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The Crab Shack

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40 Estill Hammock Rd, Tybee Island, GA 31328-9702
+1 912-786-9857
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Lewes, Delaware
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129 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 145 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Recommend as a fun place for lunch. Food is very good and the service is great. We sat outside on the deck when we visited. Ask the waitress for alligator food ($3) and you can feed the alligators in the alligator pool area after you are finished lunch. Fun place for kids.

Thank nazotraveler
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed September 10, 2016 via mobile

I've been to the Crab Shack a few times now, and I thought I should finally do a review. It's been a perfect experience every time--from the food to the service--and it's just one of the coolest places you can go for dinner. Take time to visit to feed the gators, and get the Captain Crab's Sampler Platter. You won't... More 

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Leesville, South Carolina
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Justin was an amazing server we felt right at home he was very friendly and was very on point with our drinks and catered to everything we needed we will come back because of his service

Thank angiecovington2017
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58 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

There is no fried foods here! The stew was very yummy and flavorful. The pork sandwich has mustard on it so just be warned. The crab legs were very good. Our friends had the nachos, chicken and steamed shrimp and everyone enjoyed their choice. The atmosphere was wonderful with an abundant amount of outdoor seating. Oh, and you can see... More 

Thank Schoolmans
1 review
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

My wife and I stopped here for lunch. Had the sampler platter for two. Food was fantastic and came out very fast. Cold beer and big portions. Our server Justin was awesomeness me. Very personable and offered great information about local spots on the island. Wished we lived here because we would eat here often.

Thank Paul W
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We can here for lunch. They have good lunch specials until 3. The BBQ was good (nothing super special but it is a seafood place after all) my wife said the shrimp​ was great!

Thank Bryan B
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22 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The service is excellent. The food is good, but the lack of Blue Crabs is a shame-- and not their fault.

Thank Mutticus
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4 reviews
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This place is worth the trip to Tybee Island! A very fun atmosphere with great views and wonderful food. We went with our servers recommendation of the seafood sampler for 2. Wow! Go hungry because it's a lot of food! We sat outside right on the water cracking crab legs and drinking cold beer... doesn't get much better than that.

Thank Gretchen V
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94 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Very interesting restaurant and well worth the visit. You are eating on the edge of a marsh and it has a very rustic but pleasant feel to it. We had the Captain Crab’s Sampler Platter for two. It was not the best seafood we have ever eaten, but it was tasty, filling and fun to eat. They could improve on... More 

Thank Thomas S
Mill Creek WA
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95 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Yes, it is a tourist spot. Yes, it is out of town. Yes, it is worth it. I am sure locals go here, too, but this place is all about the tourist experience, but well done. It's a big place, two indoor/screened rooms plus a lot of seating outside, waterfront, under huge oaks. The menu is seafood focused but plenty... More 

Thank KatieGMillCreekWA

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$8 - $20
Bar, American, Seafood, Soups, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
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
Good for
Kids, Special occasions, Families with children, Large groups, Dining on a budget, Scenic view, Bar scene, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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
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 burgers, hot dogs, and pizza. The Crab Shack is and always has been a family owned business, and recently began shipping our entrees in ready-to-be-cooked kits through LoCo To Go. Stop by and experience all we have to offer for yourself!

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?