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Crabs on the Beach

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About
Crabs We Got 'Em has the most scenic view on the entire Pensacola Beach. Our menu has a variety of items that include burgers, chicken, fresh fish, and of course....CRAB!! We also have daily drink specials and LIVE music everyday. Don't miss Sea Dogg on the weekends racing those Hermit Crabs.....it's the craziest thing you've ever seen!! There's room for everyone whether you are by yourself or have 100 people coming and the wait is minimal due to the size of our restaurant. So come and enjoy our great food, service, drinks, and view. It'll be the best experience you've had in a long time.
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
CUISINES
American, Bar, Seafood
FEATURES
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Live Music, Waterfront, Beach, Playgrounds
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Crabs on the beach is a delightful stop for during a beach visit or a get away moment. Ask for Sam while you are there! She is awesome - friendly, knowledgeable, and delivers a delightful top shelf margarita with extra lime :) . Enjoy your...visit!More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Richard, Marketing at Crabs on the Beach, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thanks for visiting!

Reviewed 1 week ago

There are plenty of restaurants to choose from but when we saw the large sign for this one and the ample parking lot which is also for the beach we decided to give it a try. We were seated overlooking the outside area which featured...tables and picnic benches and beyond that the Gulf. I chose crab cakes for my entree. These were perfectly prepared with plenty of crab. My sides were fries and pineapple cole slaw. Service was very good and the atmosphere fine for the beach.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Richard, Marketing at Crabs on the Beach, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for visiting!! Please come back soon!

Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant has a beautiful view of the water. The staff is friendly and our waiter, Sam, was lots of fun! The menu had a lot of options. Good for families and all ages.

Date of visit: May 2022
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Richard, Marketing at Crabs on the Beach, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi and thank you for visiting! We love Sam!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were a group of 4 adults and 2 young kids and our booth was a bit cramped in tabletop space. It was a windy day on the beach so we also had to fight the wind constantly blowing things around on our table. Other...than those issues and a bit of a grumpy waitress the food was excellent. I personally had the fried fish basket and it was the best fried fish I had ever had. Definitely a must dine when in Pensacola Beach.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Richard, Marketing at Crabs on the Beach, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi and thanks for braving those winds today on the beach! Give us a call and let us know who the grumpy waitress was so we can help her become more successful. Please ask for Richard 850-932-0700

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Have eaten here a few times. The seafood, tacos, nachos and salads are all good. Everything is seasoned, but no problem if you don't want seasoning or if you prefer it on the side. The view from second floor is always great! You can sit...outside along the beach or inside, if you prefer. Was very windy and chilly 1 day, asked waiter to close window, he said he'd have to ask, and never came back, (it was so windy items were blowing off the trays they were carrying)! Our waiters have all been good. Had a waitress once, and she was not so good. Always 1 of my top picks for good seafood in Pensacola.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Richard, Marketing at Crabs on the Beach, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi and thank you for visiting!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wonderful food and great service!!!! Our server sam was amazing highly recommend if you are ever in the area

Date of visit: May 2022
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Richard, Marketing at Crabs on the Beach, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi and thank you for visiting!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

good food, and had the best waitress named Sam who was sooo super sweet and so informative on everything!!!!!

Date of visit: May 2022
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Richard, Marketing at Crabs on the Beach, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you !

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We are long time locals and have finally been able to get back to the beach today after two years! Many restaurants do not make reservations and have a long wait so today wanted to try" Crabs on the beach". We asked to have a...view with a breeze and that is exactly what the hostess gave us.! (FYI Crabs has several levels indoor and outdoor, some on deck with umbrellas to chose from... all with views of the beach) When we arrived at our table everything was organized and clean. We were seated upstairs and served by Cindy who is awesome, knows the menu, listened to what we wanted! The menu makes you want a little bit of everything and she was able to help us navigate with our selection. We ordered a shrimp basket (comes with FF and sweet slaw,) crab balls , and local Irish red brew. While you are waiting for your order they bring out free honey buns which are very good! We will definitely come back soon. Great to see Happy staff, a clean restaurant, good food, and awesome viewsMore

Date of visit: May 2022
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Richard, Marketing at Crabs on the Beach, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much! We are very lucky to have such a great staff. Cindy is one of the best! We are lucky to have her. Thank you for visiting!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wednesday night with a good crowd. Service staff was excellent, everyone was super nice food was outstanding, we will be back

Date of visit: May 2022
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Richard, Marketing at Crabs on the Beach, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you !!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great time and food. This place is huge w/ indoor and outdoor seating and a large upstairs area overlooking the gulf. Wait time for brunch was minimal and service was avg. Food was great. Honeybuns and fried potatoes were very good and well seasoned. Bloody...Mary’s were tasty and only $3.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Richard, Marketing at Crabs on the Beach, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for brunching with us!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

KK made our incredible meal even better today. The crab dip and blazing crab balls are well worth your time. If you visit, ask for KK!

Date of visit: April 2022
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Richard, Marketing at Crabs on the Beach, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi and thanks for visiting! KK does indeed rock!

Reviewed April 20, 2022 via mobile

The beach atmosphere and the view of the ocean was incredible. The fresh seafood and the attentive service was excellent. We eat out and travel extensively, and we are critical judges on restaurants, and this was a great find in Pensacola Beach!

Date of visit: April 2022
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Richard, Marketing at Crabs on the Beach, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Glad you stopped in! Thank you!

Reviewed April 20, 2022

Great place right on the beach to have a great meal. Lot of choices and the staff was friendly and helpful. On a Friday night, during Happy Hour, we only had to wait 15 minutes for a table with a view of the beach. There...is also an elevator if needed to get to other floors. Reasonable prices and plenty of parking. There is also a gift shop attached.More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Richard, Marketing at Crabs on the Beach, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for visiting!

Reviewed April 18, 2022

I am a beach local and always review as this is how we find those "gems" when out of town. Crabs has an excellent view of the Gulf. It can be hot when eating, so select seating accordingly. I would not recommend sushi when it...is warm or hot out, just yuk. The food is served in large portions, good for hungry patrons. The Fireballs are good but SUPER rich and the Spinach Crab Dip is good though they could upgrade the chips/crackers/etc to go with....Service has been great lately, Ty is excellent at the Bar. Glen in management is also excellent if you need assistance. The Portion of Seafood Nachos is Impressive. Brunch is great and the bushwhackers are the best on the beach. Give it a try!More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Richard, Owner at Crabs on the Beach, responded to this reviewResponded April 19, 2022

Hi Klosetmonkey and thank you for the very nice review! We love Ty and Glen! Please come again soon!

Reviewed April 15, 2022

We stopped in for a light lunch to keep us full til dinner. Sam was our waitress and she was amazing! She was kind, friendly and engaged with our son. Food was great and service outstanding!

Date of visit: April 2022
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Richard, Owner at Crabs on the Beach, responded to this reviewResponded April 19, 2022

Hi Victoria and thanks for visiting! Sam is great and we appreciate your very nice review! Come back soon!

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Corey S
June 5, 2019|
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Response from Evalyn N | Reviewed this property |
Prices at Crabs are what I would call moderate. Some places, like Grand Marlin, the Hilton and Margaritaville are more expensive. Peg Leg Pete's is reasonable. I haven't eaten on the boardwalk at Quietwater recentlly so... More
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June 2, 2019|
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Response from cheryl h | Reviewed this property |
I checked their menu and this is what they say about gluten-free options: Gluten-Free Options Raw Oysters Peel & Eat Shrimp Broiled Crab Claws Snow Crab & Shrimp Alaskan Crab Combo Alaskan Snow Crab... More
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Yes they do! I had children in my party and they ate from the children's menu.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Crabs on the Beach

Yes, Crabs on the Beach offers takeout services.

Yes, Crabs on the Beach is taking precautions against COVID-19. A full list is available within the "safety precautions" section of this page.

Crabs on the Beach is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5