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The Crab Plant

201 NW 5th St, Crystal River, FL 34428-4007
+1 352-795-4700
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good27%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“stone crab” (43 reviews)
“steamed shrimp” (32 reviews)
“fresh seafood” (45 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
201 NW 5th St, Crystal River, FL 34428-4007
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Great good. Cash only restaurant (atm onsite). 2 of us had the stone crab claws, I had the blue crabs. Both were delicious. Hubby had the low country boil. A massive amount of food for the price. Took half of it home. Half the restaurant...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Amother23
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Six of us went to dinner for my husband's birthday. All of us felt it was excellent seafood, fresh and prepared well. The service was excellent. We plan to return whenever we want seafood.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank burtgail
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were told to go to the Crab Plant for fresh seafood. The place only takes cash ! the meals are overpriced, served with beans and cold slaw on a disposable plate. No atmosphere. Would not go again. Save your money

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Mepps W
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is actually the worst seafood restaurant I have ever eaten at. They actually served mullet, a bait food, as a lunch entry. This is extremely greasy and not dignified to be served. I had a crab cake sandwich that was not cooked just mixed...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Paula B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I also tried the clam chowder and loved both! The hush puppies and okra was delicious as well. Great views and vibes. I vote yes!

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank alisafranz50by50
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

DEFF not what you would call a fancy place, however the stone crabs were fresh...service good...cash only i believe, I'll be back

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Hardrocker86
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a no frills place with cement floors and steel prep tables. The fish is very fresh since it come from the attached fish store. It is prepared in the most simple way with nothing to diminish the flavor or texture of te offering

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Bob F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I love this place. I go for the Stone Crabs and stay for the view:) The food is good, haven’t had anything bad yet. Get the stones, try the mullet. You can’t go wrong. Yes, it is cash only but there is an ATM or...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank charlesw1797
Reviewed December 13, 2018

Be ready to pay cash. They do not except credit cards.The food was not fancy but was delicious. The interior is plain concrete floor. Would not recommend for anything fancy, i.e wedding anniversary. The draft beer is cold and the food is good.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Donald S
Reviewed December 11, 2018 via mobile

Tucked away, out of sight, it is a great place to have seafood. Plan it just right and you may be able to walk in and sit down. Usually busy but worth the wait. One of my favorite places.

Date of visit: January 2018
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July 24, 2018|
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Response from Marysue W | Reviewed this property |
Yes they serve lunch! Really good shrimp!
Patricia Z
June 29, 2018|
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March 5, 2018|
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Response from C R | Reviewed this property |
I don't think they close for the summer. Stone crab season is over May 15.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children, Scenic view, Kids, Local cuisine, Large groups
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 8:30 PM
11:00 AM - 8:30 PM
11:00 AM - 8:30 PM
11:00 AM - 8:30 PM
11:00 AM - 8:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 201 NW 5th St, Crystal River, FL 34428-4007
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Crystal River
  • Phone Number: +1 352-795-4700
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