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The Original Crab Shanty

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

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  • 17
    Excellent
  • 27
    Very good
  • 16
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Old School Dining

We stopped in for lunch on a Saturday. It's a little dark and in need of remodeling inside. Lunch was very good. We had salad, crab cakes, carrot cake and coffee. This is a very busy place and the servers and bus boys are constantly on the move here. A little frenetic, but service with a smile.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 22, 2015
BeachDLT-50
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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

Everything always as exceptional.... Service A ++++ all around food is done in 15 min salad, garlic bread plus meal fresh hot and good taste!!! You Will never be upset...

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spring tx
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

We knew this was an outstanding restaurant because of all the locals waiting outside. Our wait was actually only 4 5minutes and since we drove out from Manhattan it was a lovely evening to spend time with meeting new friends on the sidewalk. By the way it was heated with large gas heaters. The menu was huge, but we chose... More 

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Ossining, New York
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28 reviews 28 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

I have visited the Crab Shanty several times as teenager. Nothing has changed about this place and that was 14 years ago. My husband and I came for the lobster which they only had the smallest size of. The salad served with dinner is the same iceberg lettuce with a choice of dressing. The clarified butter had burnt bits floating... More 

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

We stopped in for lunch on a Saturday. It's a little dark and in need of remodeling inside. Lunch was very good. We had salad, crab cakes, carrot cake and coffee. This is a very busy place and the servers and bus boys are constantly on the move here. A little frenetic, but service with a smile.

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Yonkers, New York
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

There's no place on City Island that I love more than Crab Shanty. I am the one person who goes to a seafood restaurant to order Chicken Parmigiana or the Penne Ala Vodka with Chicken. Both items are amazing!!!! The salad is great as long as you get there before 6 PM because then it starts to wilt. I don't... More 

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Somers, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Had an enjoyable Sunday lunch, good food, plenty to eat, great service. Very reasonably priced. Valet parking. Will be going back soon.

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Brighton, UK
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36 reviews 36 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

The food here is great, the lobster/crab obviously but also the ribs and such are also very good. The meal deal portions are massive and include all courses. The prices are good but even better if you go at lunch time. The service was very good and the waitress was accommodating. Make sure you sit up front though as the... More 

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ossining, new york
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7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

Unless you have plenty of time on your hands, you might want another Crab Shanty--'originally' this was a good value but the serving tome has slowed down and the prices for lunch have gone up. With the exception of the soups, the main course ---a broiled fisherman's platter was good but nothing to rave about. For $20, there could have... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

There are only 2 places on City Island that I eat at and this is one of them. This is my favorite place on City Island. Highly recommended!!

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38 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

Haven't been here in years and the place hasn't changed great food still. The fresh garlic bread is still great and the seafood platter was perfect

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, American, Seafood, Barbecue
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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