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. 

Our fish is delivered fresh everyday.

Yes- We except all major credit cards.

No- We never except personal checks (no exceptions)

Yes- as long as you bring the proper paper work stating your organization is exempt.

Yes- Valet parking is available for your convenience.

Yes- Because of insurance reasons

No- We provide a piece cake complementary. (You may bring your own cake if you choose)

Yes- However you must make reservations with management first.

No- We are just a short walking distance from public beaches.

No- We are open 364 days a year (Closed for Thanksgiving)


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.