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CJ's Crab Shack

600 Ocean Dr, Between 6th & 7th Streets, Miami Beach, FL 33139-6219 (Flamingo / Lummus)
305-604-5951
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Ranked #196 of 833 restaurants in Miami Beach
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Neighborhood: Flamingo / Lummus
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nj
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

CJ's is worth the extra walk down to the lesser traveled area of South Beach. Clean, friendly atmosphere, very pub like. Great service, killer margaritas! We went for the grouper sandwiches for lunch and had buffalo shrimp appetizers to start. They were crisp and delicious and came with a great dipping sauce. The grouper was out of this world fantastic.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Please make sure to stop and eat here at least once during your south beach visit. They have amazing Happy Hour specials and fresh seafood. The cajun seafood combo, calamari, and the garlic shrimp were awesome.

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Leesburg, Florida
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

What a big mistake this was. We had hoped for a great seafood dinner but ended up getting fleeced by the restaurant, waiter and valet. Look for another place to eat if you want an enjoyable time. The restaurants center piece is an old pool table and a cigarette machine which made me feel like I was in a scene... More

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Miami, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Superb - a must have experience in Miami. Excellent food, service and prices. The friendly staff served the great value for money food with a smile and a chat.

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

As my wife and I walked through all the vendors begging us to come inside on Ocean Drive, we stumbled across a quiet, unassuming, fun-looking, family-owned fish house. We weren't sure what we'd find, but when we asked if the fish was FRESH, we were assured that it was. And was it EVER!!!! People, I'm telling you right now I... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

We had dinner here on the patio. Food was good portions & very well prepared. We had the best scallops & crab cakes ever. Grouper in a bag & key lime pie were all great. Service was fabulous.

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Quincy, CA
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

Wish we were there now... love the food and the atmosphere of the place. The food was great and the drinks are fun, and there always seems to be a happy crowd there!!!

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Berwyn, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

The seafood was out of this world amazing!!! The seafood was freshly battered and cooked! It is not overly breaded nor did it come prebreaded prior to cooking! In addition our waiter Carlos was so funny and had a great personality!! The next time I am in Miami I will surely come back!!

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

Made our annual trip to South Beach in May and, as always, enjoyed dinner at CJs. We always order the same meal, crab dinner and a fisherman's platter. Excellent food. They serve the best crab cakes i've ever tasted.

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Basel, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

This is probably the only restaurant on Ocean Drive that is not a rip off - prices are as shown and the food is good! Laid back, casual atmosphere and friendly staff.

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