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Business Description
Crab Shack
Hours

Regular Hours

Extra Phones

Phone: (727) 210-1313

Payment method
discover, master card, visa, all major credit cards
Price Range
$$
AKA

The Crab Shack

Categories
Seafood Restaurants, Take Out Restaurants, Mediterranean Restaurants, Greek Restaurants, Fish & Seafood Markets, American Restaurants, Chicken Restaurants, Steak Houses, Family Style Restaurants, Bars, Creole & Cajun Restaurants, Night Clubs, Restaurants
Other Information

Parking: Lot, Private

Wi-Fi: No

Bike Parking: Yes

Attire: Casual

Cuisines: Southern, Mediterranean, Greek, Chicken, Family Style, American, Take Out, Steakhouse, European, Seafood, Continental, Cajun & Creole

Alcohol: Full Bar

Takes Reservations: No

Outdoor Seating: Yes

Price Range : Average

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Overall
Cold Bear and good fresh Oyste...

Cold Bear and good fresh Oysters...Friendly place on Gandy, Great early Bird Specials,Good variety and You must have the Fried Oysters. Good Guy named Tyrone is a manager.

mariamelee

07/17/2012

Overall
The Crab Shack on Gandy isn't ...

The Crab Shack on Gandy isn't fine dining, but it's some of the finest seafood you can get in the Tampa Bay area. Let's be clear that by "fine" I mean fresh and awesome. You're not going to find plates stacked high with microgreens or decorated with sauce. What you will find is amazing seafood spread (eat it with the saltines, so good), fresh blue crabs (give yourself at least an hour to go at these babies), and fresh, salty oysters. It's been the same for the past couple of decades and it's packed every weekend for a reason. Dress down and be ready to get messy if you want to work for your crab and shrimp.

dal_knows_best

06/28/2011

Overall
A pleasant surprise

This is definitely a "shack" but dispite its outside appearence the food here is exteremly good! The crab cakes are melt in your mouth good! The salads are light and crispy. The stew cabbage is to die for. And this is the only place to go to for fresh, tasty seafood!

st pete1

11/19/2010

Provided by Citysearch - 
Overall
Depends on your taste

There's a difference between laid back casual and a dump. This place is a dump. Walk in and be greeted by the dreaded horrid fish smell of aging seafood (or was it the low life patrons at the bar) No, it was the food. Fish dip was the worst I've had and I've tried it everywhere. Grouper sandwiches, what a laugh, oh Frenchy's would be appalled. Beer served in 1970 glasses and not a decent choice to be found. I guess if you're a ""i just got off my boat after fishing off Gandy and drank my last can of budweiser"" this place might be for you, others not so much. Good place to ""trap unsuspecting tourists though.

bad ron

06/03/2007

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Overall
Super Grouper

We eat here all the time.Its a tradition,when we started many years ago. Its got good food and cold beer.Like the name says Crab Shack,its nothing fancy

kanderson77

03/12/2007

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Overall
awesome atmosphere

on the water, great atmosphere, awesome food, it's a townie bar with all the appeal, i love going there and sitting in the really cool booths

dpsellers

02/20/2006

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Overall
WORST CRAB CAKES ON THE PLANET!!!

Honestly, these pasty brown corn meal covered cow pies are the worst by far and that's saying alot when it comes to Florida crab cakes which all Marylanders are forever warned about. This is what happens when you let your guard down for a second. My girlfriend and I left the 'fake frozen cakes"" on the plate where we found'em. The waitress felt she was off the hook because she nad warned us the steamed crabs were lousy. I guess everything is lousy and you're on your own if you go to this dump! DPS

j0yful

03/20/2005

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Overall
I feel sick

Worst restaurant in a while. Canned tomato sauce over the mussels, tastless slaw. Greasy and bready stuufed shrimp. Just stay away!

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