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The Crab Shack

40 Estill Hammock Rd, Tybee Island, GA 31328-9702
+1 912-786-9857
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Overview
  • Excellent52%
  • Very good27%
  • Average12%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“crab” (546 reviews)
“seafood” (1,005 reviews)
“potatoes” (387 reviews)
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CUISINES
Bar, Barbecue, American, Seafood, Soups, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
40 Estill Hammock Rd, Tybee Island, GA 31328-9702
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here
Sponsored by: The Crab Shack
1. Savannah's best seafood
"If you love crab legs this is the place to go!"
MandyLouLou
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2. Outdoor dining with a view
"outdoor seating with a light breeze sitting on the waters edge"
AlexK72
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3. Alligator Lagoon
" Don't forget to feed the alligators!"
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1 - 10 of 4,899 reviews

Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The food was awesome! Our family of 8 was able to enjoy a low country boil for 4. Kinda pricey at $130 for what we got, but the atmosphere was good. We ate outside and the picture opts were awesome. Note to staff: spend your...More

Thank Elizabeth H
Restaurant's Favourite
Reviewed 9 September 2017

This is my favorite place to eat on Tybee Island, GA!!   I have been going to this restaurant since 2004 and it never gets old.  I introduced my sister to it just recently and was a little worried she would not like it.  She...More

2  Thank Happy42day
thecrabshack, Guest Relations Manager at The Crab Shack, responded to this reviewResponded 14 September 2017

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, and our rescued kitties. We appreciate you recommending us to others, and we look forward to your next...More

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

My husband & I had the Captains seafood boil for two which included crab legs, shrimp, mussels, crawfish, sausage, corn & potatoes. A lot of delicious food. We couldn't possibly eat it all. Very reasonably priced.

Thank angeladsharp
Reviewed 2 days ago

Food was average. Service was average. Bugs at the table, way above average. Overall not worth visiting. We where told great seafood, felt lied too. Not much selection.Really very marginal at best

1  Thank tima505
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Dinner tonight at Joes Original Crab Shack was just okay. I think it’s a place for large groups, kids and families, not so much for a couple who prefer not to eat on paper plates which everything was served on. Water and alcoholic drinks were...More

2  Thank foodandwiner
Reviewed 3 days ago

We have stopped here on several occasions through the years starting in 2007 whenever we visit Savannah/Tybee. It never disappoints. The restaurant is actually before you come into Tybee Island proper. You do need to be looking closely because the sign for the Crab shack...More

1  Thank JBDAVIS
Reviewed 1 week ago

The food came quickly and was delish, nothing fried so pretty healthy eating. Our bartender, Montee, was the highlight of our night. He was knowledgeable about the island and was very attentive.More

Thank Hattie G
thecrabshack, Guest Relations Manager at The Crab Shack, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

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 Montee. We appreciate you recommending us to...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was the BEST seafood i have had in quite a few months. Granted it was average but it had some seasoning & the portions were generous. The captains platter was a full round plate of wonderfully seasoned shrimp, sausage, potatoes, mussels, crab legs &...More

1  Thank livingthedr3am
thecrabshack, Guest Relations Manager at The Crab Shack, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience! We're glad that you enjoyed our Captain's sampler platter, as well as our unique ambiance, our views of Chimney Creek from our outdoor deck, our generous portion sizes, and the service you received. We appreciate...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Want to eat crab, see exotic birds, pet friendly cats, and feed gators? Then this place is for you! We weren’t sure what to expect when we pulled up but were overall pleased with our dinner and the service was great. Food is served on...More

Thank Rachael B
thecrabshack, Guest Relations Manager at The Crab Shack, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

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 views of Chimney Creek from our outdoor deck, our rescued kitties, our interactive Gator lagoon, our aviary with rescued exotic birds,...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Subpar food. The oysters were served unopened with a sharp knife. It was one of the most dangerous things I’ve ever seen as many were not even cracked at all yet. I don’t know how they don’t send people to the hospital every day like...More

2  Thank ksnow3
thecrabshack, Guest Relations Manager at The Crab Shack, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience. We are sorry to hear that you did not enjoy your experience with us. Please do always ask for a manager if ever there is anything that does not meet your expectations so that we...More

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MyShelties
2 February 2018|
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Response from thecrabshack | Property representative |
Yes! We welcome leashed pets to dine with their families on our outdoor dining deck with views of Chimney Creek. Please be aware that there are several well behaved and well cared for cats on property, in case that bothers... More
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4ublueskies
31 January 2018|
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Response from thecrabshack | Property representative |
Yes! We welcome leashed pets to dine with their families on our outdoor dining deck with views of Chimney Creek. Please be aware that there are several well behaved and well cared for cats on property, in case that bothers... More
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Sheri S
2 May 2017|
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Response from thecrabshack | Property representative |
Reservations are not necessary or accepted for groups of fewer than 30 people, as we have seating for over 700 guests and frequently seat walk in groups of 15 or more people. Please see the hostess when you arrive and you... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$8 - US$20
Meals
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Bar Scene, View, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Monday
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Thursday
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Friday
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Saturday
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
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
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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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