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The Original Crab Shanty

361 City Island Ave, Bronx, NY 10464-1322
+1 718-885-1810
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Overview
  • Excellent32%
  • Very good39%
  • Average19%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible6%
Travellers talk about
“lobster” (25 reviews)
“salad” (15 reviews)
“crab cakes” (7 reviews)
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CUISINES
American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
361 City Island Ave, Bronx, NY 10464-1322
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1 - 10 of 136 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 5 weeks ago

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

Thank prudentcall
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent. Grilled seafood here. Crabs , lobsters and fish all terrific. Service is pretty good but crowded in the weekends. Nice appetizers of clams and oysters available. Prices a bit high

Thank Allan S
Reviewed 23 July 2017 via mobile

I have been to several restaurants on City Island and usually found them to be decent food but nothing special. That changed when I went to the Crab Shanty. We were a party of five people and everyone raved about the food that they had....More

Thank marjay3
Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

This was my third time visiting the Crab Shanty but I wasn't impressed this time. Service wasn't great and the food was bland. Well, the shrimp franchase was good.

Thank natlove007
Reviewed 14 June 2017

I have traveled a great deal and enjoyed the privilege of living in New York for over 50 years, and The Crab Shanty has always been my favorite restaurant. Everything, from the drinks to the appetizers to the garlic bread to the pasta to the...More

Thank Nebulous V
Reviewed 10 June 2017 via mobile

Food is always great here! Fresh seafood and tasty drinks! Good atmosphere. Our server had a great attitude and the food was fast and hot.

Thank lemmymial
Reviewed 30 May 2017

Complete agreement with TML8882, food was good and I like this place one of my favorite restaurants on the island. I love seafood and I find this place to be the most affordable with extremely good food.... however I have been coming here for years...More

Thank valerie1827
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Highchairs Available
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 01:30
Monday
11:00 - 01:30
Tuesday
11:00 - 01:30
Wednesday
11:00 - 01:30
Thursday
11:00 - 01:30
Friday
11:00 - 02:30
Saturday
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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