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The Original Crab Shanty

361 City Island Avenue, Bronx, NY 10464
718-885-1810
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Ranked #60 of 1,072 restaurants in Bronx
Cuisines: American, Barbecue, Italian, Seafood
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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- Jul 14, 2014
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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English first
New York City, New York
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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

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New York City, New York
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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.

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Bronx, NY
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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!

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New York
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98 reviews 98 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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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2 reviews
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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. ..

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Meriden, Connecticut
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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

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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.

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Bronx, New York, USA
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67 reviews 67 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

the wait staff gets it right - with over 20 people each order was correct - however the management needs to step up it's game - had a problem with a few of the dishes (how they were prepared in the kitchen) and it took some convincing of the manager to adjust the bill

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NYC
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

Great place to eat seafood. Huge portions. I only go here to eat king crab and lobster, but their menu looks like they have something for everyone. Food is fresh and comes out tasting as good as it looks. Never had a bad meal here. You leave very satisfied. King crab comes out to $60 a plate, but you can... More

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Bronx, New York
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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

This is one of the most popular lobster places on City Island, The Bronx. The lobster specials are very reasonably priced, and parking is convenient. The atmosphere is very casual and the service is great.

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