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The Original Crab Shanty

361 City Island Ave, Bronx, NY 10464-1322
+1 718-885-1810
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  • Excellent33%
  • Very good39%
  • Average18%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible6%
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“lobster” (30 reviews)
“salad” (19 reviews)
“fresh seafood” (5 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
361 City Island Ave, Bronx, NY 10464-1322
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The first time I ate at Crab Shanty I knew I would be back the food was just that good well seasoned and fresh.this review is based on my most recent visit 2 weeks ago. Being that I arrive around 8pm we met the dinner...More

Thank Tandofire S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had lunch here with several people. everyone was happy with their meal - shrimp part, veal farm, scallops, linguini with clams, lasagna, crab cakes. The garlic bread is really good. The service was super.

Thank luvbigcountry
Reviewed 12 April 2018

Great menu and layout...slow service, greasy bread. The real disappointment was ordering a tea with a dirty mug with someone else's red lipstick still on the rim, the waiter calmly was planning to switch it out but my parents and I were disgusted. We informed...More

Thank plattnum212
Reviewed 11 April 2018

If you want solid seafood in a relaxed setting this is the spot for you. It doesn't have a view like many of the other City Island restaurants, but I've never had a bad meal. Good service, good lobster and amazing crab legs which won't...More

Thank Nicolesjam
Reviewed 4 April 2018

I went with a friend for lunch. We wondered around City Island, decided to go to Crap Shanty. What a pleasant surprise. We definitely made a great choice. The lunch menu was great. Started with soup or salad, entree, tea/coffee and desert. All for a...More

Thank Roni C
Reviewed 5 March 2018

We were searching for Baltimore style hard crabs. This is about as close as we could come in NYC. Shells are off and they are served as halves in broth (probably boiled not steamed)... All their seafood was well prepared and the entrees come with...More

Thank dwroesekejr
Reviewed 23 January 2018

The Crab Shanty is one of the best family friendly restaurants on the island. The food is always great and fresh.

Thank Tonya J
Reviewed 2 January 2018

The Crab Shanty has a great special. Lobster, clams, shrimp, Potato. OMG Garlic Bread! Great food, fun atmosphere, friendly staff.

Thank Mike D
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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
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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