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The Crab Shack

40 Estill Hammock Rd, Tybee Island, GA 31328-9702
912-786-9857
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Ranked #12 of 44 restaurants in Tybee Island
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $8 - $20
Cuisines: Seafood
Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
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Moreno Valley, California
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

We stopped at this place on our way to Tybee Island. At first I thought "Wow, what a local find" but then realized (once I was leaving) it prbably has more tourists than locals. Don't get me wrong, this was a fun place to eat, especially dining outside near the water. I'd recommend coming to the Crab Shack and enjoying... More

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Augusta, Georgia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Went to The Crab Shack last night and it's the coolest restaurant on Tybee. There is a large outdoor seating area and two indoor seating areas, each with their own bar. It has the best Savannah decor with large trees in the outdoor area with Spanish moss hanging from them. It's set in a marsh. There is an alligator pond... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW via mobile

Kelly, our waiter, was awesome. She patiently taught us how to eat our first crawfish. We loved the food, the atmosphere, and of course: the adorable, hungry alligators!!!!!

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Eastman, Canada
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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

This visit wasn't the best. I had previously gone there and been happier. Could be because it was late. The crab legs were only ok, seemed a little cold. Smashed taters were very bland. The crab soup was pretty good. The drink my husband ordered was good. The atmosphere I love. The way they have the outside set up is... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW via mobile

100 degrees.. didn't have inside dining open. kids hamburger served with ketchup. Not chips fries, apple , nada. Did not have lettuce or tomato there. chicken was cooked with microwave then reheated when ordered. Tasted old. Chair was so nasty with layers of grime in the crease, I ruined my pants. Waitress spilled water in my purse then dropped neighbor... More

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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10 reviews 10 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

This was the only place my kids wanted to eat on the island. Food was decent, albeit pricy. Very "no frills" with styrofoam plates and plastic forks. Not much to choose from besides boiled seafood but they do offer mac n cheese, cheeseburgers, nachos, and limited BBQ. You will get messy! Very relaxed, casual atmosphere. The kids loved all the... More

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Waleska, Georgia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Love this place!!!! Great food, cool atmosphere. We ordered the Low Country boil very tasty. Not sure about the cats roaming around the place that was a little weird but over all a cool little place.

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Cumming, Georgia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Loved everything about this place! What a fun experience for our 3 boys. They loved feeding the live alligators and my oldest was a boss at cracking some crab legs. The combination platter for 2 was plenty for all of us (3 kids, 2 adults). Service was great. This place was packed even on a weekday evening. Totally worth it... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Although it was hard for me to overlook the cats wandering around the dining area, the paper plates & plastic utensils, the atmosphere was fun & unique. My boys (ages9-14) really enjoyed eating outside under the trees and misting fans. Feeding the gators was the highlight, for sure! The food was good, we had boiled shrimp & crab legs--nothing to... More

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Four Oaks, North Carolina, United States
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46 reviews 46 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW via mobile

There is much to do when visiting the Crab Shack-alligator fishing, pier walking, drink at the bar, and visit the gift shop or bird area during a short wait for your table, they will text you when it is time to be seated. Waitstaff was great and sinks around to wash up after peeling shrimp or cracking crab legs. The... More

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