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The Crab Shack

40 Estill Hammock Rd, Tybee Island, GA 31328-9702
+1 912-786-9857
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Overview
  • Excellent54%
  • Very good26%
  • Average11%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
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“crab” (565 reviews)
“seafood” (1,067 reviews)
“potatoes” (391 reviews)
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CUISINES
Bar, Barbecue, American, Seafood, Soups, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Food
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LOCATION
40 Estill Hammock Rd, Tybee Island, GA 31328-9702
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here
Sponsored by: The Crab Shack
1. Savannah's best seafood
"If you love crab legs this is the place to go!"
MandyLouLou
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2. Outdoor dining with a view
"outdoor seating with a light breeze sitting on the waters edge"
AlexK72
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3. Alligator Lagoon
" Don't forget to feed the alligators!"
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1 - 10 of 5,363 reviews

Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Hubby and I visited the Crab Shack for lunch! The seafood was excellent and service was even better! Megan was our server and she gave us recommendations and food came out very quickly. Highly recommend for lunch or dinner. Atmosphere was great as we sat...More

Thank carriec560
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Reviewed July 11, 2018 via mobile

We love the Crab Shack and, like every other year, we started our vacation on Tybee with the Captain's Crab Sampler. It was delicious, as always. No matter how crazy busy the Crab Shack is, the food is always fresh and the staff is always...More

Thank patiencein03
thecrabshack, Guest Relations Manager at The Crab Shack, responded to this reviewResponded July 13, 2018

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience! We are happy to hear we are always a part of your vacation plans when you visit Tybee Island! We're glad that you enjoyed your meal, as well as our unique ambiance, our outdoor deck...More

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

For years I have been looking for a non-chain crab shack authentic experience and I finally found it! My husband and I got a huge platter of crab legs, shrimp, crawfish, potatoes, etc. It was so good. Their seasoning is delicious so I bought some...More

Thank staci419
Reviewed 6 days ago

The live alligators are the first introduction to a fun atmosphere. We would have loved to have tried the crab stew a local patron recommended but since we did not know when we would ever be back, we splurged on the Captain Crab's Sampler Platter...More

2  Thank georgestephens17
thecrabshack, Guest Relations Manager at The Crab Shack, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience! We're glad that you enjoyed your meal, as well as our unique ambiance, our interactive Gator Lagoon, and the service you received- we will be sure to pass your compliments on to Ana. We appreciate...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Glad I was able to check this place out before it got too busy. I stopped for lunch before the Pirate Fest activities got into full swing. There were still plenty of people in the restaurant keeping the wait staff hopping. I did have to...More

Thank ScrappyGuy
thecrabshack, Guest Relations Manager at The Crab Shack, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience! We are happy to hear that you consider us a "Must Stop" when visiting Tybee Island! We're glad that you enjoyed your meal, as well as our unique ambiance, our custom dining tables, and our...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Great, Great, Great, Food, Service, Atmosphere, Very attentive server Ana Loved the cats Love the heatersMore

1  Thank Howard W
thecrabshack, Guest Relations Manager at The Crab Shack, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience! We're glad that you enjoyed your meal, as well as our unique ambiance, our rescued kitties, and the service you received- we will be sure to pass your compliments on to Ana. We appreciate you...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our food was great. I’ve been craving a low country broil for months now and this restaurant satisfied my craving. Our server Ana was great. Awesome service and awesome food.More

1  Thank EdgarR1856
thecrabshack, Guest Relations Manager at The Crab Shack, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience! We're glad that you enjoyed your meal, as well as our unique ambiance and the service you received- we will be sure to pass your compliments on to Ana. We appreciate you recommending us to...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The shrimp was cooked well and the pulled pork was good. The best thing was the Diet Coke. I have never gone to a place recommended by TripAdvisor and had bad food...until now. Wait staff come and go so I never base a review on...More

1  Thank DDT33
thecrabshack, Guest Relations Manager at The Crab Shack, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience. We're glad that you enjoyed our unique ambiance, but we are sorry to hear that you were not satisfied with your meal or the service you received, as we always wish for our guests to...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Amazing all the way round. Service was excellent and very helpful. Your surroindings? Feels like at home or a camp. White lights, trees in the patio. Outside dining. Three Bars. We had the platter for four. Crab legs shrimp mussels sausage potatoes and oh my...More

Thank GaGirl4evr
thecrabshack, Guest Relations Manager at The Crab Shack, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience! We're glad that you enjoyed your meal, as well as our unique ambiance, our generous portion sizes, out interactive Gator Lagoon, our views of Chimney Creek from our outdoor deck, and the service you received....More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Great food, great service, great atmosphere, great price for the quality. What more can I say? If you love seafood & are in that area, you MUST eat there.

Thank nutbrownhares
thecrabshack, Guest Relations Manager at The Crab Shack, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience! We're glad that you enjoyed your meal, as well as our unique ambiance and the service you received. We appreciate you recommending us to others, and we look forward to your next visit!

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MaryEllenP36
August 19, 2018|
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Response from thecrabshack | Property representative |
Yes! We are open year 'round, and only close 3 days per year: Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, and Christmas Day. We look forward to your visit!
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margaret r
June 20, 2018|
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Response from thecrabshack | Property representative |
Yes! Our dining rooms and outdoor deck are handicap accessible.
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erobinson4067
June 16, 2018|
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Response from thecrabshack | Property representative |
While there are not any Hilton hotels located on Tybee Island, there are Hilton hotels located in downtown Savannah, which is a beautiful 15 minute drive from Tybee Island. We look forward to your visit!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
$8 - $20
Meals
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, Large groups, Kids, Families with children, Scenic view, Bar scene, Special occasions
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Monday
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Thursday
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Friday
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 40 Estill Hammock Rd, Tybee Island, GA 31328-9702
  • Location: United States  >  Georgia (GA)  >  Georgia Coast  >  Tybee Island
  • Phone Number: +1 912-786-9857
  • E-mail
Description
The Crab Shack isn't just a restaurant, it's a destination! We seat more than 700 guests and offer both indoor and outdoor dining options. Both dining rooms and our outdoor dining deck offer picturesque views of Chimney Creek. Both the young and young-at-heart will enjoy our interactive, educational "Gator Lagoon" which is home to 78 baby alligators; our aviary which is home to more than a dozen rescued exotic birds, and our "Gift Shack". The Crab Shack offers traditional Low Country fare, including fresh streamed and boiled seafood and slow-cooked BBQ. We also have a kid's menu available with shrimp, mac 'n' cheese, hot dogs, and pizza. The Crab Shack is and always has been a family owned business, and recently began shipping our entrees in easy-to-cook meal kits through LoCo To Go. Stop by and experience all we have to offer for yourself!
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