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“Atmosphere and Seafood”
Review of The Crab Shack

The Crab Shack
Ranked #5 of 55 Restaurants in Tybee Island
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $8 - $20
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations, Takeout
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!
Clermont, Georgia
Level 4 Contributor
33 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Atmosphere and Seafood”
Reviewed September 1, 2014

What a fun place to eat! We enjoyed to cats that roamed around. Our table was outside under the Spanish moss draped oak trees facing the water. The food is fresh seafood served well but without extras. (that was fine with us.) There was a huge crowd the night we visited, but they seemed to be able to seat people in a reasonable amount of time. Parking is a challenge.

Visited August 2014
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Savannah, Georgia
Level 6 Contributor
133 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“Neat place, average food”
Reviewed September 1, 2014 via mobile

Being a local, we never eat here because it's more of a touristy spot. However, we took the kids for Labor Day weekend. They loved the alligators and had a great time. They ordered a kids cocktail and it came in a souvenir cup, which they thought was neat. The food would have been pretty good but it was all lukewarm. I don't care for cold potatoes and corn. The quality of the seafood was good. I enjoyed my shrimp and my husband liked the crab legs. I didn't care for the house hot sauce, which was the only brand available. The atmosphere was better than the food. Overall, it was a good experience.

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Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Unique experience”
Reviewed September 1, 2014 via mobile

This was the perfect end to a day at the beach. They have all outdoor seating (the screened area is referred to as indoors) by a beautiful lake. We had the Captain Sampler which was a Low Country Boil with a variety of shellfish including mud bugs (if you don't like crawfish, you can substitute). The meal was cooked to perfection. After dinner, go ahead and feed the live alligators. They also have a small gift shop to get those souvenirs. Great experience. Would recommend to anyone that enjoys good seafood!

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Trenton, Georgia
Level 4 Contributor
32 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“"Great View & Setting"”
Reviewed August 31, 2014 via mobile

Went to Savannah for business for the day and stopped in at this out of the way off the beaten path restaurant and it was awesome food as we'll as service! Setting is in a Jimmy Buffett type atmosphere right on the water! This is a must stop and see if your in the area, you will not be dissappointed!

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“Make sure they get the right phone number.”
Reviewed August 31, 2014

So excited to eat here! The only bad experience is their wait system. You go to one line to give them your phone number to wait and then when they call your number, you go into another line to get seated. They estimated our wait time to be 20 minutes.

THEY GOT OUR NUMBER WRONG!! Instead of getting bumped to the front of the line for the hostess's mistake, we were bumped to the back of the line to wait another 35 minutes.

After another wait, now almost an hour long, we get up the the desk to complain. Instead of the hostess being understanding, they argue about the phone number and then they pull us to the side to sit 4 more tables until they get to us.

The food is good but make sure you check they got the right phone number before walking away. Will never make this mistake again.

  • Visited August 2014
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