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J's Crabshack

2074 Park St, Ste 1, Hartford, CT 06106-2051
+1 860-231-9545
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good37%
  • Average9%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“fried shrimp” (10 reviews)
“seafood” (40 reviews)
“fries” (26 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 21:00All hours
American, Seafood, Soups
$$ - $$$
2074 Park St, Ste 1, Hartford, CT 06106-2051
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Service is good, food is better and at a reasonable price. Sit down, take out, or DIY - they also provide a fresh fish market. I have never been disappointed. My favorites are fried whole belly clams or Fried oysters. On site parking, a small...More

Thank John M
Reviewed 6 days ago

Brought my elderly parents. We had the hot and cold lobster roll. Delicious! But, absolutely, some of the best French fries we've ever had!!

Thank Marslette L
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This place has good seafood. The cod was excellent. If in West Hartford stop in. Great choice for seafood lovers.

Thank malikdesade
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Simply outstanding fresh seafood. No pretences, you do all the work ( pay first, pick up your own cutlery, throw away the waste, clean your table) except cooking but the food is to die for. We had steamed mussels, lobster tails and broiled salmon. Definitely...More

Thank Keshav M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've eaten dinner at J's Crabshack (formerly Tinker's) on each of my many trips to Hartford to visit my family. The menu varies according to what is the latest catch and what is fresh. The food is not gourmet but everything is well prepared and...More

Thank Gary F
Reviewed 24 April 2017

Not fancy but really good food, quick service. Fish and chips is our "go to" meal and it is always good. We have a side salad that is crisp and fresh.

Thank tedzmd36
Reviewed 25 February 2017

In Hartford for work and was searching for a simple steamed or boiled lobster which I found at J's. Simple, fresh and perfectly cooked 1.5 lb lobster that was delicious! very welcoming service and nice local crowd. Also happened upon the Thursday night jazz night...More

Thank buzzingbee
Reviewed 7 February 2017 via mobile

We stopped by on a Monday afternoon for a late lunch. This is the real deal! Amazing lobster roll, nice tiger shrimp Cesar salad and kids' menu. The minimal table setting and free refills are perfect for kids, and the gorgeous fish tanks provide plenty...More

Thank mariflorez
Reviewed 1 February 2017

We have never been here and decided to try a few different dishes to share. You go to a counter to order and the wait staff bring the food to you. We tried the seafood chowder, fried shrimp and the linguine and clam sauce. The...More

Thank Travel33871
Reviewed 29 January 2017

We happen to catch them on a day when they were serving ribs and we loved them! My hubby is not a big seafood person so he was happy to discover this and since we are from Texas and picky about our barbecue, we give...More

Thank Created2Travel
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Philander M
do you have whole lobsters on the menu?
20 April 2017|
Answer Show all 2 answers
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, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
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
  • E-mail
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