We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Crusty Crab Seafood Shack

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
2118 Harbor Dr, Greenbackville, VA 23356
+1 757-824-5437
11:00 - 21:00
Closed now
See all hours
Wed - Sun 11:00 - 21:00
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

112 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Showing 112: English reviews
Level Contributor
42 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food was OK, nothing that really made me go WOW. The wait staff was nothing special, seemed a bit overwhelmed. The hostess was a bit rude and the restroom was dirty.

Thank Kurt N
Level Contributor
6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2017

Definitely not the most eloquent with eccentric décor but definitely the best food. The crab balls and crabby patty were the best. Will not be disappointed!! Reasonably priced.

Thank Kelly C
Venice, Florida
Level Contributor
9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

Great food with the locals. All food fresh. Loved hush puppies. Fresh fish. Homemade coconut cake was outstanding. Great waitress. No pretensions here. Just good food. Call for a reservation first.

Thank gbrich2
Salisbury, Maryland
Level Contributor
119 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

This place seems to be in the middle of nowhere, but has a spectacular view of the ocean. It has a lot of character in its decor: silly stuff and Halloween decorations that I enjoyed. We ate here for lunch at 1pm. They were fairly busy with at least 4 other parties in their small space. Then entered 2 large... More 

Thank Cindy M
Level Contributor
23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

The food was super good. We had a sampler platter, clam chowder, crab patties, shrimp tacos, and fish tacos between the 4 of us. It was a lot of food. All but the clam chowder was 5 star. The clam chowder was not the best so I would only give it 4 stars. The reason the review is 4 not... More 

Thank jandx
Freeland, Maryland
Level Contributor
163 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

Rode here as part of OC Bike Week. It has become our tradition when in the area because it is delicious. Crazy Sponge Bob decor but excellent food, crazy big portions and a good value. We shared the crabby fries appetizer - which is so rich we always get too full for our lunches. Husband finished the double burger but... More 

Thank renarr
Parkville, Maryland
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

Last visited May 2016. Don't let the area or the front of the retaurant fool you. We have been here several times and brought the grandchildren. The food is excellent and the prices are extremely reasonable. Where can a family of six go, get 3 appetizers, good food, drinks and pay less than $100. My husband and I always have... More 

Thank lgordon0557
New Jersey
Level Contributor
72 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016

We visited again, this time with our older children and it was a hit! Tuna, oysters, salad, clam strips, Crabby pork chop, and crabby fries all excellent!

Thank Zeesmom
Hacks Neck
Level Contributor
10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

good food and service in this quiet little place and it has a beautiful view of the water. In a small town of Greenbackville.

Thank Wolfgang C
Greenbackville, Virginia
Level Contributor
11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016

Served mostly fried food. Not very clean inside but has a beautiful view of the bay. The table is very sticky so your elbow will stuck to the table if you leave it there too long.

Thank sandy37705

Travellers who viewed Crusty Crab Seafood Shack also viewed


Been to Crusty Crab Seafood Shack? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Cheap Eats, View, Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2118 Harbor Dr, Greenbackville, VA 23356
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Greenbackville
  • Phone Number: +1 757-824-5437

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Crusty Crab Seafood Shack and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question
Westfield, Indiana

See all questions (1)

Questions? Get answers from Crusty Crab Seafood Shack staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?