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Crab's Claw

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201 W Atlantic Blvd, Atlantic Beach, NC 28512-5729
+1 252-726-8222
11:30 - 21:00
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Sun 12:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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Atlantic Beach, North Carolina
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Wonderful food, great staff and an awesome view of beach and ocean. If you're lucky enough to be eating at the Crabs Claw on the beach, then you're lucky enough. Love the steamer pot and that blackberry cobbler, can't get enough, of course we love being able to get our fresh fish.

1 Thank tlucci
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We sat outside. It was a bit cool but the views were great. They might invest in a portable heater. Mike, our server was attentive but not obtrusive. We had the grouper sandwich. The piece of fish was huge. It was fresh and well prepared. We will return.

Thank Fred N
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178 reviews
148 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Restaurant offers inside/out dining and a bar. The grouper was good but wouldn't get the crab cake again. For a real Marguerite head to the Mexican Restaurant, mine didn't seem to have alcohol. This restaurant strangely doesn't have blue cheese dressing but does have a good mango dressing. The service is good and friendly.

Thank NC2CUN
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Absolutely delicious food and homemade sangria! The service and atmosphere were just right! We have 3 more days here and we will return for another meal 😋

Thank 1roz1
madison, United States
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had dinner with family members and the food was just bland. I had fried Cajun shrimp and fries which seemed to be store bought battered shrimp that was fried, then sprinkled with some seasoning that was also sprinkled on my fries. Cole slaw was unique and good, made from red cabbage. Service was fair but it wasn't the wait staff,... More 

Thank Vince B
Knightdale, North Carolina
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My sister and I went to lunch here on our " girls day out " during my visit to Atlantic Beach last week! What a cozy little place , and right on the beach front! We sat outside on the deck for a great ocean view. The tables have very comfortable chairs and umbrellas to keep you cool. The sevice... More 

Thank kelstar4u
Burlington, North Carolina
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32 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Food is excellent with great views of the beach. Some times the kitchen gets behind because of the depth of the dishes and menu.

Thank Whosonfirst16
Surfside Beach, South Carolina
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161 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stooped in for a late lunch and a beer. The beer was cold and served with a chilled glass. My wife and I split a Cuban Sandwich which was very good but not quite authentic. We also got the sweet potato fries which were liberally sprinkled with old bay but were very tasty. The service was also very good. My... More 

Thank Alan S
North Carolina Coast, North Carolina
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4 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The front desk clerk of our hotel suggested this restaurant as it was one of her favorites. It did not disappoint. The clam chowder is the best I ever had and everything everyone in my party ordered was delicious and cooked to perfection!

Thank tracyt848
Weston, Florida
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped for lunch with a party of 4. After waiting for 10 minutes for the server to take our drink order and then coming back another 10 minutes later to take our food order without having served the drinks, we noticed a lot of disorganization amongst the staff in general. After waiting about an hour for our food another server... More 

Thank Ross M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, View, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 201 W Atlantic Blvd, Atlantic Beach, NC 28512-5729
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Atlantic Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 252-726-8222

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?