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The Crab Shack

Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
American, Bar, Seafood, Pub
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6560 Maddox Blvd., Chincoteague Island, VA 23336
+1 757-336-1880
12:00 - 21:00
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 21:00
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45 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

We stopped for lunch at the Crab Shack on a Friday afternoon in mid-October. It was around noon and the parking lot was deserted. We thought the place might be closed for the winter so I went inside to check. Luckily, they were open. I say luckily, because if we had assumed the Crab Shack was closed and we hadn’t... More 

3 Thank airball79
East Brunswick, New Jersey
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16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016

We did a take out order as we were heading home. Billy was terrific. The fried oysters and fried scallops were good; BUT the Clam Chowder was outstanding. The awards they have won are well deserved.

1 Thank Pennman79
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

Seafood lovers!! This place is for you, people are friendly, the food is fresh and the price is right!!! I would tell everyone this is a must do...

1 Thank Joan N
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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

Staff is very friendly and efficient, the place is simple, a but old but it goes well with the environment. The food is ok, not very fine, mainly fried and fried. I like the crab cake and chose them broiled to move away from fried. I felt a bit heavy anyway. The check is ok, not cheap, not expensive.

1 Thank Fabrice F
Colonial Heights, Virginia
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

The decor is humble but the place is clean with good service Oysters in the oyster basket were the best I've tasted anywhere

1 Thank sy427
York, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

Good selection on the menu, especially sea food. Not a large dining room, however, it was busy even early evening. There were two large parties who were seated just before our party of two. They advised us there may be a little delay in getting our meals, our food came timely, was hot. Staff very friendly.

1 Thank Teresa G
Wilmington, Delaware
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Once again, Crab Shack, you proved to be worth the wait. Your indoor dining room in small and makes for a long wait when full, but the quality of your food makes up for it. Keep up the good work!

1 Thank Nela P
Johnstown, Pennsylvania
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

After a long trip we were pleasantly surprised to find this nice little spot. Service was great even though staff was reduced for the end of season. Seafood varies from simple seafood dishes to blackened snapper with mango salsa. Hush puppies are extra delish.. I only wish I lived closer. It is road trip worthy!

1 Thank dmags1954
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

The codfish was fresh. The portion was huge. It was probably the best fish I've ever eaten. The atmosphere is friendly and relaxing.

1 Thank karen s
Ocean City, Maryland
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43 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

We have eaten here many times before, but never again. The "Hostess" informed us that they two cooks, one waitress and one bus boy, and she hoped we didn't mind waiting for our foo. They would not seat our party of 11 either outside or on the porch, and after making excuses about moving tables, we just left.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$9 - US$30
American, Bar, Seafood, Pub
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
Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Groups, Local cuisine
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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?