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Crab's Claw

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201 W Atlantic Blvd, Atlantic Beach, NC 28512-5729
+1 252-726-8222
11:30 - 22:00
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Sun 12:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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North Carolina
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350 reviews
292 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Crab Claw Went here to eat and watch the Penguin Splash on New Year’s Day. I had a caribbean mojito and my wife had a wildflower witbier beer. No draft beer here. We sat at the bar to watch the beach scene and to eat and drink. The bartender lady was great with us. We ordered the jambalaya and the... More 

Thank woodchop7
Kernersville, North Carolina
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My husband and I have been coming to Crab’s Claw ever since he discovered it on a scuba diving trip about 10 years ago. The Tortuga dips are fantastic! As a matter of fact, we live almost 5 hours away from Atlantic Beach and have made a point of driving over for the day just so that we can enjoy... More 

Thank Rebecca C
Ridgeville, South Carolina
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98 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Off season there are limited choices in Atlantic Beach. We ate here twice as it was quite good. Lunch one day and dinner the next. It has a lovely setting and good service. I will definitely good back next year when we return to the beach!

Thank 244maryellena
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Got a huge ribeye and real 12oz lobster tail for much less than I would have expected! Crab dips are also great. We got the dip sampler, the spinach and artichoke crab dip was lovely, but the spicy one was the best. It was not messing around on spice. Lakin was our server and she was a joy. Very personable... More 

Thank Jacob M
East Bend, North Carolina
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016 via mobile

I would return here every night. I had coconut shrimp appetizer that came with an amazing salsa and the steam pot with snow crab. We finished every piece, the meat was delicious and so satisfying. We were served hot cider which really soothed our bodies before indulging in the vanilla bean cheesecake which was to die for. Will definitely tell... More 

Thank Emily S
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29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

Authentic Caribbean food prepared in an authentic Caribbean manner. Service was a little slow and drinks were a little watery but the food was great - the crab chowder was off the charts and the flavors were right on the money. Lots of stairs make it challenging for some members of our party and we loved feeding the beach kitties... More 

Thank Virginia G
Midland, Texas
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55 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016 via mobile

Great view of the sunset on the beach. Staff very friendly. Nothing fancy but I would go back. We had the dip appetizer. Was yummy. We were able to sit on the deck and relax while watching the sun set.

Thank lessmith
Monroe, Wisconsin
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80 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016

My sister and I had dinner here in July! We absolutely loved it! The meal, service and view was fantastic! We highly recommend!

Thank auggie2016
Harbinger, North Carolina
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016 via mobile

We both had wonderful sandwiches for lunch .. flounder and blackened tuna. More than either of us could eat. Our server was helpful and friendly and gave us great suggestions. Definitely a repeat!

Thank Jackie C
Rogersville, Tennessee
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22 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

Eight family members had dinner there tonight. The evening specials were very good but the service left much to be desired. The surf and turf was exceptional as was the pasta with crab alfredo. We were taken aback when four of our party ordered after dinner coffee and we were served coffee in paper to-go cups with lids. No explanation... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Seafood, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Groups, View, Bar Scene, Local cuisine
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?