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601 Grand Central Avenue, Lavallette, NJ 08735
(732)793 4447
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Ranked #8 of 22 Restaurants in Lavallette
Price range: $10 - $15
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Cuisines: American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Toms River, New Jersey
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

This restaurant is a hidden gem frequented by local's in the winter. I have not been here in the summer, but can only imagine how packed it must be. The waitstaff, including the bartenders are very friendly and do a great job at making people feel at home! The food is fabulous, seafood fresh, pasta dishes are very good. They... More 

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Toms River, New Jersey
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42 reviews 42 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

The Crab's Claw is one of a handful of restaurants that are open year round from South Seaside Park through Normandy Beach. When friends were here from out of town they wanted someplace for lunch at the beach. They had each heard of and requested the Crab's Claw so that's where we headed. I've eaten there before and know it... More 

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Saylorsburg, Pennsylvania
12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Always look foward to "the claw" for a good meal and always enjoy the welcome feel from the staff.You are always greeted at the bar with a big smile and great service{Bob,Stevie,or Bill}. The place gets busy during the season but is always a joy in the off season.

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Danbury, Connecticut
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38 reviews 38 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Good family restaurant for seafood. All of the fish and shellfish choices you would expect.fried or broiled. Great chowder. Lots of choices of beer. This place can get very busy in season. Service was attentive.

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Louisville, Kentucky
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39 reviews 39 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

The staff makes you feel welcome, like family. Good pub food and a great selection of beers. I am a seafood lover and Crab Claw does a good job with all the dishes I enjoy.

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Jackson, NJ
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90 reviews 90 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

My wife and I had a very good Sunday dinner at the Crab's Claw in Lavalette today. Our meals were tasty and generously proportioned and our server, who was new to the job, did a nice job. My clams, mussels and shrimp Fra Diavolo was tasty and my wife's broiled sea scallops were as well. We were surprised to find... More 

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New York, New York, United States
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26 reviews 26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

Typical sit-down-and-eat, nothing-extraordinary food. With the exception of their signature Manhattan clam chowder, which is truly worth ordering, the rest of the food is just so-so. It's probably the fact that Crab's Claw is one of the few open-all-year locations on the Barnegat Peninsula that keeps it thriving. Unless you REALLY have no where else to go, save it for... More 

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New Jersey
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

Love the seafood and the specialty Martinis. Bands are usually very good, and the atmosphere is friendly and relaxed.

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

service and prices were fantastic. would go back anytime. crab soup was so good. we ordered clams crab and shrimp it was all good..

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Park City, Utah
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149 reviews 149 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 via mobile

Good salad and burger for lunch served by a very enthusiastic waiter. The piano player was a pleasant touch. It's good to see a "Jersey" shore town getting back on its feet. And, with some good food. Go and support all the restoration efforts.

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Additional Information about Crab's Claw

Address: 601 Grand Central Avenue, Lavallette, NJ 08735
Phone Number: (732)793 4447
Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Lavallette
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Monday 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Saturday 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Average Prices: USD 10 - 15
Cuisine: American

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