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Happy Crab

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

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  • 37
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  • 13
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  • 3
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  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Great Chowder!

We stopped at the Happy Crab for lunch during our trip "Down East". The dining room / bar was unassuming and quaint. We were expecting an OK meal, but we were very pleasantly surprised. My wife had the seafood chowder and I had the clam chowder. We had been ordering chowder daily at each restaurant... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 19, 2015
Roger B
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Estero, Florida
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Owners very involved with their business. Great food, fun atmosphere, all around great place. They have interesting, varied menu, good for the whole family.

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Thank MangoMama60
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2015 via mobile

The Happy Crab - what can I say? If you're not an Eastport native (or close by), it's almost abnormal if you walk in. My husband and I went in recently and weren't sure if we were suppose to seat ourself or wait for a hostess. We waited. We waited. We waited. Finally we went to the bar and stood... More 

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Thank Jackie R
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33 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2015

We stopped at the Happy Crab for lunch during our trip "Down East". The dining room / bar was unassuming and quaint. We were expecting an OK meal, but we were very pleasantly surprised. My wife had the seafood chowder and I had the clam chowder. We had been ordering chowder daily at each restaurant we visited so we could... More 

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Thank Roger B
woodbridge
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26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015 via mobile

This was recommended by locals had the shrimp roll loved the fries it was filling. Dissapointed that my roll did not come out with any kind of sauce or tarter sauce I had to ask for tarter sauce. The shrimp roll was a little bland but overall it was decent.

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Thank zano321
New York
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73 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

I was on a cruise and one of the locals recommended this place. It is a cute place and the food was good. I had a lobster roll & fries, plus lobster stew. The stew was very tasty, but a tad oily. The lobster roll had tons of large lobster pieces, but was a bit bland. The fries were outstanding.... More 

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Thank DRBKLYN
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015 via mobile

By a strange confusion we found ourselves in Eastport Maine at dinner time. The first time we drove by the Happy Crab it was so busy that we could find a parking spot anywhere. So we drove around sightseeing the quaint little coastal town. The historical section was simply charming. We returned to The Happy Crab and it mad rush... More 

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Thank Jacki M
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015

Been going to Maine for 20+ years. The city of Eastport has changed in that time. Visited again and had lunch at the Happy Crab. The bad, the absolute worst cole slaw in the western hemisphere. Cole slaw done in a blender to the consistency of mush and the dressing was sour. Served in a paper cup as a small... More 

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Thank Cris S
Durham, North Carolina
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31 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2015

Lobster dinners or great hamburgers, both were terrific. Special mention goes to the french fries.... best ever.

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Thank mac2310
Eastport, Maine
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59 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015

The Crab is definitely a hangout for locals. The bar is great, and the food in the restaurant is good, but nothing to write home about. Some of the items are a bit expensive, but they are usually prepared well. The owners are on site most of the time, and take the time to thank you for coming in. I... More 

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Thank From A
Sarasota, Florida
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44 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015

We stopped by the Happy Crab for lunch on Sunday of the Pirate's Festival and we're treated like long lost family! Our server, Kim, was so welcoming and knowledgeable, not to mention accommodating. My husband had a haddock reuben, which sounds weird, but was wonderful and I had a haddock BLT w/Swiss...also wonderful. Everything was so nice we returned the... 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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