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Shanty On The Shore

181 Battery St, Burlington, VT 05401-5211
+1 802-864-0238
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  • Excellent31%
  • Very good39%
  • Average19%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“seafood” (121 reviews)
“lobster bisque” (29 reviews)
“haddock” (25 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 21:00 Hours
American, Seafood, Soups, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
181 Battery St, Burlington, VT 05401-5211
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Ate here due to high recommendations on a fb site. Clam chowder was salty and did not have any flavor. Shrimp taco was deep fried. Will not returnMore

Thank MainevisitorNJ
kim g, Owner at Shanty On The Shore, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello, We are sorry that you did not enjoy your experience with us. All of our dishes are prepared with nothing but fresh and high quality ingredients, as we want to only serve plates that we are proud of, and would like to further apologize...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had high hopes for the Shanty. It perches high above Lake Champlain with a scenic view of the lake from the dining room. The menu was interesting. With the maple tree sap running strongly as spring neared, my dining partner had a maple glazed...More

Thank freetogoConnecticut
Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

My family and I checked 2 websites and trip advisor menu. When we sat down for dinner and were given the menus, the prices were 40% higher!! Waitress didn’t seem to care.More

Thank Flahed1
kim g, Owner at Shanty On The Shore, responded to this reviewResponded 5 March 2018

We really appreciate your visit. The only way to view our accurate menu is by going to our web site. I have tried for months to change our menu on other sites but none of them make it easy. I do apologize for your frustration....More

Reviewed 24 February 2018 via mobile

I was so pleased with the quality of the food and the service that I went 2 nights in a row. They offer an all you can eat friend scallops for the entire month of February, any night of the week! I have a whole...More

Thank racertempo
Reviewed 18 February 2018

My sister and I revisited the Shanty the other night and as usual, were very pleased with the experience. The all you can eat scallop and shrimp festival was going on, so needless to say that's the meal I opted for, much to my delight....More

Thank GreenMountainMermaid
Reviewed 4 December 2017 via mobile

Whenever I come to Vt I usually come to the Shanty to eat their fried whole belly clams. So this trip I visited the restaurant only to be let down. The clams were so small that you could barely see them inside all the breading....More

Thank Holly G
kim g, Owner at Shanty On The Shore, responded to this reviewResponded 28 December 2017

Hi Holly, thank you for visiting us again. We're very sorry that the clams you had this year weren't up to par; we strive to serve only the best to our guests, and we apologize that these were smaller than expected. We're confident that we...More

Reviewed 22 November 2017

this is a cozy, friendly spot with awesome waterfront views. the menu is varied, with several selections for the kids. the waitress was very sweet, and took special time to get the kids orders just right, including chocolate milk! My shrimp tacos were fresh and...More

Thank SeeSmellTasteTouch
Reviewed 3 November 2017

great service and even better food! We went on a Sunday night and it was kind of slow--so we weren't sure if we were getting special service because of this haha! Food was amazing! They were very helpful and accommodated my gluten allergy. Waiters and...More

1  Thank Ariana F
Reviewed 29 October 2017

Went for dinner at Shanty's. Very good and fresh oysters. A lot of fried stuff, you want to be hungry and thin to choose those. Good clam chowder too.

1  Thank Alexandre M
Reviewed 28 October 2017

Great wait staff, wonderful food, table by the window overlooking the lake. What could be any better?

1  Thank sharoncV7586HL
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11 June 2017|
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Response from Suziewrite | Reviewed this property |
Not sure.
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
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups, View
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
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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