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The Original Crab House

COVID-19 Update: This restaurant is only available for takeout or delivery at this time.

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#220 of 2,800 Restaurants in Miami


$15 - $55
Seafood, American
Dinner, Lunch
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All reviews crab dip parsley potatoes house salad wonderful food cooked to perfection service was great our waiter gustavo homemade sides
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Reviewed May 9, 2021

We were quite surprise when we walked into the restaurant. It had a total of approximately six tables - nothing fancy. They had one server, Luis, who was excellent. The food was really good. So if you want good crabs and seafood, this is where...the locals go. Recommend that you get there early as the line gets long very quickly.More

Date of visit: May 2021
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...I could remember the name of our server, but he provided awesome service. My only regret is that I live too far away (a few thousand miles) to make it back any time soon!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...clean and friendly. I would highly recommend this wonderful little restaurant.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...out because the restaurant is so little and there was limited parking in the small shopping center its located in. Once, we were seated, we were greeted by our waiter, Gustavo. Gustavo recommended the crab dip for appetizer, which was delicious! It's lump crab meet that is baked with a little bit of cheese on top and served with pieces of baked bread. For entrees, my boyfriend ordered the shrimp pull boy (which was awesome) and I ordered the house snapper filet. The snapper filet was cooked to perfection and it was perfectly seasoned, it was tasty and simple. I ordered the parsley potatoes and the house salad as sides, which I couldn't even finish because I was already full from the crab dip and snapper filet. The Original Crab House really exceeded our expectations. The restaurant was cute and clean, and Gustavo is a sweetheart. I would suggest that if you are a big group that you call ahead because the restaurant is quite small. We will definitely go back soon! Thank you for having us!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...Maryland, I knew the blue crab would be perfect. We will most definitely be back when we are here in December.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...at all worth it. I guess if you go for the crab you will be ok but anything else there leaves much to be desired and VERY expensive! The atmosphere was unpleasant as we sat next to obnoxious loud disgusting people. Not recommended at all unless you go for the crab.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...are out of this world. I totally recommend this place.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...the best place in Miami I have found for crab legs! The cajun shrimp was also delicious. The food was equally matched by the great service, especially Natasha. She was very sweet, informative, and attentive. A true professional. We will definitely be returning whenever we're in townMore

Date of visit: July 2019
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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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Frequently Asked Questions about The Original Crab House

Yes, The Original Crab House offers takeout services.

Yes, The Original Crab House offers delivery services.

The Original Crab House is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 3.5