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The Crab Shack

$$ - $$$, Seafood,
Queens Wharf | Queens Wharf, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good39%
  • Average14%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“crab” (273 reviews)
“seafood” (166 reviews)
“calamari” (67 reviews)
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Bar, Seafood, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Queens Wharf | Queens Wharf, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Delicious clams with amazing sauces, fish and lamb so yummy! Service quick and attentive. Definitely a must go to restaurant at the Wellington waterfront.

Thank Jenn C
Reviewed 4 days ago

A bit of a mixed review. Staff were nice but my pasta dish had no flavour. Also the seating which yes, goes with the theme, left white chalk marks over the pants of two of us. Not great especially when in work attire.

Thank chicko4
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We arrived, unexpectedly and without a reservation, we were greeted warmly and told to expect a 45 minute wait. In the event it was about 40 minutes, but no sooner had we ordered than our starter arrived and our main courses followed promptly. Including the...More

Thank Poppyisonthemove
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We came here on a friday night for seafood because of the overall good recommendations on trip advisor. We arrived short before 7pm, even after mentioning that we would be out again by 8pm due to a cinema reservation none of the still available inside-tables...More

Thank victordelta85
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Arrived last Monday night keen to visit the much talked about Crab Shack. At 4pm enquired about booking for 7:30 and was told don't need a booking plenty of tables available then. Arrived back at 7:30 with friend and was told there was a waitlist...More

Thank Miles J
Reviewed 1 week ago

Didn't book & they didn't have any tables available so they took us to the bar down the other end of the wharf shed & we had a drink while we waited for a table. Atmosphere was great. I had the lamb & husband had...More

Thank K_Jayne44
Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed a lovely meal at the Crab Shack. The menu had a good variety. The prices were reasonable and the staff very helpful and friendly. I would go there again as the quality of the food was good and the atmosphere wonderful.

Thank Mandyeug
Reviewed 1 week ago

I had often walked pass The Crab Shack but as I am not a sea food eater I thought this is not the place for me. Taken by friends I discovered an amazing place full of character, atmosphere, service and wonderful food and you get...More

Thank newtownhelen3
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great food and drinks really enjoyed the meal in this place myself and my friends enjoyed the great meals in this place service was excellent.

Thank rosemol j
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Found this place on our first full day in Wellington for the Lions tour, and ended up visiting 6 times in our 7 day trip. Always a real buzzing atmosphere with both locals and lions, with some good food. Had several meals and snacks throughout...More

Thank Purtonbuckland21
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Shaq M
3 April 2017|
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Response from gazzy43 | Reviewed this property |
Hi Shaq. Sorry - just seen your question a week late. Try calling them to ask. One of my Grandsons has an allergy problem so if we were to go to any place (let alone Crab Shack) we would explain our issue and see if they... More
6 November 2016|
Response from Steven R | Reviewed this property |
No I dont think so. You can see the menu on the Internet if you google the crab shack -Wellington NZ
6 November 2016|
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Response from harvey s | Reviewed this property |
No sorry
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$24
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, View, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Queens Wharf | Queens Wharf, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Greater Wellington  >  Wellington
  • Phone Number: 649164250
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