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The Original Crab Shanty

#23 of 1,096 Restaurants in Bronx
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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361 City Island Ave, Bronx, NY 10464-1322
+1 718-885-1810
11:00 - 01:30
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 01:30
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 02:30
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San Antonio, Texas
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276 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Having grown up on the Gulf Coast, my NYC relatives thought I would like this place. I did. Simple, straight-forward menu, huge servings. Not a fine-dining experience but perfect for the family outing. The fish on my platter was perfect; the shrimp, a bit overfried; the scallops, perfectly acceptable. The calarmari ... well, I'm still working on developing a taste... More 

Thank Playaman47
New York City, New York
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50 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

One of the best places on City Island and the food is good but something is definitely different. The food is very good but as a long time patron of the restaurant I know the food taste different. Tons of food for a great value & great price. Drinks are good too.

Thank tml8882
New York City, New York
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19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 April 2017

Not a bad place; service is good, food is ok, I used to come all the time, the last time I went I felt like the place could have been cleaner and the food had fallen off a bit. Maybe it was just a bad day though. I'll be back some other time to see.

Thank JoMamma73
New york
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61 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 April 2017

On Sunday, we specifically drove to Crab Shanty for the lobster dinner which is advertised on their website for $18.99. We got there and it was very crowded so we waited about 30 minutes to get a table and had a pina colada in the bar area (the bartenders are great – make a great drink and friendly). We finally... More 

1 Thank Beachfun12
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22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2017 via mobile

I have been eating here for years and Crab Shanty is still my favorite, you can't beat the prices and quantity and quality of food. The servers are way beyond excellent, they make you feel so much like family that you never want leave this place! For me, the biggest surprise about this seafood restaurant is how excellent the Italian... More 

Thank jacal
South Ozone Park, New York, United States
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 December 2016 via mobile

Very good food and decent prices!Armando was an excellent waiter.I will definitely revisit and recommend u do so as well.

1 Thank Derrick A
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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 November 2016

Very fresh seafood enormous portions come with soup or salad, whole garlic bread reasonable priced. You can't ask for anything more. We split the main dish and ordered two soups. It was enough for both of us. Be prepare to wait big crowds.

Thank Agp124
Howard Beach, New York
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

Took my grandmother here for lunch. It was ok the salad they offer with the meal was pretty skimpy. My grandmother loved her snow crabs. I ordered the 10 shrimps could have been more hot. They probably should have condiments on the table. This way I don't have to ask my server for it. She forgot I asked. By the... More 

Thank 727tabitham
Bronx, New York
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 18 October 2016

I lost count of how many times I have eaten here by myself, with friends and with family. There food is off the hook and they give you so much! Its also so very tasty the chefs do an excellent job. I usually only eat at city island restuarants in the warm summer months because its too cold over there... More 

Thank Carolynn C
Batavia, Illinois
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156 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 October 2016

Heard so much of City Island Bronx. People have been coming here for many many years. So on our visit of NY we decided to give it a try. Very crowded but really did not wait that long. Service was friendly and prompt. Our seafood was very good.

Thank kniden

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Seafood, American
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Highchairs Available
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 01:30
11:00 - 01:30
11:00 - 01:30
11:00 - 01:30
11:00 - 01:30
11:00 - 02:30
11:00 - 02:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 361 City Island Ave, Bronx, NY 10464-1322
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Bronx
  • Phone Number: +1 718-885-1810

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