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Crab's Claw

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201 W Atlantic Blvd, Atlantic Beach, NC 28512-5729
+1 252-726-8222
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good25%
  • Average10%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
Travelers talk about
“crab claws” (62 reviews)
“surf and turf” (29 reviews)
“paella” (15 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM Hours
American, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
201 W Atlantic Blvd, Atlantic Beach, NC 28512-5729
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed our dinner last night at the Crab's Claw. There were several factors that contributed to a positive experience: our waiter was very attentive and made sure we were taken care of during the entire dinner; the food arrived quickly for a party of...More

Thank bestofthewest58
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Food was decent and typical of food at a beach restaurant, however the restaurant was a mess. Table cloths with holes in them, carpet frayed and way past its replacement date, everything old and shabby. The building itself was probably built in the late 70's/early...More

1  Thank morkstilgoe
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have eaten here several times and have not been disappointed. Friendly staff and good local food. The view is terrific and if the weather permits there is outside seating.

Thank Nancy B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great view of Atlantic Beach and ocean. Delicious food and drinks. The grouper sandwich is one of my favorites. Can dine inside or outside on the deck. Fort Macon is just up the road, so I look forward to both when I go to Atlantic...More

Thank sarahenc2018
Reviewed February 9, 2018 via mobile

We went to Crab’s Claw for lunch. We were seated in the 2nd floor with a great view of the beach. Food was very good, great beer and great service.

Thank Carlos V
Reviewed February 6, 2018 via mobile

Great food! Nice view of the beach area from the deck. We even saw dolphins! We enjoyed the Sunshine Mahi-mahi a lot.

1  Thank Demaris P
Reviewed January 24, 2018 via mobile

We have been here before and love it great food and atmosphere good pricing highly recommend the surf and turf

Thank Joedy P
Reviewed January 22, 2018

There were 6 of us that drove to Crab's Claws on a rainy Friday night. The view of the beach should have been amazing but it was dark and raining so we didn't get to enjoy it. I would imagine during a clear day or...More

1  Thank Karen T
Reviewed January 21, 2018

One of the few restaurants left where you are right on the ocean with great views. Try to sit outside if available. The peel and eat shrimp are fresh and wonderful. My favorite is the blacked fish sandwich. I get it with a salad and...More

1  Thank dgphillips1012
Reviewed January 13, 2018

I visited during mid-December, so YMMV. My waitress was extremely helpful, listened to me and had good suggestions, was very willing to ask the chef to alter their dishes a bit (leave out the lobster, for example) (Found out later that they upcharged me $4...More

1  Thank CarolStrick
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Questions & Answers
Jeff H
October 25, 2017|
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Response from BeachinIt28512 | Reviewed this property |
No. Grouper, salmon and mahi are on the menu. But that does not mean it might not be a special for the night. Since they are open for lunch u can call early to see if they have it for that night. 252-726-8222
Jenni D
June 11, 2017|
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Response from Scott K | Reviewed this property |
They have a small lot there in front of their restaurant.
bill d
January 18, 2017|
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Response from Rebecca C | Reviewed this property |
I am not sure if the full menu is always available. We visit throughout the year and have never been told that something wasn't available. I do know that triggerfish has been a featured special on at least two occasions. I... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar scene, Large groups, Romantic, Special occasions, Kids, Local cuisine, Scenic view, Families with children
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 201 W Atlantic Blvd, Atlantic Beach, NC 28512-5729
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Atlantic Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 252-726-8222
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