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The Crab Shack

40 Estill Hammock Rd, Tybee Island, GA 31328-9702
+1 912-786-9857
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Overview
  • Excellent51%
  • Very good27%
  • Average12%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“crawfish” (417 reviews)
“seafood” (1,014 reviews)
“potatoes” (374 reviews)
Closes in 22 min
11:30 - 21:00All hours
CUISINES
Bar, Barbecue, American, Seafood, Soups, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
££ - £££
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
40 Estill Hammock Rd, Tybee Island, GA 31328-9702
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here
Sponsored by: The Crab Shack
1. Savannah's best seafood
"If you love crab legs this is the place to go!"
MandyLouLou
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2. Outdoor dining with a view
"outdoor seating with a light breeze sitting on the waters edge"
AlexK72
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3. Alligator Lagoon
" Don't forget to feed the alligators!"
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221 - 230 of 4,754 reviews

Reviewed 15 August 2017 via mobile

We had been here before and decided to come again. The highlight is definitely seeing the baby gators. Especially good for families with children. We had deviled crabs and a cup of Crab stew. Both were fine but nothing special The bigger disappointment were the...More

Thank Scott V
thecrabshack, Guest Relations Manager at The Crab Shack, responded to this reviewResponded 16 August 2017

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience. We're glad that you enjoyed our unique ambiance and our interactive Gator Lagoon, but we are sorry to hear that you found your meal and drinks to be only average. Please do always ask for...More

Reviewed 15 August 2017

My boys loved the alligators, the family of cats that live there lol, and the crab boil that they could eat with their hands!More

Thank melissa w
thecrabshack, Guest Relations Manager at The Crab Shack, responded to this reviewResponded 16 August 2017

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience! ! We're glad that you enjoyed your meal, as well as our unique ambiance, our interactive Gator Lagoon, and our rescued kitties. We appreciate you recommending us to others, and we look forward to your...More

Reviewed 15 August 2017

I love this place- and eat there each time I visit Tybee. The ambiance is half the fun. Right on the water, awesome southern beach decor. Great anytime- I bet it's even better in the evening with the lights in the trees. Lots to see...More

Thank PTownGirl17
thecrabshack, Guest Relations Manager at The Crab Shack, responded to this reviewResponded 16 August 2017

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience! We're glad that you enjoyed your meal, as well as our unique ambiance, our views of Chimney Creek from our outdoor dining deck, and our aviary with rescued exotic birds. We appreciate you recommending us...More

Reviewed 15 August 2017

I'm not a big lover of seafood, I went for my king crab loving friend. But this place has lots of options and great atmosphere. I have a food allergy (gluten) and Ana made sure that everything was safe and delicious. She took pride in...More

Thank Danielle S
thecrabshack, Guest Relations Manager at The Crab Shack, responded to this reviewResponded 16 August 2017

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience! We are happy to hear that we were one of the highlights of your trip when visiting Savannah and Tybee Island! We're glad that you enjoyed your meal, as well as our unique ambiance, our...More

Reviewed 15 August 2017

A recent Girl Scout visit to Savannah and Tybee Island. We had lunch reservations here after my girls had been kayaking all day, they were starved. Girl Scout menu had decent portions and decent prices that I appreciated. Most of my girls don't actually eat...More

Thank danipbt
thecrabshack, Guest Relations Manager at The Crab Shack, responded to this reviewResponded 16 August 2017

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience! We are happy to hear that you consider us a "must see" when visiting Savannah and Tybee Island! We're glad that you enjoyed your meal, as well as our unique ambiance and our views of...More

Reviewed 15 August 2017

Every time we come to Tybee or Savannah, we always have to come to The Crab Shack. It's so adorable, outdoor dining right off the water. The mini zoo (very mini zoo, with birds, gators). We love everything about this casual, laid back outdoor style....More

Thank Marjorie P
thecrabshack, Guest Relations Manager at The Crab Shack, responded to this reviewResponded 15 August 2017

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience! We are happy to hear that you always include us in your plans when visiting Savannah and Tybee Island! We're glad that you enjoyed your meal, as well as our unique ambiance, our interactive Gator...More

Reviewed 14 August 2017

I was visiting with a bachelorette group and I am from the upper east coast so I know seafood and I was not disappointed!! Shoutout to our server Joey who was amazing serving our large group and excellent service. When I come back I will...More

Thank Rachel T
thecrabshack, Guest Relations Manager at The Crab Shack, responded to this reviewResponded 15 August 2017

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience! We're glad that you enjoyed your meal, as well as our unique ambiance and the service you received- we will be sure to pass your compliments on to Joey. We appreciate you recommending us to...More

Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

Thanks for a GREAT family visit today! Our server Fallon was incredible!! We had a family of four, but the seafood platter for two was PLENTY! Great time, great food!

Thank AnngeP
Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

Great view of Chimney Creek as you sit dockside and enjoy delicious seafood. We had the Captain Crab's Sampler Platter and it didn't disappoint. Plenty of food for my wife and I and quite a variety. Snow crab, with Jonah or Rock crab, shrimp, mussels,...More

Thank Jamie M
thecrabshack, Guest Relations Manager at The Crab Shack, responded to this reviewResponded 15 August 2017

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience! We're glad that you enjoyed our Captain's sampler platter and blue crab stew, as well as our unique ambiance, our interactive Gator Lagoon, and our views of Chimney Creek from our outdoor dining deck. We...More

Reviewed 14 August 2017

We stopped in here as most in the group love seafood. They were not disappointed. All ordered crab and shrimp dishes. I ordered the pulled pork as there wasn't anything that caught my eye on the menu. It was dry an the bbq sauce was...More

Thank elaine c
thecrabshack, Guest Relations Manager at The Crab Shack, responded to this reviewResponded 15 August 2017

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience! We're happy to hear that your dining companions enjoyed their seafood plates, but we are sorry to hear that you did not enjoy your BBQ pork, as we always wish for our guests to have...More

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Questions & Answers
Sheri S
2 May 2017|
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Response from thecrabshack | Property representative |
Reservations are not necessary or accepted for groups of fewer than 30 people, as we have seating for over 700 guests and frequently seat walk in groups of 15 or more people. Please see the hostess when you arrive and you... More
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shazkappo2017
9 April 2017|
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Response from thecrabshack | Property representative |
Yes! We have three full service bars and offer local, import, and domestic bottled beers, red & white wines by the glass and bottle, and just about any mixed drink or shot you could want. We look forward to your visit!
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mike w
16 February 2017|
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Response from thecrabshack | Property representative |
Hi Mike W! We are about 5 minutes east of Fort Pulaski on the north end of Tybee Island, on Chimney Creek. The restaurant is open from 11:30am - 9pm on April 11th, and we would love to have you join us for lunch or dinner!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$8 - US$20
Meals
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, View
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 21:00
Monday
11:30 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 21:00
Thursday
11:30 - 21:00
Friday
11:30 - 21:00
Saturday
11:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 40 Estill Hammock Rd, Tybee Island, GA 31328-9702
  • Location: United States  >  Georgia (GA)  >  Georgia Coast  >  Tybee Island
  • Phone Number: +1 912-786-9857
  • E-mail
Description
The Crab Shack isn't just a restaurant, it's a destination! We seat more than 700 guests and offer both indoor and outdoor dining options. Both dining rooms and our outdoor dining deck offer picturesque views of Chimney Creek. Both the young and young-at-heart will enjoy our interactive, educational "Gator Lagoon" which is home to 78 baby alligators; our aviary which is home to more than a dozen rescued exotic birds, and our "Gift Shack". The Crab Shack offers traditional Low Country fare, including fresh streamed and boiled seafood and slow-cooked BBQ. We also have a kid's menu available with burgers, hot dogs, and pizza. The Crab Shack is and always has been a family owned business, and recently began shipping our entrees in ready-to-be-cooked kits through LoCo To Go. Stop by and experience all we have to offer for yourself!
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