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The Crab Shack

$$ - $$$, Seafood,
Queens Wharf | Queens Wharf, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good39%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“crab” (306 reviews)
“seafood” (216 reviews)
“calamari” (72 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

Unfortunately, after deliberating the menu, we made our decision but they only had one out of the two types of crab on the menu. So we selected the one choice. While it was nice, and the sauce was amazing, I think $60 is quite overpriced...More

Thank Heidi F
Reviewed 6 days ago

Taken to this restaurant by my daughter who lives near Wellington NZ. The location is superb right on the quay near to Te Papa Museum. I'm not particularly happy with fish so the burgers were very welcome and superb. But it gets very very busy...More

Thank Teddyandco
Reviewed 1 week ago

A must if you are a seafood lover, however even if you aren't the chicken wings are yum. Good location!

Thank belindamcmurray24
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Cool location at the wharf. Slack service, expensive crab feed but the crab did look big and it looked nice.

Thank Rusty S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great place to stop whilst having a stroll especially during happy hour, $5 Emerson’s and $1 wings .. enough said !

Thank 968ChrisS
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As we were dining early for dinner, we took advantage of the half price taco Tuesday’s. We were looked after by friendly staff and we were able to get a table right next to the window to enjoy the view. My husband decided to try...More

Thank Annie Y
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was our first visit. We were welcomed and whisked to a table immediately. We are a family of seafood lovers, so imagine our delight when presented with a menu that reflected the ocean's bounty so well. We couldn't go past the mighty King Crab...More

Thank Glenda P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited on a Thursday night and still had to wait a little for a table but the food was amazing! Especially for a person not so into seafood such as myself. Wait time wasn't the greatest however, we weren't told how long of a wait...More

Thank Neriah K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Another experience with Crab Shack. This time with group of six for lunch. Arrived and left at the door for little longer than comfortable. Server on computer and finely seated with detour for server to get water on the way. A wait for another server...More

Thank Ewen_Sharon
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited Welly Just recently and had dinner with a group of business colleagues here.... it was absolutely brilliant. Try the clam chowder for starters- it s an absolute delight. The Seafood Paella was also very good I didn’t rate this 5 stars as it’s not...More

Thank coll612
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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$10 - US$24
Lunch, Dinner
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, Groups, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, View
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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