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The Crab Shack

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  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
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Food and ambience

Local cuisine, Bar, Barbecue, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
Sponsored by: The Crab Shack

Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here

1. Savannah's best seafood
1. Savannah's best seafood
"If you love crab legs this is the place to go!"
MandyLouLou
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2. Outdoor dining with a view
2. Outdoor dining with a view
"outdoor seating with a light breeze sitting on the waters edge"
AlexK72
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3. Alligator Lagoon
3. Alligator Lagoon
" Don't forget to feed the alligators!"
bizmail4ashleys
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About
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,
PRICE RANGE
US$8 - US$20
Special Diets
Gluten Free Options
Meals
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner
CUISINES
Bar, Barbecue, Seafood
FEATURES
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Free off-street parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Waterfront, Beach, Gift Cards Available
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This is a stop with your family for not only the atmosphere but the oysters, crab cakes and country boil too. It felt like we were on the Louisiana bayou last night. Service was great, food was good and it was a fun entertaining dinner....Oysters 5/5, crab cakes 4/5, bbq chicken 4/5, low country boil for 3 was enough for 5 people. If I had a do over, we would have ordered the boil for 2 for the 4 of us after having a dozen oysters and crab cakes.More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed 26 July 2020 via mobile

The entire place is awesome! We chose to sit outside to eat. We were a little worried that there would be a wait considering how packed the parking lot was but we were seated right away. It was in the 90s out but was definitely...comfortable at the tables outside because of the fans and shade. Service was quick and the food was out of this world good. Definitely will be coming back and will probably be bringing friends!More

Date of visit: July 2020
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thecrabshack, Guest Relations Manager at The Crab Shack, responded to this reviewResponded 26 July 2020

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 outdoor dining deck with views of Chimney Creek, and the service you received. We appreciate you recommending us to others, and...More

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We loved The Crab Shack!! The atmosphere is great and our son loved the alligators. They have it set up to be a fun area to wait on a table, and you will have to wait, but it will be worth it! Our server was...amazing and I feel terrible for forgetting his name. The food was delicious!! It started pouring down rain while we ate, but we didn’t care and thought it was fun to watch them close in the dining area with plastic. 10/10 recommend!More

Date of visit: July 2021
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thecrabshack, Guest Relations Manager at The Crab Shack, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you so much for naming us the best restaurant on Tybee! We are so glad you enjoyed your Crab Shack Experience, and that your server took great care of you. We appreciate you recommending us, we look forward to your next visit!

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Atmosphere was great and it was clearly a popular spot. We got there right as they opened at 12 so you’d think it would be fairly expedited. We are not pretentious people and don’t complain all that much, but the service was very much lacking....Nice waitress, got our drinks to us quickly, but it went downhill from there. We didn’t get our food for about an hour and didn’t leave until almost 2 hours after arriving. The food was average at best as well. We loved the atmosphere, but won’t be returning or recommending.More

Date of visit: July 2021
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thecrabshack, Guest Relations Manager at The Crab Shack, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

We're sorry to hear that you found your meal and service to be only average, as we always wish for our guests to have an exceptional experience. Please do ask for a manager if anything doesn't meet your expectations so we can take corrective action....More

Reviewed 5 days ago

Dined at Crab Shack with my girlfriends last night and we were very pleased! Our server, Marklou, was friendly and attentive during our visit even though the restaurant was very busy. I highly recommend this restaurant if you visiting from out of town and want...to have a good time! If Marklou is your server, you will not be disappointed.More

Date of visit: July 2021
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thecrabshack, Guest Relations Manager at The Crab Shack, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you so much for making us a part of your girl's night! We are so happy to hear that Marklou took great care of you and that you enjoyed your Crab Shack Experience. We appreciate you recommending us, and we hope to see you...More

Reviewed 6 days ago

We had a great time at the crab shack! Markalu was busy af but totally made that bar his bi***! And Rhonda was on the sh** too! Thanks guys!

Date of visit: July 2021
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thecrabshack, Guest Relations Manager at The Crab Shack, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thanks so much for coming to see us, we are so happy to hear that Markalu and Rhonda took great care of you. We appreciate you recommending us, we hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 6 days ago

We had an excellent experience! The seating was immediate, even that it was on a Saturday at 6:00 pm, service above average, and the food delicious. The prices were very good for the food and dining experience. When you visit Savannah and Tybee Island, you...need to pick an evening and go! You will enjoy the meal.More

Date of visit: July 2021
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thecrabshack, Guest Relations Manager at The Crab Shack, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

We are so happy to hear that you had a great time with us! We are glad to hear you enjoyed your meal and the service you received. We appreciate you recommending us, we hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Girls trip to the beach. We stopped by this restaurant and it was overall a good experience. Our waiter was knowledgeable about the menu and showed one of my friends how to eat the crawfish. Very pretty outdoor setting. I understand the concept of having...the trash cans in the middle of the table and it was convenient to throw away all of the crab legs but it was a bit stinky by the time we were there for late evening. Food wasn’t spectacular but decent overall. I would try this restaurant again.More

Date of visit: July 2021
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thecrabshack, Guest Relations Manager at The Crab Shack, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you so much for including us in your girl's trip to the beach! We're glad you enjoyed our unique ambiance and the service you received. We're sorry to hear that you found your meal to be only average, as we always wish for our...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

I am not a huge crab fan but the crab was maybe the best I have ever eaten. Lindsey was an excellent server and attentive the entire time.

Date of visit: July 2021
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thecrabshack, Guest Relations Manager at The Crab Shack, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your meal with us, and that Lindsey took great care of you! We appreciate you recommending us to others, and we hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fun place! A lot of people!! The restaurant is spacious and seats hundreds. Be smart, with Covid still active… This restaurant has delicious food. Servers are fast and quite attentive. Fun T-shirts!

Date of visit: July 2021
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The Crab Shack, Guest Relations Manager at The Crab Shack, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your Crab Shack Experience! We appreciate you recommending us, and we hope to see you again soon!

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There is no charge to see the alligators in our Gator Lagoon, and when they are eating the bags of food are $3 each. During the winter months the alligators can be observed but they do not eat anything at all until the... More
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Crab Shack

Yes, The Crab Shack offers takeaway services.

Yes, The Crab Shack offers delivery services.

Yes, The Crab Shack is taking precautions against COVID-19. A full list is available within the "safety precautions" section of this page.

The Crab Shack is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4