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The Crab Shack

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40 Estill Hammock Rd, Tybee Island, GA 31328-9702
+1 912-786-9857
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11:30 - 21:00
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Sun - Thu 11:30 - 21:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Awesome food and service! The portion sizes were huge for the price! Definitely will be returning!!!

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Thank Rachel W
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

I've been to the Crab Shack a few times now, and I thought I should finally do a review. It's been a perfect experience every time--from the food to the service--and it's just one of the coolest places you can go for dinner. Take time to visit to feed the gators, and get the Captain Crab's Sampler Platter. You won't... More 

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Macon, Georgia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Desiree was attentive and very friendly. Food was great with a nice and casual atmosphere. Would definitely recommend.

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Thank Joshua B
Tainan, Taiwan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I enjoyed the experience. Nice location by the river, inside and outside seating. The sampler platter was excellent. The seafood was fresh and nicely cooked. The staff were very friendly and accommodating, I was served by Amanda - she was great! Very enjoyable.

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Thank lukewsmith
Savannah, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

After spending time on Tybee beach to see the super moon, we headed over to the Crab Shack for a late evening bite on the wood plank deck. The twinkle lights, peach baskets, and excellent atmosphere make the Crab Shack the perfect place for night or day- I always delight in the vibe. Our server Ida was outstanding. She was... More 

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Thank rorich182
thecrabshack, Guest Relations Manager at The Crab Shack, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience! We're glad that you enjoyed your meal, as well as our unique ambiance, and the service you received- we will be sure to pass your compliments on to Ida. We appreciate you recommending us to others, and we look forward to your next visit! More 

San Antonio, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Based on recommendations, we stopped in for dinner on a Sunday night. Service was friendly and punctual, ambiance casual and fun. Crab soup was excellent. Main disappointment was that only the blue crab was local, the rest was flown in. Would liked to have had more local options.

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Thank yalibrarian
thecrabshack, Guest Relations Manager at The Crab Shack, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience! We are glad to hear that you enjoyed our homemade crab stew, our unique ambiance, and the service you received, but we are terribly sorry that you disappointed with our crab selection. When there are in season and available from our local crabbers, we always keep in stock the only... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This place is incredible, with their excellent hospitality and their sprawling property. Don't just go to the restaurant - check out their gator pond, the cat shack, and the bird cage (next to the amazing gift shop where we got some gator heads! Desiree, our server, was incredible.

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Thank Kurtis R
thecrabshack, Guest Relations Manager at The Crab Shack, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience! We're glad that you enjoyed your meal, as well as our unique ambiance, our interactive Gator Lagoon, our rescued kitties, our aviary with rescued exotic birds, and the service you received- we will be sure to pass your compliments on to Desiree. We appreciate you recommending us to others, and... More 

huntington ny
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

you're not going to get the best food on Tybee or the most inventive but the atmosphere is fun as long as you go during non peak times. The food isn't great but it's darn good and there's something to be said about disposing of your plates in the hole in the middle of the table. You never leave hungry... More 

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thecrabshack, Guest Relations Manager at The Crab Shack, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience! We're glad that you enjoyed our unique ambiance, but sorry to hear that you found your meal to be only average. Please do always ask for a manager if ever there is any aspect of your visit that does not meet your expectations, as we never wish for our guests... More 

Thomasville, Georgia, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I had the pleasure of dining here a few weeks back and I was very impressed with the food. We had the low country boil and it was fabulous. I couldn't get over he amount of food that was brought before us. Spiced perfect. We will make this a stop the next time to Savannah.

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Thank Ike M
thecrabshack, Guest Relations Manager at The Crab Shack, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience! We're glad that you enjoyed our Low Country boil, as well as our unique ambiance. We appreciate you recommending us to others, and we look forward to your next visit! More 

McDonough, Georgia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Used to go to the Crabshack on a regular basis when I lived in Savannah. My grandkids like the alligators , especially. Good service. Some of the staff has been there a long time. The crab stew is excellent. The majority of the time the food is great, but occasionally the crab legs get overlooked. You can eat inside or... More 

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Thank Keith F
thecrabshack, Guest Relations Manager at The Crab Shack, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience! We are happy to hear that you are a long time patron of The Crab Shack. We're glad that you enjoyed your meal, as well as our unique ambiance, our views of Chimney Creek, and the service you received- we do have staff member that have been with us for... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8 - US$20
Cuisine
Bar, American, Seafood, Soups, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Cheap Eats, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 21:00
Monday
11:30 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 21:00
Thursday
11:30 - 21:00
Friday
11:30 - 22:00
Saturday
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 40 Estill Hammock Rd, Tybee Island, GA 31328-9702
  • Location: United States  >  Georgia (GA)  >  Georgia Coast  >  Tybee Island
  • Phone Number: +1 912-786-9857
Description
The Crab Shack isn't just a restaurant, it's a destination! We seat more than 700 guests and offer both indoor and outdoor dining options. Both dining rooms and our outdoor dining deck offer picturesque views of Chimney Creek. Both the young and young-at-heart will enjoy our interactive, educational "Gator Lagoon" which is home to 78 baby alligators; our aviary which is home to more than a dozen rescued exotic birds, and our "Gift Shack". The Crab Shack offers traditional Low Country fare, including fresh streamed and boiled seafood and slow-cooked BBQ. We also have a kid's menu available with burgers, hot dogs, and pizza. The Crab Shack is and always has been a family owned business, and recently began shipping our entrees in ready-to-be-cooked kits through LoCo To Go. Stop by and experience all we have to offer for yourself!

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?