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The Crab's Claw Inn

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601 Grand Central Ave, Lavallette, NJ 08735-2213
+1 732-793-4447
11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 am
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We go for special occasions and any time. Very good seafood and over 100 beer choices. Never disappointed. Service is good. Good in the cooler months. It's a zoo in the summer.

Thank Suzanne M
Lakewood, New Jersey
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Had lunch on a cold, rainy winter Sunday afternoon. Ambiance was up to par, food decent, nice experience overall.

Thank VinandElaineNewJerse
Mahopac, New York
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41 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

An all time favorite. Great beachy ambiance. The real deal. So friendly and happy. I usually order clams, shrimp or mussels. It's all good. Great service btw. Love it.

Thank Maryann i
South River, New Jersey
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109 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 2, 2017

The Crab's Claw Inn is a famous landmark Restaurant which is top of the line in Lavallette. The Staff is excellent and very friendly. During the summer time this place is very crowded. If you are a seafood lover Crab's Claw Inn is the place to go

1 Thank 777scoop
Lavallette, New Jersey
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78 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 19, 2016

Had dinner here on a Sunday night, now the place was petty much empty. The servers were not knowledgeable as to the menu idem's. The steak was tough and the lobster tail was like a sponge. The prices were way to expensive for what was served. Sorry never again.

1 Thank DanC129
toms river, new jersey
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330 reviews
156 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 22, 2016 via mobile

I received a $10.00 voucher to be used between 11:3056.am to 3:00 pm because I signed up for their birthday list. They have a great lunch menu to include a complete lunch which includes soup, salad, a choice of 5 entries , coffee and desert. All for a price ranging from $11.99 to $14.99. My wife and I both had... More 

Thank peter194940
Brooklyn, New York
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 6, 2016

Friendly and attentive staff , eager to help and ready to answer all your questions and unforgettable and amazing food! We went to the Crab's Claw inn for lunch and were so impressed by the food that decided to come the same day for dinner and for lunch on the next day. Food was delicious and made our mouths water.... More 

Thank troelena
Brooklyn, NY
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47 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 4, 2016 via mobile

This is a local spot. I know because I'm a local. Unfortunately, that doesn't make it good. The food is marginal at best. Service isn't great. The average dish is $30 - $40 a plate. You can eat better food for half the price at a chain restaurant or go to anyone of a 100 other local restaurants for better... More 

Thank REGirl1
New Jersey
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90 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2016 via mobile

Have not been there for years heard it had improved but only to find that no wait was because the food was just ok and not good service

Thank filet
Toms River, New Jersey
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109 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

The prices on the lunch menu were quite reasonable. The confusing part is that the large menu contained two or three other varieties of menus. The luncheon selections include soup or salad, rolls & butter, entrée, dessert and coffee or tea. The Manhattan clam chowder was red liquid with a few veggies in it. The oysters (raw and cooked) were... More 

Thank Ken_NJ_11islands

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$10 - $15
American, Bar, Seafood, Soups
Brunch, Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Large groups, Kids, Families with children, Bar scene
Open Hours
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 601 Grand Central Ave, Lavallette, NJ 08735-2213
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Lavallette
  • Phone Number: +1 732-793-4447

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