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601 Grand Central Avenue, Lavallette, NJ 08735
(732)793 4447
Today
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Bar scene
Breakfast/Brunch
Lunch
Dinner
Reservations
Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 27
    Excellent
  • 55
    Very good
  • 29
    Average
  • 18
    Poor
  • 9
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
First meal of the "New Year"

Took our traditional yearly walk on the boardwalk in seaside on the first day of the new year n decided to head down to the claw. The lunch specials were good but choose wisely. Overall def try it. Maybe for dinner now. Ohh. N the beer selection was good.

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 11, 2015
LoJo466
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Bayville, New Jersey
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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138 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Bayville, New Jersey
Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

Took our traditional yearly walk on the boardwalk in seaside on the first day of the new year n decided to head down to the claw. The lunch specials were good but choose wisely. Overall def try it. Maybe for dinner now. Ohh. N the beer selection was good.

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Brick, New Jersey
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

We go to the Crabs Claw every Friday. This past week we had a particularly great time both at the bar and at the table. We always enjoy the Tangeray 10 martinis. At our table, we enjoyed creamy crab soup, stuffed salmon, beef and shrimp, and grouper Islamorada. Love the live music by Mychel!

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Toms River, New Jersey
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

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
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 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
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
30 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
Top Contributor
89 reviews 89 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 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
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
26 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
Senior Reviewer
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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 601 Grand Central Avenue, Lavallette, NJ 08735
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Lavallette
  • Phone Number: (732)793 4447

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 15
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?