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Crusty Crab Takeaway

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Seafood, Fast Food, New Zealand
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2 Cass St, Russell, New Zealand
+64 9-403 7754
Today
11:00 am - 7:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 7:30 pm
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Auckland Central, New Zealand
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a very nice picnic on the town green catered by crusty crab 🦀. Very nice food, quick and cheap, lots to go around.

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Thank oklima
Adelaide, Australia
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89 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Bought the tarahiki and chips special, some drinks and had a picnic on the foreshore. I am not a fish lover. Even so this meal was deliciously fresh, tasty and the chips were just right

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Thank Fran1712
Melbourne, Australia
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552 reviews
241 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 209 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We could not fault the battered Tarakihi fish and chips. Perhaps the best we've had until NZ. A serve of fish is 2 pieces and chips ($10) are the chips are crunchy and fresh. Perfect. We ordered an extra serve of fish and $17 fed both of us.

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Thank Dianna C
New Plymouth, New Zealand
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2016 via mobile

In Russell for two days, had their battered Terikihi for lunch on day one and enjoyed it so much we went back the second day for 2x double helpings. There is nothing like fresh fish in crispy batter!!

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Thank grimbo13
Snells Beach
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22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 3, 2016 via mobile

Picked up pizza for kids on holiday. Good value, decent quality takeout pizza, fast. Kids happy. Also seem busy with locals for fush n chups so if you're after a quick, basic feed for lowish bucks, this is a good bet (unlike the extortionate price for similar pizza over the water in Paihia).

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Thank Jo W
Auckland, New Zealand
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2016

Stayed in Russell, got fish and chips one dinner time and sat on the beach to eat. The fish was cheap cuts that fell out of the batter if back in the UK we wouldn't feed this fish to cats never mind humans! Very very over priced for what you get!

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Thank debbiedale1361
Whangarei, New Zealand
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34 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2016

I have been there 3 times over the past 3 years and each time I have had the fresh fish battered and each time my fish has fallen out of the batter ...so I end up with one big mess...as for the egg burger I had this time it was very nice but bloody expensive for an egg burger ..it... More 

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Thank kathybeckham
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2016 via mobile

Grab the compulsory fish in chips while in beautiful Russell today. Being a Sunday seems to make even more legit! Friendly staff and I grab some fresh Terakei... Underrated in my view with its regular comparison to snapper. Lots of guests take there lunch or dinner down to the waters edge to take in the chocolate box views. Dining out... More 

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Thank Redbush64
Penrith
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67 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2016

after taking the car ferry from Paihia and wandering around Russell we found ourselves hungry, so we had a wonder around and found Crusty Crab, as first I was put off by the name, but after speaking with the owner, I was more than happy to order lunch from here on order were some unique choices, I opted for a... More 

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Thank Kylie W
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39 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 8, 2016 via mobile

Popped in to this friendly wee takeaway shop whilst on holiday in russell. Great service and very friendly staff. We didn't sample the actual fried food but it certainly looked and smelt good.

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Thank Keren C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Seafood, Fast Food, New Zealand
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 7:30 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 7:30 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 7:30 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 7:30 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 7:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 7:30 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 7:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2 Cass St, Russell, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Northland Region  >  Bay of Islands  >  Russell
  • Phone Number: +64 9-403 7754
Description
http://www.finda.co.nz/business/listing/4p9qtg/crusty-crab/ - http://www.menus.co.nz/listing/4p9qtg/crusty-crab/

its a takeaway but the seafood and the fish and chips are really tasty

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