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“Exactly what we were looking for” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Crab Shack

Crab Shack
24580 Overseas Hwy, Summerland Key, FL 33042
305-745-2244
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Denver, Colorado
1 review
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Exactly what we were looking for”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014

On our drive from Key West back to Miami around sunset on a Saturday night after completing the Ragnar Relay (200 mile team run!), all we wanted was a cozy, local seafood joint with good service and good food. We got much more than that. We sat along the waterway with a view of the stars and listened to the hop of fish up and down in the water. We got to chat with the owners who were more than welcoming with information about the area, how their restaurant got started, and of course recommendations on what seafood that day was the absolute freshest. After the yellowtail bites with amazing mustard remoulade and a lobster po boy with perfect cole slaw, we were stuffed and thrilled with our find.

  • Visited February 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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English first
Franklin, Tennessee
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37 reviews 37 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 34 cities Reviews in 34 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“Excellent Crab Cakes”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2014

I loved the crab cakes! Full of meat and very tasty. Excellent service and friendly owners. Not a fancy place but very good fresh food.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Perfectly slow and comfortable”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014

We stopped here for dinner after an all too exhausting day on Key West. We needed to be feed and get out of the touristy buzz. This was perfect. Very low key, not fancy, personable. The food was okay, completely decent, not interesting though. The owners were generous and kind.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Best crab cakes on earth”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2013

I have been here 3-4 times and the food gets better each visit. The crab cakes are to die for and so are the grouper fritters. The food is light and not greasy at all.

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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Best family owned restaurant I've ever been to.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2013 via mobile

The food was outstanding and the service was great!! Nice atomosphere and friendly staff. They really know how to cook some good seafood. I loved the crabby balls! I will go back when I visit the keys again.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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