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The view is wonderful and the food was very good. Minus one star for management's handling of my friend's disgusting lobster. It should have been replaced immediately. Instead she was encouraged to continue eating to see if it was getting any better, which it did not. To add insult to injury the restaurant still made her pay half.
Deborah Gilliss via google.com - Jul 18, 2019
The service was quick and the views of the lake are beautiful, but the food isn't great and, in my opinion, rather over priced. I ordered the fish tacos and there was more mayo than fish. There was a near $4 upcharge to have a side salad instead of one of the other sides and it was not particularly good either. The maple balsamic dre ... read more
Kristyn Pluchino via google.com - Jul 17, 2019
Excellent location, excellent service ...
Excellent location, excellent service and good food. Clam chowder soup was excellent. Kids enjoyed Curley fries and  Mac and Cheese. Ordered Broiled Haddock and Salmon platter with Herb Butter. Did not know what to expect, seeing the three stars but it tasted better than what I expected. Although for sure they can use more flavors.Be ... read more
Jawwad A. via yelp.com - Jul 16, 2019
Beautiful setting by the waterfront
We were a group of four individuals looking to unwind after a long day of meetings. We turned up without a reservation, and the restaurant was quick and kind to accommodate us. We were seated outside on the deck, and the ambience was really quite...More ... read more
Megster007 via tripadvisor.com - Jul 16, 2019
Not right on the water but a great view
Sitting on a raised deck about 30ft above, you get a wonderful view of water and marina. I believe there were about 12 tables outside, most that have umbrellas for the scorching days (which we experienced) as well as an indoor area that is air...More ... read more
Shelliu via tripadvisor.com - Jul 15, 2019
Delicious seafood !
Mike Lambert via google.com - Jul 15, 2019
I'm a local and have avoided this ...
I'm a local and have avoided this place since the beginning of time, frankly due to poor reviews from others. With my in-laws visiting town who love seafood, we decided to give it a shot and I was very pleasantly surprised! Solid food, large portions and excellent service! We will definitely return!
Nicole D. via yelp.com - Jul 14, 2019
Great atmosphere, consistent food, exceptional service. Burlington has a huge food scene, and other seafood options. Shanty is a staple and has been around forever. Don't skip this place!
Andy Pearson via google.com - Jul 12, 2019
Shanty on the Shore isn't exactly my cup of tea. While the food was good, the atmosphere was not my style. It's touristy with stereotypically seaside themed decor... In other words, kind of cheesy and tacky. That said, it was a good place to see the sunset. I probably won't be back. For the money spent, there are many other better pl ... read more
Mandi Chukin via google.com - Jul 11, 2019
Great food, great staff, good location. We really enjoyed this place. You can sit indoors or out. The view is looking out over Lake Champlain, and the docks where many boats are moored. A bit pricey, but the food was very good.
Sharon Richards via google.com - Jul 10, 2019
Good food and good view ... read more
Scott Rickley via google.com - Jul 9, 2019
Dinner last night with a great ...
Dinner last night with a great view. Quick service. Small amount of options but all delicious.
Sonja H. via yelp.com - Jul 8, 2019
Shanty on the Shore in downtown Burlington, Vermont is the idea place to get a good midday seafood lunch, that rivals most any ocean side seafood restaurant. Great atmosphere, pleasant people, and great sea food. My wife and I went there on a Friday afternoon for our 39th anniversary and had a great meal! It's not cheap, but yo ... read more
Michael Lambert via google.com - Jul 8, 2019
Delicious food and wonderful staff!
Brittany WIlliams via google.com - Jul 8, 2019
Rude Matradee
Yes, we were a rather large group and we knew that it would be hard to seat us. We would have been more than happy to wait, even been separated. We were almost sent on our way. Our group leader talked with the guy and...More ... read more
Jenny R via tripadvisor.com - Jul 7, 2019
I was with family from out of town ...
I was with family from out of town and we knew we wanted seafood being in this area.  We checked Yelp and saw mostly good reviews for Shanty so decided to give it a try.The parking was easy and grounds neat.  We were greeted and taken to an outside table immediately. The view of Lake Champlain is wonderful!  Nice umbrella covered tab ... read more
Nikki R. via yelp.com - Jul 7, 2019
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Marta Locy Milos via facebook.com - Jul 6, 2019
Great food and service the view was wonderful ... read more
Teresa Rowell via google.com - Jul 6, 2019
Very tasty. Pretty view. Staff was attentive. I thought the lobster roll was ok but the clam chowder was amazing and the mac n cheese was also very good. Would go back.
lelu00 via google.com - Jul 6, 2019
Perfect Evening
This place did everything right...from the beautiful setting on their deck, great service, and delicious fish tacos. Do not miss out on the New England Clam Chowder in the bread bowl, take my word for it.
Lance E via tripadvisor.com - Jul 6, 2019
Great service, but it comes with a price.
Mohammad Ashour via google.com - Jul 5, 2019
this was a fourth of July getaway . the helpful gentelman at the information booth in town said the shanty was the best
we sat on the deck had a drink and an awesome meal and the service was great . I recommend this place to everybody I will go back .
albePelham via tripadvisor.com - Jul 5, 2019
Great experience. excellent prices. amazing view. excellent serviced. kind courteous waitress. will go back again! Huge portions of fresh seafood!
Gabe Potter via google.com - Jul 5, 2019
Lexie was our server and was just as great as our food.
David Cross via google.com - Jul 4, 2019
Service at the bar with Morgan ...
Service at the bar with Morgan and Jack is wonderful. Morgan and Jack are incredibly friendly, attentive, and on their game. The atmosphere has improved tremendously with the remodel. Food is fast, fresh and tasty.
Michelle C. via yelp.com - Jul 3, 2019
Nice view of Lake Champlain
We went here on the recommendation of the front desk staff at our hotel. It had a nice view of the harbor on the waterfront of Lake Champlain. Raw oysters were fresh. A bit pricey though. Come to see the view.
John2517 via tripadvisor.com - Jul 2, 2019
Perfect to watch the sunset
Delicious Oysters and lobster rolls ! I found it expensive compared to other places, however it was delicious and the service was great. Make sure to sit on the patio to see the sunset !
Cseid022 via tripadvisor.com - Jul 2, 2019
Excellent seafood with a view
Great raw bar at a reasonable price. Seafood is very good. The view is wonderful of the lake and mountains. There is outside seating available. There is metered street parking available. At this writing, the meters require coins.
Richard H via tripadvisor.com - Jul 2, 2019
Don’t look any further for seafood. This is it!
I never ever order fried haddock out but I had this weird craving. Someone recommended this restaurant and I’m so glad she did. I got the most crispy (panko crusted) and light batter that I’ve ever tasted. The fish was all white meat, purely tender....More ... read more
Lisa B via tripadvisor.com - Jul 2, 2019
Bartender was talkative and recommended many attractions during our visit. Food was also good. Lobster roll ... read more
Kimberly Prosonic via google.com - Jul 2, 2019
Loved their chowder and the salmon platter ... read more
Missie Goss via google.com - Jun 30, 2019
Very nice dinner
We stopped in without reservations but were seated almost immediately on a Saturday night. It has very nice menu with tables that had a view of the lake. Our server was excellent and friendly.
dcgoss via tripadvisor.com - Jun 29, 2019
great view, wonderful service, excellent food
We were visiting friends and they took us to Shanty on the Shore for dinner. This is a great place to have a casual dinner with friends. We ate outside on a deck overlooking the shore and harbor and had a great view of the...More ... read more
Barbara H via tripadvisor.com - Jun 29, 2019
Beautiful view, lobster bisque was best ever, bloody mary came from a bottle, not house made, fried seafood platter was nothing special, service was fantastic, st jaque meal was small, didn't care for the spicy rice. Relatively expensive considering. Over all, good.
A A via google.com - Jun 28, 2019
Seashore Mary, Lobster Bisque; 1 1/2 lb lobster! All fabulous! Enjoyed the deck overlooking Lake Champlain.
Rebecca Propst via google.com - Jun 27, 2019
We came into this place for a early ...
We came into this place for a early lunch. Great, fresh, flavorful and balanced Oysters Rockefeller. Pretty good lobster bisque. I know, I know we are not near the ocean! Casual and relaxed. The bartender, Abby, was so friendly, and helpful. She gave us great recommendations and did not skip a beat while making drinks for the waiters ... read more
Pasquale P. via yelp.com - Jun 27, 2019
Unexpectedly good
Having lived in the Burlington area for 55 years, I had never once tried Shanty on the Shore. It was always the rough and tumble fish place down near the ferry dock. Sort of uninviting and frumpy looking. Recently, the place was spiffed up. An...More ... read more
FJDriver via tripadvisor.com - Jun 26, 2019
Some of the best New England style seafood in Vermont! Gorgeous location, sitting on the deck and watching the sailboats on Lake Champlain is nothing short of paradise.
Kylie Halpin via google.com - Jun 25, 2019
Beautiful view and excellent service!!!
Liam was our waiter!! Wow....He was outstanding! So very Warm, personable and efficient!! My hubby ordered the broiled seafood platter with haddock, shrimp and scallops. He also ordered a side order of Mac and cheese!! Omg! Outstanding! I ordered crab cake and baked shrimp! Loved...More ... read more
meme4934 via tripadvisor.com - Jun 25, 2019
Great place to enjoy dinner. We had a lobster roll, some bisque, and french fries. Also a very good drink selection and an amazing view. Would definitely stop again.
N C via google.com - Jun 21, 2019
Great time. Amazing steamers. Left ...
Great time. Amazing steamers. Left and forgot my credit card, she came out to flag us down! What a great employee!
Reece D. via yelp.com - Jun 21, 2019
Great atmosphere, polite staff.
Laura Gagner via google.com - Jun 19, 2019
Relaxing setting with a view of lake Champlain. We went there for lunch and sat on the patio because we had a dog. The service was excellent and clam chowder delicious. The other dishes we ordered were average.
marta via google.com - Jun 17, 2019
Quite windy at this time, the food is amazing ... read more
Dickson Ukang'a via google.com - Jun 16, 2019
Sat outside on the deck nice view of the lake food was good our waitress was friendly...👍🏻
Sat outside on the deck nice view of the lake food was good our waitress was friendly...👍🏻 ... read more
Chad Perry via facebook.com - Jun 15, 2019
Everything was cooked just right and the wine was excellent. The atmosphere was pleasant waiter and waitress we're very nice would always return again for a great meal. One of our favorite places in Vermont for seafood. I thanks to the staff at shanty on the shore as we celebrated our 32nd anniversary there.
Francis Comstock via google.com - Jun 14, 2019
In town for a soccer tournament ...
In town for a soccer tournament.   Go women USA in the World Cup.  Great place on the lake with a view. Hot food was served hot and oysters on the half shell are chilled. Not an extensive wine list but there is something for everybody. Staff is very pleasant. Thank you Michaela. Recommend for any age.
Mike R. via yelp.com - Jun 14, 2019
Good quality seafood and generous portions at a moderate price.
Al Smith via google.com - Jun 12, 2019
My server, Liam, was great! He checked in with me often and I felt well taken care of. He was able to suggest a dish that was perfect for me! I had the Lazy Lobster Dinner and it was delicious. I will definitely be back.
Jessica Broadway via google.com - Jun 11, 2019
best lobster roll hands down!
best lobster roll hands down!
Josh Dufresne via facebook.com - Jun 7, 2019
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