The Original Crab Shack

The Original Crab Shack

Seafood Restaurant
749 E Henrietta Rd (at Crittenden Rd.), Rochester, NY 14623, United States
Hours:
Closed until 11:00 AM (Show more)
  • Mon–Thu, Sun
    • 11:00 AM–9:00 PM
  • Fri–Sat
    • 11:00 AM–11:00 PM
Price:
$ $ $ $
Reservations:
Yes
Menus:
Lunch, Dinner, Dessert, Happy Hour
Drinks:
Beer, Wine, Full Bar, Cocktails
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. Discover & Visa)
Wi-Fi:
Free
Outdoor Seating:
Yes
Wheelchair Accessible:
Yes

Seafood, Steaks, Salads and more. Locally Owned. Locally Operated. Break the Chains. Across from MCC

8.0/10

Based on 90 votes

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    Patrick F.
    "Try the lobster & crab mac & cheese."(12 Tips)
    Mary V.
    "Lobster rolls are awesome."(10 Tips)
    Kristy P.
    "Try the seafood bisque."(3 Tips)
    Kristine
    "Clam chowder was hearty and delicious!"(4 Tips)
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  • crab
  • lobster
  • lemon sorbet
  • great value
  • mac & cheese
  • scallops
  • cod
  • trendy
  • fried pickles
  • barbecue
  • s'mores
  • good for a quick meal
  • fish
  • cocktails
  • wine
  • dinner
  • tongue
  • bacon
  • beer
  • Sherry
  • Clay C.

    Get the bisque.

    Clay C · March 2
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  • Daniel B.

    The best place for quality seafood, always my first choice

    Daniel Buffum · December 10, 2014
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  • Shaunta C.

    Kiwanis meeting

    Shaunta Collier-Santos · October 7, 2014
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  • Nozomi B.

    Nice stomp sphere with great food!

    Nozomi Brewley · September 28, 2014
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  • Mary V.

    Lobster rolls are awesome. I liked the fish tacos too.

    Mary Vacca · September 19, 2014
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  • Jennifer C.

    Lobster BISQUE!!!

    Jennifer Cisney · October 19, 2013
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  • Aaron T.

    Treat yourself to the Crab Lobster Bisque - don't fool around or second guess it. Treat yourself. (We just got a sample and basically licked it clean)

    Aaron Thompson · October 18, 2013
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  • John C.

    Go to Joe's Crab Shack if you really want crabs in this part of the world. This place is schizophrenic about what it wants to be.... And the food was hit and miss.

    John Caporale · August 28, 2013
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  • Jen P.

    The applesauce is apple pie without the crust!

    Jen Pirozzolo · June 23, 2013
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  • Linda W.

    Food is excellent, we had 6 people in our party. Lobster pot pie was great, bisque with sherry was off the chain ( means really good), crab legs were good and lobster was excellent.

    Linda Wright · June 7, 2013
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  • Cricklizard B.

    Lobster roll is amazing.

    Cricklizard Brewing · April 16, 2013
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  • Gayanna G.

    So yummy- but I wish they gave you a nice bonus for checking in!

    Gayanna Gilbraith · April 6, 2013
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  • Adam G.

    Don't miss the bisque. Outrageously good.

    Adam Grossman · April 4, 2013
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  • Wendy

    Food was a bit pricey but the service is great!

    Wendy · February 16, 2013
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  • Bill W.

    Great bisque with shot of Sherry.

    Bill Westland · January 28, 2013
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  • Fix My PC Computer & Electronic Service Center

    The best fresh, delicious, and healthy seafood. You will want to come back for more!

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  • Betty G.

    Haddock french was just ok. Homemade linguini was a little more than al dente, part of the haddock was undercooked but the waiter was great!

    Betty Goulais · December 20, 2012
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  • Marc M.

    Changed menus! No more buckets/pails! Help! Change it back!

    Marc M · November 28, 2012
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  • Nick P.

    Awesome so far.just got done with our bbq bacon wrapped scallops.unbelievable.soo good.they come with a bacin ranch dip also

    Nick Pietropaolo · October 25, 2012
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  • AJB

    Portions are huge, but who doesn't love leftovers?!

    AJB · June 20, 2012
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  • BarryJuice M.

    Fra Diavlo is my new favorite , thanks to our waiter Barry for suggesting it.

    BarryJuice Marasco · April 12, 2012
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  • BarryJuice M.

    Don't go by the menu on 4square. I don't know where it's from. I'm an employee and I stand by our work. Come see us!!

    BarryJuice Marasco · April 8, 2012
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  • Kaleigh N.

    Great food and great fun!!

    Kaleigh Neuberger · February 25, 2012
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  • Sharon K.

    The crab lobster bisque & lobster roll brought me back to Cape Cod.... Delish!!!! :)

    Sharon Krieger · February 12, 2012
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  • Kyle N.

    Dave is the best waiter! Tip big!

    Kyle Nistico · December 8, 2011
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  • Trish M.

    Sabrina was great!!! $10 crab pot was just enough. Will def come back

    Trish Mitchell · November 30, 2011
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  • Vanessa B.

    Buffalo crab dip :)

    Vanessa Bryant · November 13, 2011
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  • Kristine

    Clam chowder was hearty and delicious! Seafood paella, spicy but good. Fried calamari was ok. Free lemon sorbet helped cool down the tongue.

    Kristine · October 30, 2011
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  • Kristy P.

    Try the seafood bisque. It is amazing.

    Kristy Prine · October 18, 2011
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  • Mike J.

    Great seafood. Almost too much to eat! Read more

    Mike Johansson · October 11, 2011
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  • Eric M.

    Try the Dungeness Crab - Awesome!

    Eric Miltsch · October 8, 2011
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  • Garrett C.

    They have a check in special, and a sticker on the lobster tank, but they have NO IDEA what Foursquare is or whether or not you "should" get a free dessert!

    Garrett C. · July 7, 2011
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  • Victoria H.

    never disappointed here!!

    Victoria Harris · July 2, 2011
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  • Paul S.

    Delicious clam chowder

    Paul Solt · June 26, 2011
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  • Skeeter H.

    Best Crab Legs in Rochester! Read more

    Skeeter Harris · June 20, 2011
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  • Bernie B.

    As a New England girl, on a scale of 1 to 10, I would give this an 8. :). And they had real full belly fried clams!

    Bernie B · March 12, 2011
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  • Dave R.

    Okay so its not authentic New England seafood (take it from me I am from Masachusetts) but all in all it was pretty good

    Dave Richard · March 6, 2011
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  • Dave R.

    Call ahead or you'll be waiting 60-90 minutes

    Dave Richard · March 5, 2011
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  • Patrick F.

    Try the lobster & crab mac & cheese. You won't regret it!

    Patrick Fong · February 23, 2011
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  • Dave M2

    Fire! Fire! S'mores are soooo fun!!

    Dave M2 · November 26, 2010
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  • Erica C.

    The avocado fish tacos are excellent!

    Erica Centola · October 19, 2010
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  • Jeffrey D.

    Looks nice but by far the worst food I have had in rochester

    Jeffrey Dunlap · September 24, 2010
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  • Adam K.

    Steam pot #2 - clams didn't have much flavor but the crab legs were great! And the fried pickles are super tasty. Great service ( ask for Tony )

    Adam K · September 14, 2010
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  • Adam L.

    Not quite a New England crab shack, but for Rochester, its hard to beat.

    Adam Lynch · August 21, 2010
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  • Christina R.

    Go 15 - 20 minutes early if u have a reservation..They take a while to seat u regardless

    Christina Raimondi · August 12, 2010
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  • Diva

    Parking is fierce!

    Diva · August 6, 2010
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  • 💋Manda R.

    Goooooooood!!!!

    💋Manda Rose💋 · August 6, 2010
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