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Shanty on the Shore - Burlington, VT Restaurant - Seafood

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Shanty on the Shore
Seafood. Raw bar. Steak & Chicken. Full Children's Menu. Outside lakefront seating.

181 Battery St. Burlington VT 05401
802-864-0238
Open daily 11 - 10

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Cost - 2 (out of 4)  -- Service - 2 (out of 4)
Ambiance - 2 (out of 4)  -- Expectations - 1 (out of 4)
Overall Rating: 1.75 (out of 4)

Not so good.

We are visiting Burlington from the shoreline in CT. I guess our expectations of seafood may be a little higher, but the Shanty was not what we expected.

The atmosphere is kitschy with nets hanging around. The tables are jammed in so close that the waitress kept rubbing up against me with her bum as she served the table next to us. (I guess that might not always be a negative thing). It is very loud inside- the waitstaff had to shout to be heard. There were plenty of waitstaff on hand- but it still took forever for our waiter to take the order and then for it to come to the table.

The Mac and cheese is homemade- my husband really enjoyed his. The fried clam strips were average. Nothing special, but enjoyable to eat. The fried shrimp was tasteless at best. The shrimp were slimy inside a bland chewy coating.

The baked stuffed shrimp are not what you expect them to be. Baked stuffed shrimp are supposed to be jumbo shrimp, sliced open and stuffed with a buttery seafood stuffing and then baked. What arrived at our table can only be described as slimy little cocktail shrimp dripping with Cheez-whiz and topped with mushy celery flavored Stovetop stuffing. Ewww doesn't begin to describe it. I really tried to eat it.... but I could not choke it down. Gross.

Mediocre service, below average food and a noisy, crowded atmosphere.



Review by - foodieCT
2010-07-09

Cost - 1 (out of 4)  -- Service - 3 (out of 4)
Ambiance - 3 (out of 4)  -- Expectations - 4 (out of 4)
Overall Rating: 1.75 (out of 4)

AMAZING BISQUE
I absolutely love this place! Their lobster bisque is fantastic! The rest of the food there is also very good. The service is always fast and friendly and the atmosphere is fun and comfortable. A fantastic place for lunch or dinner!

Review by - AB8789
2010-07-09

Cost - 1 (out of 4)  -- Service - 2 (out of 4)
Ambiance - 4 (out of 4)  -- Expectations - 2 (out of 4)
Overall Rating: 1.75 (out of 4)

Pretty decent
Went here for a birthday party with friends. The food was good, didn't take forever to come, and the atmosphere was really decorative and comfortable. I would come here again.

Review by - fifkasj
2010-07-09

Cost - 2 (out of 4)  -- Service - 3 (out of 4)
Ambiance - 2 (out of 4)  -- Expectations - 4 (out of 4)
Overall Rating: 1.75 (out of 4)

Great FRESH seafood! Friendly service with a lakefront view unbeatable.

Review by - hollandgirlvt@a
2010-07-09

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