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Crab's Claw

201 W Atlantic Blvd, Atlantic Beach, NC 28512-5729
+1 252-726-8222
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good25%
  • Average10%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
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“surf and turf” (27 reviews)
“paella” (14 reviews)
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American, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
201 W Atlantic Blvd, Atlantic Beach, NC 28512-5729
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Mahi Mahi lunch special was awesome, and comes with a salad. We returned a few days later and had the shrimp plate and salmon sandwich. Very good food and service. Seating outside was great with a view of the ocean, but I think we came...More

Thank Any K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Came here for lunch with friends. Had the Mahi Mahi grilled sandwich and fries and it was absoutely loaded with flavor and was all I could eat, without the fries. I think we each had something different and everyone was very happy with their food....More

Thank Carlton H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The location is perfect for a relaxing evening or lunch. Conch Fritters, with this mango dipping sauce are a must, Very good food, good wait staff, very friendly as well

Thank osprey911
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The problem with the restaurant is the food. They've gone "Caribbean" in the last few years, but trust me it doesn't taste like it. My first issue was their serving dinner before we had finished our salads so they had to clear the dishes while...More

Thank K P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is my new favorite in Atlantic Beach. The ambiance of the location is perfect for a relaxing evening or lunch. The appetizers and dessert are for sure my favorite. Conch Fritters, with this heavenly mango dipping sauce, and crème brulee for dessert! I look...More

Thank MrsStiltner
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very good restaurant, pretty location looks like a small coastal village. Very good food, good wait staff, so friendly . We had a large party so waited for main course but had appetizers, soup , salads as well as cocktails on a very prompt schedule....More

Thank janiceharden
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My family and I visited Crab's Claw in Atlantic Beach during our vacation in August 2017. The location of the restaurant is ideal, as it is beach front! It's picture perfect, so relaxing. The service is supreme; let's say the staff each extend southern hospitality....More

Thank pecantann
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My friend and I were expecting a fantastic experience because the reviews were so good. The service was horrible. I suspect it was because we were two women rather than a couple or a large group. Most of the time we were ignored, but it...More

Thank singlechic
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Another year and I just couldn't wait to get back to the Crab's Claw . THe food ; the food the drink's .Where do I start ; well first the entrance and the staff were awesome and the only mistake we made was to eat...More

Thank rcbyronlighthouses9
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Really enjoyed the food here. We ate out several times at different restaurants on this vacation and this was my favorite of the week. Great setting down on the boardwalk looking out to the sea. Staff was very friendly and food delicious. Highly recommend it.

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Questions & Answers
Jenni D
11 June 2017|
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Response from Scott K | Reviewed this property |
They have a small lot there in front of their restaurant.
bill d
18 January 2017|
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Response from Rebecca C | Reviewed this property |
I am not sure if the full menu is always available. We visit throughout the year and have never been told that something wasn't available. I do know that triggerfish has been a featured special on at least two occasions. I... More
4 July 2016|
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Response from hjpoole | Reviewed this property |
No not that I have seen. This is not a restaurant that fits into the all you can eat category. The. Steampots though are customizable and although you are going to pay for what you get the quality is definitely there.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Bar Scene, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 201 W Atlantic Blvd, Atlantic Beach, NC 28512-5729
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Atlantic Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 252-726-8222
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