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Crab's Claw

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201 W Atlantic Blvd, Atlantic Beach, NC 28512-5729
+1 252-726-8222
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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46 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This place served us some seriously amazing food. Everything was fresh and tasted like right out of the ocean. Just honest no bs seafood. We enjoyed it very much. It felt very homey. This was a family road trip so we were exhausted after hours of driving and just needed a good meal. We were so thankful this place was... More 

Thank Jelena S
Cary, North Carolina
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116 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This was a great find! We had a table upstairs where you have a great ocean and beach view, really unbeatable. Started with drinks at the bar and the bartenders were awesome, very friendly and talkative. Anyway I'm not big on seafood but I like crab dip, which I ordered. Turned out to be THE BEST I've had in my... More 

Thank MuddyHummer
Atlantic Beach, North Carolina
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38 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We went for dessert. Sharks fin is delicious and a favorited our daughters. I actually got the scallop appetizer and thought it quite good as well. The steps both inside and outside the restaurant have not been brought up to current code and you have to be very careful. I understand why because to do so would cost a lot... More 

Thank BeachinIt28512
Loogootee, Indiana
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47 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Stopped here for lunch and then dinner on our recent trip to Atlantic beach. The restaurant is right along the beach and we were able to sit on a balcony that overlooked the ocean, which was awesome. The food and service were both excellent, definitely a spot we will be returning to on our next trip.

Thank Adam W
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3 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great seafood and salads. Attentive wait staff. Relaxed atmosphere. The pineapple mango salsa was superb. Great variety!

Thank Debbie T
Rochester, New York, United States
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very fresh soft shell crab and a salad and Cuban sandwich (tasty but a bit too big of a roll) and great sweet potato fries both reasonably priced

Thank Jodi W
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Don't let the quirky decor turn you off. We sat outside, the view was great. They featured a delicious sounding grouper dish with fettuccini. I wanted something lighter. The chef was awesome, preparing me a wonderful fish with fresh sauteed veggies. My husband had the lobster and filet, cooked perfectly.

Thank Carol J
Fairmont, West Virginia
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139 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

To be honest, we found this restaurant by mistake while searching for another restaurant with a similar name. Our lucky mistake!! The place is beach side with an ocean view. It was WAY too windy to sit outside on the deck this night, but we were immediately seated inside without a reservation. Gotta do a shout out to our waiter,... More 

Thank LBWiles
Citrus Heights, California
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3 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Staff was friendly, and the atmosphere is exactly as expected from a beach-side restaurant. Seafood was extremely fresh and the salad dressings are excellent!

Thank Jeff S
Clarkesville, Georgia
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18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We decided to visit Crab's Claw for dinner today. We found a seat on the back deck with an awesome view of the ocean. I had the blackened tuna, my wife had crab legs and shrimp and a side of sweet potato fries and my daughter had the crab cake dinner. All three meals were generous portions and tasted great.... More 

Thank Jelle T

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children, Large groups, Special occasions, Kids, Scenic view, Bar scene, Local cuisine
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?