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50 Woodcleft Ave, Freeport, NY 11520-6130
+1 516-868-6198
11:00 - 22:00
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Malverne, New York
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

This is one of only a few restaurants that remains open during the winter months on the Nautical Mile in Freeport. Even though it is pretty desolate this time of year, it's worth the trip for the Crabshack. They do fresh fish simply and deliciously. Just the way fresh fish should be done. Fresh fish stands on it's own and... More 

1 Thank Carolyn P
Port Jefferson, New York
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43 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016

Quick easy menu at cheep prices. Seat yourself order and eat. If your in a rush to get back to the attractions you nailed the right place.

Thank Johnny R
Long Island, NY
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106 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

Went there on a Sunday night and it was empty. It was a rainy night and truthfully the whole street was empty. It is a very casual restaurant, the service was great and so was the food. I felt their prices were very fair. We ordered a pitcher of sangria and at first thought it tasted weird, but then that... More 

1 Thank momto3longisland
New York
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

The food was incredible, authentic and wholesome, the setting inspiring and the service awesome.The setting was as though we were on a boat.There was more than one piece of cutlery that we used,especially for children.

Thank Theodore I
Freeport, New York
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33 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

The Crabshack is open year round. The service is very good and they will do their best to accomodate any of your wishes. They serve the freshest fish and seafood, prepared in a simple and delectable way. I especially enjoy their pasta with white clam sauce. Their prices are good and the service is very good. We are never disappointed.

Potsdam, New York
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016

we went to the Crabshack because the place we were going was full. We had a group of 14. they set up tables together for us right away. The price was fair and the service was very good. The Lady said if we need anything just ask. and she showed the right way to eat oysters. They also provided to... More 

Thank John B
Merrick NY, United States
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016

We ate here for the first time and were pleasantly surprised with the high quality and taste of our selections. My wife had broiled flounder and I had broiled scrod. We both had house salads and mixed vegetables . The mixed vegetables were cauliflower, broccoli, carrots and yellow squash. The food was prepared and served in a reasonable time and... More 

Thank Alan J
Greer, South Carolina, United States
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94 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

My Daughter suggested this place as we had dined at Rachel's the night before. Again, the food and service was excellent. We had a pleasant dinner with my daughter and son in law. I had the soft-shell crab and it was perfect, not overdone nor undercooked. We had stopped here once before, right after Hurricane Sandy and somehow they had... More 

Thank John H
East Meadow, New York
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33 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2016

We had a groupon for this restaurant and after reading the reviews, I was not expecting much. It was mid-week and we were a group of 4. We all enjoyed our meals. Service was a little slow, but I would eat here again. Maybe it's best to come in season.

Thank K_Aeagle
Freeport, New York
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27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016

The food is always good, fresh and prepared to your order. One of the long established restaurants on the Nautical Mile , it's well known for it's fresh seafood. I loved my cold lobster platter while my friend had fried clams which were wonderful. My other 2 favorites are their lobster roll and mussels, always perfect !!


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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
Seafood, American
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
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Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 50 Woodcleft Ave, Freeport, NY 11520-6130
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Long Island  >  Freeport
  • Phone Number: +1 516-868-6198
Woodcleft Crabshack is a family-owned and operated restaurant on Freeport's famed Nautical Mile. We believe in the simplicity of fresh, quality food. Open year-round, your table is always waiting at Woodcleft Crabshack. Welcome!

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