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6 Crabs of Williamsburg

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118 Second St, Williamsburg, VA 23185-4524
10:30 am - 8:00 pm
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Mon - Sat 10:30 am - 8:00 pm
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We are locals and have driven by many times. We stopped by here for a light lunch and it was great! We shared the sampler plate and my partner had the side of oysters. The server was nice and the prices were reasonable. I can't believe how inexpensive my lunch was. We will be back.

Thank underwelmed
Amarillo, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Not your normal dining experience, but if you like checking out the unusual local dining places, this one may fit the bill. Stopped in and had the crab cake for lunch and really did enjoy it. Not excellent but certainly not bad. These are the kind of places we like to look for. They sell seafood over the counter so... More 

Thank JohnnyTaylor
Salisbury, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have been several times to 6 Crabs as it is one of the few places still around where you can get a dozen steamed crabs and lbs of steamed shrimp. I don't care about sides I just want to sit and pick a tray of crabs. Fun to watch people come in and watch the pickin while they wait... More 

Thank lfs1018
Hillsborough, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Good fresh food. Fried calamari was excellent. Steamed crabs were perfectly done. If we lived near here we would certainly hit this place up for takeout on the regular. Fries were excellent too. Facility was a barebones cinder block building and I would never have stopped if not for the online reviews......very glad I did.

Thank 1Summey1
West Point, Virginia
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016 via mobile

I went there to get some shrimp it was like 899 a pound and it wasn't even that big it was like medium size and then they wanted 2 more dollars to steam it ended up going to farm fresh getting jumbo shrimp for 999 a pound and they steamed it for free so it was a much better deal... More 

Thank suegreggs
Lawrenceville, Georgia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016 via mobile

We stopped by here for a light lunch and it was great! I had popcorn shrimp and fries and my partner had catfish, shrimp and fries. The server was super nice and the prices were amazing. I can't believe how inexpensive my lunch was. We will be back.

1 Thank Becky H
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016 via mobile

Wife and I were visiting on vacation and wanted something the locals might eat. Found 6 crabs. Tiny market where you can order and eat there. You're sitting at some old mismatched tables, eating out of Styrofoam, and there are Chinese lanterns on the wall. Seafood rivaled what we had at the finest restaurants at just above half the money.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2016 via mobile

We stop by this place every time we go down to Myrtle Beach, their seafood is one of the freshest we have tasted, we noticed that the owner has changed recently. The dishes have actually gotten better, crabcakes, catfish, scallops, shrimps are to die for. Service is also better. They are very friendly. If you are in the area or... More 

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Morristown, New Jersey, USA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2016

Stopped by to get our fill of crabs while traveling in Williamsburg - had to wait a bit for a fresh batch to arrive - can't get fresher than that! Courteous and friendly staff. Take out only. Calamari had a bit too much breading, but the dipping sauce was great. Definitely would return.

2 Thank dtillisch
Jefferson City, Tennessee
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2016 via mobile

We saw this place in Trip Advisor and had to try it. Glad we did. The seafood was freshly prepared for us and not in advance. Don't let the outside keep you from eating here. Popcorn shrimp was excellent as well as the Whiting fish fillet. My favorite was the sea scallops which was really, really good, especially for my... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    2.5 of 5 stars
American, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Open Hours
10:30 am - 8:00 pm
10:30 am - 8:00 pm
10:30 am - 8:00 pm
10:30 am - 8:00 pm
10:30 am - 8:00 pm
10:30 am - 8:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 118 Second St, Williamsburg, VA 23185-4524
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Williamsburg

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?