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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 - 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, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 19
    Excellent
  • 28
    Very good
  • 16
    Average
  • 5
    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
Lunch Specials Good Dinner prices Pricey

I like the Crab Shanty. The lunch menu is good for the price and the I have found the service to be on point. If you've read my other reviews you will see that service for me is a big part of the dining experience.I recently went to the Crab Shanty for an after graduation dinner for 10. The... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 13, 2015
ABronxTale
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Bronx NYC
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Bronx, New York
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15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

The service is bad. They need to train the servers more. The food is ok but the only reason I come is for the berry Sangria

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Brooklyn, New York
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Crab Shanty is another favorite for myself and my hubby. We come here just because. The food and drinks are that good, and the shared plates are well worth the hour long drive.

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Bronx NYC
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80 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

I like the Crab Shanty. The lunch menu is good for the price and the I have found the service to be on point. If you've read my other reviews you will see that service for me is a big part of the dining experience.I recently went to the Crab Shanty for an after graduation dinner for 10. The waitress... More 

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New York
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3 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

After remembering the garlic bread of Crab Shanty we decided to go. Upon walking in and being seated I had to ask the lady why are we passing 4 unused booths in the front to be seated in the back "oh you want to sit up front". Yes why wouldn't I? Here comes the bread and it was old and... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

This is the only seafood restaurant that I eat at in NYC. It is located on City Island. The service is excellent, the food is excellent, and the portions they give you, you will definitely have lunch the next day. There may be some big name restaurants on City Island, but none can match The Original Crab Shack!!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 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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66 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
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
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 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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99 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
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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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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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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Additional Information about The Original Crab Shanty

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

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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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