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Clementes Maryland Crab House

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Venice Marina, 3939 Emmons Ave. Belt Pkwy., Brooklyn, NY 11235
+1 718-646-7373
12:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Wed 12:00 - 22:00
Thu - Sat 12:00 - 23:00
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New York City, New York
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28 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 September 2016

Greasy food, ordered soft shell crab, it was tempura style which was full of grease! The appetizer salad was grossly cut and just thrown on a plate! Poor service Waste of money

Thank Beachratt
Brooklyn, New York
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 August 2016

First time trying this place on a beautiful night. At first we were so impressed, our 7:30 table was ready, everyone had smiles, we ordered immediately and the appetizer came right away. After watching everyone after we arrived get their dinner we respectfully asked the waitress after waiting 45 minutes if our dinner was on the way, she responded, "Well... More 

3 Thank Holli H
Brooklyn, New York
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414 reviews
166 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

It's a great place. Crazy to drive to find but when you do the crab is outstanding and it's as on the water as it gets in Brooklyn.

Thank James C
Brooklyn, New York
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68 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 August 2016

from August 11- 22 Clemente's participated in BKLYN DINE-IN a program promoted by the Borough President, Eric Adams et al. $28/pp price fixe WORTH EVERY DIME!!!! The very first time we went to Clemente's, it took us 45 mins to find it. I went to school in Sheepshead Bay, and had NO IDEA that Emmons Avenue began at the the... More 

Thank Keith H
Portland, Oregon
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340 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 May 2016

There are many ways to describe Clementes. I stopped there after a volunteer beach clean up at Plum Beach, very nearby. It is a very retro place, much like Brooklyn in the 60s, especially the decor and atmosphere. The help, however, reflects the new generation of Brooklyn. The food is outstanding! Try the crab chowder for certain. During nice weather... More 

Thank Dan W
Dobbs Ferry, New York
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23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 April 2016

Finding Clemente's was part of the experience. As close to the water as possible in Brooklyn at Sheeps Head Bay (I think) and what a find it was. The Honey and I got there early, it was before 5:00 and there was only one other table occupied. The staff seemed to be having their "pre-meal" meeting, but we were greeted... More 

Thank theDavidWD
Middle Village, New York
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 September 2015

Went there for a my girlfriend's birthday dinner. We were seated very quickly, the starters came out very quickly. The entries were held up but I believe this was due couple large parties being present. The price was very reasonable. Highly recommend.

Thank wisem0nkeys
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 August 2015 via mobile

Big mistake, the writing was on the wall and i ignored it, my bad. I should have known i was in for a bad experience when the parking lot had alot of litter and the grade was "pending" from the board of health. Because we were a large group and i didnt coordinate this outting i turned a blind eye.... More 

Thank darcy f
Brooklyn, New York
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57 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 June 2015

Pro's: The food and location are great. Con's: Pricey, LOUD, mediocre service, filthy bathrooms. The food is good BUT the location is peaceful and serene, but the obnoxious music blasting throughout destroys the setting. The service was barely acceptable. Women's bathroom has 2 stalls. One is out of order and the other was filthy, flooded, rolls of toilet paper on... More 

1 Thank TravelsWithTeens15
Brooklyn, New York
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74 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 September 2014 via mobile

I been here couple of times mainly for the blue crabs (whole crab) they are small but tasty, i like that You can eat it outside so is not that messy. I tried the oysters and they were ok, the rest of the food just average. They only accept cash but have and atm machine.

Thank Marelisz

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$35 - US$50
American, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Serves Alcohol
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Venice Marina, 3939 Emmons Ave. Belt Pkwy., Brooklyn, NY 11235
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Brooklyn
  • Phone Number: +1 718-646-7373

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?