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Crab Shack Seafood Restaurant on the James

7601 River Rd, River Fishing Pier, Newport News, VA 23607-1780
+1 757-245-2722
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  • Excellent28%
  • Very good37%
  • Average20%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible6%
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“seafood” (49 reviews)
“cole slaw” (19 reviews)
“steamed crabs” (3 reviews)
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American, Bar, Seafood
$$ - $$$
7601 River Rd, River Fishing Pier, Newport News, VA 23607-1780
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Reviewed 1 week ago

went here with a group of family , we tried all the appetizers and all was fresh and great tasting. More Bar food style Rest. then anything else. great for friends and after work.

Thank thejeffb
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The crab shack was a very nice atmosphere. The food was refreshing and the alcoholic drinks were on point. I also enjoyed the fact that the prices on the food were phenomenal. I paid under $25 for drinks and dinner on a Friday night.

Thank Longislandgirl516
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I enjoyed this place, this is the only place I can put a baby bib on and go to work, I seafood is delicious, and the golden brown shrimp are a must, outside dining is the best come one come all

Thank craigj802
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

You feel like you can almost touch the waves. You sit yards out from the beach in modern dining with huge windows and choice of inside or outside dining. The crab cakes are always good but this time had fish and chips and my wife...More

Thank Robert B
Reviewed 30 January 2018

This fishing pier is enormous and I would have expected to catch a lot of fish. I stood on the pier for three hours and didn't catch a thing. The crab shack restaurant claims to offer freshly caught seafood. Somebody is apparently having success. There...More

Thank Peter H
Reviewed 26 January 2018

It has been a while since we visitied the Crab Shack on the river. The setting is particullary lovely especially during sunset. It is a great time to try out the special menu during restaurant week. My husband ordered the Tuna steak sandwich and it...More

Thank 2muchfun4us
Reviewed 17 January 2018 via mobile

Let me just start by saying the Shecrab soup is to die for!! I could have eaten a gallon of that and still want more!! I had the crab cake dinner which came with a baked potato and salad! My son had a lb of...More

Thank BeckyPaup
Reviewed 14 December 2017

The Crab Shack is a great place to go for lunch or dinner. We went for lunch today, the crab cake sandwich is my favorite. The shrimp poppers are great too. Prices are great too.

Thank Gigi G
Reviewed 5 December 2017

Went on a Thursday with the wife...wasnt busy, but still waited and waited for our meal. Service was very slow...been before and definately not the same experience at all. Food was barely warm when arrived, seemed it was all frozen and just microwaved. The taste...More

Thank Gg G
Reviewed 13 November 2017 via mobile

The three of us agreed that seafood was what we wanted for lunch, so we decided to give this a try. My husband had the fried shrimp, and felt it was “okay “. I️ ordered the peel and eat boiled shrimp, and felt the same...they...More

Thank DecembeSarah
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Nancy C
13 November 2015|
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Response from ChartreuseBuzzard | Reviewed this property |
If you call the restaurant, they may be able to give you the recipe. Good luck!
bill p
22 August 2015|
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Response from engprof | Reviewed this property |
Don't know. But the crab cakes are great!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, View, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
11:00 am - 12:30 am
11:00 am - 12:30 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7601 River Rd, River Fishing Pier, Newport News, VA 23607-1780
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Newport News
  • Phone Number: +1 757-245-2722
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