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The Original Crab Shanty

#23 of 1,082 Restaurants in Bronx
Certificate of Excellence
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361 City Island Ave, Bronx, NY 10464-1322
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 1:30 am
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 2:30 pm
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Pomona, New York
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6 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Very nice seafood place, typical of City Island . very good value especially the special, which consisted of lobster, baked clams and shrimp

Thank Marisa T
New York City, New York
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98 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We went for an afternoon late lunch on Tuesday. City island Avenue is lined with restaurants from one end to the other. We've been to City Island many times over the years; we chose the Crab Shanty because we'd read about it in "The New Yorker." Our waiter was Sal, a smiling young man who waited on us after a... More 

Thank Flushing G
New York City, New York
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35 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

PROS: - Restaurant was busy but No waiting to be seated - Fast and courteous service - Lively atmosphere - Plenty of food & drink options - Food portions are huge. Must come hungry! - Food is delicious! Seafood and side dishes. - The drinks are STRONG & good. Worth the $$ - Restaurant and bathrooms are CLEAN! - Family... More 

Thank Sacred_Lotus1
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I got the best customer service ever at this place. The waiter was the best. I felt so good and he was so nice and humble. My whole experience was based on his attentions not about the food. The food was ok. Didn't like the linguini in white clam sauce.

Thank Donnelly D
Lake Worth, Florida
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Service was great. No longer live in the area but whenever I am in the Bronx probably 4x year like to visit this restaurant. Somewhat disappointed with the food this time. Garlic bread didn;t have much taste, lunch portions were large as usual but lobster tail was rubbery and my husband had scallops that had no taste. Pina colada was... More 

Thank PatM444
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

best deal around for lunch or dinner for the lobster special with shrimp and clams under$20..good service..easy parking...fri, and sat during summer are craxy..also right across the street is a great liquor store..I come down from bronxville to get great California wine at $5 a bottle..best deal.

Thank bxville
Norwalk, Connecticut
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337 reviews
266 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 150 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have friends who love seafood crab shanty has just about anything that walks crawls of swims from the ocean and every oyster and mussel and clam and scallops .,may I add anyway you like it bake broiled steam and Alfredo , scampi lemon sauce ..., and surf and turf any turf you like .. Husband had lobster and prime... More 

Thank Morganna
New York
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24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The worst. Don't waste your time. Was there today August 1st... Couldn't believe how mediocre it is. The only positive side was Nicole the waitress. Food, drinks, place and ambiance is not worth the visit. City Island lately has nothing good to offer.

Thank WSH-RH
Zurich, Switzerland
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75 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

TOCS serves great seafood in a slightly outdated diner styled place. The quality of food is really good, though. We ordered a broiled seafood combo (good choice of various seafood such as shrimps, fish, clams, mussels and a piece of lobster) and crab cakes. Both dishes were delicious but rather greasy. The portions are generous and the two plates were... More 

Thank SueTravelsTheWorld
Shamong, New Jersey
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367 reviews
282 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had the Fried Shrimp and Fried Fish Filet combo. The fish was good. The shrimp was really good. It also came with fries, Italian bread loaf and a salad. That was all pretty good as well.

Thank 2TravelLuvers

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    3 of 5 stars
Seafood, Italian, American
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
11:00 am - 1:30 am
11:00 am - 1:30 am
11:00 am - 1:30 am
11:00 am - 1:30 am
11:00 am - 1:30 am
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 361 City Island Ave, Bronx, NY 10464-1322
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Bronx
  • Phone Number: 718-885-1810

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