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The Crab Shack

1112 W Brigantine Ave, Brigantine, NJ 08203-2234
+1 2663009
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good22%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible7%
Travellers talk about
“cole slaw” (10 reviews)
“lobster roll” (17 reviews)
“crab cakes” (30 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 - 21:00All hours
American, Seafood
$$ - $$$
1112 W Brigantine Ave, Brigantine, NJ 08203-2234
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Food was very good. The restaurant is tiny and we decided to eat outside. No utensils for cracking the crab was included, just take out plastic utensils. When asked yo use the restroom after we ate to wash our hands we were told the toilet...More

Thank Anna O
Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice little seafood restaurant in Brigantine serving the freshest fish on the island. Sit inside in a little cozy room or sit outside .. The best fish and chips you will ever have..Made from fresh Haddock, breaded not batter coating. Great stuffed flounder.Also has a...More

Thank bjronca
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wow. Really unexpected delightful food from a local fish market/takeout type restaurant. We got the fish and chips, which was halibut! I never had thin halibut before, but it was out of this world. A light herbed breadding fried to perfection. Delicious basket of fries....More

Thank whyner
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were supposed to get to Brigantine early enough for me to make the family's dinner in our vacation condo, but the traffic was really bad, and the 4 hour drive took 6 hours. We arrived very hungry and none of us wanted to wait...More

Thank yazee1
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We arrived on Tuesday night at 8:30.....they stop "seated" service at 8:15.( They close at 9) The owners wife, who was also our waitress, said, No problem. We sat, ordered and thoroughly enjoyed all our entrees. One Fish and Chips - 6 pcs. of Halibut,...More

Thank Tony M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Can't believe we didn't find this place sooner. Totally under the radar is my impression unless you live in Brigantine. Fresh, reasonably priced seafood and BYOB! Not real fancy and it's a small place, but the owner is very nice and it's a great place...More

Thank Philip B
Reviewed 13 June 2017 via mobile

If you are looking for fresh seafood, go to the Crab Shack when in Brigantine. We did take out twice during our week long stay. The lobster roll is an absolute must. Loaded with lobster and not too much mayo. Delicious bun with a hint...More

Thank MTrav
Reviewed 7 June 2017

As you enter, it is a fish market with beautiful fresh catches of the day. In the back are six tables. Don't look for ambience. Nothing fancy. The very friendly waitress knew everything about the fish for sale including where they were caught. We followed...More

Thank Linda M
Reviewed 4 June 2017

A small restaurant, only 6 tables, in a seafood market on Brigantine Ave. in Brigantine, NJ. We had the special of the night - 1 lb. lobster, 6 large steam shrimp, 6 steamer clams and fresh corn on the cob for $23.95. All the seafood...More

Thank TravelerFromPenn
Reviewed 3 June 2017

Phenomenal in a sandwich or dinner platter. I've bought batches of six, they freeze well . The bisque is also quite good.

Thank Thymetraveler53
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Caryn A
25 August 2016|
Response from Zanne-14 | Reviewed this property |
No but I assume you can BYOB.
7 August 2016|
Response from ZeroTTZero | Reviewed this property |
I can't answe that question. You should contact the restaurant or check out their website.
12 July 2015|
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Response from gderitis | Reviewed this property |
I have never seen any negative attitude from the owner or anyone else working in there. They have always been very nice to me.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:30
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: 1112 W Brigantine Ave, Brigantine, NJ 08203-2234
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Jersey Shore  >  Brigantine
  • Phone Number: +1 2663009
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