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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
Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Louisville, Kentucky
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38 reviews 38 reviews
27 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
36 helpful votes 36 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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21 reviews 21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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147 reviews 147 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 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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Sarasota, Florida
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170 reviews 170 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Lavallette is a wonderful NJ shore spot with a lack of good restaurants. Crab Claw is one of the best it has to offer and it reminds me of dining at the Jersey shore when I was a kid. The place is a great local hangout with a football affiliation for the Giants, Jets, Rutgers and West Virginia, which can... More 

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ny
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157 reviews 157 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

This local restaurant and bar has been here for years. It serves as a great local hangout and provides evening entertainment during the week. The food choices are good, but could use more choices that are broiled or grilled rather than fired. They make a great burger!

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Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

piano music is fun but the food requires a strong stomach. Waitresses are OK and the bar staff has been there forever. If you like greasy food this is the place for you.

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Berkeley Heights, New Jersey
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Granted it was a Saturday night, Aug 16th and busy. Waited about 40 minutes. Found it quite loud and fairly slow service. Ordered Broiled Sea Food Combo and after long wait was served the worst sea food combo ever. I must have been under a heat lamp for all the time I was waiting. The waitress asked it if was... More 

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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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