The Original Crab Shack

The Original Crab Shack

Seafood Restaurant
749 E Henrietta Rd (at Crittenden Rd.), Rochester, NY 14623
Hours:
Open until 9:00pm (Show more)
  • Mon–Thu, Sun
    • 11:00 AM–9:00 PM
  • Fri–Sat
    • 11:00 AM–11:00 PM
Price:
$ $ $ $
Reservations:
Yes
Menus:
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Dessert, Happy Hour
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. Discover & Visa)
Wi-Fi:
Free
Outdoor Seating:
No

We love seafood - Especially Crab! The Crab Shack takes mostly walk in parties, but also has limited "soft reservations". A soft reservation can be made up to 3 months in advance and will ensure you are seated within about 5-15 minutes of your scheduled time.

7.7/10

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  • "Treat yourself to the Crab Lobster Bisque - don't fool around or second guess it...." (2 tips)
  • "... much flavor but the crab legs were great! And the fried pickles are super..." (2 tips)
  • "As a New England girl, on a scale of 1 to 10, I would give..." (3 tips)
  • Skeeter H.

    Best Crab Legs in Rochester! Read more

    Skeeter H. · June 20, 2011
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  • Diva

    Parking is fierce!

    Diva · August 6, 2010
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  • Mike J.

    Great seafood. Almost too much to eat! Read more

    Mike J. · October 11, 2011
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  • Jennifer C.

    Lobster BISQUE!!!

    Jennifer C. · October 19, 2013
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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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  • Adam L.

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

    Adam L. · August 21, 2010
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  • 💋Manda R.

    Goooooooood!!!!

    💋Manda R. · August 6, 2010
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  • Kyle N.

    Dave is the best waiter! Tip big!

    Kyle N. · December 8, 2011
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  • Erica C.

    The avocado fish tacos are excellent!

    Erica C. · October 19, 2010
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  • Gayanna G.

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

    Gayanna G. · April 6, 2013
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  • Bill W.

    Great bisque with shot of Sherry.

    Bill W. · January 28, 2013
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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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  • Paul S.

    Delicious clam chowder

    Paul S. · June 26, 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 R. · March 6, 2011
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  • Jeffrey D.

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

    Jeffrey D. · 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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  • Christina R.

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

    Christina R. · August 12, 2010
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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 T. · 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 C. · August 28, 2013
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  • Jen P.

    The applesauce is apple pie without the crust!

    Jen P. · 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 W. · June 7, 2013
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  • Cricklizard B.

    Lobster roll is amazing.

    Cricklizard B. · April 16, 2013
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  • Adam G.

    Don't miss the bisque. Outrageously good.

    Adam G. · 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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  • 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 G. · December 20, 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 P. · 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 M. · 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 M. · April 8, 2012
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  • Kaleigh N.

    Great food and great fun!!

    Kaleigh N. · February 25, 2012
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  • Sharon K.

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

    Sharon K. · February 12, 2012
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  • Trish M.

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

    Trish M. · November 30, 2011
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  • Vanessa B.

    Buffalo crab dip :)

    Vanessa B. · 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 P. · October 18, 2011
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  • Eric M.

    Try the Dungeness Crab - Awesome! (via @Foodspotting)

    Eric M. · 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 H. · July 2, 2011
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  • Dave R.

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

    Dave R. · March 5, 2011
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  • Patrick F.

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

    Patrick F. · 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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