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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
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Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
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English first
Toms River, New Jersey
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW credit card Amex Card Member Review

great food, great irish music! the bartenders were attentive. our waitress was really friendly and knew when we needed something. definitely worth the trip and the money!

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New Orleans
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

Had to wait awhile for a table; restaurant cold; prices a bit on the high side. Parking can be a problem.

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Piscataway, NJ
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23 reviews 23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Slightly pricier than Ortley Seafood, but they should be. They have a great dining atmosphere, plenty of waiters and waitresses, more of a specialized seafood selection,and a more complete meal selection with deserts and apps.. Everything we had that afternoon was awesome.

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Plymouth Meeting, Pennsylvania
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13 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Believe it or not, we last ate here over 25 years ago! We visited Seaside Heights recently and decided to try the Crab's Claw again. Parking was tough, but we got right in and were seated in the enlcosed porch area. Food was delicious, although prices seemed a little high. But this is the island and all things considered, it... More

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Hamilton Square, New Jersey
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

I visited on a Friday and Saturday nite. Food was ok and the drinks were good. Both nites they had bands which were not bad but the Saturday nite band was better

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

wait time 45 minutes on a Friday evening... excellent service, food was good but not outstanding. Very hectic inside so not condusive to quiet talking--

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Brick, New Jersey
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

We live a few towns over and enjoy stopping here for dinner every now & then. There is almost always a long wait during the summer time dinner hours. A table for 2 inside at 6:30 had a 50 minute wait. But they do have outside sidewalk seating next door which had no wait and the same menu. So we... More

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Lavallette, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

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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24 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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