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The Crab's Claw Inn

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601 Grand Central Ave, Lavallette, NJ 08735-2213
17327934447
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11:00 am - 2:00 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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Morristown, New Jersey
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

One of the finest seafood restaurants and extremely reasonable. The Steamer Pot Is fantastic !!! The food is always fresh and the waiters and waitresses work very hard in making your visit as pleasant as possible. Highly recommend to all who want an excellent seafood restaurant at an affordable price.

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Thank jbarone2016
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

All ten (5 adults 5 children) family members enjoyed their dinners. Great seafood place, but I'm allergic to shellfish so I ordered chicken Francaise over angel hair pasta. It was the best I ever had! Other meals ordered: Coconut shrimp, broiled salmon, hot dog, penne, snapper, scallops, all great. Only complaint was the hamburger did not taste good. Alcoholic drinks... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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78 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

After a disappointing visit to the Crabvs Claw in 2015, I thought I'd give it another try; we went there twice for lunch during our recent stay at Ocean Beach. Our first lunch time visit this time was excellent. The crab and cheddar appetizer arrived fresh and hot, the bloody marys were nicely spiced, and our server was on top... More 

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Monroe, Connecticut
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We were there a few days ago. It was our first night there and my daughter and her boyfriend wanted seafood. I looked at their website and it looked awesome, pretty pricey, but I thought for our first night it would be a nice treat. We were so looking forward to a great meal. We had the spicey tuna roll,... More 

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Tolland, Connecticut
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Good drinks, good menu, family friendly - always a fun time! My friends come here year after year, it is always crowded, great bloody Mary. I'll be back

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White Plains, New York
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Definitely worth to go there. And usually it's a wait. It was recommended by my friend that we go there on Wednesday. The crowd is less than over the weekend and Fridays. Yeah, right... It took us 45 min. to get in. We loved the food and will definitely come back.

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Thank sologs
Bayonne, United States
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21 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Went there for soup, steamers and burgers. Service is okay. Lobster bisque not as good as in the past - was disappointed in how few steamers were on the plate given the price.

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Verona, New Jersey
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35 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Overpriced and in the summer you will WAIT. The food is average and likely get it else where for less. Maybe an institution but I'll pass.

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Verona, New Jersey
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Six of us had dinner here on 8/9/16. I had scallops and shrimp on top of rice that was amazingly good. Hubby had salmon which he loved. It is a large restaurant with big bar in center. It can be quite noisy, but the food is worth it. Open all year. Many locals know how good it is.

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Thank Irene B
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66 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A Jersey Shore institution. Eat at the bar..if you can manage to find a seat. Lively, fun and wonderful place. Great bar menu, and lots of free handouts at happy hour! This is happiest bar/restaurant on the island. Even dancing late night with the occasional band. Dustin, the food server behind the bar is the best!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$10 - $15
Cuisine
American, Bar, Seafood, Soups
Meals
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar scene, Families with children, Large groups
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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 601 Grand Central Ave, Lavallette, NJ 08735-2213
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Lavallette
  • Phone Number: 17327934447

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