Ray’s Shanty

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




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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