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The Original Crab Shanty

361 City Island Avenue, Bronx, NY 10464
718-885-1810
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Ranked #85 of 1,074 Restaurants in Bronx
Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 1:30 am
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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- Sep 10, 2014
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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  • English first
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English first
New York City, New York
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 NEW credit card Amex Card Member Review

Lively atmosphere…great cognac…fast service…warning do not seat at the booth near the kitchen!!! extremely hot and they kept turning off the air…seafood was great!! wait service was friendly…will return

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White Plains, New York
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Once a year my best friend visit with her four kids. This is not fine dining. But it is perfect for the casual seafood dinner.

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White Plains, New York
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10 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

My son, my mom & I went here for lunch recently. Right after ordering, a basket of garlic bread was brought to the table - it was excellent! My 9 year old is not a fan of sea food & had the children's ravioli - which was drenched in sauce. Average at best. Believe the BBQ ribs would have been... More

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edison nj
2 reviews
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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

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Bronx, New York
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5 restaurant reviews
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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.

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New York
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105 reviews 105 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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

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New York City, New York
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27 restaurant reviews
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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

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New York City, New York
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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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.

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Bronx, NY
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22 restaurant reviews
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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!

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New York
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105 reviews 105 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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!

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