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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 good29%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“crab” (93 reviews)
“fresh seafood” (39 reviews)
“potato salad” (17 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
201 NW 5th St, Crystal River, FL 34428-4007
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Delicious boiled crab, warm and spicy. Husband loved clam chowder and shrimp. Daughter loved shrimp also. Our waitress doesn’t let her pregnancy slow her down one bit. She is like manacled. Remembers each person’s order. Delivers food hot and beer ice cold. She is honest,...More

Thank Candy T
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We are staying in Crystal River while my husband is working here. We have eaten at most places here and The Crab Plant is our favorite. Freshest seafood, fair prices for what you get and view of the water. It is a little noisy when...More

Thank MrsArnette
Reviewed 2 days ago

I was very disappointed in the service and food after a long wait. I will never return to this restaurant. It's on my 5 worst list for the entire state of Florida..

Thank Bryant S
Reviewed 5 days ago

You're not going to be astounded by the interesting dishes, but if you want all the basics and don't want to break the bank, this is a great option. Skip the hush puppies.

Thank wish_digital
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went several times and was OK. Just OK. Than last time I went back they were out of large crab so ordered them to be cleaned. It was $3.00 extra a dozen so 5 dozen an extra 15.00. Figured with little kids would be...More

Thank travelman391
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited the crab plant after a morning of taking in the springs and seeing some manatees. This was a perfect addition to an already wonderful day! We got the crab cake sandwich with fried okra and the shrimp poboy with the potato salad. It was...More

Thank Alyssa L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I was surprised by how much shrimp you got for your money. I also enjoyed the added touch of Old Bay Seasoning. The view from both inside and outside the restaurant is soothing, being by the water. My only “complaint” would be that the shrimp...More

Thank marinexbiologist
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

differnt kinda place food was good if u like loud place great place but the view was fantasstic and service was great

Thank evningsqaw1
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I had shrimp and grits. My friends had the fried shrimp all were just fabulous! Fresh and delicious! Go to their fresh fish market too! The beer cold and fish fresh You will not be disappointed

Thank Ruth R
Reviewed May 13, 2018 via mobile

the crab plant is one of our favorites. we live nearby and were very happy when it opened! This is one of the 3 seafood restaurants we more or less visit every month! Food is incredible fresh!and good! we had a complaint one time about...More

Thank GittaBarth
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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.
March 10, 2017|
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October 26, 2016|
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Response from Luther W | Reviewed this property |
They have bottle and draft beer and individual bottle wine, pretty good selection of both.
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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, Local cuisine, Scenic view, Kids, 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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