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“Crab shack”

Crab Shack Seafood Restaurant on the James
Ranked #24 of 461 Restaurants in Newport News
Cuisines: Seafood
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations
Reviewed January 8, 2014

Very good cream of crab soup. We had all seafood dinners and all were very good. We tied up to their dock which is part of their fishing pier. Nice evening.

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Reviewed January 8, 2014

We have been here several times, usually on weekday evenings or lunchtime on the weekends to insure smaller crowds. As other reviewers have noted, the menu is not that big. But that's good with us since our consistent choice is the she-crab soup. It is very creamy with no skimping on the amount of crab meat. Although it may seem just a little pricey, this is still better food, and less pricey than some of the Yorktown beach options; and just one bridge south with a much wider (and elevated) river view. Another bonus is the nice park nearby and plenty of free parking, plus you can even get some fishing time in on the fisherman's pier, and do it all without ever having to move your car!

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Reviewed January 3, 2014

Have been here numerous times, but always on a weekend and it's always packed. Went on a Thursday and it was relatively dead. Our service was outstanding, the food was incredibly delicious and top quality. I, for one, will make this a mid-week restaurant from now on.

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Reviewed December 31, 2013

We have eaten here several times over the last few years and never been disappointed. The menu isn't large but has many good choices. Each one of the several that we've tried has been well-prepared fresh seafood with moderate portions. We've dined here for lunch and dinner, with dinner clearly being the winner because we can sit indoors or on the deck and watch the sun go down over the James River. This is a local restaurant where the residents come to eat, not a chain or franchise with formula entrees. Crab Shack Seafood Restaurant on the James is one of our favorites in the Hampton Roads area, and we will be back again. Just be sure to turn off the highway before the James River Bridge or you're in for a very long u-turn.

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Reviewed December 17, 2013

This restaurant offered a great view and the service was good. We were disappointed in the food. We had fried shrimp and both fried and grilled flounder. It didn't taste fresh and the grilled flounder was undercooked. Would not recommend this restaurant unless you are just looking to have a drink and enjoy the view.

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