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Crabby Oddwaters

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310 Sunset Blvd N, Sunset Beach, NC 28468-4164
+1 910-579-6372
17:00 - 22:00
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Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 September 2016

Terrible service and tasteless food. If you want limp french fries, soggy breaded fish and shrimps, questionable broiled flounder and a not very good she crab soup, Crabby Oddwater is your place. I will never come back again.

1 Thank herealot
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25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 September 2016

Seafood/fish are very fresh as they are the only place in the area where the fresh catches come right up to the restaurant via boat! We ate at the bar, since there were just 2 of us. Bartender/server Joe greeted us immediately and was very attentive, personable and friendly. His suggestion to have the She Crab soup proved an excellent... More 

Thank jcottone
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28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

This was one of the best seafood restaurants I have ever been to. It's not a big place. It over looks the water way and most of the tables are by the windows. I had the soft shell crabs sautéed in butter Excellent. We will be back!!!

Thank Christine C
Summerfield, North Carolina, United States
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71 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

Went here with extended family. We had a blast. Our server was attentive, fun, and playful. The food was good and the servings were plentiful. We all left here feeling very satisfied.

Thank Jeffrey J
Yorktown, Virginia
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28 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

If you're in a hurry and it's a peak time...keep on to Calabash. We had a great dinner on Labor day...short wait, friendly staff, reasonable prices. They don't have a big dining area so big groups could have issues. Time it right and you won't experience the 1 star ratings!

Thank Joe H
Morristown, New Jersey
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41 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 August 2016

This restaurant has been around for all of the years we have been coming here, but we have not eaten there for 18 of them. Oh, the fish tastes so fresh! I'm sure it is because there is a fish market underneath. Almost every table is located by the window, so we had great water views. The service is friendly.... More 

Thank Jodi Z
Jacksonville, North Carolina
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5 reviews
Reviewed 22 August 2016

Menu selection is great, and you can't beat their prices! Everything was cooked to perfection! dinning are area isn't anything fancy, but with food this good, it doesn't matter.

Thank MrsFriesner
Mansfield, Texas
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257 reviews
149 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

First time here. Had the steamed shrimp, which were good but a little spicy. Loved the hush puppies. Most of my party had crab cake sandwiches with good reviews.

Thank Kari W
Charlotte, North Carolina
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19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

The meal was very enjoyable, however, the service was slow. I know there are issues that customers don't know about, but there were empty tables with a 20 minute wait. Waiters disappeared for long periods of time... It took over half an hour to get the correct balance on our check.

Thank kwstarke
Oak Island, North Carolina
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118 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 August 2016

I lovingly call this a seafood dive - we live an hour away and will be back. My Crabbie Oddwater Combo was good and had a broad selection of seafood. Two of our party got "buckets"...actually a large size roasting pan. The Bucket of Legs had 3 large crab clusters. Bills Hellacious Barge "bucket" will guarantee you a take home... More 

Thank bobatthebeach999

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 6 - USD 29
American, Seafood
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Television, Free Wifi
Good for
View, Local cuisine, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 310 Sunset Blvd N, Sunset Beach, NC 28468-4164
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Sunset Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 910-579-6372
Now open at 5:00 PM Tuesday thru Saturday. Come enjoy all our fresh seafood favorites!
Established in 1981 as Bill's Seafood Market proving only the freshest local seafood. In 1990, Crabby Oddwaters Restaurant was added to the property providing those same fresh seafood items from our market. Crabby's is a full service restaurant and bar offering something for everyone. Operated seasonally, open 7 nights a week from Memorial Day to Labor Day .

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