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Crusty Crab Takeaway

Certificate of Excellence
Seafood, Fast Food, New Zealand
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2 Cass Street, Russell 0202, New Zealand
9 4037 754
11:00 am - 7:30 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 7:30 pm
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 

Thank Redbush64
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61 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 

Thank Kylie W
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36 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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.

Thank Keren C
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41 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

The town is just beautiful and after a long walk around the historic sights of the district we sat down to the best fish I have ever tasted from a take away café. sensational. fresh and tasty and cooked to perfection. I will be back.

Thank LeisureTime123
Toronto, Ontario
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183 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016

We had planned to eat at a place advertising All Day Breakfast down the road but they had closed up by the time we made it there. Instead we got some fish and chips at The Crusty Crab. As North Americans we didn't recognize most of the fish names but took the owners (somewhat grumpy sounding) recommendation to try the... More 

Thank kjkToronto
Auckland, New Zealand
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016

Delicious crispy chips, even when we picked up and took back to the motel they stayed crisp. Also grabbed a few of their spicy prawn - so good!!!!

Thank Fantastic4NZ
Kawakawa, New Zealand
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58 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016

Yummy F&C on the Pricey $side but Hey a nice hot fish n' chips by the sea... Good end to a day out in Kororareka .... I can't say I'll make this a habit but for the sake of lunch by the sea... fits the scenery.

Thank GrandeBlu12
Central Coast of California
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28 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2016 via mobile

I was amazed by the quality of the fish and chips from this shop. The fish came out juicy with a light batter. I came back a second time after catching a kingfish, for them to cook for me. It was better than restaurant quality.

Thank HopeAbounds
Brisbane, Australia
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2016 via mobile

We had great take out fish and chips from here this week- battered fish very fresh and a fabulous view besides the bay to enjoy them!

Thank 50sunset
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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70 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2016

A popular fish and chip takeaway in Russell. The service was cheeky and chatty which we enjoyed and the food of course just as we expected ! Fish and Chips the way it should be !!

Thank TerryRT

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
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 Street, Russell 0202, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Northland Region  >  Bay of Islands  >  Russell
  • Phone Number: 9 4037 754
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its a takeaway but the seafood and the fish and chips are really tasty

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