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Sting Ray's

26507 Lankford Highway, Cape Charles, VA - (757) 331-1541
Located in a gas station, Sting Ray's is known to locals as Chez Exxon -- a tribute to the high quality of regional food that is served. Despite the four-star dishes, it remains a downhome place with friendly service.
100% Approval Rating (8 votes)

Scorecard

4 - Overall: One of the Best - Worth a Trip
Overall: One of the Best - Worth a Trip
Sweet Potato Pie
Crab Imperial
Sweet Potato Biscuit Stuffed with Ham
Catfish Platter
Fried Oyster Sandwich
Cream of Crab
Cabbage
Stuffed Flounder
Marinated Shrimp
Local Fish Sandwich

Highlighted Reviews

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Michael Stern - Photos (9)
Roadfood.com Editor
"There is a whole lot of Sting Ray's menu I still want to sample, including crab cakes, pulled pork barbecue and an apple dumpling; but what I did eat for lunch on a trip down Virginia's Eastern Shore was stirringly good. I was clued in to this Roadfood find by Lorraine ..."   [Read More]

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Map & Web Site

26507 Lankford Highway, Cape Charles, VA
(757) 331-1541

http://www.cape-center.com

Hours & Policies

Seasons:Open Year Round
Meals Served:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Operational Hours:Always Call Ahead!
Credit Cards Accepted:Yes
Alcohol Served:Yes
Outdoor Seating:No
Reservations Accepted:No
Delivery Available:No
Takeout Counters:Yes
Sting Ray's sweet potato ham biscuit: what a brilliant way to start the day!
"Sting Ray's sweet potato ham biscuit: what a brilliant way to start the day!"
Michael Stern





Signs along the road on Virginia's Eastern Shore advertise locally grown sweet potatoes. One of the finest fruits of the crop is Sting Ray's sweet potato pie, topped with damson plum preserves.
"Signs along the road on Virginia's Eastern Shore advertise locally grown sweet potatoes. One of the finest fruits of the crop is Sting Ray's sweet potato pie, topped with damson plum preserves."
Michael Stern


Not your typical regional eatery, 'Chez Exxon,' formally known as Sting Ray's, is a must-visit destination for Roadfood travelers.
"Not your typical regional eatery, 'Chez Exxon,' formally known as Sting Ray's, is a must-visit destination for Roadfood travelers."
Michael Stern


Marinated shrimp are big, muscular fellas that snap when bitten. That sauce in the background seemed irrelevant.
"Marinated shrimp are big, muscular fellas that snap when bitten. That sauce in the background seemed irrelevant."
Michael Stern


Evidence of soulful talent in the kitchen, this inconspicuous side dish of cabbage was conspicuously delicious, loaded with porky-good flavor.
"Evidence of soulful talent in the kitchen, this inconspicuous side dish of cabbage was conspicuously delicious, loaded with porky-good flavor."
Michael Stern


Seafood gets no richer than crab imperial, which is both cream-rich and pepper hot.
"Seafood gets no richer than crab imperial, which is both cream-rich and pepper hot."
Michael Stern


Flounder is a treasure of local waters. Here it is served enveloping a mound of crab imperial.
"Flounder is a treasure of local waters. Here it is served enveloping a mound of crab imperial."
Michael Stern


Virginian-Pilot writer Lorraine Eaton explained to me that seaside oysters (shown here) tend to be saltier than bayside ones. I'll sure order more of these next time I visit.
"Virginian-Pilot writer Lorraine Eaton explained to me that seaside oysters (shown here) tend to be saltier than bayside ones. I'll sure order more of these next time I visit."
Michael Stern


Normally, waitresses bring food to your table. But when things get hectic, you may have to pick it up at the counter yourself.
"Normally, waitresses bring food to your table. But when things get hectic, you may have to pick it up at the counter yourself."
Michael Stern



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