This casual dockside restaurant claims to be where the elite eat in their bare feet—and it is likely that patrons will also eat with their bare ... More
Crab Shack (The)
This casual dockside restaurant claims to be where the elite eat in their bare feet—and it is likely that patrons will also eat with their bare hands. Low Country Boil of shrimp, corn, potatoes, and smoked sausage is a local tradition. Oysters are offered steamed or raw. The Capt'n Crabs Sampler Platter is piled high with seasonal shellfish. Outdoor seating on the patio and indoor dining on a huge screened porch provides a pleasant view of Chimney Creek. Both areas are armed with fans to keep you cool.
On our recent vacation, we waited until the last day of our trip to Tybee Island to go to the Crab Shack - but it was SO worth the wait!
The atmosphere was just cool; that's really the only adjective I can come up with. We got the Captain's Sampler Platter for two (which could have easily fed four) that had a variety of fantastically prepared seafood all for the bargain price of $32.00!!
Our young children loved the place and while it may be considered a "tourist trap" it should be viewed for what it really is - just a fun place to eat! I'd go there again in a heartbeat!
Six adults drove 30 minutes from Savannah on advice we would get some great crab cakes at Crab Shack. Not so. We got stuffed crab which was not very good at all and slaw and low country potatoes all for $12. I ordered a pina colada for $5 which was served in a plastic cup. We ate off plastic plates with plastic forks and knives and paper towels. The food was cold before you could finish it. And there wasn't a lot to finish.
We liked the decor and the alligators.
The location calls for great sea food. What a disappointment. Too much money for very poor food. I would not go back.
My experience was not that good. Prices were high and groups were charged an 18% gratuity...that is hard to figure when people bus their own tables...Plastic silverware, brown paper towel rolls...stryrofoam plates...no refills on water...food was not that great!!
My family and I have been going to Tybee for several years, and usually eat at the Crab Shack. We have noticed a definite decline in customer service and food quality. The prices are about what one would expect at a tourist destination. On our last visit, two adults and three children, required us a very long wait, because we did not want a table for four to be crowded while we ate. The hostess explained after we noticed several others being seated ahead of us that the manager had told her we had to wait. She said she didn't understand why, but she thought it was because he could. By the way, our check that evening was $118.45. The neighbors must not like the place, due to the sign in one yard stating "to drive fast and take lots of chances". AJ's is pretty darn good, but the Oyster Bar on River Street in Savannah is better.
My first time at the Crab Shack was a Mothers Day treat when I visited my son. I returned in
aug. of 2007 and The Crab Shack was a must on my list. I wanted my daughter to experience the seafood special with all the different seafoods.We throughly enjoyed our time,even when it was so hot.
I felt food was overpriced. I got a small piece of corn, cole slaw and a bowl of sausage that was about $12. I also bought a Bahamma Mama which was $5.50 in a very small styroform cup. I didnt see any combination plates and another couple walked out because of no fried combos. I would put this dining experience in bottom five of over 35 yrs of many dining experience.
The title says it all. Love oysters on the half shell? Better bring your own Tobasco Sauce...unless you like the local swill, filled with chile powder. The drinks are over-priced and, except for the beer, not all that good either. Too often there are insufficient wait staff for the number of patrons. One busy evening our party of 10 had to share a lone server with about 25 other folks who were seated at a dozen other tables. Order a drink...20 minutes later it arrived. The orders were served "auction style" and a number of the ad-ons were missed entirely. DON'T order the shrimp and crab au gratin. You'll get a serving of horribly watered down, somewhat cheesie soup mixture with some undecernable seafood? in a plastic bowl not much bigger than a cup. SIMPLY GUT WRENCHING!! The prices are on a par with a three star restuarant, but at the Crab Shack you'll be served on throw away plates, plastic glasses (even for the most expensive wines) and plastic silverware. Just in case you think I'm being to harsh, well, one of my family members works there and loves it. Don't order the In my humble opinion the restaurant could use a new GM with a bit more experience.
Great comfortable setting overlooking the marsh. The hostess was very friendly. The waitress behaved as though we were a nuisance and tha she had something better to do with her time. The food was abominable. Overcooked, bland, and the worst presentation I have seen since Gus's hot dog stand (but there you don't mind as the dogs are only 50 cents). A great place to have a cocktail but your dollar is better spent at AJ's at the south end of Tybee.
we have visited tybee island twice recently, and to be honest the second trip was just to go back to the crab shack. Besides the other than the overall natural beauty of the island and ocean, the crab shack is #1 on our list. The food was great! The kids loved the alligators and birds plus, the relaxed/ casual atmosphere was super. Everyone was friendly and down to earth and didn't seem to mind helping part of our crew discover how to break into some of the seafood shells. It's a place worth visiting. And even though menu prices are a bit high, the portions make up for it----------you won't leave hungry and you'll always have leftovers. The sampler platter for one will feed four! Thanks for making our trip a memorable one---------we will be back!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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