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Dancing Crab Restaurant - CLOSED

4615 Wisconsin Ave NW, Tenley Town, Washington DC, DC 20016-4621
+1 202-244-1882
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good43%
  • Average16%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible3%
19 Dec 2015
“My favorite crab restaurant in Washington D.C.!!”
25 Jan 2015
“Know Before You go: Don't go for karaoke if you're over 22”
Restaurant Hours Closed
££ - £££
4615 Wisconsin Ave NW, Tenley Town, Washington DC, DC 20016-4621
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21 - 27 of 27 reviews

Reviewed 12 September 2010

We stayed in the center of all the DC action, but getting out of town and slowing down for a few hours was nice. The crab was good and we ate well enough to cover the cost. Still, I don't think $35 for all you...More

Thank ardeasnest
Reviewed 5 April 2010

Service was horrible. We didn't even know if there was a waitress cuz only 1 other party in the place who still had their menus & we waited 15 mins before she finally showed up. Our food took over an hour (only burgers & crab...More

Thank DCgogirl
Reviewed 13 October 2009

If you want an authentic shell hammerin and bibbin' time eating crabs, this is it. I've been here 3 times, and I've never been able to score the all-you-can-eat crabs--I guess I need to get there sooner. I've been on a date, friends and even...More

Thank obrienmedia
Reviewed 2 August 2009

We rode the Metro up after a day at the Smithsonian. It is a bit of a ride on the Red Line but worth it. We ordered one dozen crabs for two adults and a child and it was more than enough. It was a...More

2  Thank Kelly P
Reviewed 2 June 2009

I hadn't had real steamed crabs in a long time, and they're not easy to find, even in DC. Dancing Crab restaurant is out of the way (almost to the Maryland border), but worth the trip. It's a simple restaurant with paper on the table,...More

Thank WoodyInMass
Reviewed 16 January 2009

Fun dinner out spot.

Thank EvinOK
Reviewed 9 April 2008

Very basic crab house, the way it should be - paper on the table, a hammer and a dozen crabs. The crabs are nicely spiced. This early in the season they are still fairly small, so expect a lot of work. Perfectly acceptable clam chowder,...More

3  Thank Hakon D
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Restaurant Details

Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4615 Wisconsin Ave NW, Tenley Town, Washington DC, DC 20016-4621
    (Brandywine St, NW)
  • Public Transportation: Tenleytown/ AU Metro Red Line
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC
  • Phone Number: +1 202-244-1882
The Dancing Crab, a Washington Institution for over 39 years is family owned and operated and has been serving their customers the freshest and largest hard shell blue crabs from world renowned Maryland's Chesapeake Bay's Eastern Shore. Known for their many famous visitors, this is the only true Maryland Style Crabhouse in Washington DC. Be prepared to have fun when planning a visit, especially with the phenomenal lunch and dinner Specials prepared by Our Famed Executive Chef, Michele Lisi...Enjoy live music on Fridays and Saturdays, incredible Happy Hour Specials Monday-Friday that includes Tuesday's 1/2 bottle wine nights. This upscale hole in the wall, is sure to bring joy to you and your guests. We pride ourselves in serving the freshest seafood. Once we sell out of our fresh seafood on any given night, our Kitchen closes until the next day delivery. Come dance, drink, and indulge yourselves!
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