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The Crab Shack

40 Estill Hammock Rd, Tybee Island, GA 31328-9702
+1 912-786-9857
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good26%
  • Average11%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
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40 Estill Hammock Rd, Tybee Island, GA 31328-9702
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here
Sponsored by: The Crab Shack
1. Savannah's best seafood
"If you love crab legs this is the place to go!"
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2. Outdoor dining with a view
"outdoor seating with a light breeze sitting on the waters edge"
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3. Alligator Lagoon
" Don't forget to feed the alligators!"
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Reviewed yesterday

Ana was a very attentive waitress! We've been here twice and always love the captain crab's sampler platter! I finally learned how to crack the crawfish whereas before I assumed it barely had any meat inside. I had steamed oysters this time and wasn't expecting...More

Thank Brittany M
Restaurant's Favourite
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

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 yesterday via mobile

You can eat at Joe's Crab Shack just for something to do on the riverwalk. However, I HIGHLY recoomend you take the 15-20 minute ride to Tybee Island to visit the Original Crab Shack. Definitely a little off the beaten path, but if you can...More

Thank Twana J
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The food was great and everyone was so friendly! Our waitress Ana was amazing... she always had our drinks full and our food out very quickly. Overall, the Crab Shack was awesome!

Thank Rachel P
Reviewed 2 days ago

Let's begin with the positives: the server was excellent and the manager polite and courteous. It would have been nice to now add other glowing praise, but.... We had the shrimp and the quarter crab, which are described as 'devilled' on the menu; the dishcomes...More

Thank Paul P
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Very touristy- but fun with the gators and birds although I can’t say whether the critters are super happy in captivity. They seem well fed at least. Food is pricey and kind of bland but the house hot sauce offers good flavor if you want...More

Thank Christine R
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We came in last night- 8/17/2018 for our last night out in Savannah. It was the second time we visited during our stay and we were so happy to come back! The food is amazing and so is the service! Our sever last night, Anna,...More

1  Thank thepintos2
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We had quite a good time at the crab shack! The alligator pond was awesome. Our waitress, Ana, was great and the atmosphere was very hospitable and laid-back. I will say, the only reason I give this 4 stars instead of 5 is I was...More

Thank Kellyisdabomb
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Really good crab and sides. Morgan was our server and very attentive and accommodating letting us switch tables. We sat outside on their huge porch which was a great atmosphere. Was 90+ degree day but shade and fans kept it cool. Derek was not our...More

Thank MKington
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

When ever we are in the Savannah area, we heard to the Crab Shack on Tybee Island for dinner. We have the Sampler Platter for one. It has crab, shrimp, mussels, crawfish, sausage, and potatoes. It comes with a bowl of butter and/or cocktail sauce...More

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Questions & Answers
margaret r
21 June 2018|
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Response from thecrabshack | Property representative |
Yes! Our dining rooms and outdoor deck are handicap accessible.
17 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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 8 - US$ 20
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups, Bar Scene, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
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
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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