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The Crab Shack

$$ - $$$, Seafood,
Queens Wharf | Queens Wharf, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good39%
  • Average14%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“crab” (282 reviews)
“seafood” (197 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 yesterday via mobile

We have been here twice for an afternoon/evening drink and dessert. Desserts were great on both occasions (tiramasu and brownies). Staff were friendly and helpful both times. The décor is well done and between that, the music and the staff, the atmosphere is a winner....More

Thank jomater
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Decent food but nothing special, pricey for what it was. We were given the worst table in the place - so windy it blew the menus away! No one sat there the whole time. Not even the hostess who put us there would sit there...More

Thank Jennifer M
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The foods here are really delicious.. especially their crabs dishes. I would go back there just for the crabs. So despite the long queue... i would say it’s definitely worth it. Like they say.. good foods are worth the wait.

Thank Melissa A
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Was very excited to go to this place. They said half hour wait but took over 1 hour Thought we would get some great fresh seafood. Disappointed had shrimp cocktail it was very bland no taste and I'm sure was frozen shrimp 😒 also partner...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you are planning a Fish Lunch. Go no further! Great atmosphere and decor and a superb range of fresh Fish dishes to choose from. It would be a great place for Dinner as well.

Thank Trenham Ian Weatherhead
Reviewed 1 week ago

It was lunch time we hadn't been before and found the music very loud and asked for a quiet area, we were given a seat in the veranda area nice views but the music was still loud, other diners said the same, one couple with...More

Thank Lear69
Reviewed 1 week ago

The crab shack has a good vibe and all the food was well prepared and very tasty. We had soft shell crab, selection of crab claws and a pretty awesome burger. The shack is not trying to be something it is not, but it is...More

Thank Runrig1890
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I had a great time here, we ordered the paddle crab and the seafood paella. Paella was delicious, probably would get the blue crab next time paddle crabs are smaller and a Little more fiddly... it was pretty pricey but expected for...More

Thank chrissyRichie
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went here with my daughter, was absolutely delicious. Great service, mouth watering food and fun atmosphere. What more could you want??

Thank ToothfairyGal
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Was told to come back an hour’s time. Came back 15 mins early, and we were given a table. We had to wait for our food for a while, but the food was so good the wait was worthwhile. High recommend this place if you...More

Thank Shannen C
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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, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups
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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