We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

King's Crab Shack

239 W 4th St, Winston Salem, NC 27101-2823
+1 336-306-9567
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent50%
  • Very good35%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“crab legs” (30 reviews)
“oysters” (44 reviews)
“shrimp po boy” (9 reviews)
Closed Now
American, Bar, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
239 W 4th St, Winston Salem, NC 27101-2823
All Details
Write a ReviewReviews (223)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 221 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had lunch here with our work group. The waitress was very nice. We all really enjoyed our food. Most of us ordered a seafood dish, but even there non seafood choices were great. They have burgers and chicken dishes as well. This place is...More

Thank Florafitzpatrik
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

King's has some of the freshest seafood this side of the ocean. Reasonable prices, excellent service, what's not to love?!?

Thank Herdawho
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I never found many restaurants that had seafood that weren't a commercial chain. This has good food, funky vibe, and brings a little bit of the oceanside vibe with it. Staff were nice and it was a good time overall.

Thank Tiffany C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

King’s Crab Shack is a great find in the heart of downtown Winston Salem. I had the soft shell crab sandwich. The soft shell crab was cooked perfectly. The fries that came with it were great as well. The service was excellent! I highly recommend...More

Thank Michael D
Reviewed 7 May 2018 via mobile

The hostess was amazing. The waitress was nice. This restaurant has indoor and outdoor seating. I went yesterday, Sunday evening and there was no wait to be seated. I ordered king crab legs. They were great for the most part except they do not cut...More

Thank Jae Rocks E
Reviewed 30 April 2018

This was a surprise to us! We wanted seafood and this is what google suggested! We are so glad they did!!! Cool vibe in a small store front. Great fresh food! Nothing fancy but very tasty and friendly!

Thank Juliamom3
Reviewed 30 April 2018

And they weren't wrong! I had lunch here, sat at the bar and had grouper, cole slaw and roasted potatoes. The bartender was attentive, the service was fast, the food was wonderful and hot, and the beer was cold! It's a great casual place.

Thank _pgparkerforbes
Reviewed 21 April 2018 via mobile

We came to eat here after seeing reviews online ( travelled from Cleveland) was looking forward to shrimp ceviche but they weren't making it that night. No worries, plenty of tasty things on their menu. Lobster rolls were good. Enjoyed our drinks. Very nice waitress....More

Thank Steve B
Reviewed 12 April 2018 via mobile

Seafood is unbelievable whether it’s crab legs steam pot or oysters what a great asset to Winston-Salem keep up the good work.

Thank Brent W
Reviewed 4 March 2018

The food was good, though not spectacular. The service was good, though not spectacular. The environment was fun, albeit a bit loud if you're looking for somewhere less playful or festive. A nice concept well executed overall, and worthy of your consideration for a visit....More

Thank FlorinadianPrivateer
Nearby HotelsSee all 39 hotels in Winston Salem
Winston-Salem Marriott
465 reviews
.10 km away
Embassy Suites by Hilton Winston - Salem
959 reviews
.16 km away
Kimpton Cardinal Hotel
276 reviews
.21 km away
Fairfield Inn & Suites Winston-Salem Downtown
164 reviews
.55 km away
Nearby Restaurants
Camino Bakery
225 reviews
.11 km away
295 reviews
.16 km away
Mellow Mushroom
340 reviews
.15 km away
Nearby Attractions
M.C. Benton Jr. Convention Center
49 reviews
.28 km away
Piedmon Craftsmen
13 reviews
.37 km away
Ronnie's Country Store
8 reviews
.51 km away
The Stevens Center
5 reviews
.19 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from King's Crab Shack staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Improve this listing

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
Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
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!
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing