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Crab's Claw

601 Grand Central Avenue, Lavallette, NJ 08735
(732)793 4447
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Ranked #7 of 22 restaurants in Lavallette
Price range: $10 - $15
Cuisines: American
Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
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English first
Lavallette, New Jersey
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 NEW

Crabs Claw is open and busy year round... expect to wait during weekend summer months. Soft shell crab is excellent, as is the rest of the seafood. French dip, pulled pork also very good. Lunch is always a great value. Music on the weekend, with room enough to dance! Bar is crowded even during snow storms. Lots of fun.

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Hicksville, NY
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18 reviews 18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 via mobile

We have been going to this restaurant for years. Stay with the basics, broiled lobster, grilled fish and the food is great. The lobster bisque and shrimp salad are also very good. Avoid this place during peek tourist season the service and food aren't always good.

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Wayne
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25 reviews 25 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014 via mobile

Just okay. Nothing to write home about. Stuff shrimp with crab bland , torpedo tips rubbery. But I guess for the shore it was alright. What a shame though, I thought Sandy would have made restaurants down there improve there standards. Just saying.

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Rockford, Illinois
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

Was down the shore for the day. Family recommended - was delicious! Chris our waiter was great! I enjoyed the Monday-Thursday specials menu. Would of liked to see some drink specials, but had a fantastic dinner!

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Marlboro, New Jersey
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

Have been there several times on and off season. Place is always great. Food and Music is wonderful. Crowd is over 30 which makes it even better.

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Lavallette, New Jersey
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

I now live in Lavallette and this place is a mainstay. Good music on the weekend. Service depends on which bartender you get. Steve and one of the older gentlemen are great. Some of the others attitudes leave a little to desire. Cocky, arrogant, and they honestly could care less because place is always busy. Food is overpriced but good.... More

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Lavallette, New Jersey
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Lavallette is my hometown. This restaurant has the worst food and has had for decades. People only go because there are so few choices in town.

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NJ
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16 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

We took advantage of the Restaurant Week at the shore special and were very happy that we did. We had a delicious bisque soup and shrimp cocktail for an appetizer which was very tasty. We had crab stuffed salmon and steak and stuffed shrimp for our meal. Everything was very very tasty and portions were plentiful. We couldn't even finish... More

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Kearny, New Jersey
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72 reviews 72 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

We came here with friends for lunch and had a pleasant surprise with a very tasty lunch and a nice beer menu! Best praise I can give any establishment is "I'd go back"!

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lavallette
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39 reviews 39 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Best restaurant at the beach and in Lavallette-fresh fresh seafood fresh everyday-incredible crab cakes the best at the jersey shore-also the best bar just like cheers!

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