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35 Water Street, Eastport, ME 04631
(207) 853-9400
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night

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  • 27
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  • 10
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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Hit Crabby, Go Home Happy

I admit, walking in I had my doubts. Granted, it was midafternoon well after tourist season but the place was dead. I was the only non-local. Dining room had one couple that gave me a look that let me know it. I decided to eat back in the bar. Good choice. The bar staff made me feel like a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 9, 2014
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Salt Lake City, Utah
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Dorchester, NH USA
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Monica, of Monica's Chocolates in Lubec recommended this place and we were delighted that she was absolutely correct! We ate here for lunch on Friday, May 9th. There were six of us in all and we had crab cakes, lobster & clam rolls, clam chowder to die for, seafood chowder and a Cesar salad. All were excellent; but, I have... More 

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Portland, Maine
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506 reviews 506 reviews
388 restaurant reviews
291 helpful votes 291 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

We dined at the Happy Crab on Friday evening...during the winter they close around 7:30 p.m. We have eaten here twice before in spring and summer and loved it both times...amazing haddock chowder. It was very busy on Friday (dining room and bar). Service was great...super friendly and efficient. I had one of the specials...3 large pieces of impeccably fried... More 

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Doha, Qatar
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62 reviews 62 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

The restaurant was fine, the menu selection was typical for the region and style of restaurant (lots of burgers, fried seafood, chowder). Service was overall quite inattentive, but we were entertained mid-meal by a visit from (presumably) the owner, who chatted with us about his and our origins. Very disappointed to discover that the pies are not homemade, but bought... More 

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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70 reviews 70 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

I admit, walking in I had my doubts. Granted, it was midafternoon well after tourist season but the place was dead. I was the only non-local. Dining room had one couple that gave me a look that let me know it. I decided to eat back in the bar. Good choice. The bar staff made me feel like a regular.... More 

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Luna Pier
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57 reviews 57 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

My wife and I spend four months in Maine during the summer and visit Eastport often. The Happy Crab remains one of our favorite restaurants. On our last visit I had beep fried shrimp and my wife had fish. As usual, both choices were excellent. Not unlike other restaurants in Maine, service is a little slow and there are always... More 

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Georgia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

We had the special of chicken fajita soup and sandwich. The HOMEMADE soup was excellent! We each ordered the Reuben on marbled rye bread for our sandwich ... very tasty as well. As an appetizer we had the mussels with garlic, butter, and white wine dipping sauce. They too were excellent. I love a good soup so I ordered some... More 

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Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

I eat-out a lot and seafood is a mainstay and cook a lot of it at home as well. When I drove into Eastport around 1 pm and needed some lunch I saw this place and decided to give it a try--it had a sign out front saying lobster rolls-$14. The name of the place is Happy Crab and it... More 

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Titusville, Florida
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106 reviews 106 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

Stopped by for a bite, wife had the cheeseburger (good, not great) and I had a small meat lovers pizza, quite good. Service was slow, but there was just the bartender to tend bar and wait tables. Would return.

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New Boston, New Hampshire
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3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Fantastic food, made fresh! Seafood right off the boat, and great service too! Our waitress was wonderful--the dining room and bar were full of local folks catching dinner and watching the Monday night game in the bar too! The fishcakes rivaled my Mother's--no kidding!

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Halifax Nova Scotia, Canada
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Good service, great beer and very tasty food offerings. We, a party of 8 pirates from Nova Scotia, taking part in the Eastport Pirate Festival, had supper on the deck and enjoyed many offerings. A local gentleman recommended the Lobster Mac and Cheese.....yup, and I, being a brave pirate, decided to partake of this offering to rave reviews! Came with... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 35 Water Street, Eastport, ME 04631
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  DownEast and Acadia Maine  >  Eastport
  • Phone Number: (207) 853-9400

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood

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