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Kevin's Crab Shack

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704 10th St W, Palmetto, FL 34221-3806
+1 941-479-4997
11:00 - 20:00
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Tue - Thu 11:00 - 19:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 20:00
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Bradenton, Florida
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514 reviews
314 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 190 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It's one of those situations, that, what you were expecting and what REALITY is are two very different animals. If I were giving a rating for the friendliness of the staff I would give it a five! But I have to speak of the overall restaurant. We walked in and noticed right away the tired, old and well-worn ambiance. Now,... More 

Thank pablocollier
Sarasota, Florida
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33 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Came in on a Friday night and we were surprised it wasn't busy. The service is friendly and efficient...most restaurants have lousy service when it isn't busy. Everyone said "welcome to Kevin's" when we walked through the door. Our server, Sharon, was very knowledgeable and answered our questions with good information. As another reviewer said, the soft drinks are not... More 

Thank Shannan M
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We just spent a week visiting the Bradenton/Sarasota area and stopped by for our last meal before going into the Tampa airport. People/service were very friendly, prices were reasonable, and food was excellent. In fact, it was one of the best meals we had in Florida. We had a variety of meals but Joes #1 (with garlic) and Kevin's special... More 

Thank Eric H
Palmetto, Florida
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Food is good but atmosphere and service not so MUCH they need to upgrade on service and update everything inside

Thank noogieland123
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29 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

Went hubby and another couple found it by word of mouth. To start we had fried wings and I am talking big wings and meaty. I had a big bowl with 3 blue crabs and about 10 shrimp a big baking potato sliced in half and corn on the cob all cooked in garlic butter and old Bay. Cooked to... More 

Thank rosabean
Linton, Indiana
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174 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

We stumbled upon this place while in town for the Boat show.The food was wonderful with large portions and the menu had a large selection of options.We had the Spicy Shrimp with rice and peas.The Shrimp was good size and tender with a Creole sauce.Our waitress was great and kept the tea coming since the spicy Shrimp IS spicy.This was... More 

Thank Terrib24
Bradenton, Florida
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28 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016

Service un attentive, no check back what so ever after food served - it was not even busy ( on a Friday night ? ). Ala cart pulled pork sandwich $8, small and stringy. Kevin's special boiled shrimp ( 1/2 # ? ), sausage, and corn had 6 very small shrimp, probably 18-20 count size, should have been 9 or... More 

Thank Jon D
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016 via mobile

My husband and I ordered the Captains Platter. It was very. We shared it. Greg service and great price. Will definitely go again.

Thank Annette C
Palmetto, Florida
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40 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

This is a different dining experience, gives one the feeling of an earlier way of life in Florida. Country stile dining with plenty of good seafood. If you want a different experience this is the place to go.;

Thank edbenn007
Marble, Colorado
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24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016 via mobile

I have eaten at Kevin's twice in the last two weeks. Tried The Challenger the first time, spicy creole type shrimp dish: Great! Second time I had Joes Special#1, shrimp, potato, sausage and corn (similar to a low country boil): Great! My husband tried the ribs and collard greens: Great! He ordered a full rack and took half of it... More 

Thank Jan L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 19:00
11:00 - 19:00
11:00 - 19:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 704 10th St W, Palmetto, FL 34221-3806
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Palmetto
  • Phone Number: +1 941-479-4997

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?