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Blue Claw Crab Eatery

4494 Burlington Pike, Rt 130, Burlington, NJ 08016
+1 609-387-3700
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good26%
  • Average14%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible5%
Travelers talk about
“clams” (57 reviews)
“blue crab” (13 reviews)
“crab legs” (9 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM Hours
American, Seafood
$$ - $$$
4494 Burlington Pike, Rt 130, Burlington, NJ 08016
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Reviewed January 13, 2018

BLUE CLAW CRAB RESTAURANT HAD NO BLUE CRAB after we traveled almost an hour--could have mentioned that when we made our reservation. 6 for dinner. (reservations were suggested via website; we were only ones in the place...should have been a clue) Server was polite, friendly...More

Date of visit: January 2018
3  Thank thegolfmaster
maincrabman, Owner at Blue Claw Crab Eatery, responded to this reviewResponded January 16, 2018

Thank you for your review. As the owner of Blue Claw Seafood it can be difficult to hear critical feedback, But in my defense - Its freezing all over the country and some days there are no crabs to be had - and if you...More

Reviewed November 11, 2017 via mobile

I've visited Blue Claw many times in the last 8 years! And I've never been disappointed. They offer a huge variety of items and their sides are awesome as well. The only drawback is that it is a bit small. They expanded it a couple...More

Date of visit: July 2017
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Reviewed October 29, 2017 via mobile

Very small restaurant... The prices were decent but the service is horrible. The waiters were very rude.

Date of visit: October 2017
Thank Tremayne H
Reviewed October 11, 2017

As a local I will tell you, this is the best place for crabs. The platters are mediocre but the crabs are what you go here for. Expensive, why yes, but aren't they everywhere? Garlic plus Old Bay is how we eat them. They have...More

Date of visit: August 2017
3  Thank prettybrowneyes83
Reviewed September 15, 2017 via mobile

Being a business owner myself and having to abide certain rules and standards, having your small child "be a helper" is not only unprofessional, but also unsafe in a kitchen/restaurant setting. She kept offering to refill our drinks which was kind but probably illegal. There...More

Date of visit: September 2017
3  Thank vmarino1964
maincrabman, Owner at Blue Claw Crab Eatery, responded to this reviewResponded September 16, 2017

Hi vmarino1964 Sorry about the child - first I heard of it - it was a servers daughter and it will not happen again. I'm glad you enjoyed the food and hope to see U next time your in. Norman/ owner

Reviewed September 13, 2017

Blue claw is slightly above average in my opinion. If you are in the mood for seafood, it's really the only place around. The decor is your typical crab shack look. The prices are high, but I guess all seafood is. The salads are surprisingly...More

Date of visit: August 2017
Thank Newjerseycouple609
Reviewed September 11, 2017

This place has the right look of a seaside crab shack - great decor, drinks served in mason jars and a cardboard tray of old fashioned oyster crackers and horseradish on every table, but there is much room for improvement here. My true test for...More

Date of visit: September 2017
1  Thank Joanwilder95
Reviewed September 6, 2017 via mobile

I went to have some time with a friend to catch up with the times! We were both crab lovers which even made it better yet. The crabs were delicious; she liked the garlic & I liked mine plain with a little old Bay. The...More

Date of visit: September 2017
Thank Dianne P
Reviewed August 6, 2017 via mobile

I have lived in the area all my life and was only recently introduced to this fabulous place. As crab is one of my favorite foods, and great quality is hard to find, my only disappointment is not finding this place sooner. Our family of...More

Date of visit: August 2017
Thank Nicole M
Reviewed July 22, 2017 via mobile

First visit. Food quality was poor. Breading on fried calamari was soggy. Wife and I both had broiled crab cake, shrimp, and scallop combination. Shrimp and scallops were tasteless and shrimp was chewy. Crab cake was very mediocre. Definitely not worth the price.

Date of visit: July 2017
Thank PhilD08075
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Melinda H
November 28, 2018|
Response from Todd F | Reviewed this property |
Yes they are are byob and will give you ice buckets for beer as well as glasses for both beer and wine. However, at one time they asked for people not to bring the hard stuff , so use discretion. You shouldn’t have a... More
Steve B
May 7, 2017|
Response from ydeia b | Reviewed this property |
They have different promotions. So the deals varies. Not sure of the price. I only go there 4 blue crabs.
April 23, 2017|
Response from ydeia b | Reviewed this property |
No special night. They have all u can eat blue crabs for $35.99 per person occasionally. They also have a special on Alaskan & dungeon as well during promotion deal. Not sure of the price for the King crabs legs.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4494 Burlington Pike, Rt 130, Burlington, NJ 08016
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Burlington
  • Phone Number: +1 609-387-3700
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