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The Crab Shack

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40 Estill Hammock Rd, Tybee Island, GA 31328-9702
+1 912-786-9857
11:30 - 21:00
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Sun - Thu 11:30 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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Vineland, New Jersey
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

A bucket of oysters was consumed with great pleasure, and help from Ana, our server who saw I was struggling...so she opened all the stubborn ones. Then, she showed the table next to us how to eat the crawfish. She certainly added to the fun we had at this popular place. Definitely recommended. Fresh seafood and friendly staff. Well done!

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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

I've been to the Crab Shack a few times now, and I thought I should finally do a review. It's been a perfect experience every time--from the food to the service--and it's just one of the coolest places you can go for dinner. Take time to visit to feed the gators, and get the Captain Crab's Sampler Platter. You won't... More 

1 Thank Erica L
About Restaurant's Favourite Review
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Max was our server and it was a windy, cool evening. He offered my daughter his jacket. He was an exceptional waiter and the food was amazing. We visit here everytime we come to Savannah. My daughter loved feeding the gators too!

Thank Alison S
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Not only is the food amazing but the service is impeccable! Derrick, the waitor was absolutely amazing!!! He gave the best service I think I've ever had in a restaurant. THANK YOU DERRICK FOR SHOWING ME THE BEST TIME IVE EVER HAD AT A RESTAURANT!

1 Thank Sean B
Hartselle, Alabama
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Our server (Ana) was amazing and the food was so delicious!!! Highly recommend! Also enjoyed seeing the exotic bird shack and seeing the alligator lagoon.

Thank TiffanyWilemon
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The food is amazing! Our server John was very knowledgeable about all the items on the menu. This is a really cool place to eat. They are dog friendly, so we were able to take our Yorkie with us! Take some time to see the baby alligators and the beautiful exotic birds in the gift shop. All the employees are... More 

Thank Lori O
Cleveland, Ohio
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24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We stopped here on our way to the beach on Tybee Island. My husband and I both got the Crab soup and then split the seafood platter for one person. It was a lot of food, I can't imagine if we had gotten the 2 person. It was all great and for a very reasonable price. Would recommend if you're... More 

Thank Holly E
Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
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67 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Very funky place but not in a nice way.. Seemed dirty. They serve on paper plates and use paper towels for napkins but in this case its not cute. Mussels were a waste of money. Expensive for what you get and what kind of place it is. I will never go back.

Thank Tony T
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4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Excellent food! We came here with family for our celebration dinner after we got married. The waitress was amazing and could joke around with us. The food came out fast even though we had a big group and tasted good. We got the Captain's Sampler for 2. We eat at alot of seafood restaurants and always get the platter if... More 

Thank Skonstas
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We live close to Tybee, and go to the crab shack practically every time we are out that way. We took our family (who live in Tennessee and Texas) with us on this outing. The food was amazing, as usual, but our server, Chad, was awesome! We never ran out of our drinks, we accidentally forgot to put in an... More 

Thank Courtney P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8 - US$20
Bar, American, Seafood, Soups, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Cheap Eats, View, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:30 - 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: 40 Estill Hammock Rd, Tybee Island, GA 31328-9702
  • Location: United States  >  Georgia (GA)  >  Georgia Coast  >  Tybee Island
  • Phone Number: +1 912-786-9857
The Crab Shack isn't just a restaurant, it's a destination! We seat more than 700 guests and offer both indoor and outdoor dining options. Both dining rooms and our outdoor dining deck offer picturesque views of Chimney Creek. Both the young and young-at-heart will enjoy our interactive, educational "Gator Lagoon" which is home to 78 baby alligators; our aviary which is home to more than a dozen rescued exotic birds, and our "Gift Shack". The Crab Shack offers traditional Low Country fare, including fresh streamed and boiled seafood and slow-cooked BBQ. We also have a kid's menu available with burgers, hot dogs, and pizza. The Crab Shack is and always has been a family owned business, and recently began shipping our entrees in ready-to-be-cooked kits through LoCo To Go. Stop by and experience all we have to offer for yourself!

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