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The Original Crab Shanty

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361 City Island Avenue, Bronx, NY 10464
718-885-1810
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11:00 am - 1:30 am
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 1:30 am
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 27
    Excellent
  • 31
    Very good
  • 17
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
You will not be disappointed...

One of my favorite places to go and eat. The food is good and you get enormous portions for your money. Trying going mid-week when it's not so crowed. On Friday-Sunday, be prepared to wait as they do not take reservations, but they move fast. Drinks are good and the food is really good.

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 26, 2015
weekendshopper15
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New York
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33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We are surprised to see the place is packed with people when the street is really quiet. The people must have came to the island for this restaurant. The complimentary garlic bread is just amazing. We had lunch set of soft shell crab, comes with soup/salad, dessert (carrot cake) and tea. You can do an add-on with a few dollars,... More 

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Thank sukkuenc
New York
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63 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2015

This use to be a wonderful restaurant,but it isn't anymore.Here is the review of my meal. .First came the garlic bread...Soggy not toasted.Clam chowder would have been better off eating Cambell'soup.I searched for the clams...Never did find a piece.By the way it was not hot.Next came main course shrimp and scallops.For $25.00 I got 5 scallops and 4 shrimp in... More 

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Thank twostate
harrison,ny
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63 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015

We went on a Saturday afternoon at 1:00 p.m. There were only a few people there, but the place filled up within an hour. The host immediately led us to a table in the back. We were a party of six and were very comfortable in that spot. The waiter was just about perfect in the way he took care... More 

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Thank secondbuoy
Windsor Locks, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015

Great food! Great portions and great service! Went yesterday and I still have food left over! My husband and I drove from CT just to eat here and I must say that the server and the chef were great!

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Thank Stephanie C
New York
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46 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

One of my favorite places to go and eat. The food is good and you get enormous portions for your money. Trying going mid-week when it's not so crowed. On Friday-Sunday, be prepared to wait as they do not take reservations, but they move fast. Drinks are good and the food is really good.

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Thank weekendshopper15
Union, New Jersey
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

Crab Shanty is perfect for a romantic quiet dinner and to enjoy delicious fresh seafood. Their garlic bread is out of this world! The food and sangria are really good.

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Thank 100ALo
bronx
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5 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

does not cut it! Sorry -Not the first time dining here but it was my last. With a mile of restaurants to choose from and not wanting to go the cafeteria route my husband and I opted for this venue. It was mid week and was not crowded and there was no waiting so we were promptly seated and we... More 

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New York City, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Perhaps it was a slow day or maybe I'm too picky these days, but I found the bbq chicken as well as the fried jumbo shrimp to be edible but slightly over cooked. If I had had more time I probably should have complained or sent it back. My wife did enjoy her crab cakes though and the service was... More 

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Thank Jam050
New York City, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015

If you go to City Island you may want to try this restaurant at least once. They specialize in crustaceans and offer a full array of lobster and crab dishes. Do not try anything else on the menu, especially the pastas which come in giant portions, always overcooked. Similarly the soups and chowders seem that came out of a can.... More 

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31 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015

Great food. Very reasonable prices, especially at lunch. Every time I leave I take more food "to-go". Impressive place for libations.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 361 City Island Avenue, Bronx, NY 10464
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Bronx
  • Phone Number: 718-885-1810

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, American, Seafood, Barbecue

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 1:30 am
Monday
11:00 am - 1:30 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 1:30 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 1:30 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 1:30 am
Friday
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 2:30 pm

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