The Shanty: The Heart of Cape Charles Dining


The Shanty is the anchor in Cape Charles’ dining scene. Perched between boats and the Chesapeake Bay, this eatery echoes its nautical setting — life preservers, fisherman photos, and oyster boxes decorate the airy, wood-walled space. With a menu full of fresh-caught seafood and fish from the Eastern Shore, this is sea-to-table at its best. Savor oyster po’ boys, clam strips, and soft shell crab BLTs, and specials like prosciutto-wrapped rockfish boost the casual menu to a culinary realm. Like all good beachside spots, the square bar is the Shanty’s centerpiece, slinging local brews and cocktails to a convivial crowd. The Shanty is home to more than just eats, with live music, 3 big-screen TVs, and ongoing events keeping the joint jumpin’. It’s no surprise that The Shanty has been busy since setting sail in 2012. Why not “sea” for yourself? Open for lunch, dinner, and happy hour seven days a week.