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“Fun place right on the docks!” 4 of 5 bubbles
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: Kids, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Scenic view, Bar scene, Families with children, Dining on a budget, 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!
Covington, Georgia
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Fun place right on the docks!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2014

We love this place. It started with a tour company bringing back crabs and cooking them for the people going on the tours. It is now an institution and quite a following. It is casual. If you are worried about it being hot...don't be. Yes, it is open air, but there are plenty of shade trees and they have quite an elaborate system of fans to cool you off (this helps with keeping flies from attacking your food as well). Again, this is not fancy....but it is fresh seafood and is good. We normally get the mixed seafood boil for two; it has a couple of types of crab, crawfish, shrimp, potatoes, corn, mussels, etc. They have lots of their own sauce creations to choose from on the tables. It is a fun place to take kids; they can feed alligators and they have quite an exotic bird collection too. Fun place!

  • Visited July 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Tellico Plains, Tennessee
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186 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
“A huge surprise with my order”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2014

My wife wanted shrimp, I wasn't in the mood for seafood so I ordered a "kosher" hotdog with chili. Honestly, if there is such a thing as a connoisseur of chilidogs, that would be me and I was blown away; one of the best I have ever had.

Visited July 2014
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Loganville
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15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Yum yum!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 24, 2014 via mobile

Can you say fresh??? They are famous for their shack speciality platters which have an assortment of seafood! It was delicious and our family of four shared the platter for two and ordered an extra pound of boiled shrimp and it was the perfect amount of food!

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Morganton, North Carolina
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42 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Yummy”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 23, 2014

Good food and service. Fun atmosphere. Reasonable prices as well. Gators are fun to feed especially for the younger kids. Bring bug spray to put on your legs if you go. Lots of bugs if you sit outside. :))

Visited July 2014
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Whitesville, Kentucky
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“Go there.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 23, 2014

This was in the top 10 I have had. My oldest son and I split a steamed platter of crab legs,mussels,shrimp,crawfish, and clams along with sides. It was great. It made my all time top ten without a doubt. Our waitress took the time to show us how to open the clams and mussells and everything.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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