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5 of 5 bubbles Review of Claw Bbq

Claw Bbq
Ranked #109 of 9,464 Restaurants in Dubai
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $20 - $80
Cuisines: American, Bar, Seafood, Central American
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Good for: Families with children, Special occasions, Bar scene, Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Drinks, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Delivery, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Neighborhood: Downtown Dubai
Description: CLAW BBQ and Seafood Restaurant is the incarnation of America's favorite style eatery featuring Southern hospitality at its best. The mood is fun, the vibe energetic, the food mouth wateringly delicious, and the cocktails... Strong! The huge outdoor terrace means that the party crowd can spill out, eat and drink with friends during the cooler months and enjoy being in the thick of Downtown Dubai.
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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36 reviews
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“Love it!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 21, 2013

This place is cool, whether you just want drinks or great food you won't be disappointed, I love the jukebox, the drinks served in jars and can't wait to have a go on the bull, I hope you guys are going to do brunch, although that could get a little messy!!! Claw is fantastic......nuff said!

  • Visited July 2013
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1 Thank SalDxb
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CalvinTheCrab, General Manager at Claw Bbq, responded to this review, January 24, 2014
Thanks so much for the cool review! We are open for lunch on Saturdays and our terrace is now open. Good way to spend a lazy Saturday afternoon... nuff said!
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“Not Just Crabs”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 11, 2013

Although the name may indicate that you will find a abundance of Seafood based menu items don't be fooled by the name...there's more one the menu than that...much more and it's all very good.

Located in Souq Al Bahar next or the Dubai Mall and iconic Burj Khalifa this little bit of Americana that has its roots well and truly planted in Southern style cuisine and hospitality. Their website actually says it all but my experience on 4th July took it to another level.

On arrival, whilst waiting for the rest of the Folks to turn up, my Beer was served in a Jam Jar (Moonshine style) as we're the cocktail. There was no rush to get us seated even though I'm sure they would have liked to have as many diners through the door as possible on this day especially. The menu was extensive but not being a Crab eater I was somewhat fearful that I would be limited on the selections. How wrong gold I be. There was a plethora of other mouthwatering BBQ delights to be had.

I chose the Blue Cheese & Bacon (yes Bacon) Burger with Chilli Fries and was not disappointed. Unlike other Burgers, the Blue Cheese and Bacon were not just haphazardly thrown on the top but were actually 'infused' with skill & delicacy into the meat patty that just added extra juiciness to an already exquisite seasoned delight. As for the Chilli Fries, just the right amount of heat as not to spoil the flavours in the Burger but enough to let your lips tingle and required the odd dousing with cold beverages.

For those intent on a 'drinking mission' there is only one choice....The Margarita with a bottle of XX (Dos Equis) Beer added...no not just the beer but the bottle upside down in the glass...or should I say BOWL...enough for 4 but I observed that most couples were drinking it & the odd singleton with a thirst...!!!

The hospitality was friendly and the waiting staff knowledgeable. The ladies serving us were from the South (Africa not America) which was a shame not to here the Souther Belle 'twang' but they were just as hospitable. The music being played was a great mix of 'good ol' Southern Rock blended with modern Country Artist belting out a beat that kept the foot tapping all night.

The decor is simple, the floor concrete (helps sweeping up all the crustacean bits) and the lighting subdued. Great atmosphere even when not packed to the rafters with space to spill out onto the patio (not advisable in 45C Summer Dubai Heat) but a great place to meet, chillax, fill up & chub out...oh, and you can ride the mechanical Bull if your that adventurous and so stuffed on Crab 7 Lobster...

Give it a go....I'm sure you will NOT be disappointed Ye' All...

  • Visited July 2013
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Jeddah
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“Nothing compared”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 8, 2013 via mobile

We had dinner in this restaurant and everything was great by all means, especially service as it was so friendly. Crab lovers would enjoy a great meal in this restaurant. It's a place that I loved and would like to go to again and recommend it for others.

  • Visited July 2013
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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“NOT GOING BACK- EVER!”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 6, 2013

They're a new retaurant @ Souk al Bahar. Went with hubby and 10 year old son.

order:

Clam chowder- I hghly doubt that clam juice was the base, it was pasty. Yuck.

Water- " Ma'am, better to get a bottle, its AED 15 for a GLASS and AED 25 for a bottle" - AED 25 cause its imported from FINLAND- some posh looking H2O bottle come out only to of course be served on mason jars.

BUCKET of whatever crab legs: "is it good for sharing (AED 195 or 185)?" - "YES ma'am, even for 3 people!" *****SEE THE 'BUCKET' IN ITS ENTIRETY".

I do not have problems ordering more, but if it say BUCKET, I expect a bucket that is more than 1 inch deep with more than 4 scrawny legs, which was "FOR SHARING" according to our server.

The buckets can only be found in the toilet, like literally.

Would I go back, NO.

  • Visited June 2013
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CalvinTheCrab, General Manager at Claw Bbq, responded to this review, January 23, 2014
We appreciate your feedback and have made many changes since your last visit when we just opened. We are consistently looking for ways to improve in all areas. We would like to get in touch, please send us an email tyler@clawbbq.com. We want to ensure your next visit is as excellent as it should be!
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“Unpretentious with surprisingly great food!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 6, 2013

It is rare to find a restaurant in Dubai that serves delicious food with great service that feels like it has some heart and soul to it. Claw is a great new addition to the downtown scene, come as you are and feel at home. The bar is active and inviting serving legitimate sized pitchers for sharing with friends and the bartenders can put together some interesting drinks and brew a great iced tea.

My advice would be as follows:

*If you are with your family - it is a great fun dinner out
*If you are with a group of friends - bar>sit down for dinner>bar - great night out. check out the jukebox and listen to whatever your heart desires
*If you are on a date - make sure you are comfortable getting a little messy, eating crab is an active messy process

*All of the apps are great, try a few. i prefer blue crab as a main, chunky and fresh.
never made it all the way to dessert but i imagine it is good as well. lots of people seem to enjoy the milkshakes, they aren't my thing so i dont know.

  • Visited July 2013
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