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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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Atlanta
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119 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 April 2016

While in Savannah, decided to take a short drive over to Tybee Island to walk the beach and partake in some seafood. A few locals recommended The 'Original' Crab Shack - located just over the bridge from the mainland. After viewing a few dozen live alligators, decided to sit on the patio by the water. We knew we were in... More 

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

Hi FinFanAtl, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience! We are glad to hear that you enjoyed our interactive Gator Lagoon, the view of Chimney Creek from our outdoor deck, and our Low Country boil. We are terribly sorry that while dining on our outdoor deck you found the gnats to be troublesome. We do have two... More 

2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 April 2016 via mobile

The food here is hot, delicious, and inexpensive-if you like low country boil, you will not be disappointed! They know what they're doing here.

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1 Thank Alicia M
thecrabshack, Guest Relations Manager at The Crab Shack, responded to this review

Hi Alicia M, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience! We are so happy that you enjoyed our food, and we appreciate you recommending us to others! We look forward to your next visit! More 

Allamuchy, New Jersey, United States
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99 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 April 2016 via mobile

Went with my local cousins and had a fabulous time and meal. There was lots of outside and inside eating. Some if us ordered the large shrimp/sausage platter, I had the snow crab and shrimp. The shrimp are peel and eat, but the way the cook them(herbs) make them delicious. The snow crab was good too. I ordered the sausage... More 

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1 Thank Janette S
thecrabshack, Guest Relations Manager at The Crab Shack, responded to this review

Hi Janette S, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience! We are so glad that your family brought you to dine with us and that you enjoyed your visit. We are happy to hear that you and your family loved our shrimp & snow crab and the sampler platter. We appreciate you recommending us to others, and... More 

Savannah, Georgia
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110 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 April 2016

And the food is awesome too! We like the friendly and fun atmosphere here. Brought our twin 7 yr. old grandsons for the food and the alligators. We enjoyed the oysters, shared a crab sampler and the little guys had the usual kids fare. A great choice when you'd like excellent sea food.

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1 Thank SavannahDan116
thecrabshack, Public Relations Manager at The Crab Shack, responded to this review

Hi SavannahDan116, We appreciate you taking the time to share your experience! We are so glad you enjoyed our view of Chimney Creek, our unique atmosphere, our interactive Gator Lagoon, and our food! We appreciate you recommending us to others, and we look forward to your next visit! More 

Liberty Township, Ohio
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 April 2016

My family loved eating at this restaurant!!! Great food next to the back waters, great place for the kids to see alligators and parrots

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1 Thank Kim M
thecrabshack, Guest Relations Manager at The Crab Shack, responded to this review

Hi Kim M, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience! We are happy to hear that you and your family enjoyed our food, view of Chimney Creek, Gator Lagoon and our aviary. We hope you are able to join us again soon! More 

Rhinelander, Wisconsin
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425 reviews
304 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 140 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 April 2016

First of all...it is hard to find. We had to get directions. It is one of those "word-of-mouth" places. It started as a fishing camp many years ago, so it is spread out over a large area with it's own fishing docks with fishing boats. It has a great gift shop, and has a section for "rescued birds" who LOVE... More 

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Thank TLV007
thecrabshack, Guest Relations Manager at The Crab Shack, responded to this review

Hi TLV007, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience! We are glad you found your way over to us on the banks over looking Chimney Creek. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed our Gator Lagoon, Gift Shack, aviary, and rescued kitties, as well as the sampler platter you had for dinner! We appreciate you recommending... More 

Beach City, Texas
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 April 2016 via mobile

Very disappointed, seafood was poorly seasoned and although we were seated quickly, the wait for our food was long. Food was very bland!

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

Hi Shirley T, We are sorry to hear that you were disappointed your meal and the length of time it took your food to be served. Please do always ask for a manager if any aspect of your experience does not meet your expectations, as we never wish for a customer to leave dissatisfied. We thank you for taking the... More 

Winston Salem, North Carolina
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 April 2016

By the water, baby alligators in the pond outside, cool little gift shop, and the food was great. We eat there almost daily on every trip to Tybee.

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Thank sexandthecity1218
thecrabshack, Guest Relations Manager at The Crab Shack, responded to this review

Hi sexandthecity1218, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience! We are so glad that you enjoyed the view of Chimney Creek, our interactive Gator Lagoon, our Gift Shack, and our food. We appreciate you making a point to dine with us so frequently when you are visiting Savannah and Tybee Island, and we look forward to your... More 

Ottawa
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60 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 April 2016

The Crab Shack is an interesting attraction, but keep your expectations low when it comes to the food. It's a lovely outdoor venue (with indoor seating for rainy/cold days), and it's right on the water affording lovely views. The service is friendly and fast. The alligator pond is very cool, and they also have a bird sanctuary as well. But... More 

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

Hi tashasmr, We are glad that you enjoyed our unique ambiance, our view of Chimney Creek, and the service you received. We are sorry to hear that you were disappointed your meal. Please do always ask for a manager if any aspect of your experience does not meet your expectations, as we never wish for a customer to leave dissatisfied.... More 

Lexington, South Carolina
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 April 2016 via mobile

It had been about five years since my family last paid a visit to this restaurant, but the quality and service were as good as I remember. The lowcountry boil for two(shrimp, kielbasa, corn and potatoes) was more than enough to eat for two adults, and at $37, a good value for seafood. We went during a weeknight, so I... More 

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

Hi George D, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience! We are so glad that your meal with us was just as good as it was when you dined with us five years ago! We are happy to hear that you and your family enjoyed the Low Country boil, our Gator Lagoon, gift shack, and aviary. We... 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
Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Groups, Cheap Eats, Local cuisine, View
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?