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The Crab Shack

$$ - $$$
American, Seafood, Bar, Pub
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55 Scotts Hill Loop Rd, Intersection with Hwy 17, Wilmington, NC 28411-6731
+1 910-319-0688
11:30 - 21:30
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Fri - Sun 11:30 - 21:30
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Mechanicsville, Maryland
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 October 2016

Don't let the shack fool you - it's a great place to eat at! The crab dip was the bomb! My daughter and I both got the crab leg dinner - very good!

Thank Karen E
Greensburg, Pennsylvania
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

The five of us had a different menu item, all of us love everything we got. Not a complaint. Very fast well liked service too. I would recommend, and I'm a tough grader.

1 Thank Robert J
Lewiston, United States
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86 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 October 2016

On the whole, this was a pretty good experience. The seafood was plentiful and surprisingly the burger hit the spot. The major problem, however, was some of the crabs in the Crab Daddy tasted rank and were clearly dead before they were cooked. The crabs had the right amount of seasoning, though one in the party believed they could have... More 

Thank tren2no
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 September 2016

Four of us went for dinner. calamari was great an long with crablegs. Not much on ambience. What everyone had was verry good. Just cant remember what they had

1 Thank jddslucas2
Raleigh, United States
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45 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

Stopped here for a quick bite to eat before hitting the beach and was not disappointed! I had the boom boom shrimp wrap and my boyfriend had the soft shell crab sandwich. Both meals were excellent!

Thank Schnika P
Hampstead, North Carolina
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151 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

If you like local dives and good seafood this might be your place. We ate dinner here last night and enjoyed the food, all 7 of us. Serving sizes were generous and we were seated and fed quickly. The waitress was attentive and friendly and we were all very happy. Lunch prices look good, but be ready for $20 or... More 

Thank bfarber
Clayton, North Carolina
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81 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 August 2016

The family and I were looking for an affordable seafood restaurant and stumbled across this place. The menu was extensive in both seafood and sandwiches. The crab dip was very good and I really enjoyed the soft-shell crabs. The bartender and server were friendly. Had a good time.

Thank John W
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

We don't get to eat out much as a family and this experience was awful. Not very busy but service was awful including the waitress being rude to my sister in law. Food was mediocre at best. $worst 100 bucks I've EVER spent on bad food and getting treated poorly. Sad because I work really hard to earn my income.

Thank Michelle A
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

The food wasn't bad, but it wasn't excellent. The service was pretty good considering there was a single waitress for the entire restaurant. Probably wouldn't go back, though.

Thank Lauren L
Goldsboro, North Carolina
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

Don't judge this place by its cover. The food is great. Large portions. The service is friendly. Full bar but still family enough for children.

Thank melindam688

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Seafood, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 55 Scotts Hill Loop Rd, Intersection with Hwy 17, Wilmington, NC 28411-6731
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Wilmington
  • Phone Number: +1 910-319-0688

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