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Not our first trip to the Shanty but totally enjoyed our meal and cocktails!! Our server Macy (not
Not our first trip to the Shanty but totally enjoyed our meal and cocktails!! Our server Macy (not sure if her spelling!!) was totally awesome!! Once a year my sister's and brother and I come to remember a beloved friend and member of the family who was takentaken too soon. The Shanty was Raymond's favorite restaurant!! Thank you for ... read more
Anne Mayeu Goodness via facebook.com - Apr 23, 2017
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Lalo Barrera via google.com - Apr 19, 2017
Disappointing
We ate here when we were in Burlington visiting my son at college. We happened to be down by Lake Champlain taking in the views and since it was Good Friday we wanted seafood so decided to try this place. The actual restaurant was very nice and had a nice view of a marina and the lake. The meals were just average. My scallops were go ... read more
scrappermom1011 via tripadvisor.com - Apr 19, 2017
Took the family here, was hesitant ...
Took the family here, was hesitant at first but pleasantly surprised. There were past negative reviews but our experience was great! The food was fresh and served with a smile. The Moscow Mule with maple syrup was a hit! Fish n chips also excellent. The only item preventing five stars was the calamari. Although tender and delicious t ... read more
Mark E. via yelp.com - Apr 14, 2017
Ok, ordered shrimp, scallops and Haddock broiled. It was all covered in bread crumbs, kind of disappointing. This was my first time to try Haddock, I didn't care for it. Scallops were good, shrimp was ok.
Sam Woodson via google.com - Apr 13, 2017
Not a bad little shanty
Had some chow-da (hehe), New England of course. It was good. Had the lobster roll, could have used a little seasoning. Partner had the fish and chips, nice looking piece of fish. Inside was clean, decorated of course with nautical things. Nice view of the lake, were there at the dinner hour, and the sun had just popped out from the c ... read more
joyce r via tripadvisor.com - Apr 11, 2017
Always a great meal when we come in. Can always accommodate our large family and the staff is alway
Always a great meal when we come in. Can always accommodate our large family and the staff is always prompt and precise!
Megan Jackman Randy Hayes via facebook.com - Apr 9, 2017
Excellent seafood fried big belly ...
Excellent seafood fried big belly clams and oysters just what I wanted good beer friendly service!!
Roger L. via yelp.com - Apr 8, 2017
I went in with unknown expectations ...
I went in with unknown expectations because I was freezing after walking by the Lake. I ate claim chowder in a bowl that was absolutely delicious! Hot tea too, of course!
Jessica G. via yelp.com - Mar 13, 2017
Great atmosphere! Shrimp scampi was delicious. Can't wait to come back and try some more.
Great atmosphere! Shrimp scampi was delicious. Can't wait to come back and try some more.
Ashley Maskell via facebook.com - Mar 12, 2017
Food was delicious and reasonably ...
Food was delicious and reasonably priced. Wait staff friendly and prompt. Will definitely eat here again.
Kevin C. via yelp.com - Mar 8, 2017
Great seafood with a beautiful view.
Valerie Leon via google.com - Feb 28, 2017
We love the fried shrimp and scallops! Always fresh tasting with a light crispy batter. Their coleslaw is uniquely seasoned and the hard rolls are perfect. We've been eating here for years and have never been disappointed in either the food or the service.
Sylvia Yowe via google.com - Feb 28, 2017
My family and I have been going for close to 20years for the Scallop special, our mother began the
My family and I have been going for close to 20years for the Scallop special, our mother began the tradition to keep in touch as our families grew. One year I believe there were 25 of us!! Always satisfied with food and staff is wonderful every year. Mom passed 3 years ago and we continue to go, missing her but carrying on her tradit ... read more
Kristi Kivela via facebook.com - Feb 26, 2017
What you won't get may be the best part.
My Mom turned 90 this past Christmas, and is living in an apartment near other seniors, and her new dining passion is the Shanty. We were in town visiting the new great-grandbaby, and offered to take her out. She immediately slung her purse on the walker (Not necessary, but it allows her to zip down to the lobby & head out), grabbed ... read more
ChaerleyWeir via tripadvisor.com - Feb 24, 2017
This has become mine and my husband's go-to spot for special occasions. We reserved a table upstairs for our anniversary and they warmly greeted us with "happy anmiversary!"and comped our dessert! The good is always great, the drinks are amazing and the service can't be beat. ... read more
Esperanza Ash via google.com - Feb 21, 2017
My husband and I stopped in on ...
My husband and I stopped in on a recommendation from a local. So glad we took her advice. I had the scallop and garlic bisque and the fried clams. Delish.  My husband had oysters Rockefeller shrimp and steak. He said it was great and the beef was cooked exactly as he liked it. Wait staff was charming, upbeat and friendly. Highly reco ... read more
Miki C. via yelp.com - Feb 20, 2017
Winter lunch
Great location on Lake Champlain! Excellent shrimp and scallop tacos you can't not love! Staff very friendly and attentive.
Michael M via tripadvisor.com - Feb 14, 2017
Food was excellent, portions were a bit small for the price, but delicious. The only downside for
Food was excellent, portions were a bit small for the price, but delicious. The only downside for me was the lack of accessible bathrooms, which was a huge problem for a member of my party :( ... read more
Jen Greenwood via facebook.com - Feb 12, 2017
Great view,food and staff.
Dan Camber via google.com - Feb 3, 2017
I asked a local for a place with ...
I asked a local for a place with seafood, she suggested Shanty On The Shore.  Great recommendation! I am still here having dinner and decided to write this review.  This is how good the food and drinks are.
Denise D. via yelp.com - Jan 26, 2017
Meal was amazing! And the service was great! Definitely impressed with lobster bisque and the fried
Meal was amazing! And the service was great! Definitely impressed with lobster bisque and the fried shrimp was crispy and not at all greasy - wonderful view of Lake Champlain from our table too � ... read more
Victoria Gambrel via facebook.com - Jan 22, 2017
Love having lunch here can get in and out quickly and the seafood for the Burlington area is quite good. ... read more
Adam Desanctis via google.com - Jan 21, 2017
Nice view while dining
Beautiful spot overlooking Lake Champlain. I had the maple salmon which was good but afterwards I was thinking that they never put on the fresh ginger as there was no hint of ginger in the dish as advertised. Fries were good, way too many but I shared. They brought out warm rolls and coleslaw which was unexpected. Son had stuffed had ... read more
Peggy S via tripadvisor.com - Jan 18, 2017
Very good seafood for a landlocked state !
Very fine tasty seafood for a Vermont establishment! Tasty, friendly staff, accomadating hours, plenty of parking, overlooking beautiful Lake Champlain! Very nice atmosphere with a building thats very old but well kept and clean. Reminds me of the Maine coast . Serving sizes could be increased a bit and prices could be dropped a bi ... read more
Mark H A via tripadvisor.com - Jan 17, 2017
Delightful Lobster Bisque
Nothing better on a chilly day in Vermont than a nice bowl of soup. The lobster bisque here was delightful. View was nice and staff was friendly. I would recommend this place for a nice lunch near the waterfront.
LouiseQ via tripadvisor.com - Jan 13, 2017
My friend and I stopped in just ...
My friend and I stopped in just for a cup of coffee to warm up with after walking along the lake on a very cold day, Even though we did not order food, the waitstaff could not have been more friendly and did not rush us out, but let us chat for an hour. I gave them a generous tip for their kindness.
Julie B. via yelp.com - Jan 13, 2017
Had the clam chowder, lobster bisque, crab cakes and lobster roll; everything was excellent. Service was attentive. Reasonable prices for good sized portions. ... read more
Jeff Cohen via google.com - Jan 10, 2017
Good ... read more
Weihan Luo via google.com - Jan 5, 2017
Great view and seafood
Loved the daily lunch special Pasta and clam dish. Clam Chowder was outstanding. Very good service. I would love to come back and try more seafood.
utahgramma via tripadvisor.com - Dec 31, 2016
Went to Shanty for lunch. Chowder was very good. MY whole belly clam basket was not what they were last year. Ther e were pieces of clams and hardly any bellys. The batter they used turned hard on the clams and they didn't seem tender. Wife's salmon was good but her string beans were not cooked just warmed. It may be a while before ... read more
Jess Mallory via google.com - Dec 30, 2016
Amazing food and good selection of wines. Service was amazing, our waitress from UVM was so nice. W
Amazing food and good selection of wines. Service was amazing, our waitress from UVM was so nice. We recommend this restaurant to everyone that goes to Burlington 👌 ... read more
Yolanda Tobon via facebook.com - Dec 30, 2016
Friendly staff, fun atmosphere and solid seafood
First off let me say thank you to the staff for their friendly inviting manner. This location down by the ferry dock is great - we had a table that overlooked the harbor and even though it was winter still provided a delightful seaside atmosphere along with the indoor motif of the restaurant. The menu offers a large selection of sati ... read more
ddaniels32 via tripadvisor.com - Dec 29, 2016
A Must-Go
Everytime I find myself in Burlington, this is a must-stop place. Excellent seafood in a charming restaurant right on the water. King Crab legs are great as are the scallops.
Chris C via tripadvisor.com - Dec 13, 2016
Great Lunch
The bread bowl is to die for. The fish tacos are also great. Very relaxed atmosphere overlooking Lake Champlain and the Adirondack Mountains in the background. Service was fast and pleasant. It certainly deserves another visit.
Lucille C via tripadvisor.com - Dec 6, 2016
One of the best restaurants in Burlington
Been here several times and I'm never disappointed. The food is really good, great seafood options as well as some land lover options. The service is also very good, staff is very friendly and always prompt. They also have a great view of the Lake as you eat.
Justin E via tripadvisor.com - Nov 29, 2016
Them meal and service was amazing. The view is so romantic.
Them meal and service was amazing. The view is so romantic.
Stacey Cota-Soutiere via facebook.com - Nov 20, 2016
Great food. No wait
The Shanty is a Burlington gem. Yes there are more well known foodie places. But if you want great seafood, at a fair price, and no 2 hour wait this is the place ... read more
Wendi S via tripadvisor.com - Nov 17, 2016
Don't want to miss the sunset
When in Burlington you need to visit Champ the sea monster of Lake Champlain - Champ is located by the ferry entrance. There are so many things to experience in Burlington. After a walk along the waterway walk we ended up at this eatery. It's decor was quaint and the restaurant is decorated nautically; looks like inside of old scho ... read more
mountainrevin via tripadvisor.com - Nov 14, 2016
Really Good Seafood Oldstyle
Had a very nice broiled seafood platter with haddock, shrimp and scallops at Shanty on the Shore. Started the meal with a 1/2 dozen raw oysters and a pint of lager. Everything was prepared to perfection and very flavorful. Just a really nice seafood dinner with an excellent view of Lake Champlain. Can't wait to come back next time I' ... read more
SCTravelForFun via tripadvisor.com - Nov 11, 2016
Food is great! View is awesome ...
Food is great! View is awesome and service was on point! I had a awesome time with my guys in a lovely place!
Jamie Malia B. via yelp.com - Nov 9, 2016
Dinner was awesome! Service was great too! We will definitely be returning for more king crab!
Dinner was awesome! Service was great too! We will definitely be returning for more king crab!
Philecia Gile via facebook.com - Nov 7, 2016
My new favourite restaurant in Burlington, Vermont! (Y) Excellent food and service.
My new favourite restaurant in Burlington, Vermont! (Y) Excellent food and service.
Raffy Dikranian via facebook.com - Nov 6, 2016
Great food and friendly service. Our server Lauren was wonderful !
Great food and friendly service. Our server Lauren was wonderful !
Richard Godsil via facebook.com - Oct 28, 2016
Good fish-can't ask for more
Arrived late so too late to see the view but have been around earlier it's great. Started with Caesar salad which was nice and good portion. We had the fish n chips in breadcrumbs which was a generous size lightly coated which was nice and came with curly fries ? The broiled haddock was cooked to perfection accompanied by beans and a ... read more
Michael W via tripadvisor.com - Oct 27, 2016
I was visiting from Texas n wanted seafood, went to Shanty's food was very good but was mostly impr
I was visiting from Texas n wanted seafood, went to Shanty's food was very good but was mostly impressed with the service we had a very friendly waitress.
Eva Shattock via facebook.com - Oct 24, 2016
As Good as I remember
We visited Shanty on the Shore of Lake Champlain a few years ago and loved it. We returned to the Shanty about a week ago and it was as good as I remember it being. I had Shrimp and Scallops and they were great, as well as a salad and some fries. It's located on the shore of Lake Champlain in South Burlington, Vermont. If you can get ... read more
KittyO897 via tripadvisor.com - Oct 22, 2016
beautiful location, nice staff
I have been coming to this resto for decades. It's location above lake Champlain, with the view of the opposite shore in New York state, and the Adirondacks Mts., is stunning. We only had coffee and excellent Key Lime pie. You know it's the real deal, when it comes yellow, NOT green! The service was nice. The washrooms are up a fligh ... read more
kitsou via tripadvisor.com - Oct 20, 2016
Great place to watch the sun go down.
Nice, relaxed place with good service and food. In an elevated position, it has uninterrupted views across Lake Chaplin. The menu offers a good choice of seafood and other dishes, and a decent selection of wine and beer. The fish and chips in panto was excellent.
Living_our_Dream via tripadvisor.com - Oct 19, 2016
Lobster Roll Please!
Lobster roll is great. Lobster poutine is good. Crab cakes are good/ok. Went there twice for dinner and once for lunch and each time the service was great, the laid back casual atmosphere relaxing and we left satisfied. If you go try to time it a half hour before sunset but just so you know it's usually pretty busy then but the view ... read more
ssulaman via tripadvisor.com - Oct 18, 2016
Good food, stunning sunsets!
We were lucky to get seated in the upstairs room with beautiful views of the sunset on Lake Champlain. I ordered the clam chowder, which was delicious, and then the salmon with shrimp and scallops. Everything was cooked to perfection. Wait staff was efficient and friendly.
trfdar via tripadvisor.com - Oct 18, 2016
Service was great. My food was okay. I had the shrimp and scallops au gratin with the shanty fries.
Service was great. My food was okay. I had the shrimp and scallops au gratin with the shanty fries. Would have liked a little more than 3 shrimp and 3 scallops and the fries were nothing special. My dinner partner ended up sending his plate back. He had ordered the shrimp scampi and when it came it was floating in butter. He didnt or ... read more
Jessica Rivers via facebook.com - Oct 17, 2016
Where's the flavor?
Just started my vacation and asked the employees from Alamo where's a nice seafood restaurant and Shanty was the place. The place is great, especially the view "breathtaking" in addition to the playground for our little one. So out of all the food we ordered the clam chowder was better than any seafood restaurant we went. The crab ca ... read more
Roadiecpl via tripadvisor.com - Oct 17, 2016
Good service and nice view of lake.
We went to the restaurant with 5 couples. They sat us together and at the window. The view at sunset was a very nice touch to the end of our meal. The waitress was very good she had no problem with our request for separate checks. The food was good and the price fair. I know everyone at our table felt it was worth it.
Jack D via tripadvisor.com - Oct 17, 2016
Nice location
Very nice location with a good view of the Harbour. The service is friendly and the food American plentiful and good. A good location to stop after crossing the boarder from Canada to the USA.
Jelswiss via tripadvisor.com - Oct 15, 2016
Huge portions of fresh seafood!!
Ordered the Mussels appetizer, 2#'s later I was trying to finish it!! Ate here every nite, So Wonderful to have fresh seafood!! Can't get this back home!!
hawkmond63 via tripadvisor.com - Oct 15, 2016
Loved the view and the food. Did I mention the view?
Thoroughly enjoyed raw oysters and whole belly clams while looking over the marina. Our waitstaff was very friendly. Friends had fish and chips, shrimp cocktail and steamed mussels. They were pleased with their dishes as well.
Martha E via tripadvisor.com - Oct 12, 2016
very good
Food and service was excellent. The waitress dropped one of our meals on the floor and comped the whole meal. Seafood was a nice change from all the normal sandwich food ... read more
jking93 via tripadvisor.com - Oct 11, 2016
Just Okay
Okay place, service was not so good. A little disappointed as we looked at their online menu before going and what I wanted they no longer offered. We were told they hadn't served it in a long time. They should really update their online menu. Aside from that, what we did order was good.
Colleen C via tripadvisor.com - Oct 8, 2016
Great fish & chips!
My husband & I had lunch there. We ordered a cup of clam chowder & fish & chips. It was delicious!! The haddock was so fresh & tender. Loved the clam chowder!
pakenter2 via tripadvisor.com - Oct 7, 2016
Great food and views. Really enjoyed the ambiance!!!
Great food and views. Really enjoyed the ambiance!!!
Larry Lyons via facebook.com - Oct 5, 2016
Great service, perfect decor and ...
Great service, perfect decor and very good food. Clam chowder and lobster bisque were delicious. King crab legs were massive and very tasty. Nice bottle of Chardonnay for a reasonable price.  Also had escargot which was very good once we added a little lemon and salt. Our server was on point and the staff overall were great. Family n ... read more
Austin C. via yelp.com - Oct 3, 2016
Depends on what you order!
I ate here with a party of 15 on a business trip. The service was great and the staff very accommodating. Most of us thoroughly enjoyed our meal. The exception was the crab cakes- both who ordered said they were only okay. I ordered clam chowder, which came with a roll and coleslaw. Yum. I also had the lobster roll which came on a ho ... read more
Lynn S via tripadvisor.com - Oct 2, 2016
Friendly staff, great service, ...
Friendly staff, great service, great food. The fish & chips were a really good sized portion as well as the fish tacos and was oh so yummy. I had inquired about clams since I'd never tried them and to my surprise our waitress brought me a sample of their clam chowder, amazingly good! Rich, creamy, buttery and delicious!
Vernon I. via yelp.com - Oct 1, 2016
A great place for lunch
The seafood was fresh and cooked to perfection. The lobster bisque was different than usual but was loaded with lobster and was delicious; I was sorry I had ordered only ordered a cup. The restaurant is accessible but the restroom is on the second floor. The servers were very good and the young lady who waited our table was very plea ... read more
keith j via tripadvisor.com - Sep 28, 2016
Soup was really good and lobster roll was great. Prices were reasonable compared to seafood here in
Soup was really good and lobster roll was great. Prices were reasonable compared to seafood here in Wisconsin.
Cindy Perket Lindquist via facebook.com - Sep 25, 2016
Waterfront throwback
Old School ambience and very good seafood. It is right on the waterfront. Lake Champlain Islands and harbor are available for an after dinner walk.
Cammy C via tripadvisor.com - Sep 20, 2016
Glad we returned
My wife and I missed going to Shanty on the Shore last summer, partly due to time, party due to mixed reviews. We had always enjoyed both the food and of course the views, and just had to go back to see for ourselves and are we glad we did! We lucked out at the last window table for our late lunch and were waited on right away by a c ... read more
Adan_Lerma via tripadvisor.com - Sep 20, 2016
Nice View, Food Could Be Better
I have ate at the Shanty before, so I decided to go there for lunch. I was disappointed and I feel I could have gotten a better meal elsewhere. I did not like the variety and was not impressed with their offerings. Service was okay but not great. Probably not return there when I go back to Burlington.
KurtLS via tripadvisor.com - Sep 19, 2016
Seafood Heaven
My son and I were in town for 4 days for a national event and asked around from the locals we met, "Who has the best seafood?" Shanty on the Shore was a recommendation several time so we decided to try it our first night in town. It was Great ! The seafood was cooked perfectly. What a delight!
zdrwho via tripadvisor.com - Sep 19, 2016
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