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The Original Crab Shanty

Serving the best Italian Seafood in the Bronx since 1977.

We are open 7 days a week & accept all major credit cards. Casual attire is acceptable. Voted Best Restaurant in the Bronx 2017

Our Seafood is always fresh & in season

The Original Crab Shanty


Did You Know That?

The Original Crab Shanty building was not always a restaurant.
This building has a rich history that can be traced back to the turn of the century. In the early 1900’s this building, with its tall ceilings was a silent movie theater. Later in the early 1900’s the federal government took the building over and made it into the City Island Post Office, which served The City Island community for many years. Many residents of City Island still have many fond memories of the old post office.

Ironically there was even a road that went though our current parking lot, which was named Crab Lane!! However the road does not exist anymore. In 1977 when we took over the property we turned it into the ORIGINAL CRAB SHANTY RESTAURANT. Before it was named the Original Crab Shanty Restaurant, we had a couple of other names we wanted to call the restaurant.

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Hot Appetizer

  • Fried Mozarella Sticks
    $ 11.99
  • Chicken Fingers
    $ 11.99
  • Buffalo Wings (Spicy) fried or broiled
    $ 11.99
  • Fried Calamari
    $ 12.95

The Raw Bar

  • Shrimp Cocktail
    $ 14.99
  • Scungilli Salad
    $ 16.99
  • Calamari Salad
    $ 13.99
  • Combination Salad fresh scungilli & calamari
    $ 19.95

Main Menu

  • A Banquet for Crab Lovery
    $ 87.99
  • Italian Feast
    $ 86.99
  • BBQ Feast
    $ 86.99
  • Joe V's Deep Divers feast
    $ 86.99

Try our Famous

Fried Fish


fried shrimp Spesial

(Each include french Fries $ Cole Slaw)

  • 13.99 Each

Crabs Shanty's

Lobster Special

Fair Market Price

  • 2 baked clams, 1 Jumbo shrimp
  • Chocie of baked potato, french fries
  • Linguine or rice
  • Choice of soup or salad
  • And of Course Famous Garlic bread

Party Packages

Let us do all the work for your party this holiday season

For more info please contact

Frequently Asked Questions

No- Casual attire is acceptable

Do to the limited size of the restaurant we do not accept reservations on the weekends. (first come first serve) On the weekdays, we accept all reservations.

Do to the limited size of our dining room, we can not save tables. Many times people are late or people arrive at different times. Its not fair to our other customers who are awaiting. 



Was a very nice experience the food was good and it was a good service to Late-night dining


The food was good; waiters were friendly. There are clean restrooms but only hand air dryers, no paper towels to dry hands which is more sanitary. I had a great time. The place is dim light and nice location.


It’s been 30 years since we moved out of the Bronx and finally returned to our favorite restaurant in City Island with our 2 children and son-in-law. We were not disappointed. The garlic bread is as we remembered it, warm and delicious. Had the Seafood banquet and it was awesome and you can tell it was very fresh. Our kids also enjoyed the food and the servers were very attentive. If it was closer to us we would be there often.

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To help stop the spread of the Corona Virus, and practice “social distancing,” Mayor De Blasio has ORDERED all restaurants to close effective Tuesday, March 17th at 9:00 AM. We will be closely monitoring the recommendations of the CDC and local public officials and look forward to reopening our doors and once again offering you a great dining experience in a safe and healthy environment when the time permits. We thank you from the bottom of our hearts for your patronage over the years and ask for your patience and understanding during this unprecedented time in history. We will keep our customers, staff, and all of their families in our prayers during this difficult time.

In addition, our TAKE-OUT department will continue to operate between the hours of 12:00 Noon to 8:30 PM Sunday thru Thursday and 12:00 Noon to 9:30 PM Friday and Saturday. Either walk-in or place your order over the phone and our staff will deliver your food to you, CURBSIDE, in the open air outside of the restaurant, for your continued convenience and safety.

The N.Y. State Liquor Authority has temporarily changed its rules during the shutdown, allowing Crab Shanty to sell alcoholic drinks off premises. Take advantage of this rare opportunity and come into our take-out department and order any of our signature drinks, beer, wine or cocktails for pickup, paired with your favorite Crab Shanty’s dishes. Cheers to life and business returning to normal soon!

You must be 21 years old to purchase and consume alcohol, and must provide a valid US photo ID (license or passport) upon purchase or delivery - no exceptions.

Thank you to all my wonderful customers for your understanding and continued support.