Ray’s Shanty Restaurant

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32157 Chincoteague Rd New Church VA 23415

Ray's Shanty Restaurant

Ray’s Shanty Restaurant


Ray’s Shanty Restaurant is owned and operated by Ray and Laura Twiford.  Captain Ray is a lifelong waterman and 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

Hand cut 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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