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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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South River, New Jersey
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56 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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72 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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.

Thank DanC129
toms river, new jersey
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329 reviews
155 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 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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46 reviews
31 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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89 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
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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106 reviews
86 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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34 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 3, 2016 via mobile

This place is jammed during summer season and busy all year. Food is very good, not outstanding. Best value are the lunch specials, twilight dinner specials good also. Lots of good seafood but meat choices also. Features a bar with TV, various entertainment, expansive beer menu.

Thank Barbara K
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2016 via mobile

Took my wife for her birthday dinner and it was a great time with real good food and live music. Prices are good for the quality and amount of food they give you. This will be one our places to eat every time we come to seaside heights nj.

Thank Dutchmen26lite
Buffalo, New York
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37 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2016 via mobile

Wanted to watch a specific NFL game other bars weren't showing. Neither was Crab's Claw! Excessively rude, crass, young female bartender. She yelled at me for my cigarette not being fully out. OK, my fault, but I didn't want to toss it on the ground as I sprinted to catch my team's game which had already started. All the TV's... More 

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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, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Large groups, Families with children, Kids, 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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Ramsey, New Jersey
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?