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Crab's Claw

) #4 of 31 Restaurants in Atlantic Beach €€ - €€€ American, , Seafood
201 W Atlantic Blvd, Atlantic Beach, NC 28512-5729
+1 252-726-8222
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good25%
  • Average10%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“surf and turf” (26 reviews)
“paella” (14 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 - 21:00All hours
American, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
€€ - €€€
201 W Atlantic Blvd, Atlantic Beach, NC 28512-5729
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I am a vegetarian and I had a great meal there! Great Gazpacho and a huge salad! My carnivore friend loved the cab too!

Thank mattam60
Reviewed 2 days ago

Excellent food and drinks, served by cheerful, attentive people. Just to be sure, make a reservation, even on summer weekdays. Extensive seafood menu, good wine list. Eat on one of the decks if you can. There's almost always a beach volleyball game to watch down...More

Thank Helen S
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We love seafood, especially crab. We were served delicious clam chowder, lobster bisque, and gespacho. All were prepared on site and perfect. The lump crab dish was awesome and was enough for us to share. The key lime pie is also prepared here and very...More

1  Thank 1Kiki1960
Reviewed 6 days ago

Wonderful sitting on deck under umbrella oceanfront. Nice breeze, but flies were bad when food arrived even with burning candle. Waiter was really great and food was good. Menu was mostly seafood,but we had hamburgers and chicken sandwiches. Sweet potato fries were very tasty and...More

Thank clarasmith113
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful views of the ocean from our table, excellent food and wonderful service. There were 3 adults and 2 children in our party and everyone loved their meals. The triggerfish atop a bowl of fettuccine alfredo with veggies was excellent as were the Delmonico steaks...More

Thank Mary P
Reviewed 1 week ago

We try to always dine at the Crab's Claw when we're in Atlantic Beach. This time around was as good as always. Super service and fine eats. My wife had the Italian Encrusted Trigger and I had the Surf and Turf. Both were excellent. We...More

Thank David H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped at the Crab's Claw for lunch when we arrived at Atlantic Beach. Opted to sit outside and even in the 90 degree weather, the breeze was wonderful and the view couldn't be beat! Chandler did a great job taking care of us. Everyone had...More

Thank texas56003
Reviewed 1 week ago

I've eaten at this restaurant six times and have become more and more disappointed! It's a shame that the owner's have allowed this place to become so run down! It does offer plenty of seating and a beautiful ocean view up on the top floor...More

Thank nconmymind317
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stopped in for lunch so we could eat with an oceanview. Too hot to sit outside on the deck but had a nice table by the window with a view of the water. The grilled shrimp salad was fabulous but too much pineapple salsa -...More

Thank Patti N
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great ocean-view deck to eat, drink, chat and enjoy the view! Very nice place and our waiter, CHRIS, took excellent care of us! We really enjoyed ourselves but as a picky Bloody Mary drinker, I'd like to say, it was "okay" but seemed to be...More

Thank Linda V
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Jenni D
11 June 2017|
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Response from Scott K | Reviewed this property |
They have a small lot there in front of their restaurant.
bill d
19 January 2017|
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Response from Rebecca C | Reviewed this property |
I am not sure if the full menu is always available. We visit throughout the year and have never been told that something wasn't available. I do know that triggerfish has been a featured special on at least two occasions. I... More
4 July 2016|
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Response from hjpoole | Reviewed this property |
No not that I have seen. This is not a restaurant that fits into the all you can eat category. The. Steampots though are customizable and although you are going to pay for what you get the quality is definitely there.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, View, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 201 W Atlantic Blvd, Atlantic Beach, NC 28512-5729
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Atlantic Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 252-726-8222
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