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The Crab Shack

40 Estill Hammock Rd, Tybee Island, GA 31328-9702
+1 912-786-9857
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good26%
  • Average12%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
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“crab” (546 reviews)
“seafood” (1,005 reviews)
“potatoes” (387 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. Hours
Bar, Barbecue, American, Seafood, Soups, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
40 Estill Hammock Rd, Tybee Island, GA 31328-9702
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here
Sponsored by: The Crab Shack
1. Savannah's best seafood
"If you love crab legs this is the place to go!"
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2. Outdoor dining with a view
"outdoor seating with a light breeze sitting on the waters edge"
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3. Alligator Lagoon
" Don't forget to feed the alligators!"
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Reviewed today via mobile

Every visit to Tybee we have to eat at the Crab shack. The food is delicious and the low country vibe is fun and relaxing. Eating under the huge live oaks is my favorite but there is inside dining. My mouth waters waiting for that...More

Thank MintJulepsnMuddin
Restaurant's Favourite
Reviewed September 8, 2017

This is my favorite place to eat on Tybee Island, GA!!   I have been going to this restaurant since 2004 and it never gets old.  I introduced my sister to it just recently and was a little worried she would not like it.  She...More

2  Thank Happy42day
thecrabshack, Guest Relations Manager at The Crab Shack, responded to this reviewResponded September 14, 2017

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 interactive Gator Lagoon, and our rescued kitties. We appreciate you recommending us to others, and we look forward to your next...More

Reviewed today

Will go back just to go back to Crab Shak!!!!! The atmosphere alone is worth the trip, it is absolutely beautiful and laid back!!! The food is the best we had while we were there!!! The kids will definitely enjoy the alligators and you get...More

Thank Amy B
Reviewed yesterday

Alex was a wonderful server who was willing to share information about the Crab Shack. My first visit to the South and I’m glad I had the opportunity to experience this place.

Thank _cmokricky
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Mile marker 33, dont stop at Paula Deens imitation Crab Shack on the way. The original on Tybee has freshest seafood, friendly knowledgeable waitstaff and an all around fun experience for everyone. I have been going here for 20+ years y'all! Jessica rocks - 5...More

1  Thank ChristineM1217
Reviewed 2 days ago

They also have parrots and cats. Lovely place to eat and shop, gift shop too. You can walk the grounds and buy specialty bottles of sauce and marinades and it's a great place to relax and eat. :)

Thank J H
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Made the trip to Tybee Island and The Crab Shack on the recommendation of friends, not at all disappointed. The ambiance is very casual and low key, shorts and T shirts a must. The crab/shrimp combo platter is excellent, freshly caught and freshly cooked!!! A...More

Thank Gill T
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Thank you Ana for recommending the combo platter for 2! Excellent food and our 5 year old loved feeding the alligators! Definitely one of our dinner stops when in the Savannah area.

1  Thank d0werc
A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Great food and great time. Alan is the man. Great service. The food was more than we could eat. Had a blast

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 4 days ago

I loved this place so much I went two times. I love cats, crab legs and birds so this is a no brainer for me! nice seating outside, and I made a friend with a bird that I miss dearly!! Gilbert! He danced with me...More

Thank Jessica C
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Questions & Answers
April 30, 2018|
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Response from thecrabshack | Property representative |
Yes, we do offer a kid's menu! While we do not serve anything fried, we do have personal size cheese pizzas, mac n' cheese, hot dog & corn, and boiled shrimp with corn & potatoes.
February 1, 2018|
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Response from thecrabshack | Property representative |
Yes! We welcome leashed pets to dine with their families on our outdoor dining deck with views of Chimney Creek. Please be aware that there are several well behaved and well cared for cats on property, in case that bothers... More
January 30, 2018|
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Response from thecrabshack | Property representative |
Yes! We welcome leashed pets to dine with their families on our outdoor dining deck with views of Chimney Creek. Please be aware that there are several well behaved and well cared for cats on property, in case that bothers... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$20
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, View, Kids
Open Hours
11:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
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
  • E-mail
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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