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The Crab Shack

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$$ - $$$, Seafood,
Queens Wharf | Queens Wharf, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good39%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“crab” (297 reviews)
“seafood” (192 reviews)
“calamari” (69 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 today via mobile

We popped into Crab Shack not feeling too optimistic about the time it would take to get fed. We were wrong. It was amazing! Service was top notch and so happy and helpful. Food and drinks came out pronto and we couldn’t fault it -...More

Thank LibbyWellington
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

the fish burger was amazing. will happily go back again just for the burger. service was good. happily go again plus does airpoints

Thank Sy R
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This restaurant is in a great location right by the water. Food was great and good selection of beers on tap! Highly recommend the hot wings, that sauce was to die for! Great friendly service. Will definitely be back.

Thank NZIsander
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Queens Wharf, Crab Shack, perfect combination for a seafood meal, though its a little loud and crowded, the food was awesome, King Crab was very worth the money, yummy juicy

Thank Martinium
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Love this place. When we visited they had a happy hour (3 to 5pm) on crispy calamari, it was the best we ever had so we ordered another. We loved the casual laid back atmosphere of the place. We revisited to sample more of their...More

Thank Sheryl T
Reviewed 5 days ago

You can have large mains or lots of small plates. We choose lots of small plates. The chowder and the soft crab taco were great entrees. Then tried the mussels and calamari. Have choice of sides as well. Food was tasty, well presented. Portions are...More

Thank Michelle M
Reviewed 5 days ago

Went for dinner on a weekday. No reservations allowed luckily we were there early and were admitted. Quite disappointed with the crabs which were small and nothing like the large crabs in other countries. Crab meat felt too soft to the bite. Had calamaris too...More

Thank sk248
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The food was lovely, salmon was cooked perfectly. Great service and awesome location. Perfect for a date night or for a family dinner.

Thank Plantpot2014
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We had the Cloudy Bay clams and a seafood paella and both were delicious. Service was great too! Excellent value.

Thank PeteC166a
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Wonderful seafoods and a nice selection on the menu. Over looking the wharf and a pleasant atmosphere. Plan to re visit.

Thank Nigel T
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Questions & Answers
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$11 - US$26
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
Bar Scene, View, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
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
  • E-mail
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