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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
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Takeout

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  • 26
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  • 10
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    2.5 of 5 stars
Family run seafood for take out or a few dine-in tables

We went to get shrimp, and weren't disappointed. Shrimp were good size, lightly breaded, and got 2 hush puppies, and 2 slaw(skipped the fries), a water and a Diet Pepsi for less than $24. They apparently sell a lot of fresh fish for customers to take home and prepare,as well as live blue crabs... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 14, 2015
kingfather
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Macon, North Carolina
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Arlington, Virginia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

Food was fresh & delicious. Fish was fried prefect, crabs were very meaty & seasoned just right. Will visit again next time I'm in town.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015 via mobile

The Flounder was delicious, scallops, oysters & shrimp likewise ! We ate there first nite & next evening had a takeout order. We read the reviews & were told not to judge food by exterior...exactly right ! We will go again when in the area.

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Thank Barbara S
Macon, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

We went to get shrimp, and weren't disappointed. Shrimp were good size, lightly breaded, and got 2 hush puppies, and 2 slaw(skipped the fries), a water and a Diet Pepsi for less than $24. They apparently sell a lot of fresh fish for customers to take home and prepare,as well as live blue crabs. Definitely there for the food, but... More 

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Thank kingfather
Arlington, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2015

I've eaten a LOT of calamari in my lifetime, and they have probably the best I've ever had.... no joking. I'm vacationing from Boston and spotted this little place while driving around yesterday. I made a point to come back tonight, and I was not disappointed! I'm enjoying it so much that I'm writing a review as I eat! Do... More 

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Springfield, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

I tried the crab cakes, flounder, shrimp and scallops. All were absolutely fresh and cooked perfectly, with no grease. The scallops were especially awesome, sweet and exactly the right texture. Hush puppies were good, too. They also sell fresh seafood and there are buckets of crabs behind the counter. I'm too much of a wimp to pick through the guts... More 

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Hillsborough, North Carolina, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

We're originally from Maryland and were craving blue crabs. We found the right place! The crabs were just caught locally that morning. They prepared them just right. We got a dozen of the male #1's. They were very meaty with just the right. amount of old bay. SInce we ate there around 2:00 Sunday afternoon, there were plenty of tables... More 

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Thank Jane M
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 via mobile

I ordered a shrimp dinner after asking the lady that work there if the shrimp in the display case where the same shrimp that they cooked for the dinner. After telling me yes I ordered the dinner when I got the shrimp dinner it was clearly pre breaded shrimp which I did not want, I asked if he could switch... More 

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3 Thank Valencia A
Williamsburg, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

Have been buying seafood from Jeff and his family for 15 years. I am a local and don't buy seafood anywhere else unless I am out of town. Great seafood. Locally owned by wonderful family!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

This tiny place is a "hole in the wall" that serves and sells fresh fish. It has 5 tables and sodas in cans in bottles. The hushpuppies were not that good and the oysters were way over breaded. The shrimp and fish was very tasty. This place is busy with customers coming in buying both fresh seafood and take out.... More 

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2 Thank Deborah D
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015 via mobile

Locals seem to really love it and they were very busy but it was just ok. The smell of raw seafood is so overwhelming because they sell it fresh as well as cook it for you. Most people were taking their food to go as the dining area is very small and undesirable. Everything is fried. Fries & onion rings... 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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