We'd never visited City Island before and we wanted to go to one of the most authentic seafood restaurants we could find. The Crab Shanty offers large seafood dinners and specials at reasonable (city) prices. Our family of 5 had basically all the seafood we could eat and we only ordered 4 entrees. Between my wife's broiled scallops plate, my whole red snapper and my son's whole lobster with jumbo shrimp special, the calamari plate and chowder my daughters had, the bottomless garlic bread finished us off. I would have rated the restaurant more highly but even at 6PM on a Friday we were seated in a tight booth right across from the kitchen prep area and right next to the bathroom. The food was plentiful but tasted plain, not even a light butter sauce or a little herbs or salt to liven things up. We would probably return but likely want to try one of the other 30 or so seafood restaurants in City Island.
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