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The Original Crab Shanty

#19 of 1,086 Restaurants in Bronx
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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361 City Island Ave, Bronx, NY 10464-1322
+1 718-885-1810
11:00 - 01:30
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 01:30
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 02:30
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22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I have been eating here for years and Crab Shanty is still my favorite, you can't beat the prices and quantity and quality of food. The servers are way beyond excellent, they make you feel so much like family that you never want leave this place! For me, the biggest surprise about this seafood restaurant is how excellent the Italian... More 

Thank jacal
South Ozone Park, New York, United States
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2016 via mobile

Very good food and decent prices!Armando was an excellent waiter.I will definitely revisit and recommend u do so as well.

1 Thank Derrick A
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016

Very fresh seafood enormous portions come with soup or salad, whole garlic bread reasonable priced. You can't ask for anything more. We split the main dish and ordered two soups. It was enough for both of us. Be prepare to wait big crowds.

Thank Agp124
Howard Beach, New York
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

Took my grandmother here for lunch. It was ok the salad they offer with the meal was pretty skimpy. My grandmother loved her snow crabs. I ordered the 10 shrimps could have been more hot. They probably should have condiments on the table. This way I don't have to ask my server for it. She forgot I asked. By the... More 

Thank 727tabitham
Bronx, New York
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

I lost count of how many times I have eaten here by myself, with friends and with family. There food is off the hook and they give you so much! Its also so very tasty the chefs do an excellent job. I usually only eat at city island restuarants in the warm summer months because its too cold over there... More 

Thank Carolynn C
Batavia, Illinois
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156 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

Heard so much of City Island Bronx. People have been coming here for many many years. So on our visit of NY we decided to give it a try. Very crowded but really did not wait that long. Service was friendly and prompt. Our seafood was very good.

Thank kniden
Bronx, New York
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

Always a good meal and great prices. The lunch specials are plentiful and delicious. The owners make you feel welcome. I had the broiled Fisherman's Platter, filet of fish, scallops, mussels, clams and shrimp, soup(New England Clam Chowder) dessert and coffee for 19.99. You can't beat it.

Thank sanaye26
Fishkill, New York
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76 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

This place is a classic. The only change is the balcony isn't there anymore. The meal starts with giardiniera and the best garlic bread. There is a the lobster special reasonably priced. The menu is extensive, the seafood can be prepared fried, baked, or in some cases steamed to order. The stuffed fish has real crabmeat. You won't find surimi... More 

Thank bobsonera
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

The best sea food restaurant on City Island. Great value for your money. The food portions are insane and the food is very flavorful. The fries are not the best but the seafood is fresh and very well seasoned. And endless garlic bread! Overall, a great place. The ambiance is very inviting a nice and cozy feel :). If ever... More 

Thank Tstaceylove
New York City, New York
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016

I'm never disappointed when I go and every time I recommend the place to someone, they love it. I've only tried the Lobster Plate and Crab Plate. I should try more but I love what I get!

1 Thank ErikaKane04

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Seafood, American
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Highchairs Available
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 01:30
11:00 - 01:30
11:00 - 01:30
11:00 - 01:30
11:00 - 01:30
11:00 - 02:30
11:00 - 02:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 361 City Island Ave, Bronx, NY 10464-1322
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Bronx
  • Phone Number: +1 718-885-1810

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