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The Crab Shack

6560 Maddox Blvd., Chincoteague Island, VA 23336
+1 757-336-1880
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good27%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible5%
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“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 via mobile

Good, fresh seafood dinner. Nothing outrageous in quality but also reasonable in price for all seafood. Oysters, shrimp, crab dip, etc... all solid. Son had a grilled chicken salad that he really liked.

Thank wemarionFishnGolf
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We come for the all you can eat crabs! Love their shrimp. Good service and friendly wait staff. We always stop in on our visit to the island. Crabs were hot and heavy on this trip.

Thank Rlblum
Reviewed 3 days ago

I have never had stuffed crabs before, but this was amazing! The hostess and waitress were amazingly friendly and nice to talk with! The atmosphere has beach and crabs all over it! Good food, good prices....well? What are you waiting for?

Thank Lee H
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Once and done, for crabs. Nice people, but very shack like as they advertise. Lots of flies indoors. Screened in porch available for dining, we skipped that, it it could have been the same. Crabs were for kiddo to try, the crab salad OK, and...More

Thank MESAllentownPA
Reviewed 4 days ago

Nothing fancy but good fresh seafood and a laid back local atmosphere. The best soft shell crab I've had and someone in our party slurped down fresh raw oysters! Yum!!! Outside dining available and a friendly staff. Looking forward to our next meal there!

Thank in2indigo
Reviewed 4 days ago

We were looking for a good place on the island for seafood. The food was okay, however the decor could use much improvement. Many of the items used, placemats, carpeting on the floor, tables, chairs were shabby and cheap looking. It's definitely a place you...More

Thank Kathy B
Reviewed 6 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 1 week 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 1 week 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 5 days ago

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 2 weeks 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
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LouAnn B
Can we see a menu online?
24 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
USD 9 - USD 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
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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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