Charley’s Crab - Palm Beach
Charley’s Crab - Palm Beach

Charley’s Crab - Palm Beach

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.muer.com/
  • Phone: 5616591500x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:30am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Sunday: 3:00pm - 9:00pm; Brunch: Sunday: 11:00am - 3:00pm; Happy Hour: Monday - Friday: 4:00pm - 7:00pm
  • Payment Options: Carte Blanche,Diners Club,Discover,JCB,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, American
  • Executive Chef: Quinn Alexander
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Hammond Avenue
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: We offer complimentary valet parking all day, 365 days a year.
A word from Charley’s Crab - Palm Beach
Palm Beach's only premiere oceanfront restaurant.



The only thing that we overlook is the Atlantic Ocean.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSeafood
  • Diners' Choice WinnerScenic View
Charley’s Crab - Palm Beach reviews from OpenTable diners
107 reviews since May 5, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.2
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
87% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (79)special occasion (58)romantic (53)fit for foodies (30)neighborhood gem (27)great for lunch (26)notable wine list (17)good for groups (17)great for brunch (15)late-night find (5)kid-friendly (4)hot spot (3)vibrant bar scene (2)Show More
  • Excellent spot for dining!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Food was overall nicely prepared. Special was a grouper fish with their special sauce of scallops mushrooms and sherry. Very good. Calamari was average but good. Martha vineyard salad was simple but good;not doused with dressing which is always a turn off. Server Alyssa was professional knowledgeable and attentive -but not overly so. I would recommend this restaurant . Bonus is the beautiful view of the ocean.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Will return!
    CharmedVIP
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Found Charley's Crab on Open Table and it turned out to be a gem! Bartenders kept us entertained while we waited. Food and service was awesome. They are on our "list" now.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Beautiful location, average food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    We had 8 of us for a business dinner. We loved the location looking at the water but the food was pretty mediocre. The key lime pie was the best thing we had that evening.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • What's not to like?
    Ande213
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Been dining here for many, many years. Usually for out of town guests to show off Palm Beach's finest location with the added bonus of friendly knowledgeable staff and great food. Been some changes over the years with Charlie's, but it is still a class act.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Overall pleased
    PleasedVIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    It was my wife and my anniversary (and my BD in 2 days) and we spent it with our best friends.The fresh fish specials were excellent and my wives angel hair pasta was excellent as well. Unfortunately our soups were not hot to start us of with. (lobster bisque) our waitress even said as she placed it on the table,(if its not hot enough let me know) . If you had an idea it wasn't hot, then why bring it in the first place I guess would be my question.She did bring them back hot and it was corrected. I had a seafood combo on linguine which was not up to par with this restaurant at all. It appeared the seafood in the dish were pretty small and not fresh at all. The sauce was ok but nothing special.Our waitress overall, was just excellent!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Palm Beach Beauty
    PamJ
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    Always a favorite place. If you are able to get a table by the window the view is beautiful. Great food and service.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Glad we finally tried Charley's
    BC219
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    We have been wanting to try this restaurant for a couple of years and finally made it. Food and service was great. They had a 3 course special for restaurant week that was fantastic for $25!!! Try the coconut shrimp!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    the service was great. the food was very good. would recommend.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 3 stars meal for 5 star price
    Poolrunner
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    Food and service acceptable at a lower price point. For the $$ of this meal all should have been much higher in comparison to others at this level. Add in a flooded restroom and low battery fire alarm beeping and it just does not cut it.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fantastic!
    Musicteach
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    We were on vacation and had a birthday to celebrate. From the moment we entered until we left, the service, chef and meal was five stars! We will definitely be back. The chef came to the table twice, upon request, because my husband loved the meal!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Always Wonderful
    JudiVIP
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    My husband and I always take advantage of the opportunity to dine at Charley's whenever we are in Palm Beach. We have celebrated many special occasions here and it never disappoints.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Nice Seafood Restaurant
    Lalaria
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    We took customers to dinner and were greated with good food and capable attentive but not overbearing service.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not impressed !!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Being a chef for over 20 years professionally and at home. I'm a foodie and wine enthusiast. The wine list was acceptable with many choices. Prices were fair. The food was basic at best. Nothing impressed me and it wasn't anything I couldn't cook at home. I could prob do better. A good restaurant with fair food. Not looking to return unless guest choose it.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Below average
    ChicagoGirl43
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    I decided to make dinner reservations based on reviews and location/ocean front. I must say I was very disappointed with the quality of food and service. Wait staff looked and acted tired! I felt almost not welcomed... The signature tuna appetizer was awful, I really must say the worst I had so far. The bread was not good, the king crab legs too salty. Overall, not a good seafood restaurant, at all, except for the views. I dined at Bice the following evening and had halibut, now that's how the seafood and everything else should taste!
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Not the best experience
    Swede
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    We had booked for 8 PM and came in good time, our window table was given to someone else. When the starters arrived the Lobster Bisque was not warm enough. The main course was OK except for the Tuna that was raw (no one asked for how it should be cooked). This gives an overall experience lower then expected. Previous vists were much better.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Delicious seafood & beautiful view!
    LuvSeafood
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    This gem is in Palm Beach just across from the beach. We always drive by and my husband kept mentioning he wanted to try it out. So when it was time to celebrate our 10 year wedding anniversary, I knew exactly where we'd go! The staff made it such a memorable night! From the moment we walked in, each one wished us a happy anniversary. They sat us at a table with a beautiful view of the ocean. Then our menus were presented to us and they were personalized with a message at the top! Our food was amazing. I ordered the snapper with coconut rice and my husband had the grilled grouper with hearts of palm. Our waiter, Adam, was delightful! We highly recommend Charlie's Crab and definitely plan on returning.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Magda
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    Very nice place, manificent view..very good service...super recomendable !
    Special Features:
    romantic, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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  • Great food, great atmosphere
    ollie
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    We were a party of 4, and all enjoyed our experience. The food was delicious and the restaurant has beautiful views of the ocean. I had a tuna appetizer, and the black grouper grilled. It was cooked perfectly. Our server, Anthony, was very helpful and made fantastic recommendations. I can't wait to go back and try more of the items on the menu. I am super picky when it comes to seafood, and I was very happy with the dinner, and the entire experience we had there.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A disaster
    Emilycaprice2014
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    Patricia was the server. Worst service since I've been coming for over a year. I had to repour the wine myself. She didn't know what the app was so when it arrived it was not what we thought. Black napkin took 10 minutes to arrive. After my king crab legs she never brought a towel and lemon. I had to get up and wash my hands. When I got back my dirty plate still hadn't been taken, which was over 10 min since I was done. It's not the usual service here and I hope it doesn't continue or I won't be back.
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  • My favorite restaurant always
    Hard2please
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    Since I moved to West Palm Beach Charley's Crab is my favorite place that I dine very often . The food is always great, very good service and you can not beat the scenery
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    Great location, nice ambiance, good service, tasty aperitif, food's overpriced and just ok.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • You get what you pay for
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    Charley's Crab has been our favorite place for "special events" since it is on the "pricey" side for several years. The food, service, and view of the ocean are exceptional. Attention to individual dietary needs were accommodated with finesse. If notified by your reservations that you are attending for a birthday or anniversary, they will prepare a menu with that event as the menu title. Reservations recommended but not always necessary.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food-OK Service
    Charleys
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    All food was great, but service was not that great. Waitress came across as pushy and not very helpful, but it didn't matter about the choice of food. Seemed like you could not go wrong with anything on the menu.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fancy Prices, Mediocre Cuissine
    maxymyllyn
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    So I took a friend from out of town there last week. I booked a table online. The view is spectacular. The service was mediocre - especially since the waiter talked so fast he sounded like he was at an auction and the hostess took away my white napkin to replace it with a black one...and never return. I had the cedar smoked mahi-mahi. It was ... terrible. It tasted like nothing. The salsa was uninspired and the cedar smoking just stank bad. My companion was equally unimpressed. I expect much more for such an expensive meal. In short, it's pretty, but no substance. A wasted meal.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Service and view outshine food
    morse919
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    The view just across the the narrow 2 lane street from beautiful palm beach is incredible. The service was provided by very friendly and well educated staff. The food was tasty and cooked correctly, but had a very chain resturant look and feel. In my opnion a resturant with this location and staff deserves a James Beard level chef that isn't afraid to take some risk.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely, just lovely.
    reitwomanVIP
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    My husband and I left our toddler with his grandparents and enjoyed a much-deserved lovely Sunday evening meal at this ocean-side eatery. Our server, Adam, was pleasant, knowledgeable, enthusiastic and appropriate, and guided us to delicious menu items and drinks.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good oldie
    Bocalady
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    Beautiful restaurant-very comfortable and warm setting with wonderful views of the ocean. Our waiter was super nice and helpful with the menu. We shared a calamari appetizer, the calamari was served atop thin sliced, quick fried veggies and was tender, and delicious. Not the usual over fried version you get in most places. My crab stuffed shrimp came with rice and green beans-6big shrimp delicious. My friend had one of the specials, Bronzino and shrimp over pappardelle pasta, also delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bubbie
    Bubbie
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Great for dinner. Celebrated Mother's 90th Birthday and they even personalized the menu for her. Wonderful and informative server. Even joined the their dining Club.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Father's Day
    Khildebr
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Went here for Father's Day. The tuna avocado stack and crab avocado stack appetizers were outstanding. My wife ordered the king crab legs and received a generous portion; very tasty too. The rest of us ordered off the Brunch menu and got the lobster omelet dish and shrimp and grits dish. Both dishes had great flavor and a good size portion. Overall we had a great time and our service was outstanding.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Father's Day lunch
    PalmBchGrl
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    We had a wonderful seat right the windows overlooking the Ocean in scenic Palm Beach, Florida. I grew up not far from Charley's Crab and have been a "follower" most of my life. There are only a few enduring gems in the Palm Beaches like Charley's Crab and I highly recommend the ambiance and food. The service is always impeccable and the cocktails divine. If you have not tried the gazpacho - it's one of the best treats on the Island. Perfect for a summer day.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, great for lunch, scenic view
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  • NicknameVIP
    Dined on 6/10/2014
    Charley's continues to stand out, hope the corporate empire keeps their hands off this place. Great location, great bar, great food, service and wine!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great seafood
    CatherineVIP
    Dined on 6/9/2014
    If your looking for a seafood place, look no further. The menu is extensive. The king crab legs were excellent!! Plus the restaurant is by the water. Ask for a table by the windows.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dad's Retirement Dinner
    Neldar001
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    My family and I recently booked a reservation to take my dad out to a nice dinner for his retirement. I booked the reservation with open table and commented that it was my dad's retirement. We got there and they had a table set up that said VIP. I thought that was a nice touch. I then looked at the menu. Printed on top of the menu, "welcome "x" family to Charley's". Nice touch again. We sat down, ordered some wine. The manager comes over, "I heard someone is retiring". She congratulated my dad and then left. Wow! They won me over. Our server was great! The food was excellent. I am not the biggest of seafood fans. My dad is though. We both loved it. It was as fresh as can be. Great experience!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Beautiful setting; great service
    flbama
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    Food was very flavorful and presentation was amazing. Only reason I went with 4 vs. 5 stars is that crab wasn't really the star of the menu, at least not as it pertains to the main course.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/5/2014
    Service and food were outstanding. Excellent for special occasions. Very friendly and noise level was very acceptable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great atmosphere, Mediocre Food
    GreatButAverageVIP
    Dined on 6/2/2014
    Went for our 29th anniversary. Special touch of a personalized menu congratulating us which we could take home. Great service but I was dissapointed to have a rubbery Filet with very little flavor for the price.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • What a treat
    Ajoy2bVIP
    Dined on 5/29/2014
    O MG!!! We live a few blocks away from Charley's Crab but don't think of it since we love Italian. But every time we go we have a fabulous meal. The sole was yummy. Our waiter was a gem too.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • bobanley
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    Excellent food. Specializing in seafood. Top notch and fresh.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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  • disappointing
    Mashpee
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    evey time we come to palm B we dine here and this time the food ws just fair. we had the snapper hemingway (unsure of exact name) which gets critical acclam on Yelp and we didn't understand why people think it's great. We are from Boston so maybe we are very seafood savvy....but we just didn't think it deserved 5 stars.
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    romantic, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Really Dated
    TriedagainVIP
    Dined on 5/19/2014
    A dated restaurant really showing it's age. Food wasn't great, overpriced even for Palm Beach. If you look closely at the restaurant surfaces it's pretty dirty too...not a good sign.Pretty dirty
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