Captain Ray Twiford, a lifelong waterman, was the first person on the shore to sell fresh shrimp and local seafood at his roadside stands back in 1981 where his catch phrase was “Get Fresh With Me, You’ll Love it!”.

He and his wife Laura then opened Ray’s Shanty Restaurant in 1986 where they quickly became famous for the best shrimp and seafood around.

Serving fresh local Eastern Shore seafood for lunch and dinner

 

Steamed, Broiled or Fried Shrimp fresh from North Carolina

 

Chincoteague Clams and Oysters (some from Ray’s own oyster beds)

 

Locally caught (some by Ray himself) in season fish such as Drum, Flounder, Tuna, Mako shark, Mahi Mahi, Wahoo

 

Homemade Crab Cakes and Crab Dip

 

Local Soft Crabs and Scallops

 

Lobster

 

Shrimp Salad, Homemade Clam Chowder and Cream of Neptune Soup

 

Platters Served with our Famous Hushpuppies, Homemade coleslaw and fresh cut boardwalk style fries

 

Also serving hand cut Prime Rib, hand breaded Chicken, Angus burgers, Hot Dogs and North Carolina Style Barbecue for those looking for something other than Seafood

 

Handcut Blooming Onions, Appetizers, Sandwiches and Sides

 

Daily lunch specials until 2

 

Carry outs available

 

Fresh Seafood Market on Premises

 

“If You Don’t Eat Here, You’re Missing a Shore Thing!”

 

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COVER CREDIT: "Assateague Lighthouse" Magazine Collage by Laura Laird
INSIDE COVER CREDIT: Laura Davis