The Seafood Shanty has always offered just about everything you could want in a Seaside Eatery – Ocean Views, Great Food, and Super Friendly Service.
But I was always a little disappointed when sat at a table on the outside deck.
During the off-season they completed a major renovation that dramatically improved the second floor dining experience and for that reason I decided to update my Seaside Eatery Report (you can link to two other 2017 reports below).
This update also highlights a few new dishes that I highly recommend.
The Problems With The Old Deck
I have dined at the Seafood Shanty about 50 times. In the beginning we always ate out on the back deck, but due to past shortcomings (that have all been remedied – see below), we switched to the inside tables in the second floor bar.
The problems with the old deck set-up were numerous…
1. The side railings blocked the beautiful view of Chappaquiddick and Katama Bay
2. The open metal grid table tops leaked any drink (or Ketchup) immediately on to your shorts or skirt.
3. Several years ago they added a north facing outside bar. It was a very nice spot for half a dozen lucky patrons, but it completely blocked the view of Vineyard Sound for everyone else. On top of that, these seats seemed to attract all-day bar dwellers who sat glued to their stools for hours making it impossible for others to enjoy these great seats.
An Outside Deck That Works!
In May I saw something on The Seafood Shanty Facebook Page about a deck renovation, but until my Sunday visit, I thought it was just cosmetic.
In late June we visited the Shanty, but it was blowing a bit so we ate inside. Last Sunday was “a Perfect 10”, so we sat outside and finally experienced the new deck. I’m happy to report that all of the old shortcomings have been rectified.
I am happy to report that The Seafood Shanty deck configuration is finally as great as the view and the food.
Here are some of the great dishes we’ve collectively enjoyed already this season…
Service With A Smile
As I reported in – You Meet The Nicest People in Edgartown at The Harborside Inn and Seafood Shanty, I have yet to have bad service at The Seafood Shanty and last Sunday was no exception.
Our service was provided by Lee-Ann…
Not only was she there whenever our drinks ran low, but she made sure our food came out HOT (very important) and needless to say, she did it with a great smile.
There are dozens of outstanding restaurants in Edgartown, but I remain convinced that The Seafood Shanty offers the best combination of atmosphere, views, food, and service.
You can find a first report with additional details by clicking here.