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6 Crabs of Williamsburg

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118 Second St, Williamsburg, VA 23185-4524
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10:30 - 20:00
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Mon - Sat 10:30 - 20:00
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Lynchburg, Virginia
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29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I love places off the beaten path and this is one of them. When I travel I do not want to go to chain restaurants or the expensive tourist traps and this restaurant is a gem. Small, friendly, local one-of-kind, and quaint. Can seat about 1000 people- well about 10 at one times. Order and pick up at counter- nothing... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

An inconspicuous, brick store-front frying or broiling fresh, inexpensive quality seafood conveniently located within a mile of the Colonial Williamsburg Visitor Center.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

We are locals and have driven by many times. We stopped by here for a light lunch and it was great! We shared the sampler plate and my partner had the side of oysters. The server was nice and the prices were reasonable. I can't believe how inexpensive my lunch was. We will be back.

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Amarillo, Texas
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163 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016

Not your normal dining experience, but if you like checking out the unusual local dining places, this one may fit the bill. Stopped in and had the crab cake for lunch and really did enjoy it. Not excellent but certainly not bad. These are the kind of places we like to look for. They sell seafood over the counter so... More 

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Salisbury, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

We have been several times to 6 Crabs as it is one of the few places still around where you can get a dozen steamed crabs and lbs of steamed shrimp. I don't care about sides I just want to sit and pick a tray of crabs. Fun to watch people come in and watch the pickin while they wait... More 

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Hillsborough, North Carolina
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29 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

Good fresh food. Fried calamari was excellent. Steamed crabs were perfectly done. If we lived near here we would certainly hit this place up for takeout on the regular. Fries were excellent too. Facility was a barebones cinder block building and I would never have stopped if not for the online reviews......very glad I did.

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West Point, Virginia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016 via mobile

I went there to get some shrimp it was like 899 a pound and it wasn't even that big it was like medium size and then they wanted 2 more dollars to steam it ended up going to farm fresh getting jumbo shrimp for 999 a pound and they steamed it for free so it was a much better deal... More 

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Lawrenceville, Georgia
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205 reviews
161 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2016 via mobile

We stopped by here for a light lunch and it was great! I had popcorn shrimp and fries and my partner had catfish, shrimp and fries. The server was super nice and the prices were amazing. I can't believe how inexpensive my lunch was. We will be back.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2016 via mobile

Wife and I were visiting on vacation and wanted something the locals might eat. Found 6 crabs. Tiny market where you can order and eat there. You're sitting at some old mismatched tables, eating out of Styrofoam, and there are Chinese lanterns on the wall. Seafood rivaled what we had at the finest restaurants at just above half the money.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 April 2016 via mobile

We stop by this place every time we go down to Myrtle Beach, their seafood is one of the freshest we have tasted, we noticed that the owner has changed recently. The dishes have actually gotten better, crabcakes, catfish, scallops, shrimps are to die for. Service is also better. They are very friendly. If you are in the area or... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Seafood
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Monday
10:30 - 20:00
Tuesday
10:30 - 20:00
Wednesday
10:30 - 20:00
Thursday
10:30 - 20:00
Friday
10:30 - 20:00
Saturday
10:30 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 118 Second St, Williamsburg, VA 23185-4524
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Williamsburg

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