We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

The Original Crab Shanty

361 City Island Avenue, Bronx, NY 10464
718-885-1810
Website
Menu
Improve this listing
Ranked #85 of 1,072 Restaurants in Bronx
Hours:
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Most recent review
- Aug 11, 2014
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Write a Review

54 reviews from our community

62% Recommend
    11
    23
    14
    2
    4
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
edison nj
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

I have visited the restaurant many times and the food quality has taken a nose dive. I order the fried fisherman's platter and my wife had broiled scallops. Our food was so bland. The best part of our meal was the garlic bread. We traveled from New Jersey, sat in traffic for 90 minutes to only be disappointed with our... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Bronx, New York
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Went to the restaurant for a lunch with a group of friends that retired this year. Our waitress was very pleasant considering our group of nine women. They offered a wide choice of lunch specials. We were all delighted with our lunches.

Was this review helpful? Yes
New York
Top Contributor
88 reviews 88 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

We have eaten here several times and seafood was good... They have a great dish of mussels ...clams and oysters are fresh.... what happens with the staff and the way they clean and take care of the restaurant that's where my issue lies.... My particular incident was that they recycle some of the food that they put out as a... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
New York City, New York
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

I'd say there are no decent crab house in the tristate area. High prices and small portions are the norm and you just can't find the crabs like you see in Maryland and such. I've heard of City Island before, but I only went there for the first time yesterday. How I wish I would've gone sooner. I didn't get... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
New York City, New York
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

I've been here several times and I really like the way they prepare their lobsters. I went with my cousins visiting from Sydney to another place very recently for a change and I was disappointed. I should have gone to Crab Shanty instead.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Bronx, NY
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I always go to the Crab Shanty with my daughter. We always split the crab feast which is full of crabby deliciousness. The staff there are awesome and Primo behind the bar is a gem!

Was this review helpful? Yes
New York
Top Contributor
105 reviews 105 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I go every few years, my picture taken ~20 years ago is still there! Huge portions, good prices and very good food. I will return sooner than later. Fish is fresh, lobsters are good and I also recommend the ribs. If you want a white table cloth restaurant, this is not it. Enjoy!

Was this review helpful? Yes
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

The. The drinks are not free refill that they don't tell you..small place.the salad it looks old.small place they have one bath room in the middle of the restaurant. For man and female. This restaurant in in a house there are better restaurants here at city iland that you can go.for sure I won't be going there any more. ..

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Meriden, Connecticut
Contributor
16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

They staff here are fast and pleasant. The food is quick to the table and plentiful leaving no room for desert. My fiance and I get the bbq platter every time (ribs, chicken, crablegs, lobster, fries, corn on the cob, coleslaw, shrimp, onion rings, and more) huge plate for two and still taking some home. The garlic bread in the... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 via mobile

Took my disabled brother. I chose an area that was private and comfortable. We all enjoyed the delicious Lobster.

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed The Original Crab Shanty also viewed

 

Been to The Original Crab Shanty? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage The Original Crab Shanty, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.

Manage your listing