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“Fabulous food & service”
Review of The Crab Shack

The Crab Shack
Ranked #244 of 2,439 Restaurants in Auckland Central
Cuisines: Seafood
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Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: The Crab Shack is a coastal themed casual dining and drinking experience. Whilst we cater for all tastes, we specialize in seafood with a special emphasis on crab yet including other fabulous meals. "By the Scoop", "From the Earth" "From the Charcoal Barrel" are all included on our menu. The Crab Shack provides fun, smiles and frivolity in a casual yet entertaining waterfront environment. Affordable is an understatement, check out our daily deals today!
Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

We were recommended this place for dinner by the hotel and it did not disappoint. Amazing muscles & huge clams in a white wine & cream sauce. Delicious (but please give us some crusty bread to mop up the sauce with!)
Served delightfully by a young French guy called Alexander. Setting was was wonderful and the heaters took the chill from the sea breeze.
Definitely recommend this place 10/10

Thank SharonL66
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Reviewed 5 April 2018 via mobile

Welcomed immediately upon walking in. Great view made for a pleasant dinner. Had the market catch and it was delicious for a reasonable price. Service was awesome!

Thank Cassie B
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Reviewed 4 April 2018

We enjoyed a few ales here and some snacks while spending a day off the Sun Princess cruise ship.It was an interesting set-up with the oyster bar part seemingly run privately. It was all a bit confusing but we enjoyed the visit. The weather was hot and the oysters didn't seem on enough ice for my liking so we avoided them. Good location for people watching and friendly oyster bar waiter.

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Thank Lynette F
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Crabshackakl, Manager at The Crab Shack, responded to this reviewResponded 5 April 2018

Hi there Lynette,

Thank you for taking the time to review us! Hope you having a wonderful time travelling.

Warm regards The CS Team

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Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

Head waitress extremely rude and non welcoming, it was like you where putting her out just by turning up. The waitress was from Germany she was lovely, though getting watched like a Hawke by the head waitress or Manager. Had over priced fish and chips it was ok but definitely not worth the money or the atmosphere !!! For a holiday destination you would think they would have someone who “wants” to be there and be pleasant ! We won’t be back !

Thank 4-Love-to-Travel00
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Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

Went here on recent trip to Auckland. There was a short queue with a 5 minute wait. Really enjoyable food, friendly staff without pretence. I was a bit disappointed with the lack of a variety of crab dishes. I particularly enjoyed the swimmer crab tacos as my starter. Would definitely recommend it if you’re in the quay district of Auckland.

Thank JimmyD_8
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