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King's Crab Shack

239 W 4th St, Winston Salem, NC 27101-2823
+1 336-306-9567
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good36%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“crab legs” (31 reviews)
“oysters” (46 reviews)
“shrimp po boy” (10 reviews)
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm Hours
American, Bar, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
239 W 4th St, Winston Salem, NC 27101-2823
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Reviewed yesterday

Crowded, small restaurant. If you can't get a table, there is seating at the bar. Staff was very nice. The food is plentiful. I love the Cajun crab dip. We shared a steamed bucket. Delicious. Good beer selection . If you're looking for a fried,...More

Thank breezy65
Reviewed 5 days ago

And the fried okra was to die for. Not enamoured of the crab cake sandwich, but the calamari was good. We’d go back again in a heartbeat.

Thank riterchick
Reviewed 15 October 2018 via mobile

Wow!!! Stumbled upon this gem on Saturday night to celebrate a friend’s birthday. We were blown away by the amazing food and great service. I grew up in Virginia on the Chesapeake Bay and this was some of the best seafood I’ve ever had! The...More

Thank bcsinger25
Reviewed 2 October 2018

We ate at the Crab Shack with a group of family (8 people) and service was prompt and efficient! The food was good - my oysters were terrific, but the shrimp were overdone a bit. I still ate them all! My sister had the calamari...More

Thank springva
Reviewed 30 September 2018 via mobile

We went during a visit to Winston-Salem, and ordered the steam pot for 2. It was enough food for 2, but there was virtually no seasoning on the food. I added old bay, which improved the taste. I had crab dip for the appetizer, but...More

Thank Ebony A
Reviewed 29 September 2018 via mobile

This was our first time in Winston-Salem and to Kings crab shack. It was very crowded when we arrived but got a table immediately. Our server was nice and friendly. We ordered ouster’s on the half shell raw appetizer and they were delicious. We ordered...More

Thank KeithF788
Reviewed 20 September 2018 via mobile

We had a great time here for hubby’s birthday. Six of us at the new location. It’s very clean GREAT service. We had lots of crab legs, shrimp etc. loved it!

Thank LeslieL4
Reviewed 8 September 2018 via mobile

I’ve eaten here a few times. I usually get shrimp po-boy with slaw and fries. The chicken sandwich is also tasty as long as it isn’t over fried. The staff is nice. You can call in, dine in, or sit outside

Thank ladylapoet
Reviewed 7 September 2018

I have rarely had a restaurant experience this bad. Began with it being my daughter's birthday and she sat in a sticky mess on the bench that was left. As we came in the door a handicapped elderly man was struggling, just struggling to get...More

Thank Serenewellness
Reviewed 7 September 2018

We started lunch with the creamy mussel and oyster soup which was excellent. For entrees we had the crab cakes and the shrimp and scallops in vodka pink sauce and both were very very good. Service was fast and friendly. We will be back for...More

Thank pjkiss
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15 July 2018|
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Response from KeithF788 | Reviewed this property |
Parking garage a block away. To the east of the restaurant near the Embassy Suites.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 40
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 239 W 4th St, Winston Salem, NC 27101-2823
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Winston Salem
  • Phone Number: +1 336-306-9567
  • E-mail
A seafood restaurant/bar in the heart of Downtown Winston-Salem. Raw, Steamed, Grilled, Fried Oysters. Crabs? We got em. Soft Shell, Blue, Stone, Chesapeake, Maryland, and more! We also have a selection of sandwiches, appetizers, and entrees!Thirteen draught selection, with a large assortment of bottled beer, and a full liquor bar! Blended, frozen, and specialty tropical drinks also available!
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