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Crusty Crab Seafood Shack

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2118 Harbor Dr, Greenbackville, VA 23356
+1 757-824-5437
11:00 - 21:00
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Wed - Sun 11:00 - 21:00
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Williamsburg, Virginia
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Stopped in Crusty Crab and it was crusty indeed. It seemed crowed with locals, but perhaps because it was cheap and no other restaurants anywhere nearby. It was certainly not clean and the food was barely passable, except that the blueberry pie was divine.

Thank jjason3131
Charlottesville, Virginia
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11 reviews
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Was on my way back to Chincoteague from Pokomoke State Park and wanted to stop here after reading the reviews - DEF worth the drive off the main route!!!! Prob the best crab cake I've had and I've been testing them a lot this past week especially :) Also coleslaw was surprisingly good - I'm usually not a fan. Did... More 

Thank Liz S
Coatesville, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We go to the Crusty Crab often. It is an out of the way place, that unless you know it's there or someone else does, you would never find. Good atmosphere with a view, great food and the best Cream of Crab soup. I highly recommend it !!!

Thank Cynthia D
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42 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017

The food was OK, nothing that really made me go WOW. The wait staff was nothing special, seemed a bit overwhelmed. The hostess was a bit rude and the restroom was dirty.

Thank Kurt N
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 27 January 2017

Definitely not the most eloquent with eccentric décor but definitely the best food. The crab balls and crabby patty were the best. Will not be disappointed!! Reasonably priced.

Thank Kelly C
Venice, Florida
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

Great food with the locals. All food fresh. Loved hush puppies. Fresh fish. Homemade coconut cake was outstanding. Great waitress. No pretensions here. Just good food. Call for a reservation first.

Thank gbrich2
Salisbury, Maryland
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119 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

This place seems to be in the middle of nowhere, but has a spectacular view of the ocean. It has a lot of character in its decor: silly stuff and Halloween decorations that I enjoyed. We ate here for lunch at 1pm. They were fairly busy with at least 4 other parties in their small space. Then entered 2 large... More 

Thank Cindy M
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23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

The food was super good. We had a sampler platter, clam chowder, crab patties, shrimp tacos, and fish tacos between the 4 of us. It was a lot of food. All but the clam chowder was 5 star. The clam chowder was not the best so I would only give it 4 stars. The reason the review is 4 not... More 

Thank jandx
Freeland, Maryland
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166 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

Rode here as part of OC Bike Week. It has become our tradition when in the area because it is delicious. Crazy Sponge Bob decor but excellent food, crazy big portions and a good value. We shared the crabby fries appetizer - which is so rich we always get too full for our lunches. Husband finished the double burger but... More 

Thank renarr
Parkville, Maryland
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 12 September 2016

Last visited May 2016. Don't let the area or the front of the retaurant fool you. We have been here several times and brought the grandchildren. The food is excellent and the prices are extremely reasonable. Where can a family of six go, get 3 appetizers, good food, drinks and pay less than $100. My husband and I always have... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, View, Local cuisine
Open Hours
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: 2118 Harbor Dr, Greenbackville, VA 23356
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Greenbackville
  • Phone Number: +1 757-824-5437

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?