Welcome to the schmaltzy south!

The Shack started with a simple idea—to serve the highest quality food without pretense. The consistently changing and evolving menu is influenced by our region and accented by our family’s mountain roots and our Eastern European Jewish heritage. Fortunately enough, it’s located in Staunton, Virginia, in the middle of the Shenandoah Valley—an area which provides a full 25% of Virginia’s farm product, from out of the ground to the hoof and beak.

ABOUT THE SHACK

For atmosphere and inspiration, Chef Ian Boden didn’t have to look any further than his wife Leslie’s family. Tissy, her Grandmother, lived in the ‘shack’ (that now serves as the logo), a home in Swope, VA where she cooked up all of the Appalachian and Southern dishes that inspire much of the current menus. The pictures of the family and the old shack that hang inside serve as homage as much as they do decoration.

THE SHACK
THE SHACK

OUR MENU

Our national and regional acclaim includes James Beard Semi-Finalist Best Chef Mid-Atlantic (twice), Best New Restaurant in the South list by Southern Living, Starchef.com Rising Star DC, and Eater.com’s Essential 38 South.

SHACK SAUCE

Using sorghum from Muddy Pond in Monterey TN and southern chili mash Ian developed two unique sauces that have garnered national attention in publications such as Bloomberg News & Taste of the South Magazine.

THE SHACK

Due to the outbreak of COVID-19 The Shack’s dining room has been closed -but we are doing curbside pickup! We offer dinners Fri/Sat and meal kits/pantry staples on Sunday mornings.

As our first step toward re-opening, we are offering curbside dinner pickup on Fridays and Saturdays from 4 pm till 7 pm for the forceable future.

The process is simple – you make an online pre-order for pickup at a specific time between 4 and 7 pm, just as you would make a reservation for a table. We cannot take phone orders at this time.

Some things to note:

We are also offering our Staunton Grocery Pop-Up on Sundays from 10:30 am till 12 pm, with brunch and dinner meal kits, beer & wine, meats & pantry staples from some of our friends and farmers throughout the South and Mid-Atlantic region.

Our team is preparing some Shack favorites for your pantry and refrigerator such as our fresh pastas and pasta sauces, pimento cheese, and black garlic aioli, with more to come.

Ordering is handled the in the same way as curbside dinner, see above for details.

We hope to see you soon!