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The Crab Shack

) #12 of 37 Restaurants in Chincoteague Island €€ - €€€ American, , Seafood
6560 Maddox Blvd., Chincoteague Island, VA 23336
+1 757-336-1880
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good27%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“hush puppies” (64 reviews)
“crab” (50 reviews)
“fries” (66 reviews)
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American, Bar, Seafood, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
6560 Maddox Blvd., Chincoteague Island, VA 23336
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Reviewed 2 days ago

My family visited the Crab Shack during our stay on the island, we came to the Crab Shack based on the reviews. The restaurant is a very casual restaurant. Food was good, very fresh, nothing spectacular though, but the service was not as great. The...More

Thank Stacey K
Reviewed 3 days ago

We had a great meal here. The sweet potato fries with vanilla glaze and Old Bay seasoning were wonderful! I had an appetizer for my meal --potato skins with shrimp, crab, and scallops topped with cheddar cheese. Really good! Service was friendly, prices reasonable.

Thank _dabreech
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Ok went for lunch. Wanted a steam pot but you can't get it until after 4:30. This makes no sense since everything you could get in a steam pot is available separately before 4:30. You have it in the kitchen. If you don't order enough...More

Thank DP1166
Jessica B, Public Relations Manager at The Crab Shack, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hello, Thank you for taking the time to review our location. If you could please give me a call at The Crab Shack so we can discuss this issue and get it all settled. We would love to hear from you. Thank You, Jessica

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went here for dinner based on other reviews. The food was good, I got the fried oyster basket and my wife got the blackened scallop entree. The oysters were good, though small and not as many as I'd expect for $14. My wife's entree...More

Thank Zaffer13
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I have been going to Chincoteague for several years now. We made a stop at this restaurant on one of the first trips there. It is now a staple of every trip. We have our favourites that we order such as the...More

Thank David K
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We've been coming here for almost 10 years. And the food and staff are wonderful. Always have fresh crabs, great desserts. All and all one of the best restaurants on the island

Thank kolzilla
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped for lunch and all had different types of crab. The crab patty was very good but not the best on Chincoteague. The service was a bit slow but the servers were really friendly. It was the beginning of the season so perhaps they...More

Thank Kathleen K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was a good meal - my one crab cake had more crab than the crab imperial I had at Bill's Seafood the night before. Service was very good. Outside seating in the screened-in area was enjoyable.

Thank MoseleyPaddler
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The fried clams were really good. The side salad was basic, but the mango vinaigrette was nice. The wait staff was hardworking and pleasant. Ate out on the deck, no view. They do have a screened in picnic table area.

1  Thank lawrence t
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a relaxed little eatery, food was OK, not exceptional, but we just wanted to sit outside and enjoy a bite and a beer, which we did. The server was a delightful and interesting young lady, and we enjoyed talking to her.

Thank Lynne B
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LouAnn B
Can we see a menu online?
23 August 2015|
Response from Jessica B | Property representative | Reviewed this property |
Hello LouAnn B, Our menu is available on our Facebook page. I can also scan in a copy for Tripadvisor in a few hours.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$9 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6560 Maddox Blvd., Chincoteague Island, VA 23336
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Chincoteague Island
  • Phone Number: +1 757-336-1880
  • E-mail
Seafood restaurant featuring a variety of seafood baskets, complete with fries and slaw, steamed crabs and shrimp, kids menu, and outdoor seating. Come in and try our signature dishes and our amazing burgers. There is something for everyone.
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