Mr Crabby’s Craft Kitchen + Bar

3.8
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$30 and under
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We no longer take reservations on OpenTable. Please go to our website to make a reservation or give us a call.
Our mission is to become your favorite local "Off the Hook" seafood restaurant and sports bar. We offer the ultimate gathering place to experience great food, watch your favorite sporting event & meet up with friends. Our awesome staff will treat you like family and make your time with us unforgettable! We strive to provide affordable, innovative seafood and use the finest farm fresh, local ingredients in all our menu options. Our in-house seafood buyer will ensure that we prepare "Crazy Fresh Fish"!
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3.8based on recent ratings
3.8
Food
3.9
Service
3.8
Ambience
3.7
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MargoR
1 review
Dined on 12 January 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

We had the Groupon and the mahi mahi which were very good. The service was very good. However the noise level was very loud even though it was not really crowded. Most of the noise came from the televisions. I reccomend ear plugs.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 5 January 2020
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience5

Server was not attentive and no utensils were provided

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

Awful. Will not ever go back and would not recommend anyone to go there. Worst lobster roll I ever had. A waiter felt the need to comment on how we are a mixed White and Asian family.

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PatriciaD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Fun place for good food. Local spot. Lobster bisque Is one of the best I have ever had. Thoughtful menu option- something for everyone. Friendly service, accommodating.

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vipRaw9273
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 24 December 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

The food was very good and service was good. But we were all disappointed that Mr. Crabby did not offer the same type of 7 fish dinner they offered last year, which was out of this world and we were all looking forward to it this year.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 24 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Our Christmas Eve dinner was a real treat. We had to eat garlic shrimp appetizer which was a special (I hope they make it special for every day dining) that was a real nice appetizer. A real good garlic kick! I had the mahi-mahi which was excellent. Another in our party has linguine and clam sauce which he really enjoyed. Another‘s Fish tacos were very generously stuffed and tasty. All in all we had a great night and they gave us an extra slice of Keylime pie as well as a bottle of wine on the way out! A nice Christmas gift for sure! I’ll be heading back there very soon for another delicious meal.

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JillB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 13 December 2019
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

Overall was just okay. The food was fine but nothing special. Staff was friendly, but not overly attentive. Seemed like a good place to watch sports though.

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susana
1 review
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience3

Waiters were pleasant, efficient, quick and knowledgeable, the food was okay at best. We decided to give it a 2nd chance since the last time we dined was when it 1st opened. Fish & chips were deep fried way to long , crust fell apart when it was bitten, short rib tacos tasted like the meat was old and the slaw on top was tasteless. Only great thing about meal was appetizer of hot crab meat dip with chips. Will not be going back.

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LisaK
1 review
Dined on 28 November 2019
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience3

We went for Thanksgiving buffet and was very disappointed with the food. Uninspired buffet, dried out. Staff was very, very nice. Did not point out that gratuity was included, though. My bad, I should have checked the bill more closely. Would not go again on the holiday.

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vipBarbara
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience3

Really it is just okay. Nothing special . Might be nice in the summer to sit outside. Service was good.

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njrun
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was excellent, service was excellent. We will definitely be back!

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vipMichaelS
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 6 November 2019
Overall1Food1Service3Ambience2

Got sick afterwards

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Ohmy
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 1 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Went early to have a couple of drinks excellent bar. Had the king crab legs, by far the best in the area. Price is great as well.

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vipStevenR
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on 1 November 2019
Overall2Food2Service4Ambience2

Very disappointing. Felt like we were in a chain restaurant and we're not a fan of chain restaurants. Food was not that great. My wife ordered the fish and chips which had no crunch at all to the batter and was pretty bland. Chips were bland as well. I had the grouper special served over edamame risotto. Ordered it blackened, came to me pan seared and once again I'd describe it as lacking a lot flavor. The risotto was good though. On a positive note the service was friendly and attentive and the free chips and pickled peppers and pickles were very good. It seems like the big attraction here is the happy hour at the bar that offered discounted drinks and apps. This was a one and done visit.

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AnnaB
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 31 October 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience2

Food is better than the ambiance. Definitely talented kitchen staff - creative dishes, fresh seafood, generous portions and well presented plates. The staff did a good job. However, harsh, bright lighting and full surrounding of large TVs, some of them on channels that prone to ruin appetites, would make us think twice before coming back....

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vipnolafan
New Orleans
12 reviews
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food and cocktails. Service was very responsive.

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Alison
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 11 October 2019
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience4

This was our first time at Mr. Crabby’s and we went because my boyfriend wanted the “Best Burger in Morris County for 2019” the bacon eater. We started with the buffalo chicken dip appetizer which was delicious but definitely a bit of a smaller portion than we were expecting. Then he ordered the bacon eater and I had the short rib Asian tacos. None of the food was bad by any stretch of the imagination but to say it was outstanding wouldn’t be accurate either. The burger was not as wonderful as he was expecting although it was ok. The tacos were also just ok. Lacking any big flavor at all.
The standout for our evening was our waitress- she was wonderfully accommodating and friendly. One of us had an incorrect drink and she immediately rectified the situation. She was attentive and personable.
The ambiance is nice- not too loud, open and a nice mix of restaurant with bar.
To be fair, we went to a seafood restaurant and neither of us ordered seafood so it’s quite possible that had either of us had a seafood item this review would have been more outstanding.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall3Food2Service1Ambience2

The service was not well managed and we did not receive our meals until about an hour after we placed the order.

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LaniD
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall2Food1Service1Ambience3

This is second time to Crabby’s; first was in summer with outdoor seating and was pretty pleased with the ambience and food- but had had quite few drinks. Went again last weekend with friends to see band but food was inedible. The lettuce wraps were interesting but the peanuts were stand alone and not already in sauce.. luckily I ate those. The crunchy tuna rolls had barely any meat and was all rice. My friend and I had the scallops on risotto - which was nowhere near risotto and the scallops were so fishy and salty that we couldn’t eat it. The manager did come out and had the chef redo them... they were a bit less salty this time but still didn’t taste right, which was disappointing since that was supposed to be a signature dish. I just wrapped mine up and the waitress did take the meal off of my friends tab. My husband had the Oktoberfest special.. it’s hard to mess up German sausages but it was mediocre and the spaeztle was anything but that. The dishes looked amazing when they can out but the taste did not measure up.. I will say that my other friend had the filet and the veggies were pretty good as was the filet mignon.

The other thing which is the reason for the low rating was the service. We made reservations on open table which indicated that no seating was available from 7-9 so we went earlier than desired at 6:45... and then place stayed half empty the whole night! Actually it’s a good thing that we did because we barely got out in time to pick our daughter up by 9pm. We were having drinks and you would think the waitress would have been eager to sell us more but more than half the time she was nowhere to be found and we had to flag others down or order another as we were getting delivery for the last one.

All in all, I will likely not return here to eat.. way overpriced for the quality of the food ... and there are so many other good restaurants, so why bother

DG
DenvilleGirl
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on 30 September 2019
Overall1Food1Service3Ambience3

Simply put "AWFUl". Chowder was over seasoned so much that the clams were hardly noticeable. The Lobster in the Lobster Roll was so dry it was tasteless. The fish in the Fish and Chips was bland. The fries, however, were delicious.

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MamaCJ
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on 27 September 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Food was good but plates were awkward and too small.
Menu was inventive
Chips and aioli were addictive!
Burrata appetizer was great, as were the scallops and salmon, the brusssels sprouts
Drinks - merlot and an Octoberfest beer - were reasonably priced but the plastic cup the beer came in was awkward to drink from
When band comes on the background music should be turned off. We paid extra for the band, we should have been able to hear them clearly. We are hoping the 80's Revolution returns to Mr. Crabby's!

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Boutiquetraveler
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on 25 August 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

The food was perfect, as usual, and the weather was absolutely gorgeous to sit outside. Our only critique would be of the host who sat us. He was gruff and unfriendly. He tried sitting the 5 of us at a table for 4. My husband asked if he could put two tables together (we always order lots of food!) and so he did.

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Bgman
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Fun restaurant with a nice combination of a casual family restaurant with open air seating and sports on tv and a separated bar area for adults with music on certain nights. The king and snow crab are excellent and all the meals we had were great!

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Mamajo
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 18 August 2019
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience4

The singer on a Sun. afternoon was to loud. My swordfish tasteless, ravioli dry and the clam chowder served with it was watery. We were 7 and about half enjoyed their dinner. The server was very attentive refilling drinks etc.

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LeeV
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 11 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Good food, great service.would highly recommend. A little noisy with live band.

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vipEllenM
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall2Food3Service1Ambience2

It took 20 minutes to get water and over 1/2 hour for beverages. The two meals ordered for the two children with us were given to someone else. The rest of our dinners came 20 minutes before the kids. We were only given 4 sets of silverware for 5 people. We had to ask for another when our food was served. A manager had to be asked for a second round of drinks. We were there 2 hours and didn’t even have dessert.

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SteveB
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall3Food2Service5Ambience3

We had a 6pm reservation seated promptly upon arrival. Our server was attentive and helpful. We ordered the special Pan seared Salmon with Sesame ginger sauce with rice and Bok Choy. The Salmon was flavorless and the sauce was extremely salty. It was served on a long and narrow plate which made it impossible to eat without food falling off the plate. Bok Choy was basically a garnish. The second entree Slow braised Short Ribs over mashed potatoes with summer vegetables was excellent. We were offered a complementary dessert. We choice in house maid Chipwich. They were absolutely delicious. Mt Crabby is hit or miss, we will not return.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Mark was our server and very enthusiastic and helpful. Food was pretty good, enjoyed our time

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LoriP
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Food, service, entry and exit were fantastic. Maybe it is me, but I could not hear all people at my table, so volume control is all I can offer for advice. Beyond that, fantastic.

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JaclynL
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 23 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Unlimited crab on Tuesday!!!

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Lucky
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 21 July 2019
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience2

We stop here periodically as it's very close to our home but unfortunately, we consistently find the food to be underwhelming. The service is never good and it's also pretty loud so nearly impossible at times to have a conversation.

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Loud
1 review
Dined on 16 July 2019
Overall3Food4Service4Ambience1

The food is great as well as the service but the band was incredibly loud! So loud that we had to yell at each other during our meal. For a Tuesday evening it was louder than I would have expected. We were seated at the opposite side to where the band was playing and it was still deafening! It did impact on our overall experience and we left as soon as we had finished our main meals without even considering dessert or coffee...

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MindyT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 16 July 2019
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience2

Food was mediocre. Service was lacking. They had open mic that night (we didn't know it) and escaped to the outside patio after our dinner. Waiter was attentive when we got there and didn't check in as much as we thought he should. We were able to stay and chat which was important to us.

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Aprils
1 review
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Mr crabbys is a fun place to get a bite to eat. Staff and management is amazing. Food is very tasty

JC
vipJaneC
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience3

Food was very good but service was only okay especially once they got busy. The waiter was very nice but he forgot things we have requested, and just seemed like he was rushing to get away from our table

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LaurenS
Charleston
1 review
Dined on 12 July 2019
Overall3Food3Service1Ambience4

I have been to Mr. Crabby’s three times and it’s hit or miss. I would suggest going when it’s quiet and not when it’s busy. The most recent time I went was a Friday night and it was a mess. Food was coming out of the kitchen and being brought to the wrong tables. I ordered two of the same entreè for dinner and only one came out. The server told me he would have one immediately made up and it came out 20 minutes later. This was not the experience I had when I went on a weeknight. If I go back I will go on a weeknight and not on the weekend.

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Afranco17
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience2

My wife and I were completely disappointed. Expensive, which is not the issue... quality of food was the issue. I am sorry to admit, this was the worst dining experience of my life.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall2Food3Service2Ambience4

Food only ok, and very highly priced. Weird exchange with waiter where he brought the wrong crab cake dish and asked if we just wanted to eat that one since he would have to throw it out. He charges us $29 for the dish instead of the $17 of the dish we actually ordered. When we asked for an adjustment he said the manager would make him pay the difference. When we asked to speak to the manager he said just not to tip him or take it out of the bill.
We wound up paying more money for the dish we did not order and tipping the server, but it was a weird exchange.

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Shell3
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Small group dined for an early dinner. Restaurant was fairly empty but became nearly full as our meal progressed. Service was very good. Server was helpful with drink selection and even brought a sample of beer on tap to try - very appreciated! Raspberry mojito was light and refreshing! Good beer selection. Tuna tartare and fried calamari were nice apps to share. Love the complimentary potato chips with aioli and veg. Everyone was happy with their meal....crab cakes, fish tacos and lobster mac and cheese. Key lime pie is good and intensely flavored. Oreo mousse jar was also yummy! Good food in a casual dining setting. Will return.

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vipFYIdiner
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on 5 July 2019
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience2

Tried it. Wouldn’t go back. Not a great experience. Better website than experience.

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Mr Crabby’s Craft Kitchen + Bar offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (973) 343-7688.

Mr Crabby’s Craft Kitchen + Bar is rated 3.8 stars by 111 OpenTable diners.