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The Crab Shack

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40 Estill Hammock Rd, Tybee Island, GA 31328-9702
+1 912-786-9857
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11:30 - 21:00
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Orlando
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53 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 April 2016 via mobile

Visited on the recommendation of our friends. It's about a 30 minutes from Savannah and worth the drive. Located along the bank of Chimney Creek it's loaded with atmosphere. An alligator pond, and a tropical bird room lend to the overall experience. The outside seating at this time of the year was very comfortable especially with a nice breeze coming... More 

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Thank Corleonis
thecrabshack, Guest Relations Manager at The Crab Shack, responded to this review

Hi Corleonis, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience! We are happy to hear that we were recommended to you by friends, and that you enjoyed our deviled crabs, crawfish, clam chowder, our interactive Gator Lagoon, aviary, and our views of Chimney Creek. We appreciate you recommending us to others, and we hope that you will join... More 

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25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 April 2016 via mobile

It feels like you are driving out to the middle of nowhere and out of the abyss pops a place that has gators to feed and decking for a couple of hundred feet. Don't let the appearance and wait scare you as the food is worth the wait. The outdoor dining is a great spot but could be a little... More 

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Thank rgee009
thecrabshack, Guest Relations Manager at The Crab Shack, responded to this review

Hi rgee009, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience! We are glad that you and your family enjoyed our Low Country boil, nachos, and our unique ambiance. We appreciate you recommending us to others, and we hope that you will join us again soon! More 

Jefferson, Georgia
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103 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 April 2016 via mobile

The atmosphere cannot be described! It is fabulous! It's the kind of seafood place everyone wants to find. We were seated immediately on both visits. My daughter and I enjoyed lunch so much that we went back for supper on the same day. For lunch we each ordered the steamed shrimp served with a bowl of clam stew. It was... More 

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Thank gourmetsuzanne
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 April 2016 via mobile

Even tho the Crab Shack was very busy we didn't have to wait to get a table. The lady that seated us was very nice and gave us a table that looked out on the water. The food was great. After eating we enjoyed the gift shop, the birds , and alligators. It was an all around great experience.

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Thank Elaine S
thecrabshack, Guest Relations Manager at The Crab Shack, responded to this review

Hi Elaine S, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience! We are glad that you enjoyed your meal, our Gator Lagoon, the Gift Shack and aviary, and our friendly waitstaff. We appreciate you recommending us to others, and we hope that you will join us again soon! More 

Gainesville, Georgia
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30 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 April 2016 via mobile

If you're wanting fried or grilled go elsewhere if you're wanting steamed or boiled this is the place. The portions are big and the food is good. My beer was ice cold and delivered promptly. Did I say the portions are big? The low country boil for one fed myself and my wife and two grandkids were picking at it... More 

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Thank Robert J
thecrabshack, Guest Relations Manager at The Crab Shack, responded to this review

Hi Robert J, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience! We are glad that you enjoyed our cold beer, unique ambiance, and our steamed and boiled seafood options. Our Low Country boil is one of our specialties and a favorite with both visitors and locals. We appreciate you recommending us to others, and we hope that you... More 

Andalusia, Alabama
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31 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 April 2016

Had someone suggest this place to me and I'm glad they did. It's very unique to say the least and the food was great. You don't go here expecting 5 star food and service, you go here to eat good food in a quirky little place and enjoy the character of it all. They do have cats that walk around... More 

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Thank Shady36420
thecrabshack, Guest Relations Manager at The Crab Shack, responded to this review

Hi Shady36420, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience! We are glad that you enjoyed your meal, our unique ambiance, and our rescued cats. We appreciate you recommending us to others, and we hope that you will join us again soon! More 

Kuwait City, Kuwait
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45 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 April 2016 via mobile

This place is fun and well worth stopping at. It was a whim choice for us, so we lucked out! Plan on stopping here when you're on Tybee Island.

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Thank Beth R
thecrabshack, Guest Relations Manager at The Crab Shack, responded to this review

Hi BethinKuwait, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience! We are glad that you decided to join us on a whim, and that you enjoyed your visit with us. We hope to see you again the next time you visit Tybee Island and Savannah! More 

Adams, Massachusetts
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23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 April 2016

While in Savannah on a mini vacation we took a road trip to Tybee Island stopping at the Crab Shack for lunch. Im so happy we did! Fresh seafood, you can chose the size you want on the platter to share, definitely more then enough to share and great price. Live alligators,live birds, gift shop, friendly waitresses and wonderful food... More 

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Thank Tina Z
thecrabshack, Guest Relations Manager at The Crab Shack, responded to this review

Hi Tina Z, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience! We are glad that you enjoyed our Captain Crab's sampler platter, our Gator Lagoon, aviary, and our friendly waitstaff. We appreciate you recommending us to others, and we hope that you will join us again soon! More 

Pontotoc, Mississippi
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47 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 April 2016 via mobile

My wife and I had a late lunch early dinner. We entered the parking lot and really cannot describe the atmosphere of the place except to say somewhat unusual. We were seated and ordered a shellfish combination for two. They brought us a huge tray filled with crab legs, boiled shrimp, steamed mussels, crawfish, sausage, potatoes and corn on the... More 

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Thank Mike S
thecrabshack, Guest Relations Manager at The Crab Shack, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience! We are glad to hear that you enjoyed our Captain Crab's sampler platter, the service you received, and our unique ambiance. We like to think of ourselves as FUN dining, not FINE dining, and we love to hear that people find us to be a great destination for a casual... More 

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32 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 April 2016 via mobile

I will keep this simple. My wife's low country boil was good. My kids ordered the lunch BBQ sandwich, hot dog, and chicken salad sandwich and we're satisfied. Not amazed, but satisfied. I got the lunch deviled crab with clam chowder and even paid 2 bucks extra for a bowl instead of a cup. Deviled crab came out lukewarm and... More 

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Thank Hiram T
thecrabshack, Guest Relations Manager at The Crab Shack, responded to this review

Hi Hiram T, We are glad that your family enjoyed their meals and our Gator Lagoon. We are sorry to hear that you were disappointed your meal. Please do always ask for a manager if any aspect of your experience does not meet your expectations, as we never wish for a customer to leave dissatisfied. We thank you for taking... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 8 - US$ 20
Cuisine
Bar, American, Seafood, Soups, Gluten Free Options
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
Cheap Eats, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, View, Bar Scene, Kids, Local cuisine
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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?