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The Crab Shack

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144 Shore Drive, Salter Path, NC 28575
+1 252-247-3444
11:00 - 21:00
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Hush puppies are rediculously good. Great staff, decent prices. Always crowded which is a good sign.

Thank Winterized
Nashville, nC
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32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We were in Salter Path for a day at the beach. Fantastic area, highly recommend! When dinner time rolled around I turned to my app to see where we should go. The Crab Shack was ranked #2. So we loaded up and headed out. We arrived just before 6 on a weekday and the place was busy. We waited in... More 

Thank Angela L
Cornelius, North Carolina
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54 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We tried the competition, and have to say hands down the shrimp burgers at Crab Shack were the best. And my fave is the oyster burger. Had 3 last week here and wish I could get one at home! Service in restaurant and take out was excellent!

Thank Lisa D
Falling Waters, West Virginia, United States
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195 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

You just have to stop and enjoy a meal at this restaurant. The very best in the area. Great food and service. You can even get carryout if you want it.

Thank Don B
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19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

I first saw the sign for this place on Monday, April 10 and stopped for lunch. Their sweet tea with lemon was so good that I drank 2 glasses and got a to-go! Their hush puppies were top notch!!! I ordered a cup of clam chowder and learned that a lot of the island chowder is made with more of... More 

Thank mrscoachwilkesboro
Lynchburg, Virginia
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29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was craving seafood and we visited here based on favorable reviews. The place was busy with a group of 17 ahead of us but we waited about 10 minutes instead of the expected 20. Service was prompt. My seafood meal was delicious. My husband got regular food- chicken tenders and green beans. He was not impressed, so I recommend... More 

Thank VaGal08
Lynchburg, Virginia
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52 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good experience, but not great. Waitress was great. Food was average. Shrimp in the shrimp cocktail appeared to be thawed. Wife had the grilled scallops and said they were great. I had the pan sautéed crab and shrimp. Appeared to be warmed up but not sautéed. No flavor at all. Hush puppies were best part of the meal.

1 Thank Mike C
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I love The Crab Shack! They just re-opened for the season and they have been missed! The food is always great and their $9.99 lunch special, including your drink, is the best deal on the beach. Beautiful view of the sound and the surrounding docks. Don't miss out on the best local "shack"! You won't be disappointed.

1 Thank atlanticbeachgrl
Patrick G, Manager at The Crab Shack, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. Hope to see you back soon! More 

Walkertown, North Carolina, United States
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39 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

We have visited the Emerald Isle, NC on several occasions. We always look forward to visiting The Crab Shack. This time was no exception. We selected to order takeout because if having our two-year old grandchild. We ordered, were told it would be 20 minutes, and when we arrived, our food was hot and ready. All the dishes were delicious.... More 

1 Thank Teresa S
Crab S, Owner at The Crab Shack, responded to this review

Thank you for the review! Hope to see you again soon! More 

Covington, Kentucky
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43 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

The host was rude off the bat. We had a large party & he had a bit of an attitude. Granted, they were pretty busy-but still. Horrible customer service on his part. Our waitresses were great, but the food was terrible. The rib eye was all fat, and of the 3 ordered in our group of 13, none were cooked... More 

Thank MsBostuckian

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 6 - US$ 18
American, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Wine and Beer
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Cheap Eats, Groups, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 144 Shore Drive, Salter Path, NC 28575
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Salter Path
  • Phone Number: +1 252-247-3444
GREAT GRILLED, STEAMED & FRIED SEAFOOD. FAMILY FRIENDLY. SOUNDFRONT DINING OVER LOOKING BOGUE SOUND The Crab Shack Restaurant is a family owned business serving patrons for the past 40 years. Our menu consists of all types of seafood including fish, shrimp, homemade crab cakes and of course.....CRABS! (You'd be surprised how many phone calls we get asking if serve crabs! LOL!) We also have the best steaks on the island! Sandwiches include hamburgers, cheeseburgers, shrimp burgers, etc. and our "just like mama's" grilled cheese sandwich. We offer daily lunch specials, including your choice of an entree, 2 veggies and sweet or unsweet tea, available 7 days a week. We pride ourselves on fast, courteous service where you're treated like one of the family. Our kid-friendly atmosphere keeps our annual vacationers coming back year after year. The main dining room overlooks beautiful Bogue Sound. (We don't even charge extra for the view!) Our shrimp boats parked out back, add a beautiful back drop to your dining experience. So if you're looking for fresh seafood, land-lubbers delights and a fun time for you and the family, give us a try...you won't be sorry!

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