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601 Grand Central Avenue, Lavallette, NJ 08735
(732)793 4447
Today
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Good for:
Bar scene

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Visitor rating
  • 27
    Excellent
  • 57
    Very good
  • 31
    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
A nice night out

My wife liked the potato skin, after she scraped off the chives. She also raved about the lobster tail and lobster ravioli. I had the seafood fra Diablo over linguini expecting some sort of spice and was disappointed, yes I would come back again, had nice selection on menu. Just won't listen to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 28, 2015
Trkr483
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New Jersey
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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142 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
New Jersey
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

My wife liked the potato skin, after she scraped off the chives. She also raved about the lobster tail and lobster ravioli. I had the seafood fra Diablo over linguini expecting some sort of spice and was disappointed, yes I would come back again, had nice selection on menu. Just won't listen to waitress about spice.

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Jersey Shore, New Jersey
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

We've been here many times over the years. We probably will move on to some new choices, as we've been consistently disappointed. Hostess is usually marginally pleasant, at best. Management is invisible. We've had good service and we've had terrible service. We've had a few good meals, but many more that were average or absolutely terrible, including one meal that... More 

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Lavallette, New Jersey
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Love to have a place to go where you can relax at bar and have a great meal. Bartenders especially attentive and friendly!!

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Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

This place used to be "the place" . It has all the makings to be fabulous but misses it on every count. The front desk not so friendly, The bathrooms not so clean, that's what makes me nervous when you don't have a clean bathroom you don't have a clean kitchen simple rule. Key issue is that management is resting... More 

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Bayville, New Jersey
Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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43 reviews 43 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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
18 helpful votes 18 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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17 reviews 17 reviews
13 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
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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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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?