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“It's a dump. I love it!”
Review of The Crab Shack

The Crab Shack
Ranked #5 of 55 Restaurants in Tybee Island
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$8 - US$20
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, After-hours, Reservations, Takeout
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!
Reviewed 3 March 2012

Don't go to the Crab Shack looking for anything fancy. Feed the gators while you are waiting for a table.

Get their special platter. It is fantastic! Shrimp, crab claws, mussels, corn, potatoes, crayfish. But don't believe how many people they say a platter feeds. We are big eaters and we usually order a three person platter for 4 of us. A big hole in the middle of your table for the garbage. Great place.

Thank Jeff G
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Reviewed 3 March 2012

Love the atmosphere and the shrimp and crab was awesome !!

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Reviewed 2 March 2012

The Crab Shack is not only about good seafood, it's about a certain experience. The place is huge (gator lagoon outside!) and very casual. As promised, the seafood is very fresh and the service is swift. Tables are large and each has a trash can under the middle of the table so you can dispose of all dishware when you're meal is done. We wish they used something more environmentally responsible than styrofoam.

There is lots of crab and shrimp on the menu (but no fried seafood) and also raw and steamed shellfish. We liked the crab stew very much, and the portions of shrimp salad were generous as well as freshly made (we could have done with a little less old bay seasoning). Our waitress was pleasant and helpful. We had fun and would recommend this to anyone on Tybee for the first time.

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Thank LudwellMom
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Reviewed 2 March 2012

If you need your East Coast butter and iodine fix, this is the place. It's got everything: indoor and outdoor seating, a beautiful view of Chimney Creek, beer, and of course, the Low Country Boil. I didn't try the barbecue, because I was elbow deep in a pile of boiled seafood that supposedly served 4. Well, the 4 of *us* could not eat that pile of seafood.

Also, in the gift shop (every kitschy themed restaurant needs a gift shop) there were exotic birds! And outside is a mini gator pond, and large gator statuary which is perfect for photo opportunities. This place may not be everyone's cup of tea, but we had fun there, and I attempted to eat my weight in boiled shrimp and crabs.

Thank maltballfalcon
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Reviewed 2 March 2012

The Crab Shack is a cool resturant but the service was slow and we went on a Monday night and for the price the food is just average do not get the Crab soup terrible the best advise I could give you is don't go

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Thank andypandaNashville
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