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The Crab Shack

) #2 of 4 Restaurants in Salter Path €€ - €€€ American, Seafood
144 Shore Drive, Salter Path, NC 28575
+1 252-247-3444
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good31%
  • Average15%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“hush puppies” (138 reviews)
“seafood” (116 reviews)
“scallops” (45 reviews)
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American, Seafood
€€ - €€€
144 Shore Drive, Salter Path, NC 28575
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Reviewed yesterday

The Crab Shack is always one of our "go-to" places for good seafood at reasonable prices. It's usually crowded, but that just shows that lots of people like it. The hush puppies are excellent and the shrimp is very lightly battered - perfect! They also...More

Thank Linda A
Reviewed 2 days ago

My wife and I visited here because of local recommendations. Excellent. We had the crab legs and they were some of the best we ever ate. Our waitress was very attentive and really took good care of us. We were there mid-afternoon so it wasn't...More

Thank Ted H
Reviewed 6 days ago

Last year, we were really disappointed with the service, and even a couple of the meals. I guess everyone benefits from a winter break, because this Spring the Crab Shack impressed us all over again. Terrific service, delicious seafood, and wonderful sides and hushpuppies. Favorites...More

Thank Chris E
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lots of fried, food not bad but not anything to brag about either. Very casual atmosphere. Lots of butter packs etc. I think it would be a much better lunch place for us.

Thank Robin F
Reviewed 1 week ago

we were staying nearby and friends from the area had given us a gift certificate...that meant that we had to eat at the Crab Shack. Service was good. It was so full by the time that we got there that there were no water views...More

Thank fozjon
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great fun place, lightly breaded seafood, good view. Food very good. Friendly staff. Would go back. Family owned.

Thank Gym1616
Reviewed 1 week ago

Thought this would be GREAT seafood place--WRONG!!! Maybe my fault for ordering fried scallops and crab cakes.But cakes almost black so fried and inside a gray color ( maybe kind of crab) then got Rita's clam chouder and it was awful like tan water---not thick...More

Thank chery3257l
Crab S, Manager at The Crab Shack, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback. We would like to apologize about your experience. We are a small family owned business and strive our very best to please everyone of guest. What was your servers name and did you let her know about this at the...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Was actually looking for Big Oak, but they were closed on Monday so I was directed to the Crab Shack. Very casual dining atmosphere, fantastic view of the water, complimentary hush puppies and perfectly cooked shrimp...not overdone!

Thank Suelynne R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I just visited the crab shack. We were really excited when we saw all the great reviews and we had to try it out! It is a cute little space with great views. Everyone was very friendly! The menu was full of...More

1  Thank Jennifer D
Crab S, Manager at The Crab Shack, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback. We would like to apologize about your experience. We are a small family owned business and strive our very best to please everyone of guest. What was your servers name and did you let her know about this at the...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Hush puppies are rediculously good. Great staff, decent prices. Always crowded which is a good sign.

Thank Winterized
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
do you close for the winter months?
26 September 2016|
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Response from Crab S | Property representative |
We do. We open St. Patrick's Day weekend and close around Halloween usually.
Alicr S
Any thing beside sea good served?
22 July 2016|
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Response from Crab S | Property representative |
Yes. We offer Chicken Tenders, BBQ, Cheeseburgers, Hot Dogs, Grilled Cheese, Steak and some more. Check us out.
Betty W
What are the hours and days open each week?
15 April 2016|
Response from Jay S | Reviewed this property |
They open daily at 11:00 for lunch. Not sure when they close, but at least 8:00. Had lunch there today. Enjoyed some of the freshest and best shrimp I have ever had.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$18
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Wine and Beer
Good for
View, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 144 Shore Drive, Salter Path, NC 28575
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Salter Path
  • Phone Number: +1 252-247-3444
GREAT GRILLED, STEAMED & FRIED SEAFOOD. FAMILY FRIENDLY. SOUNDFRONT DINING OVER LOOKING BOGUE SOUND The Crab Shack Restaurant is a family owned business serving patrons for the past 40 years. Our menu consists of all types of seafood including fish, shrimp, homemade crab cakes and of course.....CRABS! (You'd be surprised how many phone calls we get asking if serve crabs! LOL!) We also have the best steaks on the island! Sandwiches include hamburgers, cheeseburgers, shrimp burgers, etc. and our "just like mama's" grilled cheese sandwich. We offer daily lunch specials, including your choice of an entree, 2 veggies and sweet or unsweet tea, available 7 days a week. We pride ourselves on fast, courteous service where you're treated like one of the family. Our kid-friendly atmosphere keeps our annual vacationers coming back year after year. The main dining room overlooks beautiful Bogue Sound. (We don't even charge extra for the view!) Our shrimp boats parked out back, add a beautiful back drop to your dining experience. So if you're looking for fresh seafood, land-lubbers delights and a fun time for you and the family, give us a try...you won't be sorry!