The Crab Shack

★★★★☆
  • 40 Estill Hammock Rd

    Tybee Island, GA 31328

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  • 912-786-9857

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I didn't enjoy this resturant at all. If you like all your food boiled then you'd probably enjoy it. Everything ordered at our table was tasteless. Very bland. Maybe I just like spicer food.

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★☆☆☆☆

I didn't enjoy this resturant at all. If you like all your food boiled then you'd probably enjoy it. Everything ordered at our table was tasteless. Very bland. Maybe I just like spicer food.

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If you're looking for fast food and fast service, or your idea of good seafood includes batter and oil, keep looking! If you're looking for good low country boil seafood and a laid back atmosphere, this place is great. Yeah, it looks like a tourist trap, but it's some really great food. Slow down, relax, and don't go in a hurry. Loved sitting out under the trees!

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★★★★★

If you're looking for fast food and fast service, or your idea of good seafood includes batter and oil, keep looking! If you're looking for good low country boil seafood and a laid back atmosphere, this place is great. Yeah, it looks like a tourist trap, but it's some really great food. Slow down, relax, and don't go in a hurry. Loved sitting out under the trees!

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""If you want great food and a fun, casual atmosphere, this is it! I have been visiting Savannah / Tybee Island for years, and have never tried The Crab Shack because I foolishly thought it was """"touristy.""""\n\nMy husband and I spent our anniversary in Savannah this past weekend, and decided to go try their crab legs. We are so glad we did! Everything about this place is fun, relaxed, and epitomizes the laid-back Tybee lifestyle. The food is fresh, crazy good, and piled high. Grab a t-shirt, shorts and flip flops, and go join in the fun!""

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★★★★★

""If you want great food and a fun, casual atmosphere, this is it! I have been visiting Savannah / Tybee Island for years, and have never tried The Crab Shack because I foolishly thought it was """"touristy.""""\n\nMy husband and I spent our anniversary in Savannah this past weekend, and decided to go try their crab legs. We are so glad we did! Everything about this place is fun, relaxed, and epitomizes the laid-back Tybee lifestyle. The food is fresh, crazy good, and piled high. Grab a t-shirt, shorts and flip flops, and go join in the fun!""

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Always love the crab shack. Love the chowder.

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★★★★★

Always love the crab shack. Love the chowder.

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We ate outside on the deck with views of the water (not ocean). They served the food on styrofoam plates and there were trashcans in the middle of the tables, but food was good. Very good value, especially for seafood. Great place to eat!

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★★★★★

We ate outside on the deck with views of the water (not ocean). They served the food on styrofoam plates and there were trashcans in the middle of the tables, but food was good. Very good value, especially for seafood. Great place to eat!

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Everything was excellent and plenty of it. Had a Great time and will go again.

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★★★★★

Everything was excellent and plenty of it. Had a Great time and will go again.

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On our first night of vacation to Tybee Island, my husband and I tried the Crab Shack. We ordered the Low Country Boil for one. It was plenty of food! The crab legs were my favorite, but my husband enjoyed the mussels the best. We will be back!

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★★★★★

On our first night of vacation to Tybee Island, my husband and I tried the Crab Shack. We ordered the Low Country Boil for one. It was plenty of food! The crab legs were my favorite, but my husband enjoyed the mussels the best. We will be back!

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This was my husband & I's second trip to Crab Shack. We knew our girls (12,9,4) would get a kick out of feeding the alligators so we took them here the evening we arrived on the island. We got a table outside rather than in the screened in restaurant area. Great view of the marsh but the cats were annoying. They are owned by the restaurant & there are signs not to feed them but I'm not a cat person so it was weird. We ordered the Shack Sampler for 2 (similar to Low Country Boil but also has crab legs & crawfish) and it easily fed all 5 of us! A good time was had by all!

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★★★★★

This was my husband & I's second trip to Crab Shack. We knew our girls (12,9,4) would get a kick out of feeding the alligators so we took them here the evening we arrived on the island. We got a table outside rather than in the screened in restaurant area. Great view of the marsh but the cats were annoying. They are owned by the restaurant & there are signs not to feed them but I'm not a cat person so it was weird. We ordered the Shack Sampler for 2 (similar to Low Country Boil but also has crab legs & crawfish) and it easily fed all 5 of us! A good time was had by all!

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Its a huge place, you will never wait for a table their seating area seems to go on forever. The food may seem a bit pricey but we managed to spend $30 on 2 people which isn't bad for all the experience. The crab stew is out of this world!! There is an alligator lagoon with a webcam, we live out of state and were able to tell my family to go to crabshack. com and view the webcam and they could see us which was a real treat for my mom! We took so many pictures with the statues around the lagoon and bought souviners, it was so much fun!!!

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★★★★★

Its a huge place, you will never wait for a table their seating area seems to go on forever. The food may seem a bit pricey but we managed to spend $30 on 2 people which isn't bad for all the experience. The crab stew is out of this world!! There is an alligator lagoon with a webcam, we live out of state and were able to tell my family to go to crabshack. com and view the webcam and they could see us which was a real treat for my mom! We took so many pictures with the statues around the lagoon and bought souviners, it was so much fun!!!

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Ate here on vacation. Atmosphere is really unique with gators, cats, and outdoor seating. Everyone in my party was impressed with their food. I highly recommend the baby clam appetizer! I will definitely be returning to the Crab Shack the next time I'm at Tybee!

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★★★★★

Ate here on vacation. Atmosphere is really unique with gators, cats, and outdoor seating. Everyone in my party was impressed with their food. I highly recommend the baby clam appetizer! I will definitely be returning to the Crab Shack the next time I'm at Tybee!

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It was very nce, we enjoy sitting outside by the water. This is our 3rd time in 6 weeks!

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★★★★★

It was very nce, we enjoy sitting outside by the water. This is our 3rd time in 6 weeks!

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Wonderful place! Fantastic atmosphere- dont change a thing! Loved the tables

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★★★★★

Wonderful place! Fantastic atmosphere- dont change a thing! Loved the tables

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Nice waiter talked to me about the banana spider. They are fantastic. The waitstaff is excellent. Great experience!

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★★★★★

Nice waiter talked to me about the banana spider. They are fantastic. The waitstaff is excellent. Great experience!

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Awesome! One of the highlights of our trip to Savannah! We ordered the Sampler platter for the 3 of us, and there was enough food left over for another person, and we were stuffed. The platter came out piled high with crab legs, stone crab claws, crawfish, mussels, shrimp, corn, smoked sausage and potatoes. I really wanted to get a low country boil while on this trip, and we definitely came to the right place. I may dream about this meal, it was so yummy. The food was so delicious, and what a fun experience! You will get messy, but that's part of the fun. And the atmosphere is really fun, too. Loved the lighting and the trees growing right up through the dining room, the well fed cats roaming around outside. We wandered around during the 30 minute wait for a table and looked at the boats, the alligators, the parrots, the gift shop, took pics with the various kitschy things, such as a turtle dressed as Captain Jack Sparrow. Yes, it is touristy, but every now and then you find a touristy place that really justifies the crowd, and this is it. NOT to be missed!

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★★★★★

Awesome! One of the highlights of our trip to Savannah! We ordered the Sampler platter for the 3 of us, and there was enough food left over for another person, and we were stuffed. The platter came out piled high with crab legs, stone crab claws, crawfish, mussels, shrimp, corn, smoked sausage and potatoes. I really wanted to get a low country boil while on this trip, and we definitely came to the right place. I may dream about this meal, it was so yummy. The food was so delicious, and what a fun experience! You will get messy, but that's part of the fun. And the atmosphere is really fun, too. Loved the lighting and the trees growing right up through the dining room, the well fed cats roaming around outside. We wandered around during the 30 minute wait for a table and looked at the boats, the alligators, the parrots, the gift shop, took pics with the various kitschy things, such as a turtle dressed as Captain Jack Sparrow. Yes, it is touristy, but every now and then you find a touristy place that really justifies the crowd, and this is it. NOT to be missed!

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Good food. Enjoyed the unique atmosphere. Would recommend to others!

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★★★★★

Good food. Enjoyed the unique atmosphere. Would recommend to others!

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Wonderful FLAVOR & excellent service! Helpful crab eating techniques provided :)

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Wonderful FLAVOR & excellent service! Helpful crab eating techniques provided :)

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Best seafood I had while in Savannah! The atmosphere is fun and the alligators are so cool to look at and feed! Lots of cats run around but we didn't have any problems with them! Will come back again!

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★★★★★

Best seafood I had while in Savannah! The atmosphere is fun and the alligators are so cool to look at and feed! Lots of cats run around but we didn't have any problems with them! Will come back again!

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My brother, myself and his girlfriend visited the Crab Shack for lunch a few days ago.\n\nThe shrimp that his girlfriend ordered was undercooked, we ended up feeding it to the cats they have wandering around.\n\nHis crab had tons of shells mixed in the 'meat', so much that it was hard to pick them all out. Not just small pieces, but large pieces.\n\nMy kosher dog was very oily as well, and they didn't even have any condiments such as ketchup or mustard, just an average looking hot dog on a bun.\n\nI'd not recommend it to anyone, and I'll not be coming back.

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★☆☆☆☆

My brother, myself and his girlfriend visited the Crab Shack for lunch a few days ago.\n\nThe shrimp that his girlfriend ordered was undercooked, we ended up feeding it to the cats they have wandering around.\n\nHis crab had tons of shells mixed in the 'meat', so much that it was hard to pick them all out. Not just small pieces, but large pieces.\n\nMy kosher dog was very oily as well, and they didn't even have any condiments such as ketchup or mustard, just an average looking hot dog on a bun.\n\nI'd not recommend it to anyone, and I'll not be coming back.

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Your REPUTATION is excellent! Three people in the northeast told us to come here!

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★★★★★

Your REPUTATION is excellent! Three people in the northeast told us to come here!

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Visiting from California, LOVE the crab shack!

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★★★★★

Visiting from California, LOVE the crab shack!

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Excellent food- great atmosphere. Really enjoyed the experience.

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★★★★★

Excellent food- great atmosphere. Really enjoyed the experience.

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Love the food + the scenery! Bravo!

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★★★★★

Love the food + the scenery! Bravo!

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Everything was excellent(as usual)

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★★★★★

Everything was excellent(as usual)

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We come out to the crab shack often, and always have a great time.

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★★★★★

We come out to the crab shack often, and always have a great time.

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Crab shack has it going on!

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★★★★★

Crab shack has it going on!

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We make sure we eat here everytime we visit, two, three times a year. We recommend you to our friends. Great foodand service everytime.

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We make sure we eat here everytime we visit, two, three times a year. We recommend you to our friends. Great foodand service everytime.

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Fun- great presentation, the food tasted wonderful!

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Fun- great presentation, the food tasted wonderful!

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The food is very very good!

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The food is very very good!

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Awesome food, loved the whole in the table idea. Definitely recommend my friends here.

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★★★★★

Awesome food, loved the whole in the table idea. Definitely recommend my friends here.

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Food was great! Will be back!

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★★★★★

Food was great! Will be back!

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The food and service was great. I would recommend this restaurant to my friends.

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★★★★★

The food and service was great. I would recommend this restaurant to my friends.

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A very good time, our server was 120% great. Thank you!

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★★★★★

A very good time, our server was 120% great. Thank you!

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Wonderful food and excellent service

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★★★★★

Wonderful food and excellent service

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1st visit, best food we have had on our trip!

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1st visit, best food we have had on our trip!

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Food service and ambiance was great! Read about it on trip advisor - was a little skeptical, however turned out fine. We all loved it and will come back and recommend it.

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★★★★★

Food service and ambiance was great! Read about it on trip advisor - was a little skeptical, however turned out fine. We all loved it and will come back and recommend it.

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OMG love this place, will always make this stop.

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★★★★★

OMG love this place, will always make this stop.

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Very good food and love the atmosphere!

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★★★★★

Very good food and love the atmosphere!

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I gave this place a great rating because it is one fun experience. First thing you see is the alligator area - my boys love alligators. The dirt parking lot, the big trees, the huge deck right on the creek. Yeah, there are trash cans in the middle of the tables, paper towels for napkins, plastic chairs. Misters and big fans, but it was still hot. We came mid week in June, and were seated quickly. In our ignorance, mom and I ordered the platter for 2, and got enough seafood to feed a couple of families. Mussels, crawfish, shrimp, crab legs, potatoes, corn, sausage... wow! We dug in and ate happily for a while. The boys ate their food, some of our food, then went off to feed the alligators. We washed up at the sink there on the deck, found the boys, visited the cats and birds in the gift shop. Overall, a good good time during our Tybee vacation. I would go back, I would recommend it.

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★★★★★

I gave this place a great rating because it is one fun experience. First thing you see is the alligator area - my boys love alligators. The dirt parking lot, the big trees, the huge deck right on the creek. Yeah, there are trash cans in the middle of the tables, paper towels for napkins, plastic chairs. Misters and big fans, but it was still hot. We came mid week in June, and were seated quickly. In our ignorance, mom and I ordered the platter for 2, and got enough seafood to feed a couple of families. Mussels, crawfish, shrimp, crab legs, potatoes, corn, sausage... wow! We dug in and ate happily for a while. The boys ate their food, some of our food, then went off to feed the alligators. We washed up at the sink there on the deck, found the boys, visited the cats and birds in the gift shop. Overall, a good good time during our Tybee vacation. I would go back, I would recommend it.

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This is one of my favorite restaurants of all time. Taking into account each aspect of a restaurant, it's not the best, but it puts everything together. Any time I'm remotely in the area I go - I have driven 2 hours out of my way to eat here. First of all, it's a fun place. Alligators, birds, goofy gift shops - fun. The special hand scrub at the sinks to clean up - different and cool. The staff - really nice. Roaming pet cats - cute. Sure it's a little tacky, but it's all about expectations. The food is awesome. No fried seafood here - it's mostly low country boil and I get the sampler for one and it feeds two of us. Unexpectedly enough, the kielbasa here is awesome. Get the key lime pie for dessert - love it. I always have a good time and leave full and happy.

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★★★★★

This is one of my favorite restaurants of all time. Taking into account each aspect of a restaurant, it's not the best, but it puts everything together. Any time I'm remotely in the area I go - I have driven 2 hours out of my way to eat here. First of all, it's a fun place. Alligators, birds, goofy gift shops - fun. The special hand scrub at the sinks to clean up - different and cool. The staff - really nice. Roaming pet cats - cute. Sure it's a little tacky, but it's all about expectations. The food is awesome. No fried seafood here - it's mostly low country boil and I get the sampler for one and it feeds two of us. Unexpectedly enough, the kielbasa here is awesome. Get the key lime pie for dessert - love it. I always have a good time and leave full and happy.

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The best shrimp I have had in tybee! And the kids love watching the alligators.

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The best shrimp I have had in tybee! And the kids love watching the alligators.

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We went here based on the reviews and were not disappointed. I ordered the seafood sampler, for one, and it could have fed 3 adults! The food was excellent and the waitress was extremely helpful showing us how to eat the seafood that we weren't familar with. Our kids loved the animals and the whole setting was great!\n

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We went here based on the reviews and were not disappointed. I ordered the seafood sampler, for one, and it could have fed 3 adults! The food was excellent and the waitress was extremely helpful showing us how to eat the seafood that we weren't familar with. Our kids loved the animals and the whole setting was great!\n

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Great location, views and setting both day and night, very dramatic when it's windy. Very prompt, pleasant (and pretty) waiting staff. I noticed scotty's comment about the pulled pork. It's not called The Crab Shack by coincidence. Anywhere with BBQ in the name might be better for pulled pork. My only complaint is drinking a $6 Margarita from a salted styrofoam cup. I just wish they could stretch to real glasses.

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★★★★★

Great location, views and setting both day and night, very dramatic when it's windy. Very prompt, pleasant (and pretty) waiting staff. I noticed scotty's comment about the pulled pork. It's not called The Crab Shack by coincidence. Anywhere with BBQ in the name might be better for pulled pork. My only complaint is drinking a $6 Margarita from a salted styrofoam cup. I just wish they could stretch to real glasses.

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Loved it! We had a great time. Definitely go with the seafood platter. Best snowcrab I've ever had, and I've had a lot. Great atmosphere!!!

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★★★★★

Loved it! We had a great time. Definitely go with the seafood platter. Best snowcrab I've ever had, and I've had a lot. Great atmosphere!!!

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The only addition I would make is adding a section that had hammocks. Need a short nap after a heavenly feast!

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The only addition I would make is adding a section that had hammocks. Need a short nap after a heavenly feast!

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We love this place! Whenever we come to Savannah we come here to eat and recommend to our family & friends

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We love this place! Whenever we come to Savannah we come here to eat and recommend to our family & friends

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We bring our son here for his seafood fix whenever he is in town. Never disappointed. Always dependable, great food.

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We bring our son here for his seafood fix whenever he is in town. Never disappointed. Always dependable, great food.

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Great experience. Will be back The sink by the bar is excellent!!! Our meal was a HOMERUN!! Waitress great too!

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★★★★★

Great experience. Will be back The sink by the bar is excellent!!! Our meal was a HOMERUN!! Waitress great too!

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I love this place. Great atmosphere, food, and staff. Very kid friendly. In the front is alligators that you can feed with old cane poles.\nLove the seafood. This is a must for friends & family that visit. The low country coastal ambiance is outstanding.

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★★★★★

I love this place. Great atmosphere, food, and staff. Very kid friendly. In the front is alligators that you can feed with old cane poles.\nLove the seafood. This is a must for friends & family that visit. The low country coastal ambiance is outstanding.

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We were looking for some genuine area culture and seafood so decided to stop by The Crab Shack on our way back to Savannah from visiting the Tybee Lighthouse and beach. Atmosphere was unique, service was teriffic, and food was abundant and tasty. This was as good as it gets in our opinion. Can't wait until we can return.\n

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★★★★★

We were looking for some genuine area culture and seafood so decided to stop by The Crab Shack on our way back to Savannah from visiting the Tybee Lighthouse and beach. Atmosphere was unique, service was teriffic, and food was abundant and tasty. This was as good as it gets in our opinion. Can't wait until we can return.\n

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This place is fantastic, and I'm saying this after a weekend of amazing Savannah food, too. Portions are generous. We got the Low Country Boil for Two, and it made a perfect light lunch for three. The atmosphere is great, with a big airy deck looking over the bay, and you can feed the alligators in the pen out front if that's your thing. Touristy? Maybe a little, but still well worth visiting for your seafood fix.

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★★★★★

This place is fantastic, and I'm saying this after a weekend of amazing Savannah food, too. Portions are generous. We got the Low Country Boil for Two, and it made a perfect light lunch for three. The atmosphere is great, with a big airy deck looking over the bay, and you can feed the alligators in the pen out front if that's your thing. Touristy? Maybe a little, but still well worth visiting for your seafood fix.

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Located on Chimney Creek, just off the main drag linking Savannah and Tybee Island, the Crab Shack has all the makings of a tourist trap. Fortunately, you won't mind being roped in. Sit on the spacious deck overlooking…

 

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