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King's Crab Shack

239 W 4th St, Winston Salem, NC 27101-2823
+1 336-306-9567
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good35%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“crab legs” (31 reviews)
“oysters” (44 reviews)
“shrimp po boy” (6 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 23:00 Hours
American, Bar, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
239 W 4th St, Winston Salem, NC 27101-2823
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Reviewed 12 August 2017

If you're in Winston Salem on a Monday you've got to stop by Kings Crab Shack. They have bogo on the snow crab legs. The She Crabsoup is delicious and Crabcakes are great as well. Had the oysters on a half shell,they were good but...More

Thank alemcke59
Reviewed 8 August 2017

Don't be fooled by the atmosphere, which looks like a bar and/or a dive. The food is fabulous and the selection of alcohol is delightful!

Thank BClark46
Reviewed 7 August 2017

Loved the fried oysters! I visited the restaurant twice during my stay and could not resisting ordering the fried oysters each time, yummy!

Thank lenoras592
Reviewed 2 August 2017

I love this restaurant. Tried it for the first time today and it was a hit. I had the blackened shrimp Po Boy sandwich with sweet potato friends and slaw. So delicious. Service was fast and accurate and the atmosphere was lively with a good...More

Thank Renee V
Reviewed 27 July 2017

There are so many great restaurants to enjoy in downtown Winston-Salem and our goal is to visit a different one each weekend. King's Crabs Shack was awesome! We had to wait about 10 minutes before being seated because this place is very popular. Our waitress,...More

Thank Vacationermom
Reviewed 26 July 2017

Four of us sat at an outdoor table to enjoy a Tuesday lunch. Service was friendly and efficient, and we never felt rushed despite it being very busy. I had a fried oyster and blackened shrimp po-boy which was tasty, but seemed a little skimpy...More

Thank ecclectic-eccentric
Reviewed 21 July 2017 via mobile

I had the blackened red snapper and it was delicious!! The serving was huge with great flavor. I paired a pineapple beer with it...also great. Service was beyond amazing. I can't say enough good things about this place. If you're downtown please check this place...More

Thank Roberyam
Reviewed 16 July 2017 via mobile

Seafood is excellent, big bar, very good sandwiches. Plenty of outside seating lots of televisions both

Thank Sloand2
Reviewed 16 July 2017

Stopped in to grab a quick bite before a concert. Sat at the bar since the place was busy and even though one bartender handled the entire bar area, he was extremely attentive. Food was delicious (grilled shrimp was amazing). We will be back!

Thank Kimmyh24
Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

My husband & I ate at King's Crab Shack before a concert at the Millennium Center. We were seated right away & greeted promptly by a server. We both really enjoyed our meal. My husband ordered the Shrimp Po Boy & I had the Shrimp...More

Thank love2bncharleston
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 239 W 4th St, Winston Salem, NC 27101-2823
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Winston Salem
  • Phone Number: +1 336-306-9567
  • E-mail
A seafood restaurant/bar in the heart of Downtown Winston-Salem. Raw, Steamed, Grilled, Fried Oysters. Crabs? We got em. Soft Shell, Blue, Stone, Chesapeake, Maryland, and more! We also have a selection of sandwiches, appetizers, and entrees!Thirteen draught selection, with a large assortment of bottled beer, and a full liquor bar! Blended, frozen, and specialty tropical drinks also available!
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