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The Crab Shack

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner
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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!"
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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, American, Seafood, Soups
FEATURES
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, 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
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Reviewed yesterday

took a few minutes to get acclimated - table had garbage can built in the center! Noisy, flashing lights. bazillion hanging wall decorations - BUT - our waitress settled us in quickly. Was very fun, food was tasty and we got into the vibe of...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank BrianFatz
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Reviewed 11 July 2018 via mobile

We love the Crab Shack and, like every other year, we started our vacation on Tybee with the Captain's Crab Sampler. It was delicious, as always. No matter how crazy busy the Crab Shack is, the food is always fresh and the staff is always...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank patiencein03
thecrabshack, Guest Relations Manager at The Crab Shack, responded to this reviewResponded 13 July 2018

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience! We are happy to hear we are always a part of your vacation plans when you visit Tybee Island! We're glad that you enjoyed your meal, as well as our unique ambiance, our outdoor deck...More

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Great atmosphere and beautiful place. If you like all boiled food with extra salt it’s the place for you. Kinda bland. Don’t order the mashed potatoes. Actually mashed with no mayo or anything added to them. Had lunch there. Waitress very nice but had to...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank 847darlenet
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Such an amazing place to visit. My husband and I enjoyed the beautiful scenery. The food was seasoned to perfection! I order something similar to a seafood sampler. I’ve never eaten seafood that was as tasty as this. My mouth is watering right now just...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Cookiescolumn
Reviewed 1 week ago

So many people recommended this place that we just had to go! And we weren't disappointed. First off, the place is super quirky and lots of fun! There's even an alligator lagoon, that's if they don't give you the heebie jeebies! Kids will love the...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank laynielee
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped at the crab shack for lunch and IT WAS AMAZING! From the atmosphere to great food, the bartender Rick was awesome, friendly place, from the manager to staff!! Stop here and enjoy!!

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Scubajay1375
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It may not look like much but a great place to enjoy your crablegs. Eat outside if you can. Don't miss the baby alligators and the cats who live there.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank AnnRonco
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Received a LoCo To Go order from The Origional Crab Shack - delivered right to my front door. It was wonderful!! It came very well packed in a nice cooler. All items were individual packaged and ready to go in the freezer. Detailed and easy...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank rgracef
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed near the airport, and this was a bit of a drive but worth it. It is truly a shack with no windows, and close to water.There are long wooden tables and chairs. The unisex bathrooms were outside and often there was a line,...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Kavmore
thecrabshack, Guest Relations Manager at The Crab Shack, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience! We are happy to hear that you made the beautiful drive from the Savannah airport out to see us! We're glad that you enjoyed your meal, as well as our unique ambiance. We appreciate you...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I stopped for lunch and enjoyed the funky setting by the water and the whimsical surroundings. Our stomachs however did not appreciate the shrimp stew which must have included almost a cup of heavy cream and which caused my wife to get...More

Date of visit: January 2019
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thecrabshack, Guest Relations Manager at The Crab Shack, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience. We are happy to hear you enjoyed our unique ambiance and view of Chimney Creek, but we are sorry to hear you did not enjoy your meal, as we always wish for our guests to...More

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MaryEllenP36
20 August 2018|
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Response from thecrabshack | Property representative |
Yes! We are open year 'round, and only close 3 days per year: Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, and Christmas Day. We look forward to your visit!
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margaret r
21 June 2018|
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Response from thecrabshack | Property representative |
Yes! Our dining rooms and outdoor deck are handicap accessible.
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erobinson4067
16 June 2018|
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Response from thecrabshack | Property representative |
While there are not any Hilton hotels located on Tybee Island, there are Hilton hotels located in downtown Savannah, which is a beautiful 15 minute drive from Tybee Island. We look forward to your visit!
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