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Crab's Claw

201 W Atlantic Blvd, Atlantic Beach, NC 28512-5729
+1 252-726-8222
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good25%
  • Average10%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“surf and turf” (27 reviews)
“paella” (14 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 - 21:00All hours
American, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
201 W Atlantic Blvd, Atlantic Beach, NC 28512-5729
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1 - 10 of 780 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago

After a bit of a wait to get a table (we had no reservation on Labor Day weekend), I was getting cranky, but we had a charming waitress, the drinks and food came quickly once we were seated, and all turned out well, especially because...More

Thank Barb J
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Decided to try this place nearby our rental and glad we did. Oceanfront outdoor dining on a windy night was interesting but we made do for the view. The chairs are high and awkward as they leaned far back and very heavy. My husband pushed...More

Thank Sarah L
Reviewed 1 week ago

We sat on the deck under a big umbrella and it was instantly calming, watching the beach and boats. The Clam Chowder was the best I've ever had, full of seafood and bits of carrot and potato, beautifully seasoned. The Grilled Salmon Sandwich was perfect...More

Thank Lisabeth D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have to agree with other reviewers, the interior is surprisingly underwhelming but the food is pretty good. I do believe some of it is overpriced however. A small piece of jalapeno corn bread is not worth $7 ( I didn't order it once I...More

Thank Heather H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Loved this place. Right on the beach with a great breeze. It does take reservations and it would behoove one to do that if you want an outside table. The service was good but not outstanding likely as it was a bit late - think...More

Thank Michael B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The good news about the Crab's Claw is that the food was good, but that's about it. The whole place, including the menus, needs a good cleaning. We were seated on an upper deck where guests waiting for tables were sent, causing disturbance for those...More

Thank Well_Traveled010
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped in one night, heard it was over an hour wait, made reservations and went back the next night. So that is my first tip, plan ahead for this visit. We got seating just inside the back door giving us a view of the...More

Thank susieQ192
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

By far the best food and service I have had on the Crystal Coast including Morehead City. The view of the ocean was an added feature.

Thank BoilermanNB
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our waiter was A+ Tortuga dips are the bomb. Steam pot was excellent. Shared it with my boyfriend and it was plenty for us both. Would eat here again!

Thank JackieF1973
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Read all the good reviews so we were looking forward to a good dinner. We did not have reservation so that was our mistake but we waited over an hour to be seated and by that point we were tired and hungry. We ended up...More

1  Thank Lucky4iron
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Questions & Answers
Jenni D
12 June 2017|
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Response from Scott K | Reviewed this property |
They have a small lot there in front of their restaurant.
bill d
19 January 2017|
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Response from Rebecca C | Reviewed this property |
I am not sure if the full menu is always available. We visit throughout the year and have never been told that something wasn't available. I do know that triggerfish has been a featured special on at least two occasions. I... More
4 July 2016|
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Response from hjpoole | Reviewed this property |
No not that I have seen. This is not a restaurant that fits into the all you can eat category. The. Steampots though are customizable and although you are going to pay for what you get the quality is definitely there.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, View, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 201 W Atlantic Blvd, Atlantic Beach, NC 28512-5729
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Atlantic Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 252-726-8222
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