Keep an eye on your yacht while dining at the Shanty, located in the heart of the Cape Charles Marina. A popular go-to spot for sundowners and conviviality, it offers a large outdoor deck in addition to indoor dining. Check the website for weekly live entertainment. “Sustainable seafood. Local ingredients. Amazing view. All brought to you by people who love food and hospitality.”
Don’t be misled by the relative calm portrayed in this photo. The bar scene gets lively both inside and out. The atmosphere could be described as marina shanty meets industrial chic meets subway station.
Buying local seafood when available, and always buying sustainably raised produce is the Shanty’s mantra. Get a drink at sunset and enjoy the view while the kids play corn-hole by the deck.
Serving simple fare like burgers, fries, and crab-cakes doesn’t keep them from rustling up something more sophisticated like a fresh tuna appetizer. Check their website for live music and events every week during the season!