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The Original Crab Shanty

361 City Island Ave, Bronx, NY 10464-1322
+1 718-885-1810
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  • Excellent33%
  • Very good39%
  • Average19%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible5%
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“lobster” (24 reviews)
“salad” (15 reviews)
“crab cakes” (7 reviews)
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Seafood, American, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
361 City Island Ave, Bronx, NY 10464-1322
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Excellent. Grilled seafood here. Crabs , lobsters and fish all terrific. Service is pretty good but crowded in the weekends. Nice appetizers of clams and oysters available. Prices a bit high

Thank Allan S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I have been to several restaurants on City Island and usually found them to be decent food but nothing special. That changed when I went to the Crab Shanty. We were a party of five people and everyone raved about the food that they had....More

Thank marjay3
Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

This was my third time visiting the Crab Shanty but I wasn't impressed this time. Service wasn't great and the food was bland. Well, the shrimp franchase was good.

Thank natlove007
Reviewed 13 June 2017

I have traveled a great deal and enjoyed the privilege of living in New York for over 50 years, and The Crab Shanty has always been my favorite restaurant. Everything, from the drinks to the appetizers to the garlic bread to the pasta to the...More

Thank Nebulous V
Reviewed 10 June 2017 via mobile

Food is always great here! Fresh seafood and tasty drinks! Good atmosphere. Our server had a great attitude and the food was fast and hot.

Thank lemmymial
Reviewed 30 May 2017

Complete agreement with TML8882, food was good and I like this place one of my favorite restaurants on the island. I love seafood and I find this place to be the most affordable with extremely good food.... however I have been coming here for years...More

Thank valerie1827
Reviewed 23 May 2017

I went to The Original Crab Shanty for the first time in May 2017. My pina colada tasted like it had no alcohol - even though it was an "alcoholic beverage." I don't drink often, so for me to not taste any alcohol means that...More

1  Thank D P
Reviewed 9 May 2017

Having grown up on the Gulf Coast, my NYC relatives thought I would like this place. I did. Simple, straight-forward menu, huge servings. Not a fine-dining experience but perfect for the family outing. The fish on my platter was perfect; the shrimp, a bit overfried;...More

1  Thank Playaman47
Reviewed 24 April 2017 via mobile

One of the best places on City Island and the food is good but something is definitely different. The food is very good but as a long time patron of the restaurant I know the food taste different. Tons of food for a great value...More

Thank tml8882
Reviewed 12 April 2017

Not a bad place; service is good, food is ok, I used to come all the time, the last time I went I felt like the place could have been cleaner and the food had fallen off a bit. Maybe it was just a bad...More

Thank JoMamma73
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 01:30
11:00 - 01:30
11:00 - 01:30
11:00 - 01:30
11:00 - 01:30
11:00 - 02:30
11:00 - 02:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 361 City Island Ave, Bronx, NY 10464-1322
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Bronx
  • Phone Number: +1 718-885-1810
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