was very overcooked and quite skimpy. Probably...More

Thank CousinsIslandgirl
kim g, Owner at Shanty On The Shore, responded to this reviewResponded 6 March 2017

Hello, It is disappointing to hear that you were not impressed by the salmon platter you ordered. We try our absolute best to excel at meeting the needs of our customers, and we apologize for not being able to provide you with the experience you...More

Reviewed 24 February 2017

My Mom turned 90 this past Christmas, and is living in an apartment near other seniors, and her new dining passion is the Shanty. We were in town visiting the new great-grandbaby, and offered to take her out. She immediately slung her purse on the...More

Thank ChaerleyWeir
kim g, Owner at Shanty On The Shore, responded to this reviewResponded 21 April 2017

Thank you for your review and we hope to see you back again soon!

Reviewed 14 February 2017

Great location on Lake Champlain! Excellent shrimp and scallop tacos you can't not love! Staff very friendly and attentive.

1  Thank Michael M
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Beer on tap?
11 June 2017|
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Response from Suziewrite | Reviewed this property |
Not sure.
Do you have a kids menu? What are the choices on it.
28 May 2017|
Response from ChaerleyWeir | Reviewed this property |
Yes, Burger & fries $7.00 Hot Dog & fries $6.99 Clam Strip Dinner $8.99 Spaghetti Dinner $8.99 Fried Shrimp$8.99 Chicken Tenders $7.99 Fried Haddock Dinner $8.99 Mac & Cheese $6.99
Do you offer free dinner on someone's birthday? advise and thanks
11 September 2016|
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Response from ChaerleyWeir | Reviewed this property |
No free dinner, but they will give you a free piece of pie.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids, View, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 181 Battery St, Burlington, VT 05401-5211
  • Location: United States  >  Vermont (VT)  >  Burlington
  • Phone Number: +1 802-864-0238
  • E-mail
We are a locally owned and operated restaurant located on Burlington's waterfront. We specialize in the freshest seafood but also offer burgers, steaks, and vegetarian items. We have Burlington's only raw bar and the best views of Lake Champlain.
Come on in, we look forward to meeting you.
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