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J's Crabshack

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2074 Park St, Ste 1, Hartford, CT 06106-2051
+1 860-231-9545
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Tue 11:00 - 20:00
Wed - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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West Hartford, Connecticut
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Not fancy but really good food, quick service. Fish and chips is our "go to" meal and it is always good. We have a side salad that is crisp and fresh.

Thank tedzmd36
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2017

In Hartford for work and was searching for a simple steamed or boiled lobster which I found at J's. Simple, fresh and perfectly cooked 1.5 lb lobster that was delicious! very welcoming service and nice local crowd. Also happened upon the Thursday night jazz night at the adjacent bar so great music to crack my lobster to. Definitely recommend this... More 

Thank buzzingbee
Santiago, Chile
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46 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 February 2017 via mobile

We stopped by on a Monday afternoon for a late lunch. This is the real deal! Amazing lobster roll, nice tiger shrimp Cesar salad and kids' menu. The minimal table setting and free refills are perfect for kids, and the gorgeous fish tanks provide plenty of entertainment.

Thank mariflorez
West Hartford, Connecticut
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249 reviews
151 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 February 2017

We have never been here and decided to try a few different dishes to share. You go to a counter to order and the wait staff bring the food to you. We tried the seafood chowder, fried shrimp and the linguine and clam sauce. The seafood chowder is full of seafood and is very tasty. The fired shrimp was very... More 

Thank Travel33871
Austin, Texas
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50 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 January 2017

We happen to catch them on a day when they were serving ribs and we loved them! My hubby is not a big seafood person so he was happy to discover this and since we are from Texas and picky about our barbecue, we give this place two thumbs up. There is space to dine in but we ordered to... More 

Thank Created2Travel
Hartford, Connecticut
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25 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 November 2016

Now come on people; everyone knows we ALL have that one place we want to keep talking about to anyone who will listen; that one place that no matter how you feel going in; no matter how blue, or how angry, or how perturbed you might feel; you will always come out happy again... I don't know how many times... More 

1 Thank Teresa V
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 November 2016

We were wanting seafood before going back to Texas. My daughter found this restaurant on TripAdvisor with good review. The decor is simple. Seafood was excellent. Wait staff was friendly and helpful.

2 Thank Leslie S
Charleston, South Carolina
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 October 2016

Lunch here on a snowy, chilly day . . . soups were yummy (my seafood chowder was excellent). Portions are big, very reasonable fish & chips (about $8 i think). . . . my associates had lobster rolls which also looked good. VERY VERY casual, but also very fresh. If you're ok w/ ordering and have your number called and... More 

2 Thank 771gregorym
Madison, Wisconsin
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76 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

We stopped because this had things rare for us. Hot lobster roll on a toasted French roll. Really generous portion. With butter. Better that traditional lobster roll with mayo. Good price compared to Maine! Fries crisp and fresh. Excellent slaw. But we all have our preferences on slaw. We also had whole belly clams. Fried with fairly light breading. Tasty!... More 

2 Thank 659helen
Clearwater, Florida
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22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Restaurants in Hartford neighborhood. The restaurant is like an urban lobster shanty. It sits next to a fish market and has an area where you can sit after ordering your food at the front. Delivered by number. The location is kind of hidden on the side of the building but once located, we were thrilled with the food which was... More 

1 Thank sandra77958

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
American, Seafood, Soups
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2074 Park St, Ste 1, Hartford, CT 06106-2051
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Hartford
  • Phone Number: +1 860-231-9545

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