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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: Lunch, Dinner

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  • 23
    Excellent
  • 9
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 6
    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
Great Seafood, Hole in the Wall, Really Cheap

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2015
Julie M
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Springfield, Virginia
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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
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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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

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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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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Eureka
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

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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Williamsburg, Virginia, United States
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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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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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67 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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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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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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