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“Fun night out” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Angry Crab Shack

Angry Crab Shack
2740 S Alma School Rd, Ste 13, Mesa, AZ 85210
(480) 730-2722
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Ranked #74 of 790 Restaurants in Mesa
Cuisines: Seafood, Sandwiches
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Phoenix, AZ
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19 reviews 19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Fun night out”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

Had been hearing great things about this place and decided tonight was the night. Packed on a Thursday! But we only waited 20 mins.
Prepare to get messy! Think Joe's Crab Shack but a billion times better. Pick exactly the seafood you want...how much...the flavor. ..the spice...omg...so awesome. They have PoBoys in allegator plus the normal shrimp, crab etc.
Full bar...though it is a family place. Cajun music fills the atmosphere with a very fun vibe. Amazing staff. Very casual. Best if you don't dress up! !.
It is a bit pricey as you pay market price for the fresh seafood daily. But it's soooo good you do not care!!

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  • English first
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English first
Tempe, Arizona
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208 reviews 208 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 108 cities Reviews in 108 cities
162 helpful votes 162 helpful votes
“A lot of hype of being different and fun”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

With the long lines at all hours, I was so excited to try Angry Crab! Decor and ambiance were good to help with the feeling of being fun and different. But that's about it. The novelty, the lack of similar food options in town. The food, a group of 5 of us...all having various meals and sides, was just so-so. I wanted so much to enjoy this, but the food didn't live up to the hype of the attention and presentation.

  • Visited August 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Tombstone, Arizona, United States
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114 reviews 114 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 27 cities Reviews in 27 cities
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
“A nice spot to go eat with friends!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

This place is reminiscent of The Boiling Crab chain of restaurants but much to my surprise it is actually better food!

The owner is friendly as is the staff.

This is a good place to go with friend and go crazy on the seafood!

The price is appropriate for what you get too.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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43 reviews 43 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 28 cities Reviews in 28 cities
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
“Great crab boil in the desert? Heck yeah!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

After reading an excellent review in the local underground paper, we made our way to Angry Crab. Fresh from yoga class, we were ready to get our seafood on. Holy cats! This place is awesome! We ordered one pound each of shrimp, snow crab, and mussels--everything was fantastic and we had enough left over for lunch the next day, We could have ordered potatoes, corn, or even sausage to go with our seafood--but why? Seven choices of spice (we chose the Trifecta: Kajun, Lemon Pepper, and Garlic) and 6 levels of heat (we LOVE *hot* yet chose the medium) allowed us to get exactly what we wanted. A couple of cold hard ciders made the meal complete, Heck, I have had the best Cajun shrimp in Alabama, and paid loads more in California--this is tops!

  • Visited August 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Gilbert, Arizona
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70 reviews 70 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Messy fun”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

We've eaten at angry crab three times and each time it's been great! You can come feeling bad but it won't last. There's something about eating with your hands that is so much fun. The music, all the happy people, a cold beer and a big bag of king crab in trifecta sauce will make the worst day seem like the best! We've had the shrimp, crawfish and king crab and all were delicious.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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