Crab Shanty

Seafood Restaurant$$$$
City Island, Bronx
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  • Carol B.
    "And the Baltimore style Snow Crab Legs is to die for."(10 Tips)
    Natalie C.
    "Snow crab legs Baltimore style excellent!"(4 Tips)
    Larry F.
    "Had the mussels and snow crabs and both were amazing!"(5 Tips)
    Guy F.
    "Lobster, mussels, ice cream, coffee: the $18.99 special is fabulous."(14 Tips)
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  • Nakia H.
    Nakia HAugust 10, 2014
    Great value, quick service, and HUGE portions. Almost everyone takes a doggy bag. No need for appetizers because it's all so filling. Bottomless garlic bread is great to start...and end!
  • Andria G.
    Andria GrayMarch 6, 2014
    One of my favorite places.The garlic bread is to die for and the lobster special an awesome, delicious value. A customer for more than a decade but last year we went 13 weeks in a row. It's THAT good!
  • Marlon B.
    Marlon BrownNovember 14, 2015
    Great lil vibes, all type of food was prepared great. The ribs was fall off the bone & the lobster tails were succulent. We got the BBQ Feast.
  • michelle.
    michelle.September 11, 2011
    Been here a few times & it's the best seafood spot in City Island. The garlic bread, crab legs, lobster & shrimps are to die for & the drinks are always on point. They make official Nutcrackers!! :D.
  • Phil T.
    Phil TangSeptember 23, 2012
    A feast is really enough for four people(four men) Order an appetizer to share and you have a great bang for your buck! My recommendation is order the steamers with garlic.
  • Lyss
    LyssSeptember 19, 2010
    The platters for 2 are huuge -- great for sharing between 3-4 ppl...i loved being able to sample different seafood rather than having to choose btwn all the yummy entrees. cooked well, very tasty
  • Carol B.
    Carol BriscoeSeptember 11, 2015
    A must try is the combo lobster tails and shrimp. And the Baltimore style Snow Crab Legs is to die for. Steamed with Old Bay. Divine.
  • ✨Adrienne✨
    ✨Adrienne✨September 8, 2011
    One of the best seafood restaurants in City Island. Try the broiled shrimps and scallops - SLAMMIN'!!! and don't get me started on the drinks... love their mojitos!
  • dara lynne
    dara lynneApril 7, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Not ideal for vegetarians, but an OK penne vodka and some pretty amazing garlic bread. It's worth the trip for the experience, alone. It's quite the establishment. Come patient, long lines always!
  • Joe M.
    Joe M.August 17, 2014
    Make sure you come here for lunch. The fisherman's platter gives you a ton of food, appetizers and dessert for a great price.
  • Natalie C.
    Natalie Cupid-RileyJune 22, 2014
    Broiled salmon was delicious! Snow crab legs Baltimore style excellent! New England chowder was great!! All round good food!!
  • Ronny O.
    Ronny OemrawApril 20, 2015
    Great service from staff. Food is very good. There is parking next to the restaurant.
  • jim s.
    jim sMay 30, 2016
    I had surf and turf Nancy went with lobster and Elizabeth with softshell crab. We left very stuffed. Food was great.
  • Patricia S.
    Patricia SMarch 15, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    REAL garlic bread keeps on coming - so good. Ask for anything broiled for a garlic butter crust mmm. Crab Lover's Dream = Heaven.
  • Mercella M.
    Mercella MJuly 29, 2012
    the food was great. surprised at how good the graham cracker crusted cheesecake was. definitely get with strawberries!
  • Donnasaur U.
    Donnasaur UsJuly 11, 2011
    the Feasts for Two are a tad smaller than Sammy's - but MUCH fresher/tastier and $30 less... the rice served underneath the shellfish is much softer and tastier as well.
  • Matt K.
    Matt KerestesyAugust 31, 2013
    The lunch special is a must! Insane amounts of food for $15-$20. Dinner portion servings for half the price.
  • Martha E.
    They usually sit you down pretty fast and the food is fantastic! Great spot for seafood for sure.
  • Roll D.
    Roll DEeSeptember 14, 2011
    Ask for Billy C . Best waiter in the place ! He is friendly , courteous , fast and you'll be sure to leave with a smile !
  • Larry F.
    Larry FontanaMay 7, 2013
    Great lunch deals! Had the mussels and snow crabs and both were amazing! Great service as well!
  • Brownstone Living NYC
    Brownstone Living NYCAugust 21, 2015
    Yummy food.. Great drinks.. One problem- too humid and hot in there.. They need to open the windows.
  • Carol B.
    Carol BriscoeSeptember 11, 2015
    Snow crab legs to start, then either twin lobster tails or a combo. Can't go wrong with either.
    Upvoted 2 hours ago
  • Lupe A.
    Lupe AlvaroFebruary 10, 2015
    Good food great service had the shrimps parmigiana with spaghetti my friend got crab legs
  • Jeff R.
    Jeff RJanuary 23, 2011
    Awesome, reasonably priced, great enviorment! Get the lunch special Broiled Seafood Platter! Great Mixed drinks for the ladies!
  • Shona T.
    Shona TraylorAugust 4, 2013
    LUNCH. SPECIAL IS ALWAYS. GREAT. ALWAYS LEAVE FULL. WITH NO ROOM FOR THE FREE DESERT.
  • Brigitte P.
    Brigitte PerezJuly 6, 2014
    Penne alla vodka was delicious and HUGE! Easily share with two or three people.
  • Linda
    LindaMarch 4, 2014
    Great specials, friendly staff. & good food ! My pina colada was great!
  • Guy F.
    Guy FlushingAugust 23, 2016
    Lobster, mussels, ice cream, coffee: the $18.99 special is fabulous.
  • GADGETLOCK
    GADGETLOCKMarch 11, 2013
    Garlic bread is awesome n the red snapper. Be sure to leave a tip
  • Autumn R.
    Autumn RayneSeptember 24, 2016
    If going to eat at a place with crab in it might as well try them was not disappointed with the large portion and they were so sweet hummm
  • Marc K.
    Marc KujawinskiAugust 8, 2014
    Crab legs and shrimp are amazing... And the drinks are in point as well
  • Andrea   D.
    Andrea  DJune 20, 2011
    come ready hungry, and the platters for 2 actually feed 3... the crab is great
  • Jay T.
    Jay TeeJuly 19, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    I love this place. Food is always fresh.
  • Victor P.
    Victor PerezNovember 18, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Great food and service this will keep me coming back. Bread was awesome...
  • Cara
    CaraAugust 7, 2011
    Clams and lobster are big enough to share for 2! Great place
  • kristin f.
    kristin ferraraMarch 23, 2012
    Best place for seafood on the Island. Native owned! Support local business!
  • Von D.
    Von DuchessDecember 10, 2011
    Get the special, loads of lobster and it's the best!!!
  • PK
    PKDecember 26, 2011
    Great value for the seafood. Attentive and efficient service.
  • Аԁам Ѡєѕӏєч Ҡ.
    snow-crab legs & hard shell crabs #nomnom
  • Paula H.
    Paula HarewoodJuly 9, 2016
    Lobster and shrimp combo boiled and seasoned ...#Yummy
  • Badr A.
    Badr AlbannaJuly 4, 2015
    The fresh fish was delicious but the crab cakes were far too breaded for my taste.
  • BxMimi72
    BxMimi72July 9, 2016
    Always a great amount of food! Always delicious! 😋
  • James R.
    James RuizJuly 20, 2013
    Soft shell crab well season
  • M R.
    M RAugust 24, 2013
    Ask for the snow crab legs. that should only be the reason your there.
  • Carissa W.
    Carissa WilliamsApril 28, 2014
    Lobster special is 17.95 before 4 pm. Good eats!
  • Jessii P.
    Jessii ParhamMay 20, 2016
    walked past there today, your valet was gorgeous, lol
  • Chuck D.
    Chuck DuecesDecember 8, 2011
    Don't worry the wait staff are familiar with ginger ale
  • Kathleen V.
    Kathleen VargasAugust 7, 2015
    Love the garlic bread but didn't enjoy what I had! Wish I had ordered the king crab cause my bf was going in with it. And the New England clam chowder wasn't bad. Alittle salty but good to eat
  • Lia
    LiaJune 21, 2011
    Incredible seafood, my favorite place on the Island.
  • Rebecca A.
    Rebecca AmponsahJuly 24, 2015
    decent food. HUGE portions. overall the food could use a bit more seasoning/flavor.
  • Kent E.
    Kent EdwardsNovember 23, 2013
    The garlic bread is ridiculous. SO GOOD!!
  • Elizabeth S.
    Elizabeth SmithFebruary 20, 2010
    My absolute favorite restaurant for crab. Go early as they don't take reservations!
  • Chandraisgreat
    ChandraisgreatJuly 25, 2010
    The baltimore style spicy crabs are hella good and not really spicy at all. A+ on the garlic bread.
  • Eugene N.
    Eugene NAugust 17, 2014
    Yummy seafood
  • Chandraisgreat
    ChandraisgreatJuly 25, 2010
    The baltimore style spicy crabs are hella good and not really spicy at all. A+ on the garlic bread
  • Juan C.
    Juan CruzJuly 21, 2013
    Rocking! This spot is worth the trip! Pit red lobster to shame!!
  • Cherissa B.
    Cherissa BrownAugust 18, 2013
    Come early, there is always a long line.
  • Maria V.
    Maria ValentinMarch 13, 2015
    Love the food and atmosphere, great restaurant.
  • Stacey B.
    Stacey BerryApril 10, 2016
    The food is great I hit the wrong button sorry 😢
  • Shannon G.
    Shannon GrahamSeptember 5, 2016
    Delicious...huge portions
  • Al M.
    Al MartinezJanuary 14, 2012
    Get a pitcher of the sangria
  • Sean R.
    Sean Ransom SmithAugust 17, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    New Menus!
  • Ev
    EvAugust 11, 2015
    Disappointing today. Garlic bread lacked any taste of garlic. Had to ask for relish tray. Also given the wrong check.
  • Alfred C.
    Alfred CoxNovember 4, 2011
    Best Lobster and Crab Legs cobo and Oyster Sopu
  • Denise L.
    Denise LAugust 12, 2014
    Everything.
  • Shermaine P.
    Shermaine PrinceAugust 31, 2013
    Forget all the big names
  • MsBelve F.
    MsBelve FreemanAugust 22, 2013
    I will not come back to Crab Shanty. Their plates and utensils were dirty and the waiter dropped the damn bread on the table too. Gross
  • Amy
    AmyJuly 29, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    Crab legs. Oh yeah. Thanks Dutch for the loan.
  • Rich G.
    Rich GiorgiDecember 16, 2015
    Garlic bread, fried oysters
  • Margarita M.
    Margarita MargieJune 8, 2015
    Food is delicious.
  • David S.
    David ShapiroApril 6, 2014
    Damn good food
  • Wilma F.
    Wilma FigueroaFebruary 10
    Crab cakes
  • Kristen T.
    Kristen TaylorMarch 23, 2011
    Get the crab
  • Reservation Ro
    Reservation RoAugust 31, 2010
    Ask for a Henny-Colada
  • Andria G.
    Andria GrayApril 2, 2014
    Never ever disappoints!!
  • Melanie M.
    Garlic crab legs, broiled lobster
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