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The Original Crab Shanty

361 City Island Ave, Bronx, NY 10464-1322
+1 718-885-1810
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  • Excellent33%
  • Very good39%
  • Average18%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible6%
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“garlic bread” (32 reviews)
“lobster” (27 reviews)
“salad” (19 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
361 City Island Ave, Bronx, NY 10464-1322
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were searching for Baltimore style hard crabs. This is about as close as we could come in NYC. Shells are off and they are served as halves in broth (probably boiled not steamed)... All their seafood was well prepared and the entrees come with...More

Thank dwroesekejr
Reviewed 23 January 2018

The Crab Shanty is one of the best family friendly restaurants on the island. The food is always great and fresh.

Thank Tonya J
Reviewed 2 January 2018

The Crab Shanty has a great special. Lobster, clams, shrimp, Potato. OMG Garlic Bread! Great food, fun atmosphere, friendly staff.

Thank Mike D
Reviewed 9 October 2017

Not very high prices, considering the tremendous amount of food you get. To be honest, I've had better seafood, but for a family place, it's not bad. It's loud; if your taste in music runs to oldies stations playing "Total Eclipse of the Heart" and...More

Thank JogNy
Reviewed 27 September 2017

pricey but alot of food. very crowded but the food came out fast. Mostly fried seafood - the scallops were very juicy (not dry) but the appetizer, Combo Steamer Pot was not great - the clams, etc. were still gritty. Still, worth the trip.

Thank Lorraine N
Reviewed 25 September 2017

Now the size of platters are Hugh ! Why? I have no idea the first good thing that appears on the table is a loaf of great garlic bread ...husband always orders prince rib and lobster which was cooked well and tasty .this time I...More

Thank Morganna
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

Love love love this place!!! Fun atmosphere and friendly wait staff. The crab legs were so fresh!!! I also tried the steamed clams and the crab and fried shrimp platter. Try them broiled with old bay!!! Drinks were also on point. Will definitely visit this...More

Thank carmendownes01
Reviewed 5 September 2017

We had lunch at The Crab Shanty. The restaurant is dark and dated. The waitress was pleasant and the service was prompt. Overall, the food was heavy and fairly greasy. The garlic bread was tasty but soaked in butter or oil. The fried shrimp were...More

Thank Docsbk
Reviewed 4 September 2017

Considering the location is not that far away from Manhattan, the Mecca of the best restaurants, eating seafood in City Island is ridiculously expensive, especially it is done via the typical frying, broiling, and boiling. This place at least offer a somewhat reasonable menu with...More

Thank Henry C
Reviewed 20 August 2017

Im so angry, I got so sick from eating at the crab shanty in the bronx, when I got home i had severe diarrhea, severe abdominal pain, and a sore throat. and im not allergic to seafood, Ive came here in the past and notice...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 am - 1:30 am
11:00 am - 1:30 am
11:00 am - 1:30 am
11:00 am - 1:30 am
11:00 am - 1:30 am
11:00 am - 2:30 am
11:00 am - 2:30 am
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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