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6 Crabs of Williamsburg

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118 Second St, Williamsburg, VA 23185-4524
Mon - Sat 10:30 am - 8:00 pm
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Awesome, always cooked just right u can alternate some items for others with your platter. Crabs are steamed to perfection with seasoning how you like myself personally prefers heavy season. Just all around great place for seafood in willoamsbirg.

Thank Kevin B
Williamsburg, VA
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36 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a seafood place. Coolers are full of local fish and sea food. So you can buy some fish, crabs, clams, etc and take them home to cook - or - you can order it cooked off their menu. They have a few tables and chairs

Thank ExpensiveDogFood
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132 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 239 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place is as basic as they come. Menu on the wall, a few tables spread around in front of the counter. Most of the dishes are fried. All are very reasonably priced. All are plenty to eat. This is not where you go to impress a date. It is where you go if you are hungry and want reasonably... More 

Thank Atkinson
Lynchburg, Virginia
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46 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed November 29, 2016 via mobile

I love places off the beaten path and this is one of them. When I travel I do not want to go to chain restaurants or the expensive tourist traps and this restaurant is a gem. Small, friendly, local one-of-kind, and quaint. Can seat about 1000 people- well about 10 at one times. Order and pick up at counter- nothing... More 

Thank Allen H
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed September 12, 2016

An inconspicuous, brick store-front frying or broiling fresh, inexpensive quality seafood conveniently located within a mile of the Colonial Williamsburg Visitor Center.

Thank 429ElaineC
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39 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed August 22, 2016 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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186 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed August 20, 2016

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 

1 Thank JohnnyTaylor
Salisbury, North Carolina
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed July 27, 2016

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 

1 Thank lfs1018
Hillsborough, North Carolina
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29 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed July 25, 2016 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
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 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?