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"If you love seafood and great service, you have to come here for the best garlic crabs in town! This humble seafood restaurant is a locally owned and operated business for crab fans and seafood lovers alike. We take tremendous pride in providing great service and the absolute best seafood to the Vero Beach community."
PRICE RANGE
$5 - $150
Special Diets
Gluten Free Options
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Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
CUISINES
American, Seafood, Bar, Pub
FEATURES
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free off-street parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Highchairs Available, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What an unexpected pleasure! Very clean, nice small place in a little strip mall. We sat outside at a little bar near the water, and we had the most wonderful waiter who was efficient and kind. They had the Dungeness crab on special and I...had that, and it was amazing. My husband had the blue crab with the potatoes and he was in heaven. Definitely coming backMore

Date of visit: January 2023
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Brandy B, Owner at Crab Stop Seafood Bar & Grill - Vero Beach, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you Judi for the amazing review! We'd love to see you again

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent food! We sat out back & had an awesome view. We saw dolphins & tons of fish. Our server, Alex, was awesome. Very personable & on top of everything.

Date of visit: December 2022
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Brandy Buckner, Owner at Crab Stop Seafood Bar & Grill - Vero Beach, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your wonderful review! We appreciate you!

Reviewed November 27, 2022 via mobile

Not a five star dining venue, but five stars for what it is. Our table had the fried shrimp, barbecue shrimp salad, and conch fritters. We enjoyed the corn fritters as dessert because they come covered in powdered sugar. Good food (thank you chef), full...bar, large menu, good service (thank you Brandy)! We will return when in Vero Beach.More

Date of visit: November 2022
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Brandy Buckner, Owner at Crab Stop Seafood Bar & Grill - Vero Beach, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

So glad you had a wonderful experience, hope to see you again on your next visit!

Reviewed September 22, 2022

It was just barely 4 stars than 3. I was pretty pumped to go. We get there, and it looks rustic but friendly. Amazing view across the water. Advertized a key lime martini that they can't get ingredients for but keep on the menu. Whatever....Wife ordered Carribean Shrimp Rice in half a pineapple. Pretty good. 7 or 8 out of ten. Friends didn't much enjoy their Chicken Salad, Mozza Sticks and Fried shrimp and fish. I ordered the King Crab (1 leg, lmao) in a not very big bowl at all, with a bunch of potatoes, a boiled egg (????) and 3 healthy sized shrimp and the best sausage I ever tasted. Shrimp was excellent as was the ONE crab leg (that crab must have cost 400 bucks). Probably my biggest complaint was pricing online to pricing on the menu. My Crab dinner was supposed to be 28 bucks. IT WAS FORTY BUCKS on the menu! WAY too big a gap for one leg. Again, I forget how many legs they have, but 40 bucks for ONE??? LMAO. So I don't know; I won't come back, but I do like trying other places. I make exception for 5 star scores, but this fell well short of that.More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed September 18, 2022 via mobile

I have eaten there a number of times, both Vero Beach and Sebastian. The Sebastian restaurant is loud and more party style white Vero is quiet and more laid back but both are nice. The last time I was in Vero Crab Stop, I had...one pound of king crab, 6 fried shrimp, Cole slaw and a diet coke. With tax and tip it came to $110.00 for lunch and I loved it but for lunch I might not want to spend that much for just one person for lunch with no alcohol as I don't drink alcohol. While this was expensive, most king crab is no longer local as our crab ships have gone through tough times and we get a lot imported now but they never were cheap. Other seafood available for lunch and dinner but parking in Sebastian can be at a premium.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed August 20, 2022

First time here, and it was phenomenal! We live an hour and 45 minutes away, and we will definitely be back! I got the Shrimp Special, and my husband got the Caribbean Seafood Rice. I did a happy food dance the whole time, it was...perfect. Having a full bar was a major plus! 🦀♥️More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed August 4, 2022 via mobile

My wife and I like to find the non-chain local places to eat. We are happy we found this! We went twice in a week! The servers were friendly and knowledgeable. Drinks were decently priced and the food was awesome! Wife is gluten free, so...enjoyed rice with shrimp and mahi. I had shrimp, mahi, tilapia, roasted potatoes. Cole slaw was great on the Chick-fil-a scale. We’re definitely going back - lots more on the menu to try!More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed June 6, 2022

My wife and I had decided to have a nice dinner out at one of the local restaurants that was highly rated (we haven't tried it yet, but the reviews and menu looked great). But as luck would have it, they are closed on Mondays....So, the decision was made to try the Crab Stop instead since they offered King Crab (my pick) as one of their items as well as crab cakes (my wife's pick) as another. The reviews seemed as good as the original choice so, off we went. Though it was a Monday and approximately 5:45 P.M. and there were only 2 other tables being served, I was told that they were out of my first choice, King Crab (even though it was listed on the chalk board as a "special of the day"). The waiter recommended the Snow Crab with an added cluster to make up for the amount of meat as a substitute. He further mentioned that the price of the added cluster of Snow Crab would end up costing about the same amount in total as if I was to order the King Crab. I instead opted for the regular Snow Crab meal without the added cluster but added clam chowder as an appetizer since I was hungry. My wife ordered the Crab Cake dinner (as expected). When the chowder arrived, my wife asked if she could try it. I gave her the first spoon and asked what she thought. "Too salty" was her response. When I tried it, not only was it way too salty, but it was almost room temperature! I would say "lukewarm" at best! Then came the entrees. Her Crab cakes were almost black on the outside and completely undercooked on the inside. I asked if I could try it when she told me it was "not good" to see why she would say that since I can't remember her ever saying that about one of her favorite meals. I can only assume they had some Crab meat in them but all I got was Crab flavored mush in a hard very, very dark brown (just this side of black) outer shell. Mostly filler, very little, if any meat. When I tried the red skinned potatoes, I found that what looked like seasoning was in fact a heavy layer of salt with what I can only guess was a light sprinkle of chili powder for color (not for flavor, that's for sure). When I looked under the over salted potatoes, I found more potatoes but, completely without seasoning of any kind along with an egg and a few thin slices of what they called sausage. By this time, I was hoping the Crab would finally justify my choice of restaurant only to be, yet again, disappointed. They covered the Crab leg shells in the same high salt, low anything else "seasoning" and somehow managed to make the crab meat yet another disappointment. Maybe their fried stuff is better, but we will not be going back to find out. My cardiologist won't let me. Too much salt raises your blood pressure.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed May 21, 2022

I have a serious couple of complaints. The crabs that we ordered we're missing the biggest leg of the cluster, were small clusters on all four of our orders and each order was over $70. However I looked at other tables specifically the one next...to us with a lesser order, and their crabs were quite huge and none of their legs were missing from either clusters. I ordered another cluster only and it too was small and the meat stuck like glue to the inside of the crab legs and of course missing the big leg. This is twice that this happened in visiting. We're going to go one more time and I'm going to take a picture for good measure. Also the men's bathroom was gross and unattended. And what's upsetting is we are very generous we tipped 18 to 20% on very large checks for the few of us that eat and they do very little to earn it. They drop off ou drinks, apps, and our meal and that's it, you never see the person again unless you call them over but they're usually busy and it takes a while. Neither occasion we were there did anybody clean the table of the extra crab legs that were stacking up. The inside is clean and attractive and they provide nice utensils.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed April 22, 2022

Do yourself a favor and enjoy some of the best fried shrimp, coleslaw and fries most places in our country has to offer. This was a great find,, Chris ,our waiter was a real gem! Cannot wait to return here, and try the crab dishes....Music and a neat guy playing tunes last night!More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed March 29, 2022 via mobile

I read the reviews and we went for the crab. A Monday night at Stebastian location, relatively busy and did not wait very long, more limited staff situation like everywhere but no complaints. We ordered fried clam strips and a pitcher of the best beer-Yuenglings....Clam strips were ok not spectacular. For dinner, the feast of champions - Mayor Robbie Special. The crab was excellent and shrimp outstanding. Tons of butter and garlic. Good combo with potatoes, corn was tasty for out of season. Glad we went!More

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed March 27, 2022

It was to be a special night as our family were together from Alaska, the UK and Connecticut. Having rung to make a reservation we were told it was not needed. Arrived to find reception unmanned, the few staff harried, the menu board saying that...there was no blue crab, oysters...etc. We waited for an hour to be seated at a bare table. We had to go to get our own drinks at the bar, the orders were taken after 20 minutes and when the food arrived some was raw and some burnt...To add insult to injury they padded the bill with a drink we bought at the bar. It was a special night as it was an ABSOLUTE NIGHT MARE, WASTE OF MONEY!!More

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed March 12, 2022 via mobile

In town for a baseball trip and decided to check this local place out. Excellent food and service! We got a table combo and couldn’t finish it all there was so much. Highly recommend.

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed March 11, 2022

Stumbled upon this by chance and found a great place to get fried seafood. The menu and food makes you feel right at home. We ordered friedTilapia sandwich and some chicken wings. The wings were good size and were dripping with sauce. The menu is...extensive with a ton of choices. You can get seafood, burgers, chicken and sides. They have a kids menu. We did take out but we could've easily been seated or eaten at the bar.More

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed March 9, 2022 via mobile

3/6/22. Extremely busy but we sat at bar while waiting for table. Bartender attentive and made yummy drinks (Bahama Mama) but the appetizers we ordered we had to ask about after 20 minutes and it took another 10 before we got it, by then our...table was ready. Lively entertainment from a singer taking requests for tips.. she was good. When finally seated the waitress was friendly and attentive, we ordered the Snow Crab Pack. Delicious.. ate everything!More

Date of visit: March 2022
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Response from Denny757 | Reviewed this property |
They have great steamed food! Crabs, Shrimp, and King Crabs
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Crab Stop in Sebastian is on the water.
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