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“Good food off the beaten path”
Review of The Crab Shack

The Crab Shack
Ranked #4 of 54 Restaurants in Tybee Island
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $8 - $20
Cuisines: Bar, American, Seafood, Soups
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Good for: Scenic view, Bar scene, Kids, Special occasions, Families with children, Local cuisine, Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: The Crab Shack isn't just a restaurant, it's a destination! We seat more than 700 guests and offer both indoor and outdoor dining options. Both dining rooms and our outdoor dining deck offer picturesque views of Chimney Creek. Both the young and young-at-heart will enjoy our interactive, educational "Gator Lagoon" which is home to 78 baby alligators; our aviary which is home to more than a dozen rescued exotic birds, and our "Gift Shack". The Crab Shack offers traditional Low Country fare, including fresh streamed and boiled seafood and slow-cooked BBQ. We also have a kid's menu available with burgers, hot dogs, and pizza. The Crab Shack is and always has been a family owned business, and recently began shipping our entrees in ready-to-be-cooked kits through LoCo To Go. Stop by and experience all we have to offer for yourself!
Mooresville, North Carolina
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109 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“Good food off the beaten path”
Reviewed December 3, 2013

My family and I was in town camping over Thanksgiving and the first night I got there we decided to go out to dinner. Friend of mine suggested the Crab Shack because he travels to Georgia for work and he always makes a stop here to eat. I knew when we was driving there it was probably going to be good because it is off the main road down a side street. Usually a pretty good sign for good food. The restaurant is a cool place that almost for a minute made me think I was in the Caribbean which was fun. All of us at the table had different seafood meals and everyone enjoyed their dinner. If someone told me they had only one day in Tybee Island and wanted a suggestion where to eat. This would be my choice. Good food and great atmosphere.

  • Visited November 2013
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Key West, FL
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
“Good Crab Done Right”
Reviewed December 2, 2013

We sat on the deck and had very good service, although it was a very quiet night. Only 2 tables were taken. The crab is always good at Crab Shacks. It's nice sitting there watching the river go by under a full moon... seeing the moon reflections dance on the river. Very romantic.

  • Visited November 2013
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Asheville, North Carolina
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“We loved this place!”
Reviewed December 2, 2013

My sweetie and I went to the Crab Shack over Thanksgiving weekend and we loved it! It was not at all crowded this time of year so we were seated right away and I could not believe how quickly our food came out. We got the sampler and it was so good. There were a few mussels that did not steam open and when we cracked them open they didn't look super great, but that might be expected. We had so much food it didn't really matter. It was really pretty outside too with all of the twinkle lights. The tables are close together in the main dining room (You can eat outside if you like too) and it can get loud, so if that kind of thing bothers you it might not be the place for you. We loved it and we are going to go back the first chance we get! (Also, our waitress was very nice and prompt with whatever we asked for and gave us a great lesson on opening craw fish. I think her name was Marian maybe).

  • Visited November 2013
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Missouri
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67 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Family Gathering”
Reviewed December 1, 2013 via mobile

Great food!! Very fresh!! We had 5 adults and we ordered seafood Sampler for 2, additional corn on the cob and additional 1/2 pound of shrimp. Was a nice light meal. Love the rescued birds in the gift shop.

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Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Cool place”
Reviewed November 26, 2013 via mobile

cool place to visit for an afternoon, the live alligators were a fun bonus and the birds at the gift shop. The food was a lot! We ordered the sampler for 2 people and could not finish it even though we tried! Our server was great and very attentive.

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