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The Crab Shack

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40 Estill Hammock Rd, Tybee Island, GA 31328-9702
+1 912-786-9857
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11:30 - 21:00
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Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Our party of six visited 4/23/17. Food was great and our server, Leslie, was outstanding. I had the boiled shrimp and crab soup. Very flavorful. My husband had the chicken salad and enjoyed it. Very generous helping of cole slaw. Decor is very unique, includes gator enclosure where you can feed the gators.

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Thank Karen C
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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 

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Atlanta, Georgia, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

What is a visit to Savannah or Tybee Island without stopping by the Crab Shack. This is my 3 and 4th visit here and loved every minute of it. The staff is always friendly and very helpful. I always enjoy dining outside on the deck looking over the river. The Low Country boil and Devil Crab is very good, I... More 

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New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

We had lunch here outside on a warm Wednesdsy afternoon. This restaurant is outside under big, old beautiful trees. We sat near the door where deliveries were made. We noticed many boxes of premade items such as soup, shrimp, dessert( key lime pie slices ) being delivered which made us believe that not many items on their menu were made... More 

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Excellent seafood, awesome environment and the kids loved feeding the alligators!! Save room for dessert because the desserts are unbelievably delicious as well!! Go by boat if you can!!

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Richmond, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Heard about the Crab Shack from a guy on he pier. Though it was a Saturday at lunch, our wait was only about 20 minutes. Loved walking through the alligator pond. Sat outside on the spacious deck overlooking the water. We enjoyed a low-country boil for two. It was HUGE! Shrimp, clams, mussels, stone crabs, crab legs, sausage, corn, potatoes.... More 

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Great local find on Tybee Island! This was our first visit and we can't wait to go back. So much local fare on the menu to choose it was hard to make up our minds. So we had a "little" of everything, land & sea!

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Thank JMB1216
thecrabshack, Guest Relations Manager at The Crab Shack, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience! We're glad that you enjoyed your meal, as well as our unique ambiance. We appreciate you recommending us to others, and we look forward to your next visit! More 

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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This restaurant was highly recommended by the locals. It did not disappoint. We sat at a table outside by the water. There was a wonderful breeze, great view, and very friendly helpful staff. The menu has a small variety of seafood, but the best part is none is fried. The shrimp salad was shrimp, celery and very little mayonnaise -... More 

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Thank Sanddollar37
thecrabshack, Guest Relations Manager at The Crab Shack, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience! We're glad that you enjoyed our homemade shrimp salad and coleslaw, as well as our unique ambiance, our views of Chimney Creek from our outdoor deck and marina, and the service you received. We appreciate you recommending us to others, and we look forward to your next visit! More 

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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Pretty good food but the overall atmosphere and value made it a 5 star in my opinion. Staff was funny and engaging, beautiful views, overall great experience.

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Thank matt v
thecrabshack, Guest Relations Manager at The Crab Shack, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience! We're glad that you enjoyed your meal, as well as our unique ambiance, our views of Chimney Creek from our outdoor deck and marina, and the service you received. We appreciate you recommending us to others, and we look forward to your next visit! More 

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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Enjoyed an early relaxing dinner, right on the water with a nice breeze. Friendly attentive staff, although they were out of blue crabs. Food was just ok nothing special. Pina cola, was weak and bland. Its an obvious tourist place, with great location and scenery. Oh and the alligators, and birds were cool.

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Thank Ebony E
thecrabshack, Guest Relations Manager at The Crab Shack, responded to this review

We are glad that you enjoyed our unique ambiance and views of Chimney Creek from our outdoor deck, but we are terribly sorry you found your experience to be only average, as we always wish for our guests to have an exceptional experience. Please do always ask for a manager if ever there is any aspect of your visit that... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8 - US$20
Cuisine
Bar, American, Seafood, Soups, Gluten Free Options
Meals
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, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 21:00
Monday
11:30 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 21:00
Thursday
11:30 - 21:00
Friday
11:30 - 22:00
Saturday
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
Description
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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