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The Crab Shack

) #4 of 36 Restaurants in Tybee Island ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ , American, Seafood
40 Estill Hammock Rd, Tybee Island, GA 31328-9702
+1 912-786-9857
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good27%
  • Average12%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible5%
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Bar, American, Seafood, Soups, Gluten Free Options
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40 Estill Hammock Rd, Tybee Island, GA 31328-9702
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Reviewed yesterday

I saw this place on the internet and just had to go so the crab shack was a must stop on our trip to Tybee, we ate crab legs and were not disappointed! The crab shack is a cool place and I would go again...More

Thank Elstonian_89
Restaurant's Favourite
Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

I've been to the Crab Shack a few times now, and I thought I should finally do a review. It's been a perfect experience every time--from the food to the service--and it's just one of the coolest places you can go for dinner. Take time...More

3  Thank Erica L
thecrabshack, Guest Relations Manager at The Crab Shack, responded to this reviewResponded 19 September 2016

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience! We are happy to hear that you consider us a "must" when visiting Tybee Island! We're glad that you enjoyed our Captain Crab's seafood sampler platter, as well as our unique ambiance, the service you...More

Reviewed yesterday via mobile

As locals, we visit this little jewel often and are never disappointed. The platter for two is our usual order, because it has most of our favorites!This evening we were served by a very sweet, attentive and fun waitress named Ana! She made it an...More

Thank Barbara C
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The service was amazing, all service staff stayed attentive and focused on all guests. Very friendly and personable. Ana was one of the best servers we have had the pleasure of meeting. Thank you Crab Shack for a great family outing!

Thank Anthony R
Reviewed yesterday

We stayed in Savannah on our recent vacation but we were told we HAD to go to Tybee and eat at the Crab Shack, and are we glad we did!! We had our pup with us and there is PLENTY of outdoor seating to accommodate...More

Thank mtrott78
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Just starting out with the fact I'm not a huge seafood person BUT I do eat Shrimp. I had the low country boil and it was excellent, my husband had the captains platter and loved it. Waiter was very nice and down to earth, good...More

Thank racheltreat
Reviewed 2 days ago

This was a good meal but some things are difficult to eat on paper plates and using plastic utensils. I was served my pina colada in a styrofoam cup which might be a little offputting for some. My 12-year-old daughter was disappointed that they did...More

Thank J. W
thecrabshack, Guest Relations Manager at The Crab Shack, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience. We're glad that you enjoyed our unique ambiance, our views of Chimney Creek from the outdoor deck, and our crab legs, but we are terribly sorry to hear you found the rest of your meal...More

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Food was great and service was very helpful! We got to feed gators! We had the captains sampler platter,everything was cooked perfectly! The coconut pie is also a must!More

Thank oride2014
thecrabshack, Guest Relations Manager at The Crab Shack, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience! We're glad that you enjoyed our Captain's seafood sampler platter and Caribbean coconut cream pie, as well as our unique ambiance, our interactive Gator Lagoon, and the service you received. We appreciate you recommending us...More

Reviewed 3 days ago

Note: This review will also appear on Yelp. The food is - literally - just okay. Nothing exciting. Limited seasoning or variety. And there isn't anything to write home about. So, if you are looking / hoping to have a culinary experience - NOPE! However......More

Thank SRW1122A
thecrabshack, Guest Relations Manager at The Crab Shack, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience. We're glad that you enjoyed our unique ambiance and our interactive Gator Lagoon and aviary with rescued exotic birds, but we are terribly sorry to hear you found your meal to be only average, as...More

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We love The Crab Shack. This place is one of the main reasons we come back to Tybee. Ana was our server this visit, she was awesome! Ana was really cool, totally knew what she was doing and really took great care of us. Highly...More

Thank Chris S
thecrabshack, Guest Relations Manager at The Crab Shack, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience! We are happy to hear you consider us to be the best restaurant on Tybee Island! We're glad that you enjoyed your meal, as well as our unique ambiance and the service you received- we...More

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Sheri S
We have a group of 11. Do you take reservations?
2 May 2017|
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Response from thecrabshack | Property representative |
Reservations are not necessary or accepted for groups of fewer than 30 people, as we have seating for over 700 guests and frequently seat walk in groups of 15 or more people. Please see the hostess when you arrive and you... More
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shazkappo2017
Do you sell beer and wine?
9 April 2017|
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Response from thecrabshack | Property representative |
Yes! We have three full service bars and offer local, import, and domestic bottled beers, red & white wines by the glass and bottle, and just about any mixed drink or shot you could want. We look forward to your visit!
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mike w
We plan on visiting on April 11. Are you before or after Ft. Pulaski coming onto the island? We are trying to decide on lunch or dinner here. We plan to go to Tybee around lunch time and tour the fort.
16 February 2017|
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Response from thecrabshack | Property representative |
Hi Mike W! We are about 5 minutes east of Fort Pulaski on the north end of Tybee Island, on Chimney Creek. The restaurant is open from 11:30am - 9pm on April 11th, and we would love to have you join us for lunch or dinner!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$ 8 - US$ 20
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant 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
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 21:00
Monday
11:30 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 21:00
Thursday
11:30 - 21:00
Friday
11:30 - 22:00
Saturday
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 40 Estill Hammock Rd, Tybee Island, GA 31328-9702
  • Location: United States  >  Georgia (GA)  >  Georgia Coast  >  Tybee Island
  • Phone Number: +1 912-786-9857
  • E-mail
Description
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 burgers, hot dogs, and pizza. The Crab Shack is and always has been a family owned business, and recently began shipping our entrees in ready-to-be-cooked kits through LoCo To Go. Stop by and experience all we have to offer for yourself!
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