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35 Water St, Eastport, ME 04631-1532
11:00 am - 7:30 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 7:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Potomac, Maryland
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36 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I had a cup of the seafood chowda for lunch and unless you really are starved it will do ya. I did steal a few fries from my buddy who had the fish and chips.. Oh yeah I got some of his fish too as he could not eat it all. So I guess really if you get the chowda... More 

Thank Stubby8
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Fish and Chips are excellent, the clams were wonderful. You won't be disappointed eating here. The lobster roll is huge so make sure you are hungry for one if you order it. I would suggest splitting it with someone.

Thank Nena S
Conyers, Georgia
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Seafood chowder is the best that I have ever had in Maine, however the lobster stew was very mediocre. We liked the choice of the local Maine beers. Our girls enjoyed the chicken parmesan sandwich & the haddock fish patties and found it hard to share. The service was friendly & fantastic!

Thank Dan L
Barrie, Canada
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185 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed a lovely early supper on the deck of the Happy Crab. We were very happy to sit and look out over the water and enjoy the food. Very casual and relaxed, chatty staff, very friendly owner. My husband enjoyed his fish and chips (they make great fries) and I had the lobster roll. The lobster was well worth... More 

Thank Kath C
Sarasota, Florida
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68 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Try the blackened haddock on Caesar salad - it is truly outstanding! Thanks Steve & Dave!! And don't miss the fries - they're addictive! We reviewed the H.C. in June & have eaten lunch there very often in the last month (June). In fact the day after our review, we had lunch again & the staff thanked us for our... More 

Thank charmiennep
St. Stephen, Canada
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81 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped in on an afternoon drive from St. Stephen. Great service, awesome drinks, and super tasty food! We ordered the fish cakes and mussels. Probably the best mussels we have ever had! Fish cakes were awesome too! We will definitely be back!

Thank Ryan N K
Andover, Massachusetts
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56 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Waitstaff friendly and helpful. Casual dining. Disappointed in food after expecting a rating of 5 from tripadvisors Travelled 40 mi from Lubec to Eastport, very disappointed.

Jeff S, Owner at Happy Crab, responded to this review

extremely vague comment not able to determine what food dish was not up to expectations. We use trip advisor to improve our service. Not very helpful at all. More 

1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I went here tonight. We got there and the board said "no take out July 2nd-4th. Today is the first. I get the special "holiday" menu and tell the waitress I want a to-go order. "We're not doing to go" but the board says you are. She looks at it and sighs. So the bartender comes over... More 

Thank Sterling L
Fairfax, Virginia
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3 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

But not here - fried shrimp was soggy, the size of dimes - Cole slaw inedible - so sad - we wanted to support a local business, but so gross and expensive.

Thank ChriChriSteves
Jeff S, Owner at Happy Crab, responded to this review

You must have the wrong Restaurant we do not serve dime size shrimp. Think about where you have been and repost to the correct location. More 

Madison, South Dakota
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Awesome seafood chowder (5 meat), made fresh, and an all lobster meat roll! Friendly staff, quick service. If your looking for the best seafood chowder and lobster roll - look no further!

Thank Bruce P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
American, Bar, Seafood, Soups, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Television
Good for
Families with children, Bar scene
Open Hours
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
11:00 am - 7:30 pm
11:00 am - 7:30 pm
11:00 am - 7:30 pm
11:00 am - 7:30 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 35 Water St, Eastport, ME 04631-1532
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  DownEast and Acadia Maine  >  Eastport
  • Phone Number: 12078539400
Popular Pub Style Menu: Good Food Fun Folks.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?