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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
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Table Service, Reservations
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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