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Crusty Crab Takeaway

Certificate of Excellence
Seafood, Fast Food, New Zealand
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2 Cass St, Russell, New Zealand
+64 9-403 7754
11:00 am - 7:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 7:30 pm
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Beautifully cooked fish 'n' chips,which were very tasty and not greasy. Great portion sizes providing value for money.

Thank Helen T
Leeds, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We really enjoyed the fish and chips from Crusty Crab but they have a wide range of takeaway foods available and there are picnic tables for general use down on the waterside.

Thank Trish N
Napier, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

These fish and chips were nicely cooked. The chips weren't soggy. Two pieces of fish was crumbed and one piece was battered and we tried Hoki and two other types of fish.

Thank Margaret S
Wellington, New Zealand
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8 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Probably picked the wrong time to pick up some F&C. They should tell you ahead that it will be taking 45 mins to get your order. Not after you paid for it. Staff seemed completely in a panic and disorganised to handle the stress of serving the customers. Quality of food was good.

Thank cees33
Cambridge, New Zealand
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Bad fishing day means stopping off at the chippie in the way home! We sat on the warf (10m away) looking out across the water to Paihia. Such a nice way to spend the evening. Oh and the food is good also. Try the pineapple fritters!

Thank i-r-mikey
2 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Decent enough fish and chip shop that does the trick to fill a stomach. Unfortunately the shop was out of a number of things we wanted, but that's understandable at the busy time of year we visited. Prices fairly high, but equivalent to other high season tourist areas no doubt.

Thank Brendan A
Sarina, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Best fish and chips I have had for a while. Went at opening time before the rush and did notice a bit of a difference to our order in the evening when the place was busy. I'm guessing the oil got a little cooler with so many orders. Still was nice.

Thank hootermoss
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Called through a phone order. Was told they were busy so would have to hurry up. Food was expensive but had a good reputation. Got the food and polar opposite of what the reviews had said. Soggy chips. Full of oil. Burgers were OK but definitely had better and for cheaper. Definitely a let down and overpriced. Hopefully service and... More 

Thank Jeremy O
Auckland Central, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 18, 2016 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.

Thank oklima
Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 9, 2016 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

Thank Fran1712

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Seafood, Fast Food, New Zealand
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
11:00 am - 7:30 pm
11:00 am - 7:30 pm
11:00 am - 7:30 pm
11:00 am - 7:30 pm
11:00 am - 7:30 pm
11:00 am - 7:30 pm
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
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its a takeaway but the seafood and the fish and chips are really tasty

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