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The Original Crab Shanty

#18 of 1,085 Restaurants in Bronx
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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361 City Island Avenue, Bronx, NY 10464
+1 718-885-1810
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11:00 am - 1:30 am
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 1:30 am
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 2:30 am
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12 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Very fresh seafood enormous portions come with soup or salad, whole garlic bread reasonable priced. You can't ask for anything more. We split the main dish and ordered two soups. It was enough for both of us. Be prepare to wait big crowds.

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Thank Agp124
Howard Beach, New York
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2016 via mobile

Took my grandmother here for lunch. It was ok the salad they offer with the meal was pretty skimpy. My grandmother loved her snow crabs. I ordered the 10 shrimps could have been more hot. They probably should have condiments on the table. This way I don't have to ask my server for it. She forgot I asked. By the... More 

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Thank 727tabitham
Bronx, New York
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

I lost count of how many times I have eaten here by myself, with friends and with family. There food is off the hook and they give you so much! Its also so very tasty the chefs do an excellent job. I usually only eat at city island restuarants in the warm summer months because its too cold over there... More 

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Thank Carolynn C
Batavia, Illinois
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152 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2016

Heard so much of City Island Bronx. People have been coming here for many many years. So on our visit of NY we decided to give it a try. Very crowded but really did not wait that long. Service was friendly and prompt. Our seafood was very good.

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Thank kniden
Bronx, New York
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2016

Always a good meal and great prices. The lunch specials are plentiful and delicious. The owners make you feel welcome. I had the broiled Fisherman's Platter, filet of fish, scallops, mussels, clams and shrimp, soup(New England Clam Chowder) dessert and coffee for 19.99. You can't beat it.

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Thank sanaye26
Fishkill, New York
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58 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016 via mobile

This place is a classic. The only change is the balcony isn't there anymore. The meal starts with giardiniera and the best garlic bread. There is a the lobster special reasonably priced. The menu is extensive, the seafood can be prepared fried, baked, or in some cases steamed to order. The stuffed fish has real crabmeat. You won't find surimi... More 

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Thank bobsonera
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6 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016

The best sea food restaurant on City Island. Great value for your money. The food portions are insane and the food is very flavorful. The fries are not the best but the seafood is fresh and very well seasoned. And endless garlic bread! Overall, a great place. The ambiance is very inviting a nice and cozy feel :). If ever... More 

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Thank Tstaceylove
New York City, New York
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2016

I'm never disappointed when I go and every time I recommend the place to someone, they love it. I've only tried the Lobster Plate and Crab Plate. I should try more but I love what I get!

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Thank ErikaKane04
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35 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2016 via mobile

I been coming here for 15yrs. I recently moved from the BX to Westchester and I still keep coming down to eat here. Great price, great service, and great food. Love the complimentary garlic bread and their new england soup is delicious. Very casual place.

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Thank Sara S
Brooklyn
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2016

I brought my husband here for his birthday. My coworkers highly recommended it and we were not disappointed. The ambiance is nice for casual dining. Food is great and you really get your money's worth. Portions are very big. The staff is very pleasant. Benjamin was our waiter and he was very nice and attentive. The service is prompt as... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Seafood, American
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Parking Available
Good for
Special occasions, Large groups, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 1:30 am
Monday
11:00 am - 1:30 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 1:30 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 1:30 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 1:30 am
Friday
11:00 am - 2:30 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 2:30 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 361 City Island Avenue, Bronx, NY 10464
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Bronx
  • Phone Number: +1 718-885-1810

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