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The Original Crab Shanty

361 City Island Ave, Bronx, NY 10464-1322
+1 718-885-1810
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  • Excellent31%
  • Very good40%
  • Average19%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible6%
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“lobster” (26 reviews)
“salad” (19 reviews)
“crab cakes” (7 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
361 City Island Ave, Bronx, NY 10464-1322
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Reviewed 9 October 2017

Not very high prices, considering the tremendous amount of food you get. To be honest, I've had better seafood, but for a family place, it's not bad. It's loud; if your taste in music runs to oldies stations playing "Total Eclipse of the Heart" and...More

Thank JogNy
Reviewed 27 September 2017

pricey but alot of food. very crowded but the food came out fast. Mostly fried seafood - the scallops were very juicy (not dry) but the appetizer, Combo Steamer Pot was not great - the clams, etc. were still gritty. Still, worth the trip.

Thank Lorraine N
Reviewed 25 September 2017

Now the size of platters are Hugh ! Why? I have no idea the first good thing that appears on the table is a loaf of great garlic bread ...husband always orders prince rib and lobster which was cooked well and tasty .this time I...More

Thank Morganna
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

Love love love this place!!! Fun atmosphere and friendly wait staff. The crab legs were so fresh!!! I also tried the steamed clams and the crab and fried shrimp platter. Try them broiled with old bay!!! Drinks were also on point. Will definitely visit this...More

Thank carmendownes01
Reviewed 5 September 2017

We had lunch at The Crab Shanty. The restaurant is dark and dated. The waitress was pleasant and the service was prompt. Overall, the food was heavy and fairly greasy. The garlic bread was tasty but soaked in butter or oil. The fried shrimp were...More

Thank Docsbk
Reviewed 4 September 2017

Considering the location is not that far away from Manhattan, the Mecca of the best restaurants, eating seafood in City Island is ridiculously expensive, especially it is done via the typical frying, broiling, and boiling. This place at least offer a somewhat reasonable menu with...More

Thank Henry C
Reviewed 20 August 2017

Im so angry, I got so sick from eating at the crab shanty in the bronx, when I got home i had severe diarrhea, severe abdominal pain, and a sore throat. and im not allergic to seafood, Ive came here in the past and notice...More

1  Thank prudentcall
Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

Excellent. Grilled seafood here. Crabs , lobsters and fish all terrific. Service is pretty good but crowded in the weekends. Nice appetizers of clams and oysters available. Prices a bit high

Thank Allan S
Reviewed 23 July 2017 via mobile

I have been to several restaurants on City Island and usually found them to be decent food but nothing special. That changed when I went to the Crab Shanty. We were a party of five people and everyone raved about the food that they had....More

Thank marjay3
Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

This was my third time visiting the Crab Shanty but I wasn't impressed this time. Service wasn't great and the food was bland. Well, the shrimp franchase was good.

Thank natlove007
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Highchairs Available
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 1:30 AM
11:00 AM - 1:30 AM
11:00 AM - 1:30 AM
11:00 AM - 1:30 AM
11:00 AM - 1:30 AM
11:00 AM - 2:30 AM
11:00 AM - 2:30 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 361 City Island Ave, Bronx, NY 10464-1322
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Bronx
  • Phone Number: +1 718-885-1810
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