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“casual and fun” 4 of 5 stars
Review of The Crab Shack

The Crab Shack
40 Estill Hammock Rd, Tybee Island, GA 31328-9702
912-786-9857
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Ranked #12 of 44 restaurants in Tybee Island
Price range: $8 - $20
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
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“casual and fun”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

This place is casual and fun. This is NOT a high-end seafood restaurant. You'll be using paper towels, not linen napkins. You'll have a garbage can under your table. There will be alligators in the adjoining areas. There may be flies and gnats. You'll park in a dusty parking area. The outdoor area may smell a little marshy. I loved it! The service was friendly and efficient, the food was good and the atmostphere was no surprise. We had the sampler and it had a little bit of everything. It didn't knock my socks off, but it was an enjoyable evening. You'll not walk away hungry.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Atlanta, Georgia, USA
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“Loved it!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Great meal for the price. Had the sampler for two. Never thought that we could eat so much seafood at one time. But then it was gone. Hardly any room for dessert.

Visited September 2013
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Elizabethton, Tennessee, United States
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“Good atmosphere, good seafood”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2013

There are lots of places to take pictures so bring a camera. We chose to sit outside on the patio, but they also have indoor seating. My daughter and husband loved the crab legs. My husband also loved the boiled shrimp. I got the barbecue chicken, but there wasn't any barbecue sauce on the chicken. You had to add your own and they only had a mustard based BBQ sauce. Otherwise, the chicken was ok. The corn is delicious. There are cats that roam around on the patio (which didn't bother us, but could be an issue for some folks). Casual dining.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“Good food but...”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

The food is good but the atmosphere is circus like and the sand gnats are a real problem. We won't be going back but it is entertaining and I think kids would really enjoy all the extras.

Visited October 2013
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Beavercreek, Ohio
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Casual Delight”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

"Where the elite eat in their bare feet"
This description is exactly what the Crab Shack is.
Nothing fried on this menu, so that may be something to consider when choosing a restaurant.
But, if you love steamed shrimp, crab legs and crawfish - corn on the cob/sausage, potatoes, onions. This is a fabulous low country boil laid out on one big platter, in the middle of the table - Family Style. Can't be beat.
Love this place and have been here several times when visiting Tybee Island/ Savannah, GA

  • Visited April 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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