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“Great place”
Review of The Crab Shack

The Crab Shack
Ranked #7 of 59 Restaurants in Tybee Island
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$8 - US$20
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Groups
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, After-hours, Breakfast, 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 shrimp, mac 'n' cheese, hot dogs, and pizza. The Crab Shack is and always has been a family owned business, and recently began shipping our entrees in easy-to-cook meal kits through LoCo To Go. Stop by and experience all we have to offer for yourself!
Reviewed 25 June 2018 via mobile

Delicious meal friendly staff. I bought some seasoning before I left. Although the gnats were bad, we were moved inside quickly without an issue. I plan on making a trip there soon.

Thank Russel G
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thecrabshack, Guest Relations Manager at The Crab Shack, responded to this reviewResponded 10 July 2018

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 appreciate you recommending us to others, and we look forward to your next visit!

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Reviewed 25 June 2018 via mobile

It was good fresh shrimp and crab boil. Period. Bring bug spay because you have a trash can in the middle of the table to through trash as you eat. The atmosphere was great. The alligator pit was great to see live alligators.

Thank Rob J
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thecrabshack, Guest Relations Manager at The Crab Shack, responded to this reviewResponded 10 July 2018

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 custom dining tables, and our interactive Gator Lagoon. We appreciate you recommending us to others, and we look forward to your next visit!

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Reviewed 24 June 2018 via mobile

This is the third time eating here and I gave it a good rating a year ago. Tonight’s experience was a disappointment. First the good points. The ambiance is great and the alligator feeding area is an attraction for the youth. But this time with friends and co-workers on a Sunday evening was not so good. We bought plates of mussels, crawfish, boiled shrimp, crab claws, raw oysters and the typical sides. The oysters were NOT COLD when they were served and they did not taste good at all. Warm oysters served in upper 90 temperatures can make you sick. The shrimp was over cooked and difficult to remove from the shell. The crab was over cooked and dry. The potatoes and sausage were good but the corn on the cobb was soggy. The crawfish were ok. The servers were good and we love the decor and thus, the higher score. Trust me, I know good, fresh seafood and I am a chef so I know how it’s supposed to be prepared. This wasn’t it.

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thecrabshack, Guest Relations Manager at The Crab Shack, responded to this reviewResponded 9 July 2018

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience. We are terribly sorry that you did not enjoy your meal with us during your most recent visit. This is not at all the type of food and experience we ever wish for our customers to have. We would like some more information about your visit if you could please contact us at stephanie@thecrabshack.com.

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Reviewed 24 June 2018 via mobile

This place immediately gives you the feeling of island beach dining. It is a huge place with multiple indoor spots and large outdoor seating. The food was great, and of course long on seafood items but with BBQ too. Our bartender Monty was perfect as well. The alligator lagoon was cool too - 38 alligators that you can feed. Not to be missed if you're on the island.

Thank joefromcincy1961
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thecrabshack, Guest Relations Manager at The Crab Shack, responded to this reviewResponded 28 June 2018

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 the service you received- we will be sure to pass your compliments on to Monty. We appreciate you recommending us to others, and we look forward to your next visit!

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Reviewed 24 June 2018 via mobile

Always go once when in Tybee. The food is good. Usually get a steam pot. This last time we the crab legs were over cooked.

Thank Jason J
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thecrabshack, Guest Relations Manager at The Crab Shack, responded to this reviewResponded 28 June 2018

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience! We're glad that you have been patrons of ours for years, but we are terribly sorry to hear that you did not enjoy your crab legs on your most recent visit. Please do always ask for a manager if ever there is any aspect of your visit that does not meet your expectations so we can take immediate corrective action. We look forward to your next visit so that we can show you the food that we are famous for!

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