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Crab's Claw

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201 W Atlantic Blvd, Atlantic Beach, NC 28512-5729
+1 252-726-8222
12:00 pm - 9:00 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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Durham, North Carolina
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed July 25, 2015 via mobile

We go to crab's claw every visit to the area and are NEVER disappointed! We visit Atlantic Beach every year (twice a year) since 2012. Mark gets the ribs and I get the cajan pasta. Both meals are to die for and we look forward to this tradition every summer. We were disappointed in the dessert, blackberry cobbler in 2013.... More 

Thank SammyB2008
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Reviewed July 23, 2015 via mobile

Nope. Gave it two shots and both times the hostess was super unfriendly. The first time the wait was forever despite that we could look around and see 2 tables with people eating. The 2nd time she was nasty about having reservations...so that's it. If you can't be nice to people walking in the door...no way I want to waste... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed July 23, 2015

I spent the weekend at my family's home in Atlantic Beach and on our way out i called in a to go order for coconut shrimp, because my favorite restuarant no longer has them. My order total was $12 and some change. I was told it would be ready in 15 minutes or less, when i arrived 15 minutes later... More 

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94 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed July 22, 2015 via mobile

This restaurant was recommended to us by a local. We were not disappointed. The selections available on the menu were good with many island style selections available. I went with the Sweetie Cajun Shrimp,Claw Meat, Chicken and Penne. When it came out it was hot and looking delicious. The shrimp were done to perfection and were a nice size. The... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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108 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed July 22, 2015

Our delightful waiter did a great job of telling us about the food and their ingredients. Unfortunately the taste did not live up to his billing. Service was good though and it was nice to sit outside and watch night descend upon the beach.

Thank thetinman56
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29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed July 21, 2015 via mobile

We at dinner at Crab's Claw because reviews seem to say it's THE spot to go. TOTALLY DISAGREE! Staff was very friendly, appetizer was great (we had the crab dip trio) and the kids meals were fine. My husband had the pasta trio and it was REALLY good. However, I ordered the surf and turf with a filet that the... More 

Thank Bridget H
Birmingham, Alabama
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53 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed July 19, 2015

I had not been to Atlantic Beach NC for over 20 years. I went to this location to dine, because I wanted to see how it had changed since I had been to this NC beach location. An excellent addition to the dining in Atlantic Beach. My pasta dish of shrimp, crab claw meat and chicken was superb. They offer... More 

Thank Alecia R
2 reviews
Reviewed July 19, 2015 via mobile

Just what we needed after a long drive; friendly service, beachfront atmosphere, and delicious seafood. We recommend the crab cake sandwich, blackened tuna, and the sweet potato fries.

Thank Jodi F
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67 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed July 19, 2015 via mobile

On the water, you can sit inside or out. Nice place. We both had crab cake sandwich, which were great. Son had crab legs which were really good. A bit expensive but you are on the water

Thank Markfnc
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62 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed July 18, 2015

We ate here twice while staying in Atlantic Beach. The food was awesome - the décor is a bit run down, but the service is right up there! We enjoyed our meals both nights, the first night we made a reservation, but the second time we just walked in (it was later in the evening) and we had no trouble... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Large groups, Scenic view, Bar scene, Families with children, Kids, Local cuisine, Special occasions
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?