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The Original Crab Shanty


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Certificate of Excellence2016 - 2017 Winner

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Fried Mozarella Sticks
USD 7.95
Chicken Fingers
USD 7.95
Buffalo Wings
fried or broiled spicy
USD 7.95
Fried Calamari
USD 7.95
1 Doz Mussels In Garlic Sauce
USD 12.95
1 Doz Mussels In Red Sauce
USD 12.95
New England Clam Chowder
white creamy soup
Bowl USD 3
Manhattan Clam Chowder
red vegetable soup
Bowl USD 3
Shrimp Cocktail
4 jumbo shrimp
USD 10.95
Scungilli Salad
USD 9.95
Calamari Salad
USD 9.95
Combination Salad
fresh scungilli & calamari
USD 11.95
1/2 dozen $7.50, dozen $15.00
Oyster Rockefeller (8)
USD 12
Clams Rockefeller (8)
USD 12
Ipswish Steamers
USD 15.95
1 Doz Littleneck Or Cherrystone Steamers
USD 14.95
1 Doz Littleneck Or Cherrystone In Garlic
USD 15.95
1 Doz Clams Posolippo (red Sauce)
USD 15.95
A Banquet For Crab Lovers
maryland style homemade crab cake, hard shell garlic crabs, stuffed dungeness crab, softshell crabs and snow crab legs french fries, corn on the cob
USD 64.95
Barbecue Feast
whole lobster with baby back ribs, bbq chicken, jumbo fried shrim, and snow crab legs french fries, rice, onion rings, corn on the corb
USD 64.95
Italian Feast
whole lobster, shrimp mussels, clams snowlegs, hard shell crabs, all in shell, with our famous marinara sauce served over fresh pasta
USD 63.95
Chilled Seafood Combo Platter
clams, shrimp, whole lobster scungilli salad, calamsri salad, mussels, and crabmeat served over crispy lettuce
USD 63.95
Joe V's Deep Divers Feast
4 jumbo shrimp (scampi style) 4 baby tails (broiled) 4 crabby clams, sea scallops (broiled) 2 cluster of snow legs (broiled) & 1 whole lobster (broiled) rice, with corn on the cob
USD 71.95
Barbecued Baby Back Ribs & Lobster Tail
USD 32.95
Barbecued Baby Back Ribs & Whole Lobster
USD 30.95
Barbecued Baby Back Ribs & Jumbo Shrimp
USD 26.95
Barbecued Chicken & Jumbo Shrimp
USD 26.95
12 Oz Ny Shell Steak & Lobster Tail
USD 36.95
The Original Crab Shanty building was not always a restaurant. This building has a rich history that can be traced back to the turn of the century. In the early 1900’s this building, with its tall ceilings was a silent movie theater. Later in the early 1900’s the federal government took the building over and made it into the City Island Post Office, which served The City Island community for many years. Many residents of City Island still have many fond memories of the old post office. Ironically there was even a road that went though our current parking lot, which was named Crab Lane!! However the road does not exist anymore. In 1977 when we took over the property we turned it into the ORIGINAL
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
American, Seafood
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Table Service, Reservations
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All reviews garlic bread lobster salad crab cakes shellfish the snow crab legs fair warning booth seating seafood restaurant huge portions my favorite restaurant lunch menu great seafood come hungry minute wait island restaurant brought to the table
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Food is constantly good. Service can vary, apparently due to how busy they are, but usually good to excellent. Great valet service in an area where parking is not the best.

Date of visit: February 2020
Thank MatMar2019
Reviewed January 1, 2020

Well where do I start. We ordered drinks, my husband ordered vodka on the rock which was served in a Port glass. No ice. Dinner came out before our salad was done, which was cold. After dinner I asked what was on the menu for...More

Date of visit: January 2020
2  Thank ddecicco6
Reviewed November 25, 2019

My first visit to this restaurant I had their lunch special Fried Shrimp. I went back and I had the same lunch special. I decided to treat my family to a dinner and "oh my" I loved it. I got the crab legs and shrimp...More

Date of visit: October 2019
Thank Hardrock12
Reviewed November 15, 2019 via mobile

Yes, you can go back again! Hadn’t been to Crab Shanty for years. Used to stop in often, but, as we all know, sometimes life gets in the way. Anyway, Crab Shanty was as we knew it. Great food, friendly service, cozy atmosphere, and, oh,...More

Date of visit: November 2019
Reviewed September 21, 2019 via mobile

The crab legs and everything was amazing. The service and places was worth the wait!This was my first time in City Island and will not be my late! I had a great time

Date of visit: September 2019
Thank Dhuha S
Reviewed August 31, 2019

The calamari was definitely frozen, all ring the same size and no legs .. not one. My sons' filet Minion had a silver skin running through it that made it impossible to cut or chew. I should have said something to the manager but it...More

Date of visit: August 2019
Thank KayBee801
Reviewed July 20, 2019 via mobile

Crab shanty is my favorite restaurant in all of City island. They have the best staff from parking attendant to waitstaff all the way around n their food n portions are outrageously delicious. I recommend you come hungry n ready to eat.

Date of visit: July 2019
1  Thank Chucholove
Reviewed July 3, 2019

The Crab Shanty is a Seafood Restaurant that has GREAT food at GREAT prices!!!!!! The garlic bread is so delicious that it’s difficult to eat only one slice! The atmosphere is comfortable with booth seating, and the staff is extremely warm and friendly! The diversity...More

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank AugustaT1791
Reviewed June 16, 2019 via mobile

Had a nice lunch there and wasn’t surprised at the food or service since we had eaten there a few years ago. Fair warning though - if you sit in the back room and it gets crowded (as it got to be on our visit),...More

Date of visit: June 2019
1  Thank msuzdak
Reviewed May 16, 2019

Roach runs across table ... It wasn't our table but the people sitting across from us 1st time dinning at Crab Shanty and the lady runs for her life. Over the years the service has gone down, renovations are needed. The service staff just want...More

Date of visit: May 2019
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