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“Very Good Food and Service”
Review of The Crab Shack

The Crab Shack
Price range: $2 - $49
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch
Description: The Crab Shack Restaurant is a family owned business serving patrons for the past 40 years. Our menu consists of all types of seafood including fish, shrimp, homemade crab cakes and of course... CRABS! We also have the best steaks on the island! Sandwiches include hamburgers, cheeseburgers, shrimp burgers, etc. and our "just like mama's" grilled cheese sandwich. We offer daily lunch specials, including your choice of an entree, 2 veggies and sweet or unsweet tea, available 7 days a week. We pride ourselves on fast, courteous service where you're treated like one of the family. Our kid-friendly atmosphere keeps our annual vacationers coming back year after year. The main dining room overlooks beautiful Bogue Sound. (We don't even charge extra for the view!) Our shrimp boats parked out back, add a beautiful back drop to your dining experience. So if you're looking for fresh seafood, land-lubbers delights and a fun time for you and the family, give us a try... you won't be sorry!
Reviewed September 3, 2013

The restaurant has a traditional down east family seafood restaurant atmosphere - plain, simple, and clean. Service was good and the food was very good - scallops, flounder, and schrimp. Great hushpuppies and cold beer. We have friends who live in the area and they recommended this restaurant to us. This is our second of five nights at Atlantic Beach and we plan to go to The Crab Shack again before we leave.

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Thank RetiredOnTheBeach
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Reviewed August 30, 2013

Great down home seafood.
I eat there often and like to take guests.
The views of the trawlers and the sound are terrific.There is always riendly prompt service.
I have never had a bad meal there.
Popcorn shrimp is my favorite.

Thank localdingbatter
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Reviewed August 29, 2013

We were looking for a place with a view of the water. We stopped at the Crab Shack. I had never seen a scallop burger on a menu so we each ordered one. When they took our drink order they came back with our drinks and a basket of hushpuppies. Our scallop burger was a hamburger bun stuffed with fried scallops and lettuce and tomato on the side. Tarter sauce and cocktail sauce was on the table. We used tarter sauce and it was a delicious sandwich.

Thank bugandmuscles
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Reviewed August 29, 2013

Each year we return to Emerald Isle we go to the Crab Shack at least once.

The food is usually very good and the hush puppies are the best! During our most recent trip (last week) we had to wait about 30 minutes (Sat Night) but the Shrimp/Scallops in butter were some of the best I've had.

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Thank cg_from_va
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Reviewed August 26, 2013

We had just arrived at Indian Beach and saw a fisherman on the beach who we asked about a place close-by to get some good seafood. He said it was hard to beat the Crab Shack. Luckily, it was less than a mile from where we were staying. We got great service and good seafood for a very reasonable price. There's nothing fancy here--and we knew we were dining amongst a lot of locals--a good sign in a resort area. It's not white tablecloths and candlelight--just good grub. And the entire family will be at ease with the menu and the atmosphere.

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Thank CvilleMike
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