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6 Crabs of Williamsburg

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118 2nd Street, Williamsburg, VA 23185
Today
10:30 am - 8:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 10:30 am - 8:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner

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  • 20
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    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 1
    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
Buckeye02
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Williamsburg, Virginia, United States
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19 reviews 19 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

This place is a dive BUT, the food that comes out of here is very good and the price is not expensive actually you'll pay more at Mcdonalds than you would here. It does not seat very many people and you could drive right passed this place if your not careful.

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Williamsburg, Virginia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

We moved here last year from Northern Virginia and we are both orginially from Baltimore--we know good steamed crabs and we were missing them. We got some from 6 crabs last year, and although they were small, they were delicious! We just got 1 1/2 dozen today and again they were great. They had 3 different sizes and we got... More 

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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
16 helpful votes 16 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
7 helpful votes 7 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
3 helpful votes 3 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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132 reviews 132 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
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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223 reviews 223 reviews
159 restaurant reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
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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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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