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“Excellent Food, Average Service”
Review of The Crab Shack

The Crab Shack
Ranked #84 of 1,021 Restaurants in Wellington
Price range: US$10 - US$24
Cuisines: Seafood
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Delivery, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Delivery, Reservations
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited on a Thursday night and still had to wait a little for a table but the food was amazing! Especially for a person not so into seafood such as myself.

Wait time wasn't the greatest however, we weren't told how long of a wait there would be (at least 30 mins for appetisers) and its pretty annoying having to guess whether to go there or not as they do not take reservations. More like a gamble choosing to eat there as it is so busy especially at night.

Pretty pricey too but nice portions. Would eat there again at off-peak hours.

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Thank Neriah K
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Another experience with Crab Shack. This time with group of six for lunch.
Arrived and left at the door for little longer than comfortable. Server on computer and finely seated with detour for server to get water on the way. A wait for another server to notice we were not being attended. all n all if u have a lunch window could be risky to have a meal in time.
Food choice OK with emphasis on seafood (of course). Lots of fried choices and sauces - little vegetable / salad in the meals. My choice The Happy Hippy burger - disappointing with sloppy content and impossible to eat without it all falling out - knife and fork required to eat your burger . Good to see music level was down from last visit - could hold a conversation. Pretty average experience. If I have a choice will not be back

Thank Ewen_Sharon
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited Welly Just recently and had dinner with a group of business colleagues here.... it was absolutely brilliant.
Try the clam chowder for starters- it s an absolute delight.
The Seafood Paella was also very good
I didn’t rate this 5 stars as it’s not quite at that level but nevertheless it’s good food albeit a little overpriced
Staff were friendly and courteous

Thank coll612
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited for lunch, hoping they would have some lunch discounts but not.
3 appetizers (for 2 people trying to save some $) cost us 46$NZ and we were still pretty hungry afterwards.
Don't go there if you are on a budget.
Otherwise I recommend it as the food was good.

Thank Evelyne G
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I went along with a friend on a Saturday night ...although busy we were seated relatively quickly - no bookings unless party has over 10 guests. The food was delicious and well worth the price! Staff were attentive, meal was well cooked and presented and of a good serving size. Even though I am not a great fish-lover their Fish burger really won me over!!

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Thank zevonae
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