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“awesome stone crab claws”

The Original Crab Shanty
Ranked #30 of 1,263 Restaurants in Bronx
Certificate of Excellence
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Reviewed April 23, 2013

Very fresh and priced well, too. Bustling and happy atmosphere....I really love such fresh shellfish. The oysters and steamers are fantastic, too. That's all I ate.

Thank heidil722
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Reviewed March 15, 2013

I love this place! The atmosphere is family oriented, especially with the pictures on the walls of the family and workers. The food is amazing, and they seriously have something for everyone. I go there every time I visit NY and it's always wonderful. They have a great back room for occasions, and extremely romantic booths for couples. It's a little pricey, but totally worth it.

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Thank Kristy Lynn M
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Reviewed January 13, 2013

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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Thank G3G
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Reviewed November 20, 2012

Arite's is across the street from the Crab Shanty. It is clearly the best restaurant in town. For slightly less money, you can go to the Crab Shanty. It's cozy. The food is good, not as good as Artie's, but good. The reason why I stress Artie's is because many people come to visit the Island and ask where's the best place to go. Artie's fills the bill. The Crab Shanty is your second choice and you'll have a good time there if you like the people you're with. I gave it a very good rating on the food. That's a little generous because sometimes some of the food is average, but, it's way better than many of the other restaurants that charge you way more. This is the safe bet when you don't want to go all out but still want to have a decent evening with friends.

Thank daytripperNewYork
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Reviewed October 24, 2012

We had lunch at the Crab Shanty on City Island. Food and service were excellent. I hadn't been there in years and the food is still first rate. There are many dining choices on City Island but you can't go wrong with the Crab Shanty. Great lunch with lots of choices; and it includes soup or salad, pasta or potato, coffee and dessert.

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Thank EPH9810
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