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Happy Crab

$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Seafood, Soups, Pub
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35 Water St, Eastport, ME 04631-1532
+1 207-853-9400
11:00 - 19:30
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Sun 11:00 - 19:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 19:30
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 20:00
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Eastport, Maine
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53 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2017

We were looking for a place to eat in Eastport on a Sunday night and the Happy Crab was the only one open! They were having a fish and chips special, for $8.00, so the four of us ordered it. The fish turned out to be Haddock and the portions were more than adequate. The fries were also very good.... More 

Thank Robert D
Augusta, Maine
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44 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 December 2016

We were here for dinner in early December. The restaurant annex to the bar has glaring fluorescent lights and is prone to get cold if people stand in the door for too long. There are 2 doors, but people seem to like to hold both of them open for extended periods. This happens everywhere all winter; I don't know why.... More 

Thank Chellie R
New Haven, Connecticut
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56 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 December 2016

I went to Eastport in late October. Had no idea almost everything would be closed. I made it to the Happy Crab right before the kitchen closed. Had a yummy burger and fries and everyone was so friendly. Everyone gave me suggestions on where I could go for some great sightseeing and if I go back to Eastport, I know... More 

Thank Kristina F
Saint Louis, Missouri
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535 reviews
337 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 144 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 November 2016

We happened into the Happy Crab seeking lunch during a car tour of the Maine sea coast and the Bay of Fundy. What a pleasant surprise!! The lobster roll was one of the best that we tried in over a week in Maine at many local spots and the clam chowder bowl was equally delicious & full of seafood. Overall... More 

Thank JimSTL1021
Virginia Beach
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

We have been in Eastport for he second year and I must say we eat at the Happy Crab often. We have never been disappointed in the service, the food nor the atmosphere. You can eat indoors or outside on a nice day. The staff are super helpful and always there for you. You can tell the enjoy your presence... More 

Thank Janice Y
Peekskill, New York
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73 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 October 2016

We stopped here on a rainy Monday after spending about three hours at Reversing Falls in Pembroke. We were planning to go to Quoddy Lobster but they were closed and we passed this place so we gave it a try. We split a bowl of chowder and both had fish and chops and a beer. The chowder was incredible -... More 

Thank UncleJackNY
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76 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

A friend and I were at this local pub for a few beers and a light meal. We both had the Cesar salad...it was fresh and crisp..delicious. I also had a cup of their clam chowder..it was loaded with clams and few potatoes. It was so good I wanted more but fought off the urge! If I ever get back... More 

Thank obcine
Boston, Massachusetts
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163 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 October 2016

Lunch at this small, local joint was fresh and tasty with prompt service. There is a bar in the back (separate room) and also an outdoor deck with views of the water. We ordered grilled seafood salad (local shrimp, lobster, and scallops) and fried scallops and fries. Fries are exceptionally good.

Thank Kathy H
Litchfield, NH
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74 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 September 2016

My daughter and I were in Eastport, ME this past weekend (9/23/2016) to check the city out and stay at some amazing cabins. At my brother's recommendation, we ate at the Happy Crab. The food was excellent and the service very good as well. The only complaint was that the lighting was horrible - a very cold temperature LED in... More 

Thank KBTM
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

My family, kids and friends love this place. Friendly, great service and great food. Been here several times and never been disappointed!!!

Thank Rebecca R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Bar, Seafood, Soups, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 19:00
11:00 - 19:30
11:00 - 19:30
11:00 - 19:30
11:00 - 19:30
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 35 Water St, Eastport, ME 04631-1532
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  DownEast and Acadia Maine  >  Eastport
  • Phone Number: +1 207-853-9400
Popular Pub Style Menu: Good Food Fun Folks.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?