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The Original Crab House

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#218 of 2,727 Restaurants in Miami
Certificate of Excellence2017, 2019 Winner


$15 - $55
Seafood, American
Dinner, Lunch
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All reviews crab seafood parsley potatoes house salad paper covered tables hole in the wall wonderful food strip mall service was excellent cooked to perfection our waiter gustavo cajun homemade seasoning sides
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Reviewed February 7, 2020 via mobile

We followed fellow reviewers’ recommendations and found this gem of a restaurant. Best clam chowder we ever had! Crab dip was great, coleslaw was fantastic (homemade) and the shrimp po’boy perfectly done. There is a reason this restaurant has been here 37 years!! I wish...More

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed December 10, 2019

A fun little place in a strip mall area that is well worth the search. Party of four and we all had different entrees. All were very good to wonderful. The lobster bisque was exceptional in flavor. The service was great and the place was...More

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed November 18, 2019

My boyfriend and I stumbled upon the Original Crab House when we looked at google maps to see which restaurants were near us at the time. We are so glad that we decided to try it for our Sunday date night. At first, we freaked...More

Date of visit: November 2019
Reviewed October 18, 2019 via mobile

When we first pulled up we were a little Leary, as it is just a hole in the wall and very small. To our surprise the food was amazing! The staff was wonderful and very attentive. When I found out that the owner in from...More

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed October 16, 2019

The service is amazing! The waiters are really polite and kind; the food is really quick and delicious! There are a lot of great options to order for kids and adults. And also super calm place and beautiful decoration. Truly enjoyed it!!

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed October 3, 2019

I am sure if we ordered the crabs we would have been ok because that is what they are known for but we did not and it was a HUGE mistake for me mainly. VERY overpriced for what we got and salty and just NOT...More

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed August 24, 2019 via mobile

Great little tucked away seafood place with very fresh food! Lots of selections, but not overwhelmingly so. Reminiscent of a “Mom and Pop” seafood restaurant, not fancy. Wonderful service from Gustav. Will definitely visit again.

Date of visit: August 2019
Reviewed August 3, 2019

The Blue crabs are delicious! Usually we go there every other month due to distance, but if we lived closer, we would go every week. Prices are reasonable, services is great, the chef is very courteous and the taste and freshness on all the items...More

Date of visit: August 2019
Reviewed July 30, 2019

Decided to try this restaurant based on the reviews and my family was not disappointed. For some unexplainable reason it's hard to find a place that cooks crab legs just right but this place does. They were perfectly cooked, fresh, and steaming hot. So far...More

Date of visit: July 2019
Reviewed March 29, 2019 via mobile

I had the blue crabs... absolutely delicious! One remark, there’s was only one waitress and the place was full. They should have at least two waiters.

Date of visit: March 2019
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May 3, 2018|
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Response from JOSEPH W | Reviewed this property |
No it’s really easy
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Response from Judith K | Reviewed this property |
Yes, it is a small local facility at end of a strip center. It is not fancy and very reasonably priced. The staff is very friendly and helpful.
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