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Dancing Crab Restaurant - CLOSED

4615 Wisconsin Ave NW, Tenley Town, Washington DC, DC 20016-4621
+1 202-244-1882
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good43%
  • Average16%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible3%
19 Dec 2015
“My favorite crab restaurant in Washington D.C.!!”
25 Jan 2015
“Know Before You go: Don't go for karaoke if you're over 22”
Restaurant Hours Closed
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4615 Wisconsin Ave NW, Tenley Town, Washington DC, DC 20016-4621
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Reviewed 19 December 2015

I've been in love with this casual restaurant for many years and have visited here almost every time I've visited Washington D.C. What I love the most is its crabs with original spicy sauce!! I also like its delicious crab cakes, soft shell crabs, shrimps,...More

1  Thank mabei0123
Reviewed 25 January 2015

We stopped by one night for karaoke and drinks - after the dinner service was over. I wish I had known that the place really is great for those in college and under the age of about 22. Being over that age (ahem, by more...More

Thank WFleet
Reviewed 13 May 2014

This is an OK joint for burgers, beer and hard shell crabs. Kinda fun but nothing special. Parking is fairly easy, especially at night. That's always good. Service staff is really pretty good. Take the kids...they can't hurt anything.

Thank Chandler v
Reviewed 5 October 2013

I've been in love with this place ever since the new management took over. Finally a real crab restaurant with fresh daily crabs and sea food in Washington, DC. The new management is doing an outstanding job keeping the place flawless and the service at...More

1  Thank LoveMMA11
Reviewed 29 September 2013 via mobile

Went on a Saturday night in September, so not too busy--it's more crowded in the summer. The teenagers had all-you-can-eat blue crabs which they gave them at the kids' price--ridiculously generous as one is six feet tall and they all eat like vultures. I wasn't...More

3  Thank Li H
Reviewed 30 August 2013

We arrive at this restaurant The Dancing Crab at 2:45p.m and was told they don't open until 4 p.m. However the waitress said if we wait 1/2 an hour all the kitchen equipment will be up and running. So of course we waited we order...More

4  Thank keenya
Reviewed 17 August 2013

My husband & daughter loved the crab, clams, and shrimp. My don had a huge kids meal burger that he said was tasty. The ribeye was delicious. The truffle French fries were different but quite good. Hush puppies were approved by the husband also, and...More

3  Thank Nurseval77
Reviewed 11 August 2013

When in Washington D.C. recently all I wanted to eat were steamed blue crabs, the proper way. A few searches lead me to Dancing Crab. While the restaurant is nothing to write home about the crabs sure are. The location, a couple thousand feet from...More

2  Thank Belle1025
Reviewed 11 August 2013

More than ever, The Dancing Crab is DC's restaurant for hard shell crabs. Under new ownership, this run down place has been spruced up, but more important the crabs are terrific. My waitress--Kris--still beautiful and efficient after serving up thousands of the sea critters, waited...More

3  Thank Steve C
Reviewed 5 June 2013 via mobile

We stopped for HH and walked in to an empty restaurant. However at 430 they weren't sure we could stay as we "didn't have a reservation". With 6 of us, we were able to take a table. The specials online are wrong. We did order...More

2  Thank Urbanfarmgrl
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Restaurant Details

Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4615 Wisconsin Ave NW, Tenley Town, Washington DC, DC 20016-4621
    (Brandywine St, NW)
  • Public Transportation: Tenleytown/ AU Metro Red Line
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC
  • Phone Number: +1 202-244-1882
The Dancing Crab, a Washington Institution for over 39 years is family owned and operated and has been serving their customers the freshest and largest hard shell blue crabs from world renowned Maryland's Chesapeake Bay's Eastern Shore. Known for their many famous visitors, this is the only true Maryland Style Crabhouse in Washington DC. Be prepared to have fun when planning a visit, especially with the phenomenal lunch and dinner Specials prepared by Our Famed Executive Chef, Michele Lisi...Enjoy live music on Fridays and Saturdays, incredible Happy Hour Specials Monday-Friday that includes Tuesday's 1/2 bottle wine nights. This upscale hole in the wall, is sure to bring joy to you and your guests. We pride ourselves in serving the freshest seafood. Once we sell out of our fresh seafood on any given night, our Kitchen closes until the next day delivery. Come dance, drink, and indulge yourselves!
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