Restaurant Review: The Crabby Shack

I’ve wanted to try this restaurant for quite some time and the opportunity finally presented itself to indulge in some delicious seafood at The Crabby Shack in Crown Heights. Thank you opportunity!

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The price for seafood as a whole can be a bit expensive so while I was slightly taken aback by the prices, I was not completely surprised. Instead, I opted to stick with the listed specials. I ordered the tacos  (one crab, one shrimp) and a watermelon lemonade and my companion ordered a crab roll with chips and a drink.

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This is really a no frills spot so if you’re expecting a waitstaff stop now. There isn’t one. You order at the counter and when your order is ready your name is called you go pick up your food and you dive into some magnificent crab, shrimp, or lobster and you eat.

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The tacos came with plenty of shredded cabbage, avocado, a bit of cilantro, and your choice of sauce. Chipotle mayo for me please. There are two other options but I can’t remember what those were.
The serving size wasn’t large by any means but it was delicious and well seasoned. Bland seafood is the worst so I’m glad that wasn’t the norm here.

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My partner ordered a crab roll. I was told this was scrumptious as well but it was served on a hot dog bun. Is that normal? I’ve never had a crab or lobster served that way.

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Those chips (up) are the best. Kettle chips aren’t normally my thing but I couldn’t put the bag down.  My lemonade was also pretty much just a cup of ice by the time I got the food.
Besides the food, I really liked the decor. I love when a building has a theme and it is consistent throughout.   There was a bright nautical theme in blue, red, and white with anchors, ropes, and other nautical inspired items.

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Would I go here again? Yes! The staff was friendly, the food was great, and the place was clean.
The Crabby Shack is located in Crown Heights at 613 Franklin Avenue. By train take the 3 or 4 to the Franklin Avenue stop. Click here to check out the restaurant’s website and full menu.

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