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Crab's Claw

201 W Atlantic Blvd, Atlantic Beach, NC 28512-5729
+1 252-726-8222
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good25%
  • Average10%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
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“crab claws” (62 reviews)
“surf and turf” (29 reviews)
“paella” (15 reviews)
Closed Now
11:30 am - 10:00 pmAll hours
American, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
201 W Atlantic Blvd, Atlantic Beach, NC 28512-5729
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Reviewed 27 December 2017 via mobile

Very bad experience. Food served cold and took forever. Worst restaurant we have tried on the coast. Overpriced, which we never complain about if the food is decent. Bacon wrapped scallops were dripping in barbeque sauce (and cold). Biscuits burned on bottom and cold. Lobster...More

Thank O1869IEdianec
Reviewed 22 December 2017 via mobile

We were in the mood for simple seafood and went for dinner. I had a grouper sandwich, which was good; my wife had the clams in white wine sauce, which was not too good. The clams themselves seemed fresh and succulent but the sauce was...More

Thank Chino E
Reviewed 18 December 2017 via mobile

They say it’s a Caribbean vibe, but they need to hire an interior decorator. The restaurant is a little odd, because there really isn’t a theme inside. I will say the ribeye steak was awesome. I will order the ribeye again. My wife had the...More

1  Thank Shawn M
Reviewed 5 December 2017

We arrived at Crab's Claw around 1:00pm and there was a small disagreement going on in the kitchen area (with a young child) that is just left of the door when you walk in. We waited just a couple of minutes and the hostess came...More

Thank terri d
Reviewed 27 November 2017

Great place once you get inside. Arriving in parking lot was not sure it was open, no clear path to front door. But after getting in lead upstairs to dining room by grumpy hostess, thought made wrong choice. However, the wait staff was exceptional. Our...More

1  Thank brianfG4062GU
Reviewed 27 November 2017 via mobile

Fabulous food, incredible view, and excellent service. What more could you ask for? My husband and I had a beautiful view of the sunset during dinner. The whole restaurant is really ocean view, regardless of where you sit. I had the trigger fish special -...More

1  Thank Twinkle_NC
Reviewed 25 November 2017

This was one of our favorite restaurants but sadly my husband is handicapped now and this restaurant is not wheelchair accessible. The food is incredible as well as the view. We will miss dining here.

Thank cleo320
Reviewed 21 November 2017 via mobile

Had a great lunch and would strongly advise sitting outside and enjoying the beach view. Had the shrimp steam pot and ate everything!!! The snow crab steam pot is definitely worth it! If you save room, try the turtle cheesecake. It will not disappoint.

Thank 919FrankieTraveler
Reviewed 21 November 2017

After having driven 9 hours to Atlantic Beach, my wife and I were hungry for some good fresh seafood. The DoubleTree suggested Crab's Claw and we're glad they did. We started with conch fritters, then had salads and then our entrees. I had blackened tuna...More

Thank Jarratt B
Reviewed 14 November 2017 via mobile

My husband and I tried the Crab's Claw for dinner. It's right on Atlantic Beach. I had the Snow crab pot and my husband had the Trigger fish special. Both were very good. I wouldn't recommend the conch fritters though as they weren't so great...More

Thank karenmj2014
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Jeff H
25 October 2017|
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Response from BeachinIt28512 | Reviewed this property |
No. Grouper, salmon and mahi are on the menu. But that does not mean it might not be a special for the night. Since they are open for lunch u can call early to see if they have it for that night. 252-726-8222
Jenni D
12 June 2017|
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Response from Scott K | Reviewed this property |
They have a small lot there in front of their restaurant.
bill d
19 January 2017|
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Response from Rebecca C | Reviewed this property |
I am not sure if the full menu is always available. We visit throughout the year and have never been told that something wasn't available. I do know that triggerfish has been a featured special on at least two occasions. I... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, View, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 201 W Atlantic Blvd, Atlantic Beach, NC 28512-5729
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Atlantic Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 252-726-8222
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