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Crab's Claw Oceanfront Caribbean Restaurant

201 W Atlantic Blvd, Atlantic Beach, NC 28512-5729
+1 252-726-8222
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good25%
  • Average10%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible5%
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American, Bar, Seafood, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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201 W Atlantic Blvd, Atlantic Beach, NC 28512-5729
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Reviewed 8 November 2018

Had very good service here and what a view to take in the breeze on the water while enjoying friends company and good seafood.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank fishtailscottage
Reviewed 20 October 2018

We were exhausted after driving 8 hours from Jersey in the pouring rain so this meal was heaven sent! And yes, of course we researched best places to eat in the area and picked this one! Couldn't have been happier with our decision. Please take...More

Date of visit: November 2017
1  Thank Jelena S
Reviewed 15 September 2018

If you enjoy crab, shrimp, mussels, lobster and clams, this is the ONLY way to go. The large pots are best, basically double the small pots. And you have several choices based on your tastes. To reference other recent reviews, Is it fancy? no. Is...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Peter K
Reviewed 13 September 2018

I am always amazed at people whose opinions differ from mine. What's the matter with them? We have not been to Atlantic Beach for a couple of years. Some things do not change. That is true of the Crab's Claw. We all had eaten snacks...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Clark G
Reviewed 10 September 2018 via mobile

Read reviews and decided to try this place. Was extremely unimpressed with the way we were greeted. We were seated outside which we thought was great. We waited but no one ever came to our table. The menu was weak on choices and we thought...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Y899PQcharless
Reviewed 10 September 2018 via mobile

This restaurant has the best Crab dip ever,and Lobster cooked perfectly.great staff and added bonus that it is right on the beach

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Kate G
Reviewed 9 September 2018 via mobile

I ate here with my family last week and I will not be returning. The bacon wrapped scallops were very good, but it was $12 for 6. I ordered the crab cake dinner. It was very dry and had a weird taste. The whole evening...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank mykahwalter
Reviewed 7 September 2018

Homey atmosphere. Generous portions, absolutely wonderful cheesecake especially made locally for the restaurant. This week's selection, which I tried, was peach. Wow!

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Cathy K
Reviewed 2 September 2018 via mobile

Firstly, this place is PET FRIENDLY!! It looks like a beach house turned into a restaurant. The staff is very friendly. There are two cats that roam around outside. They allow you to eat there and bring your dog. The beach and ocean view is...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank stacey49401
Reviewed 28 August 2018

Touring around we decided to stop here for lunch. Sat upstairs indoors because the outdoor seating was full. Nice view but the windows were filthy. I ordered the blackened Mahi sandwich that was on special and it was delicious. Good flavor and a nice size...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank magnolia06
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25 October 2017|
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Response from X804ERkathyh | Reviewed this property |
No. Grouper, salmon and mahi are on the menu. But that does not mean it might not be a special for the night. Since they are open for lunch u can call early to see if they have it for that night. 252-726-8222
11 June 2017|
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Response from B187BJscottk | Reviewed this property |
They have a small lot there in front of their restaurant.
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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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
View, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
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
  • E-mail
Pastry and Executive Chef Antoinette M. Oberci (Toni) has an extensive background with food, wine and pastries. She and her staff specialize in quality Fine Caribbean Cuisine, preparing only the freshest "Hand Selected" locally caught fish. The Restaurant is admired by many who come year after year to enjoy creative dishes while overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. Established in 1997, Celebrating 14 Years on the Crystal Coast!
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