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Crabby's Dockside

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What you can expect during your visit
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Socially distanced dining tables
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Tables disinfected between guests
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
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Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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US$ 7 - US$ 32
American, Seafood, Bar
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Clearwater Beach
0.2 km from Clearwater Beach
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All reviews stuffed flounder crab seafood alligator bites hush puppies peel and eat shrimp fries key lime pie tacos burger salad third floor clearwater beach food was great awesome service sat at the bar great server
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Extremely long wait and sub-par service. We had a large party so we knew the wait would be long but we didn’t expect to be there 3 1/2 hrs. It was 1hr to be seated, 30 min to get drinks and another hour to get...our appetizers. I didn’t get a refill the entire time I was there. We asked for another drink and never got it. I got the Grouper and it seemed overcooked and tough. I didn’t say anything because I didn’t want to wait another hour for it to be fixed. Our server seemed overwhelmed. Maybe lack of manpower, I’m not sure. Others in our party had issues as well. We will not revisit.More

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed 6 days ago

Was seated on the 3rd level and had perfect weather and the view was great. Just a relaxing meal and great service.

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed 1 week ago

The food was good and arrived fast and phrank helped us with everything. Thanks for the Time at crabbys dockside.

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

45 minute wait was worth it. Grandson ate the 'white' mac n cheese even though he only eats 'orange' and loved it. The coconut rice was awesome. The seafood fresh, seasoned and cooked nicely. Friendly staff, even friendlier management. We will be back!

Date of visit: July 2021
Julia C, Marketing at Crabby's Dockside, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for this incredible review! We're always happy to read when the littles enjoyed their food - that's the biggest compliment we could ever receive!!! We certainly can't wait to have you back with us again. Cheers, Julia C.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a great experience and came here 2 times on our trip! There was a bit of a wait, but you could stand near the marina walkway or sit at the bar facing everything along the marina. The wait wasn’t as long as we...were told. Amazing atmosphere - we were on the 3rd level which was open on the sides to the air and had great views of the marina and beach! The food was great with lots to choose from. We all loved our food and the atmosphere so much that we came back (as I mentioned). The 2nd time it rained, but we fit under the roof while waiting to be seated, and the 2nd level was closed along the sides to protect from the rain. This is a definite place to go in Clearwater, just prepare to wait and for a crowd of people (but worth it to me)!More

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed every aspect of our meal! All of the servers were super friendly and efficient. Atmosphere was beautiful. Food was served fast and fresh! Really enjoyed the stuffed mushrooms and my hubs loved his peanut butter pie! Would recommend to anyone!

Date of visit: July 2021
Julia C, Marketing at Crabby's Dockside, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hey Michelle! Thanks so much for the awesome review. We are so happy that you and your husband enjoyed your time while here with us. Here's to hoping to have you back with us again. Thanks again for the incredible review. Cheers, Julia C.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Service was amazing and so was the food! I definitely recommend if visiting Clearwater Beach. There were 6 of us and we each got different things. Mixed drinks were good also

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were looking for fun family friendly things to do in the area and Phrank gave us the best recommendations! The food was amazing, my kids absolutely devoured all the bairdi crab and peel and eat shrimp they could find. We were unsure of what...to order and the suggestions on food and specialty drinks that Phrank gave were on point. He even saved the day by catching the frozen drink this mama nearly spilled. Service was excellent and accompanied with of course the best dad jokes and comedy hour one could ever ask for. Thank you for entertaining the kids! I absolutely recommend coming to the third-floor and watching the sun set with this amazing crew of people!More

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I live in St Pete but brought a friend visiting from Chicago and I'm so glad I did! The food was great, we got the watch the Lightning win and the service was fantastic. Phrank ("Phil") was helpful, enjoyable, and made the visit one of...a kind for my friend. Will definitely be back. Thanks for being awesome!More

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Waited an hour for a table because they forgot about us even though they’d given us an electric buzzer. It was only when we noticed people who had arrived after us being shown to tables that we realised. There are no prices on the drink...menu with the waiter(no idea of his name, he didn’t introduce himself)not being able to give us a firm price, which of course were expensive when the bill came. Waited quite a while for our starter and when we’d barely taken a mouthful our mains turned up! Food was average, nothing special and certainly wouldn’t go back.More

Date of visit: June 2021
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Frequently Asked Questions about Crabby's Dockside

Yes, Crabby's Dockside offers takeaway services.

Yes, Crabby's Dockside offers delivery services.

Yes, Crabby's Dockside is taking precautions against COVID-19. A full list is available within the "safety precautions" section of this page.

Crabby's Dockside is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4