The Ballywhack Shack & Cafe

The Ballywhack Shack has two locations in historic Occoquan Virginia. The name is derived from the creek that travels along Tanyard Hill Road, under the streets of town, and into the awaiting Occoquan river. 

Our little food “Shack” on Mill Street offers specialty split-grilled, all beef hot dogs, Taylor Pork Roll sandwiches and lobster rolls (in season) as well as organically flavored Italian sodas, lemonades, iced teas and espresso drinks.

The “Cafe” location on Commerce Street serves up fresh-made, one of a kind, signature sandwiches, barista prepared espresso drinks with a quant vibe and a whole lot of friendliness inside or on the porch.

Our Staples

What everyone comes back for!

A few signature creations remain on the menu all year long, while our full menu rotates by the season. We always offer rotating specials, and custom breakfast sandwiches made your way, all-day. For specials & soups, call ahead, check our Instagram, or read our board when you arrive.

Bada Bing Bada Boom


Turkey and avocado, provolone, roasted red peppers, fresh sliced tomato, arugula, house-made pesto-mayo sauce served on toasted rosemary focaccia.

Twisted Sister


An Occoquan favorite. Sliced black forest ham, Granny Smith apples, Brie cheese, fresh baby spinach, dab of house made apple-pepper jelly on a toasted croissant.

Lavendar Lemonade


The fan favorite  of our signature flavor’s for lemonade & iced tea. Other flavors include; Blackberry, Blueberry, Cucumber, Peach, Rasberry, & Strawberry. We offer classic lemonade and iced tea, or arnold palmer for $2.95.

Dutch Dog


Berks premium Pennsylvania Dutch style beef & Pork grillers topped with cheddar cheese and house-made pepper cabbage slaw.
– add chili $1.00

Just Be Frank


Unadorned beef frank.

Italian Sodas


Banana Foster, Cherry Vanilla Cream, Cotton Candy Cloud, Orange Dream, Peaches & Cream, Pina Colada, Strawberries & Cream.

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5.0 31 reviews

  • LoLo ★★★★★ a week ago
    My daughter wanted to visit the shops at Occaquan for 16th birthday while she was visiting VA. We stopped at Ballywhack Shack for bite and it was amazing. She has Celiac disease and they were so incredible … More at changing their gloves and doing their best to have the area free from gluten. They even had a gluten free bread option. She got the K-pop and ate it in about 1 minute and wished she had gotten two more! Me and my other children got "naked hot dogs" and they were still done well and were so delicious. The music playing outside, friendly staff, and amazing food is definitely worth writing a review about.
  • Chaise Shropshire ★★★★★ 3 weeks ago
    Writing this review as I’m chowing down on their La-Di-Da and man oh man is this place incredible! Friendly staff and a great selection. Best sandwich I’ve had hands down! The lemonade is great too and … More it’s organic? Wow, just wow.
  • Giuliana Lentini ★★★★★ a month ago
    This is my first review ever but the food here is totally worth it. Best hot dogs that I’ve ever had! And the cucumber lemonade is soo good!
  • Christine Soucy ★★★★★ a month ago
    Pleasantly surprised by the offerings of this small takeout shack. It was hard to decide on a small choice of flavorful sandwiches and a large selection of drinks. I had the days special roast beef on … More a spinach wrap and my sister had a Reuben like sandwich. I don't remember the cute names. We both had Lavender lemonades. The sandwiches were excellent and the drinks flavorful. A definite great choice.
  • Allan Betts ★★★★★ 5 months ago
    First visit, but will not be our last.
    We were attracted by there Down the Shore porkroll sandwich. Excellent. We had it with a fried egg. Delicious.
    Our second sandwich was there Randy Reuben sandwich.
    … More While a different take on a traditional Reuben it was very good with a sseet-hot relish.

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