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Ray's Shanty

) #1 of 3 Restaurants in New Church €€ - €€€ American, Seafood
32157 Chincoteague Rd, New Church, VA 23415
+1 757-824-3429
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good29%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“hush puppies” (49 reviews)
“seafood” (48 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 21:00All hours
American, Seafood
€€ - €€€
32157 Chincoteague Rd, New Church, VA 23415
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We went to Ray's Shanty for a business lunch. The place is quaint with old fashioned paneling and a modest look. WOW! The place has blue ribbon soup and steamed shrimp. The thick creme soup was packed with seafood and was the best I have...More

Thank 5265wanda
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Extremely disappointed with this restaurant! Very rude wait staff, not accommodating if you have any food allergies,and everything comes in little plastic to go cups with lids if I was taking it to go I would expect that but not to dine in. On top...More

Thank Xxxxxclasic8393
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Best seafood of the summer!!! We had the steamed shrimp and a side order of 1 pound of crab legs. They have us a sample of the shrimp before we ordered and it was amazing!! It was a short wait for a table and we...More

Thank gotmyredshoeson
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Well another crab restaurant review, and ,again I liked another one. If you are traveling on route 13 and are hungry this gem is just off the highway. Supper yummy fried soft shell crabs, slaw and hush puppies too. Hamburger was also consumed and acknowledged...More

Thank Mariannefinley
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Definitely stop here to eat instead of in Chincoteague. It's on the way as you head towards Chincoteague once you get off of Route 13. My husband had a bowl of seafood chowder which was absolutely delicious and full of scallops, shrimp, fish, & crab(see...More

Thank Sue M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We also ate with the large group that night and Denise was kind and an excellent waitress! There were no complaints at our end of the table! The food and staff were very accommodating to our needs for a party of almost 20 people. Thanks...More

1  Thank Eddie L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We are here with a group (we had reservations). 2 servers split the table. The couple seated next to us at our table got their food TWENTY SEVEN minutes before we got ours. The table next to ours (seated after we ordered) had their entrees...More

4  Thank GHM56
Laura T, Owner at Ray's Shanty, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

I generally don't respond to comments good or bad, I trust the public to be able to sort through and make a determination on their own. I will however set this record straight. This was a reservation for a group of 25 people for 5:30....More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I figured good place with 15 minute wait on Wednesday evening. All 4 members of our family selected different seafood. Really fresh, really good and large portions especially blacked fresh tuna 2 pieces. Other member had 2 pounds of steamed shrimp. Casual atmosphere with engaged...More

1  Thank Larry M
Reviewed 11 July 2017

This is a great spot for lunch - shrimp samplers, fresh seafood, delicious soup, cold beer, good service and a charming environment. The whole family was happy !

Thank Betsy T
Reviewed 10 July 2017

We had great Mako, steamed shrimp and flounder there on a few occasions. Atmosphere is neat, waitress was great (Dana) and we will go back!

Thank Travelingisgr8t
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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
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, 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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