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Crab Shack Seafood Restaurant on the James

7601 River Road James, River Fishing Pier, Newport News, VA 23607
757.245.2722
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Yorktown, VA
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228 reviews 228 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

I've been here several times over the years, both for lunch and dinner. There's nothing fancy about it - worn wood floors and simple wooden tables and chairs. It's fun to visit, though, for the fresh seafood and view of the James River, right next to the old bridge (now being torn down for a new fishing pier) and the... More

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

I ate at this restaurant for lunch twice during a business trip during the first week of October 2014. Most of the menu includes fresh seafood, which is prepared very well. I had a blackened tuna steak salad one time and a tuna steak sandwich on another visit. The portions were very ample and cooked quite well. My two visits... More

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Newport News, Virginia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 via mobile

Crab Shack is in a great location on the James River. Unfortunately that's about it. I've eaten there three times and haven't had a good meal yet.

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Ringgold, Georgia
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30 reviews 30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

Food was great (homemade tuna salad made fresh daily). We ate on the deck with windows and fed the sea birds. View of the river was great. It was raining when we went but we still enjoyed the food and view.

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Newport News, Virginia
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153 reviews 153 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

With a name like Crab Shack, you should expect nothing less than fresh crab that is delicious. I don't like to work for my food, so I opted for crab cakes. My crab cakes were slightly smaller than a baseball and make my mouth water just thinking about them. This place is a must in Newport News!

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Elizabeth City, North Carolina
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Love the view from this location; too bad the food wasn't as great. Ordered the crab soup - save your $$. This is not the real deal! A pink-colored bisque with very little crab and even less crab flavor. My spouse had the fresh tuna - no flavor. I had the crab cakes which were okay - have had better... More

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Greenville, North Carolina
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135 reviews 135 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Everyone who enjoys great steamed and grilled seafood must try this place ...and you must sit outside with the warm breezes view of the James River . Each of us got a different dish , steamed oysters , shrimp and grilled tuna and grouper and an order of crab cakes along with a salad and baked potato Great meal ,... More

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Richmond, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

My husband and I were looking for seafood with outdoor seating with a view to celebrate our anniversary. This was the place. The view is just beautiful. Our waitress, Kelly, was friendly, attentive and very personable. We started with Oysters Rockefeller and She Crab Soup. We shared both and really enjoyed it. My husband ordered teriyaki rockfish, baked potato and... More

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Gloucester, Virginia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

I visited yesterday with two friends. The crab cakes were all filler...frozen from grocery store would have been better. My soft shell crab sandwich was undercooked...mushy, no crunch. I only ate the legs. The manager was rude when we voiced our concerns. She said she had never had a complaint about the crab cakes..that cannot be true. The server was... More

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Hampton, VA
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

My husband and I went there for Lunch to check the place out. He ordered the Cheeseburger and I ordered the Fried Softshell Crab Sandwich. When our lunch came out I was very pleased to see a nice plump softshell crab laying on my bun. It was perfectly breaded not too much like most people do to it. I am... More

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Address: 7601 River Road James, River Fishing Pier, Newport News, VA 23607
Phone Number: 757.245.2722
Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Newport News
Cuisine: Seafood

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