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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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“crab” (601 reviews)
“seafood” (1,123 reviews)
“potatoes” (410 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM Hours
Bar, Barbecue, American, Seafood, Soups, Gluten Free Options
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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 2 days ago via mobile

This place is unreal! Food was fantastic, environment was extremely relaxing. I mean, who can beat eating crab while listening to smooth jazz and seeing gators swim feet away from you...Seriously great great great food. Our server, Taylor was incredibly attentive and just made the...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank g_sacd
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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

Date of visit: July 2018
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 2 days ago via mobile

My husband saw them on Man vs Food and when we chose Savannah as our vacation destination for our 15th wedding anniversary, we definitely wanted to eat here. We stopped in for lunch after exploring Tybee Island pier in dreary weather (which was fantastic, no...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank EileenStelzner
Reviewed 6 days ago

Megan our server was amazing! The food was amazing, we love going to The Crab Shack! Highly recommend it!

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank sarahdacre88
Reviewed 1 week ago

My Wife and I always make a trip to The Crab Shack when we are in Savannah/Tybee. Its a cool place for a cold beer and some good food. We tried the Seafood Boil for two this time and could not finish it. There was...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank JonsVette
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Loved the atmosphere, loved the decorations, the food was good, steamed shrimp, crab soup, all very tasty. Hated the shared bathrooms with urinals! It was rainy so no sitting outside. Would love to come back and enjoy the outside seating area, it reall seems like...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank susan822
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Group of 10 for lunch. Boiled shrimp and crab soup was a hit, as was the stuffed crab and clam chowder. The seafood was flavorful with just the right amount of spice.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank 2Fat2fly
Reviewed 1 week ago

Waterside funky place for a drink and TV with friends. This is a large "shack" venue whose speciality is Crab , stone, king dungeness and jonah, Very informal place for large groups.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Stephen F
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Recommended by a local of Savannah. Definitely a fun place to grab meal. Seafood was good. Loved the atmosphere.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank 438daynar
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We drove several hours out of our way to come here and it was definitely worth it! Taylor was fantastic as our server. Best seafood deal we have found on the East coast. Captains Platter for 2: Potatoes, Corn, Sausage, Snow Crab, Rock Crab, Shrimp,...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank cguppie
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Questions & Answers
20 August 2018|
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Response from thecrabshack | Property representative |
Yes! We are open year 'round, and only close 3 days per year: Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, and Christmas Day. We look forward to your visit!
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
Bar Scene, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, View, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 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 shrimp, mac 'n' cheese, hot dogs, and pizza. The Crab Shack is and always has been a family owned business, and recently began shipping our entrees in easy-to-cook meal kits through LoCo To Go. Stop by and experience all we have to offer for yourself!
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