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“Great location and great food”
Review of Crab's Claw

Crab's Claw
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Scenic view, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations
Baltimore, Maryland
Level 4 Contributor
45 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Great location and great food”
Reviewed August 9, 2014

The reviews on this are spot on -- foods great, restaurant is old and crowded. We went on a summer Saturday for lunch and while we got a table right away, we were both practically touching the chairs behind us when we sat down or got up. We are also both over 6 feet tall, and had to duck under the hvac to get to our table! However the ocean views and great food made up for that! They did seem to be having trouble in the kitchen with tickets though; the couple behind us while being seated got their entrees before us, while 2 larger tables, one with 5 ppl and the other with 10, who were both already sitting when we were sat, didn't get their meals until we were almost done. We had 3 people wait on us, including the owner, which was nice to receive the attention, but did have us wondering what was going on and why the confusion for such an established place. However everyone was so friendly and the food was worth it, so we will certainly plan to go back!

  • Visited August 2014
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Atlantic Beach, North Carolina
Level 4 Contributor
40 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Great View...Excellent Service”
Reviewed August 8, 2014

The Crab's Claw is a must stop when visiting Atlantic Beach NC, As a local resident, the food and service at the resturant has been exceptional and consistent. Great variety. Local, fresh seafood options. The Harker's Island clams are unique and excellently prepared. The staff make you feel welcomed and the bartenders are attentive and friendly. Daily specials, along with the regular menu is sure to please the most discriminating diners. Oceanfront with great evening views over the water or people watching on the beach. Seating is limited but the bar is a great option to sit for dinner. Outside seating is premium but available.

  • Visited August 2014
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Thank Rick F
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Raleigh, North Carolina
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Good food but sitting is to small”
Reviewed August 8, 2014

We went for a family dinner and overall the restaurant was good. You have to make your way through their catering equipment to get to some of the tables (some offsite storage might be a good idea). The tables are seated so closely together you feel like you are sitting with another group in the restaurant. Many things in the interior were broken - blinds hanging half off. Just doesn't lend to feel like you are having a nice dinner (for $60+). The food was good and service was very good. It had a nice view of the boardwalk / ocean which we were able to enjoy before and after our meal.

  • Visited August 2014
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Thank CHT0717
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Flemington, New Jersey
Level 5 Contributor
71 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Rainy beach, fantastic food”
Reviewed August 6, 2014

Although the first day of our Crystal Coast vacation was rainy and gloomy, our dinner was fantastic. The mojitos exploded with fresh mint; the fried green tomatoes are a must-have; and the special grouper over fettuccini with crab, sun-dried tomatoes and peas was sooooo delicious. Our server was attentive and really nice. The view of Atlantic Beach from the upstairs dining area was beautiful even though it was raining. What a great find!

  • Visited August 2014
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Thank Kathy L
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New Bern, North Carolina
Level 4 Contributor
37 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Laid Back Restaurant on the Beach”
Reviewed August 4, 2014

Our family ate there on August 1, 2014 and enjoyed the wide variety of seafood offerings. The crab pots are their specialty but are quite expensive. Parking can be a challenge. There are a number of stairs for the mobility-challenged. Will definitely go back.

  • Visited August 2014
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Thank Ken G
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