The Shanty

4.7
144 reviews
$30 and under
American
OUR MISSION
The Shanty is a modern American restaurant pairing local farm fresh ingredients with unsurpassed service in a comfortable ‘locals' atmosphere.

We offer a great variety of craft brews and classic cocktails with a hint of eclectic. We strive to educate and inspire through food by letting the local ingredients shine.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 144 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
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4.6
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Paul
New England
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Loved our server. Food was pretty darn good. We'll be back

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CarmenG
New England
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food2service5ambience4

Server Emma was wonderful. Fish and chips were completely over done and we had to crack through the hardened shell to get to the fish. Pumpkin risotto tasted like nothing. When we told Emma about the risotto, she immediately removed it from the bill. We didn’t mention the overdone fish.
A few people had recommended The Shanty for brunch and we went for dinner. Based on the meal, we would not go for dinner again but may venture to try the brunch. I drive by every night and the lot is always full so maybe we just got bad meals. I wouldn’t recommend based on what we had, but I’d say give it a try

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MaryH
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Firsttime ther. Food was excellent. Service as well. Wine was pricey.

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Sam2015
New England
22 reviews
Dined on 16 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

First time at Shanty, more than we expected, great food, great service. Can’t wait to go again. Neighborhood gem .

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vipJiJa
New England
10 reviews
Dined on 15 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as always

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ShawnB
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Parking is a little rough better to carpool. Everything else excellent

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Aimee
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner was fantastic, service was thoughtful and kind. Can't wait to come back. Thank you!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best meal out I've had in a while!! We ordered an insane amount of food for two people, fully intending to bring home leftovers. We couldn't stop ourselves from finishing everything- it was so good! We will DEFINITELY be back!

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GlennG
New England
1 review
Dined on 8 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Being our first real out to dinner since the pandemic began we were so pleased with everything, from our waitress to food. The food was amazing!

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KerryS
Richmond
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice quaint spot with outstanding food and service! Would definitely eat there again.

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DEH26
New England
22 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Very yummy although our waiter was unclear about substituting egg whites!

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EricaM
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The new menu is amazing! We have never had a bad meal here.

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DinoC
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on 1 October 2021
Overall5food4service3ambience4

Great variety of food. Very busy great seating.

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RobertB
Charleston
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

The bartender was excellent and the service there was great. The table service was just ok - water not filled without asking, etc.

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vipCherylP
New England
47 reviews
Dined on 25 September 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It was great to get there at 2:30 and still have a breakfast/brunch menu available. Food was great, hot, and tastey. Service was spot on and the overall vibe was excellent.

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LynninRI
New England
6 reviews
Dined on 25 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great! I gave the service 5 stars but like most places the restaurant could use more staff - they earned a 5 because even as busy as they were they were pleasant and were obviously doing their best!
We went for brunch on a Saturday - the menu gave each of us lots of choices - we got the red flannel hash to share in addition to our individual choices - it was so tasty! I think the most accurate description of the food is incredibly fresh and made to order!!
We'll be back!

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vipLauraW
New England
5 reviews
Dined on 24 September 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Highly recommended eatery. Nice but a bit noisy atmosphere. Food was good but expected more for the great reviews this place got. Ordered ribs, pasta dish, and tuna appetizer. Things were either too spicy or too bland. Flavors were not that enticing. Service was excellent. Would give it another try.

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TeresaD
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience4

Had a birthday dinner for my son who turned 16. The only thing we found to be pretty good was the wings. Everything else was either under seasoned or extremely salty. I ordered the scallops and they had a funny taste, almost like hairspray might taste. I had my boyfriend and his daughter try them to make sure I wasn’t crazy, my boyfriend said there was an alcohol taste and his daughter said they tasted funny too. I’m surprised to learn desserts aren’t offered as we were celebrating his birthday and I put it in the reservation notes. Nothing was mentioned. We sent one entree back because they didn’t like it. The daughter didn’t care for hers either. Overall experience was a miss for us.

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RachaelK
New England
14 reviews
Dined on 10 September 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Second visit here and absolutely amazing food and drinks! We are working our way through the menu! The scallops and corn dish are AMAZING and my husband finished every last one of his baby back ribs! We started with the mussels, which were also incredible. The snickers cheesecake was a hit with my husband. Also, the menu has a huge selection of gluten free options, which is a must for me and will definitely keep me coming back for more!

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vipMikeM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 9 September 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great local spot - parking can be tough so carpool!

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vipBillC
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on 1 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Woderful service complimented by outstanding food!

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vipDaleD
Philadelphia
27 reviews
Dined on 30 August 2021
Overall3food1service4ambience3

I would have been ok waiting an hour for food except that when we did finally receive our meals the food was over salted overcooked and flavorless. I had the TV dinner and my friend had the Statler chicken. I would stick with a drink at the bar here.

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NoelleJ
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Shanty remains a favorite - our waitress was very helpful and pleasant and I am SO glad I took her advice and got the Vegan Cous Cous with Falafel - delicious! The outdoor dining space is cute and comfortable.

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CharlesD
New England
2 reviews
Dined on 26 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We both loved the atmosphere, and the service was great. We both had lobster rolls along with a mixed drink; and it was excellent. Our plans are to return.

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vipMamacitax3
New York Area
67 reviews
Dined on 22 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Honestly the best little local hangout I’ve ever come across anywhere! Love the simplicity and deliciousness of the food, the comfortable seating/space, and the friendly staff.

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PaulC
1 review
Dined on 20 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My Wife and I had a wonderful night. Thank you to the servers and chef for a pleasant evening. We will return again.

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MatthewB
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on 19 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, service and ambiance are fantastic! Try the scallops.

There's a lot of places to trip here and the parking lot is a bit crowded, though

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Mlhowri
New England
1 review
Dined on 18 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It’s a small place with a good variety of apps, salads, and entrees. We were very pleased with the sweet soy wings and Brussels and bacon salad!

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vipJanetA
New England
1 review
Dined on 14 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Excellent food, attentive service , would highly recommend

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Aleck
New England
4 reviews
Dined on 13 August 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

It was a little louder than expected. But everything else was fantastic

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vipKMM87
New England
7 reviews
Dined on 12 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome time!

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diner
New England
1 review
Dined on 12 August 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We got the TV dinner. The Cornish Hen was amazing!!!! Mac and cheese not so much!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
9 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never disappoints.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
11 reviews
Dined on 8 August 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Delicious and great service just wished there were more menu choices. Also prices a little high for the dishes

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vipLizzy
Orlando
6 reviews
Dined on 8 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first experience at The Shanty was fantastic! Definitely will recommend to friends & family!

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brutus
New England
3 reviews
Dined on 6 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were celebrating my wife getting a new job and they made us

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LindaW
1 review
Dined on 5 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed the atmosphere! The food was excellent and the servers were great! A nice night out

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JuliR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 4 August 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

The food was really good, along with the cocktails- and the lighting/overall ambiance was really nice! We had a nice night!

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Bonnet
New England
3 reviews
Dined on 3 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent! Food was amazing!

FAQs

The Shanty offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (401) 884-7008.

The Shanty is rated 4.7 stars by 144 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.