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6 Crabs of Williamsburg

118 2nd Street, Williamsburg, VA 23185
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Ranked #193 of 333 restaurants in Williamsburg
Cuisines: American, Seafood
Most recent review
- Jun 5, 2014
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61% Recommend
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Tampa Bay, Florida
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159 reviews 159 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 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
18 reviews 18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 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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Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
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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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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Indianapolis, Indiana
18 reviews 18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2013

ordered a couple shrimp baskets. shrimp was large and butterflied. tasted just fine. my sons devoured it. not sure how fresh it was though. the breading seemed a little like the shrimp came from a box. if I lived in the area i would take the time to experiment to see what fresh fish they really have and what is... More

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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2013

This place sure wouldn't draw you in from the looks of the outside of the building, but we'd seen a few reviews and decided to give it a try. Wide selection of seafood to choose from. I got the combo plate for about $13. All fried, and all delicious. My wife enjoyed her dinner too. About the comments on the... More

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Top Contributor
77 reviews 77 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013 via mobile

Stopped by for soft shell crab. Knew not to expect much as far as atmosphere but expected better food. Soft shell crab were in a thick tempura batter, didn't care for. Tried a crab cake - mostly breading. Oysters same tempura and overcooked. Staff abrupt.

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western NY
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133 reviews 133 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2013

When asked for suggestions on what to order the staff went to great length to tell us. The homeade crab cakes we out of this world.

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Malvern, Arkansas
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2013

Hole in the wall fish shop at Williamsburg, Va. None of the fish looked too good. The fresh blue crabs were small but lively. I ordered the fried oysters. They were breaded with a Tempura batter and over cooked. Wife ordered crab cake. The crab cake was mainly filler, very little crab. All food was OK but no home run.... More

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Asheville, NC
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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2013

We selected this place as a "best kept secret" kind of restaurant. We were definitely disappointed. While the service was friendly, the food was nowhere close to the reviews on here. We are accustomed to Eastern NC/SC fried seafood and this didn't hold a candle.

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