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J's Crab Shack

2074 Park St, Ste 1, Hartford, CT 06106-2051
+1 860-231-9545
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good36%
  • Average10%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“lobster roll” (17 reviews)
“seafood” (47 reviews)
“fries” (33 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Soups
$$ - $$$
2074 Park St, Ste 1, Hartford, CT 06106-2051
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I love their fried clam strips-the servings are plentiful and delicious. I usually eat on the side where there is no waitstaff, so you order your food at the counter, but there has never been a long wait or a wrong order.

Thank carlascomputer
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We particularly enjoyed their combination of fried shrimp, belly clams and fries. Absolutely delicious.

Thank 7snooky9
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We came here for Whole Belly Clams, but also ordered the Lobster Bisque b/c reviews sounded good. The Bisque was ready before we had a chance to find a seat, which we hurriedly did as the server seemed impatient. The table was not clean. We...More

Thank Jan A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It has been a few years since we ate at this restaurant. Today is a totally different experience. They now have a choice of table service and a full bar. While most people are ordering on line and looking for tables we sat and waited...More

Thank Rohrshack
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Needed something quick before heading to the airport. Don't usually get seafood fried but the chef here knows his way around the fryer. Fish & chips was presumably cod and a massive portion. Tender & flavorful without too much breading, it was piping hot. Fries...More

Thank CWnut
Reviewed 12 July 2018 via mobile

Superb and fun atmosphere and delicious food and very good service. Highly recommend this restaurant.

Thank Carol62Atlanta
Reviewed 25 June 2018 via mobile

I went with my mother who loves sea food she ordered a platter which came with so much fried seafood fries and coleslaw. I ordered fried shrimp and it was amazing the sizes of the shrimp are huge and the homemade tarter sauce is great...More

Thank Seithy M
Reviewed 19 June 2018

Whenever I visit Hartford from Florida, I go th J's Crabshack. I live next to the ocean in Florida and the seafood here can't touch what J's has to offer. Great lobster, wholebelly clams, baked stuffed shrimp. The atmosphere is similar to many of the...More

Thank greeney
Reviewed 31 May 2018 via mobile

I was somewhat disappointed for the 1st time. The fish sandwich didn't taste like the usual. I think they gave me a whiting sandwich, and it was kind of dry and the fries were tasteless and the coleslaw tasted bland

Thank Diane C
Reviewed 14 March 2018

YESSSSS amazing food, never a disappointment. love, love, love, their fried calamari!!! a seafood joint should be just like this, rustic, fun, great service, and overall a cool atmosphere. the food is just great and the market really allows you to try your own version...More

Thank Jenna T
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Philander M
20 April 2017|
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Response from Travel33871 | Reviewed this property |
Yes they do - you pay market value for them!!! The menu is online - they have Lobster Dinner 1¼ to 3lb. and Twin 1¼lb. Lobster Dinner
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2074 Park St, Ste 1, Hartford, CT 06106-2051
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Hartford
  • Phone Number: +1 860-231-9545
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