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The Crab's Claw Inn

601 Grand Central Ave, Lavallette, NJ 08735-2213
+1 732-793-4447
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  • Excellent28%
  • Very good37%
  • Average19%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible5%
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“crab claws” (40 reviews)
“seafood” (47 reviews)
“chowder” (7 reviews)
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American, Bar, Seafood, Soups
$$ - $$$
601 Grand Central Ave, Lavallette, NJ 08735-2213
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Been here often, and always busy, even in off-season. Homey place, everyone knows everyone, same faces year after year, including the staff. Huge bar, extensive beer selection, live entertainment most eve's. Honestly, never thrilled, nor disappointed. It's ok.

Thank John O
Reviewed 26 December 2017

Excellent! We had reservations which I am glad we did! We were in room on side/back. A bit cramped but we moved table a few inches and we were fine. I think her name was JORDAN. Our server was awesome. Yes, she was tired from...More

Thank PAMN0426
Reviewed 9 December 2017

Food is just OK. Nothing really tastes homemade which is what I am looking for. If you are looking for just an OK place to eat, this may be your place. The bar can get really loud so this is not the place if you...More

Thank PA_Pat_in_Chalfont
Reviewed 24 November 2017

Had dinner with relatives and was pleasantly surprised. The food was delicious, our server was excellent. It was during restaurant week and the section of food was terrific and very reasonably priced.

Thank Catherine Y
Reviewed 6 October 2017 via mobile

Nothing at all to write home about. Average creamy crab soup, stuffed mushrooms and fried seafood platter. Guess when you have a good reputation you can live off of that. That's clearly what they do here.

Thank Danthetravelinman1
Reviewed 27 September 2017 via mobile

Went for my wife's"free" birthday lunch. Always fun, she had the coconut shrimp, which is excellent. I had the sauteed soft shelled 🦀 crab. Both were very good, as was our waitress, Veronique.

Thank Mike K
Reviewed 14 September 2017

Eight of us celebrated our decades of friendship with dinner at this wonderful pub restaurant a block from the Jersey Shore. The menu was nothing short of extensive and the pricing was not expensive as we arrived ahead of 6 PM for the Early Evening...More

Thank Christopher H
crabbyclaw, General Manager at The Crab's Claw Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 18 September 2017

Glad that you enjoyed your visit to The Crab's Claw Inn

Reviewed 13 September 2017 via mobile

We had quite a long wait on a Saturday evening for a party of 8 but it was definitely worth it. We ended up with a vast variety of appetizers (crab dip and calamari) and entrées (crab legs, seafood combination, steak, bisque) and all were...More

Thank Tracy S
Reviewed 12 September 2017

We just love this place. The food is delicious the service is the best, the entertainment is great ! We go there whenever we head to the shore. Its our must go to place !

Thank Sue D
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

There were 11 people in our party. The wait staff is friendly and competent. Some of us have food allergies and we were confident our orders were prepared with that in mind. The food is average, however, the freshly prepared fish is excellent. The place...More

Thank Artsyfran
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13 September 2016|
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Response from MERRIE S | Reviewed this property |
Now that is off season as previous traveler suggested your wait time should be less. I would suggest giving them a call!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$15
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 a.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 601 Grand Central Ave, Lavallette, NJ 08735-2213
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Lavallette
  • Phone Number: +1 732-793-4447
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