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The Crab Plant

201 NW 5th St, Crystal River, FL 34428-4007
+1 352-795-4700
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good27%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“steamed shrimp” (32 reviews)
“stone crab” (39 reviews)
“fresh seafood” (42 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
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201 NW 5th St, Crystal River, FL 34428-4007
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place was recommended to me by several locals around Crystal River and Homosassa, so I knew I had to go. And I was not disappointed! It’s very casual and be prepared because it’s CASH ONLY. The service was fantastic and the hush puppies are...More

Thank Melissa C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Tried it again ad a local its very pricey and there is so many more better restaurants in the area for your money! Seafood seller and crackers and Charlie’s fish house! I ordered fish and chips and very little fish and a lot of batter....More

Thank travelman391
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a friend visiting us from overseas and we took him to the Crab Plant for dinner. He ordered the “southern boil” , my wife had the “lobster roll” and I had the “ jambalaya “ . All dinners were good and worth a...More

Thank johnfZ9197BU
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I stopped in for some fresh seafood on our way through town. We got various types of crab, clam chowder, clams and drinks. Everything was great but especially loved the stone crab. Thanks Melinda for all the recommendations and help navigating our...More

Thank genesis379
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is the place to go for Maryland-style steamed blue crabs. There are lots of other options but I can’t review them because I come here to eat crabs and maybe a soup starter and fish dip, but crabs, crabs, crabs!

Thank TBrown0809
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

If you want great seafood, this is your destination. It's not a fancy restaurant but you won't care once you try it. My family of four had lunch here and everyone ordered something different, but all were most pleased. An extensive menu which makes choosing...More

Thank sncathome
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Excellent & wide choice menu in this restaurant attached to a commercial fishing company. Conveniently located in centre of town & next to the water. We only had a mid-morning snack but already busy,mainly with locals so recommendations would be sensible for evenings.

Thank bahamasbliss
Reviewed 6 October 2018

Thoroughly enjoyed my experience at The Crab Plant. Prices are extremely reasonable, probably low, for the quality and quantity. 1 pound of great steamed shrimp with a side for $11.99. I had the Blue Crab Chowder, longneck clams and steamed shrimp and they were absolutely...More

Thank YellowJacket26
Reviewed 25 September 2018 via mobile

My wife and I along with 4 friends went to the Crab Plant for dinner. We all agreed the service was good and the food was even better. Three people had the southern boil, two had the jumbalaya and one had the lobster role ....More

1  Thank johnfZ9197BU
Reviewed 24 September 2018

Retired boat captain here and I know how to fry fish, having said that I can only rate what we ate which was the fried Fish and chips (comes with cold slaw)I could not identify the fish so I asked the waitress, she didn't know!...More

Thank captcookj43
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Joseph N
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Response from Marysue W | Reviewed this property |
Yes they serve lunch! Really good shrimp!
Patricia Z
29 June 2018|
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5 March 2018|
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Response from C R | Reviewed this property |
I don't think they close for the summer. Stone crab season is over May 15.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, View, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 20:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 201 NW 5th St, Crystal River, FL 34428-4007
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Crystal River
  • Phone Number: +1 352-795-4700
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