Off Island Dining Experiences

Perhaps you are staying just off the Island, or simply exploring the wild & wonderful Eastern Shore of Virginia. Here's a few of our favorite places to eat when off Island!

The Crusty Crab Seafood Shack

The Crusty Crab Seafood Shack

This hidden gem is located in the Greenbackville Harbor. It is about a 25 minute ride from Chincoteague. THIS IS WORTH THE DRIVE. This family owned and operated business will not disappoint you. From the ahhhhhh-mazing food, to the exceptional service, you will leave here feeling like family! We recommend starting off with the Crabby Fries or the Seafood Quesadilla. For dinner, we recommend sharing the Fried Seafood Platter! It is enough food for two! Don`t forget to ask about Carol Ann`s homemade desserts. Our favorites are the coconut cake and blueberry pie! They are to die for! You won`t want to miss this one!
Location: 2118 Harbor Dr, Greenbackville, VA 23356
Phone: (757) 824-5437
The Marina Club (at Captains Cove)

The Marina Club (at Captains Cove)

This restaurant is located in Captain`s Cove in Greenbackville, Virginia, which is about a 30 minute drive from Chincoteague. The spectacular views from this restaurant, overlooking the Chincoteague Bay, make this drive well worth it. The menu consists of many seafood and land lover entrees, a variety of pizzas, and a kids menu. Our favorites are Seared Sesame Tuna and the Cedar Smoked Salmon. YUM! When the weather is just right, we recommend sitting outside and breathing in the salty, sweet air and enjoying the views!
Location: 3323 Dock Ct, Greenbackville, VA 23356
Phone: (757) 824-3465
Ray`s Shanty

Ray`s Shanty

Shrimp from the Carolina`s, Clams & Oysters from Chincoteague, and FRESH fish caught by the owner himself - need we say more?! Ray`s Shanty, to us, is known as the restaurant with the FRESHEST seafood around. You can find Ray`s on Rt. 175 as you`re coming to Chincoteague, about a 15 minute drive. Their menu is a seafood lover`s dream, as well as some entrees for the land lover! From the homemade crab cakes and crab dip to the always fresh catch of the day, you will not be disappointed here! You can also visit the `seafood market` as the owner calls it and take home fresh seafood too! Open for lunch and dinner daily- this will be one you don`t want to miss!
Location: 32157 Chincoteague Rd, New Church, VA 23415
Phone: (757) 824-3429
Capt E`s Hurricane Grill & Bar

Capt E`s Hurricane Grill & Bar

Capt. E`s Hurricane Bar & Grill is located in Saxis, Virginia, a 30 minute ride from Chincoteague. This beachy, laid bad bar and grill are just what the doctor ordered on your vacation! The menu consists of many different things from seafood to burgers. This tiki bar has a sandy area with cornhole boards and other games that are fun for the whole family! Come on over to the Bayside and have a drink!
Location: 9104 Starling Creek Rd Saxis, Virginia 23427
Phone: 757) 854-0807