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601 Grand Central Avenue, Lavallette, NJ 08735
(732)793 4447
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11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 45
    Excellent
  • 75
    Very good
  • 43
    Average
  • 27
    Poor
  • 10
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Long-time favorite place in Lavallette

We always feel at home at the Crab's Claw. The rustic vibe, friendly atmosphere and local flavor is terrific. The food is good, particularly the early bird specials (turkey, roast beef, others specials.) Service is friendly. The bar area is always packed with locals even when the town itself is... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
RhysOrd
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New Jersey
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Clifton, NJ
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31 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

REALLY GOOD FOOD, outside casual dining as well. Great bands, family friendly, great bartenders and just an overall fun place. They serve till about 11pm and have a great crowd.

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Thank JazzingJersey
New Jersey
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34 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We always feel at home at the Crab's Claw. The rustic vibe, friendly atmosphere and local flavor is terrific. The food is good, particularly the early bird specials (turkey, roast beef, others specials.) Service is friendly. The bar area is always packed with locals even when the town itself is quiet.

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Thank RhysOrd
New Jersey
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90 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago credit card Amex Card Member Review

Atmosphere is very dated but chock full of locals the time we visited which was off season. I know this place is packed in the summer only because of limited choices in the area. Found the crab soup and the crab cake to be very good. Try going for lunch which isa better value.

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Thank AvidTraveller45
Brookside
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015 via mobile

We live close by full time & this is one of the few restaurants open all year! The wait staff & Eileen are always very accommodating & friendly! BINGO night is great!! I just hope they can add some vegetarian (no meat or fish) items to the menu other than pasta, grilled cheeses or salad. Please add Veggie Burgers!! Thank... More 

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Thank Lisa D
Lansdale, PA
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73 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

You can tell how good a restaurant is when you go down the shore in the off=season and the place is still packed. We showed up at 2pm and got seats but when we left at 4pm there was quite a crowd waiting for seats. We got the lunch specials which included soup, salads, a main course, dessert and coffee.... More 

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Thank SandCrawler
Minneapolis, Minnesota
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

There were probably 8 of us in the group. The reason we chose Crab's Claw was 1. It is on the ocean, and 2. our future daughter in-law is from the mid-west and she wanted seafood. CC has been around for many years and we figured we couldn't go wrong. We did have reservations. The food was OK, some was... More 

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Thank Bill K
crabbyclaw, General Manager at Crab's Claw, responded to this review

I am so sorry you had a negative experience at The Crab's Claw Inn. We strive to give the best service to our customers. If you would be kind enough to contact me at my email address and let me know the date you were in I could look into the matter. It would be helpful if you had the... More 

Toms River, New Jersey
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174 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 146 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2015

This is our "go-to" restaurants for special occasions. This is the only place in the area where we have been able to find a really good Seafood Platter that is lightly fried, has a nice selection and is a good sized portion. The atmosphere here is comfortable and we have had excellent service in their busy season as well as... More 

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Thank TouringTwoTimers
Toms River, New Jersey
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19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

This is a restaurant in close proximity to us. We love the food the atmosphere and the staff at Crab Claw. We typically go there once or twice a week. We love to sit in the bar area and observe all the different people that come into the Claw. It is a friendly well run and welcoming establishment.

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Thank ck1895
Freehold, New Jersey
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18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

One of our favorite restaurants at the Shore. Excellent Crab Cakes and some pretty awesome Manhattan Clam Chowder and Cole Slaw. Not to mention, excellent Buffalo Calamari! We highly recommend this for lunch or dinner! Service is great too boot!

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Thank Lisa W
Washington Crossing, PA
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212 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015 via mobile

While visiting a friend in Ortley off season we figured options were limited for dinner. Just down the road was the crab claw and yes it was crowded. So rather then wait we grabbed bar seats and ordered. My companion friend and I go way back and likes my of the se things so we decided to share an ap... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 601 Grand Central Avenue, Lavallette, NJ 08735
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Lavallette
  • Phone Number: (732)793 4447

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 15
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Monday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 2:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?