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Crescent City Crab Shack

160 Anchor Way, Crescent City, CA 95531-4442
+1 707-954-4519
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good31%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
Oct 27, 2018
“small sea food place”
Apr 2, 2018
“They sell crab, live or cooked.”
Restaurant Hours
American, Seafood
$$ - $$$
160 Anchor Way, Crescent City, CA 95531-4442
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Reviewed October 27, 2018

a small and simple cabin type sea food market, do some kind of cooking , like smoked tuna and crab boiling, have some out side benches to eat , fresh sea food is seasonal, so the choices is limited based in this factor, the gentleman...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank khalid4kac
Reviewed April 2, 2018

This is a crab market, they sell fresh crabs live or cooked. They do have cracked crab so you can just eat without doing the cracking. No real seating, can't go inside.

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank paulcE3081NI
Reviewed March 22, 2018

My husband and I ate our simple crab meal on the table outside of the Crab Shack overlooking the harbor. The crab was absolutely delicious and the woman that served us was very kind. It is a very simple place, you won't get a gourmet...More

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank 554jasminea
Reviewed August 19, 2017

We all loved it. out on the warf. birds around and crisp fries and fresh fish. The kids and I loved it. My grandparents took me, and I've taken my grandkids. do not miss this place

Date of visit: July 2017
Thank Laura W
Reviewed August 5, 2017

Was looking for seafood restaurant for a quick bite but this turned out to be more a fish market. Did have a couple of shrimp cocktails in plastic cups among the fresh fish available for purchase.

Date of visit: August 2017
Thank Steven G
Reviewed June 23, 2017

So, these folks were super friendly...I was just bummed b/c I had thought it was a restaurant or at least had outdoor seating. Tried the smoked salmon sampler and it was awesome. Rest of it is fresh fish, however they do steam some crabs. If...More

Date of visit: June 2017
Thank THA1968
Reviewed May 23, 2017

The crab shack only sells fresh fish. If the boats are kept in by storms yoiu could find it closed. In our case there was a new supply of ling cod and it was absolutely fresh (ie no smell).

Date of visit: May 2017
1  Thank canuck22SanFrancisco
Reviewed April 5, 2017 via mobile

This little stand is a little off the beaten path, but definitely worth finding. It sells fresh fish and boiled crab. Staff is very friendly, knowledgeable and helpful. The prices for fresh fish are very reasonable. They have freshly boiled crab already shelled and ready...More

Date of visit: April 2017
2  Thank Deb S
Reviewed September 27, 2016

If fresh seafood is your thing, this is a definite must, just minutes away from lighthouse inn & other hotels

Date of visit: September 2016
Thank bodeahmouse
Reviewed September 26, 2016 via mobile

Stopped here after reading other reviews. We planned to buy some fish and take it to our campsite to cook. We got tuna and some other fish that I can't remember! Both cooked up amazing!! My husband really wanted oysters but he didn't have any....More

Date of visit: September 2016
Thank Stacie29
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Tracey V
April 17, 2017|
Response from Deb S | Reviewed this property |
They sell fresh seafood, not prepared food.
September 25, 2016|
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Response from ksc0967 | Reviewed this property |
The crab is cooked but cold. Very basic
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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
$4 - $20
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 160 Anchor Way, Crescent City, CA 95531-4442
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Crescent City
  • Phone Number: +1 707-954-4519
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