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6 Crabs of Williamsburg

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118 2nd Street, Williamsburg, VA 23185
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10:30 am - 8:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 10:30 am - 8:00 pm

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  • 18
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    Very good
  • 11
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  • 6
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    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    2.5 of 5 stars
Good seafood at a great price

This place is a fish market with a couple of tables. They seemed busy with take out orders while we visited. The seafood was fresh and the food was good. The prices were very reasonable. The parking is tight and is on the right side of the building, this place is close to Colonial Williamsburg.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 17, 2014
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Vermont
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66 reviews 66 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

This is one of those places where you need to know what to order. They say crabs, they mean crabs--so if you're all about the crabs, you'll be happy. The setting is spartan, and there is no service to speak of; you place your order, go & get it from the counter & bus your own table. The fried dinners-shrimp,... More 

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Little Falls, Minnesota
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25 reviews 25 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

I have to say the owner (?) helped us out by not deep-frying some soft crab so my son could eat more than just shrimp (he can't have wheat). It's a pretty basic place, good food but if you don't want deep-fried, try some place else.

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McConnelsville, Ohio
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

If you're looking for fine dining look elsewhere. If you're looking for local fare from local folks this is your place. It is a fish market but once you get past the initial smell it is good fresh food at a very reasonable price. Very limited seating.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

There was more dough than oyster in my fried oyster order. I paid over $30 for garbage. Horrible food.

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Williamsburg, Virginia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

I called the restaurant for a carry-out order of steamed crabs and was able to order them with Old Bay seasoning, as I am accustomed to having, being from Baltimore. I was surprised at the reasonable price and didn't expect much but they were ready on time, packed in double brown paper bags and were very hot - temperature-wise and... More 

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Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

This place is a fish market with a couple of tables. They seemed busy with take out orders while we visited. The seafood was fresh and the food was good. The prices were very reasonable. The parking is tight and is on the right side of the building, this place is close to Colonial Williamsburg.

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Tampa Bay, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

My fried shrimp seemed to have been frozen and covered with a standard frozen shrimp batter. The fried oysters had way too much breading, which was all you could taste. The fried catfish was very good. Overall, average at best. The fries were nasty, the grease needs to be changed. Nice people, though.

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San Jose, CA
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

I was in the Williamsburg area for a week on business, and was looking for a place to eat besides the 'usual chain' fare. Searched online and found 6 Crabs, along with several positive reviews, so I thought I would give them a try. First, parking is very limited and tight. Not a problem as there was no one else... More 

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Leander
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28 reviews 28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

We were looking for real seafood options at a reasonable price while visiting Williamsburg, VA. After all, we are in a sea shore area! So we came across 6 Crabs, they seemed more known as a seafood market but serving meals as well. We thought we couldn't go wrong with a fresh seafood market for sure! The place is a... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2013

We had read reviews on Urbanspoon and were happy to confirm that this is the kind of out of the way place to be discovered. We ordered 4 dinners to go when we got there. The calamari, fish, scallops, oysters were all very fresh. The shrimp were tender but I could not say they were absolutely fresh caught. We were... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 118 2nd Street, Williamsburg, VA 23185
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Williamsburg

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Seafood
Open Hours
Monday
10:30 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
10:30 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
10:30 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
10:30 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
10:30 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday
10:30 am - 8:00 pm

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