Nettie's Crab Shack
Nettie's Crab Shack
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Nettie's Crab Shack

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.nettiescrabshack.com/
  • Phone: 4154090300
  • Hours of Operation:
    Mon 11a-3p closed Tuesdays Wed-Sun 11a-10p
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, American
  • Executive Chef: Brian Leitner
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access
  • Catering: Please inquire for details.
  • Private Party Facilities: We are available for private patio buyouts and private restaurant buyouts.
  • Private Party Contact: Annette Yang 415-409-0300

Getting there

  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Metered street parking is available with 2 hour residential parking and 2 parking lots within one block.
A word from Nettie's Crab Shack
Old school charm from the Cape, casual seafood from the Bay.
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Nettie's Crab Shack reviews from OpenTable diners
  • They dealt with our special
    petahVIP
    Dined on 7/20/2012
    They dealt with our special requests really well and the staff were very flexible and accommodating.
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  • We loved Nettie's. The atmosphere
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 7/14/2012
    We loved Nettie's. The atmosphere made you fell as if you were in Half Moon Bay a bit. But this is a nice neighborhood spot. The food was superb, especially the Dungeness crab roll. I thought the roasted Dungeness crab was a bit pricey, considering you could do the same thing at home at half the cost. But no big deal. Love this place, and the obvious attention Nettie pays to her food and customers.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, great for lunch
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  • We love this place - we've
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/7/2012
    We love this place - we've eaten there 6 or 7 times now and every seafood dish has been excellent. Nettie is run by Nettie herself and she is always there, overseeing the kitchen, the front desk and the tables - she's is warm but really efficient and keeps the place hopping. Her commitment to sustainability means you can order with abandon and feel "good." We love the beachy California/Cape Cod vibe and decor and the lighting, bar and blackboards make the whole thing really comfortable and charming. Crab is the best but they have good stuff for kids who don't eat fish (the best chicken fingers ever) and the beer and wine list are thoughtful and interesting.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Eh... maybe worth a try..
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 4/21/2012
    We chose Nettie's Crab Shack for the neighborhood, crab, and the reviews. Overall, the service was really good and the atmosphere was fun but classy. My only issue I had with the place, was the food and the prices.It is very expensive especially for the portions!The Crab Louis Salad and it was bland, simple, and small. I had the mussels with sausage and only found about 3 pieces of sausage in it.The broth was also very bland and tasted like white wine and a little butter.We ordered the Dungeness crab and it was big enough for one person but would be hard to share. I understand that anywhere in SF will have the same prices.Though if I'm paying that much, I would expect the portions to be a bit larger and the food to have a lot more flavor!
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  • The food was good but it did
    OpenTable Diner Since 2000VIP
    Dined on 4/11/2012
    The food was good but it did not live up to its name "Crab Shack" Went there to have crab and the only crab were a crab roll and cakes. No dungeness, no king, no crab!
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    kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Once again we had a great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 3/17/2012
    Once again we had a great meal at Nettie's. Food is such good quality and the service was very good. Will be back!
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We suggested Nettie's for
    EastBayOldLady
    Dined on 3/3/2012
    We suggested Nettie's for dinner before a Palace of Fine Arts event and were so glad we had 5:00 pm reservations for the six of us. The other four had never been there and thought the food was great! The crab is not to be missed. Our server was very busy which made for a relaxed dinner in a busy place. It would have been fine except for our parking-at-the-Palace-need to be a bit early. It was our fault, though, we should have told him up front!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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  • Nettie's was great for our
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 2/15/2012
    Nettie's was great for our large group, they easily accomodated us at two large tables in the middle of the dining room. Service was friendly and prompt throughout and the food was both well prepared (all HOT dishes were HOT, even with our large group!) and flavorful. Fun place, good staff and great food!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We celebrated a girls night/birthda
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 1/28/2012
    We celebrated a girls night/birthday at Nettie's. We were a party of eight, our table was ready when we arrived and we were given the option of being seated straight away or waiting at the bar until all our party arrived. Overall the food was fine, not outstanding, but as expected and good quality. Some in the party complained the crab roll was a little dry, and the unwillingness to substitute a veggie for a starch in one dish was nothing short of annoying. Rest of the food and deserts were good. Service was efficient and unobtrusive, although a little cold.
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    good for groups, kid-friendly, great for lunch
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  • my new favorite place! the
    sandrichka
    Dined on 1/12/2012
    my new favorite place! the crab roll is to die for!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion, great for lunch
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  • Great food and service. When
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 12/23/2011
    Great food and service. When in SF, we willbe back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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  • Great food, so so service
    SFCAFOX
    Dined on 12/18/2011
    We went on a Sunday for brunch for four people, we asked for a window table up front and that's when the attitude towards our group started happening, (it was just a request!!!). The waitress asked us to move our coats from the table next to us as she needed it for incoming diners, which we politely did (no one ever sat at that table the entire time we were there (over two hours) later. We paid the bill and left. The food IS good here but our service was less than friendly, it was almost like the team was just having a bad Sunday. I've been here twice now and the food was great both times but the city has too many wonderful restaurants to have service be mediocre. What a shame.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We love the quality of the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 12/3/2011
    We love the quality of the food at Nettie's, and the seemingly simple preparation, however everything is outstanding. The best as far as customer service goes in the neighborhood!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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  • Our waiter although a wonderful
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 10/22/2011
    Our waiter although a wonderful personality, his waiting skills left a bit to be desired. After being seated it took 15 minutes to get water. Then another 15 to get our drink order. The lemonade had no sweetness at all. I had to flag him down to get our appetizers in. We were there an hour in a half til we got our meal. Portions are small for the price. My Cobb Louie salad was boring and over priced. Appetizers are a rip off. All in all a disappointment. I was so looking forward to going after seeing it on Check Please Bay Area. I am sorry to say myself and the others in our party will not return again.
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  • We were a party of 10...the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 9/10/2011
    We were a party of 10...the entire experience was seemless...wine was delicious...food was perfect...loved my blackened halibut blt...no complaints!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We waited about 15 minutes
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 9/5/2011
    We waited about 15 minutes for our table despite having and confirming a reservation. As soon as we were seated, we were informed that the majority of menu is sold out. The items available that we ordered were mediocre: clam chowder (much too salty), grilled cheese sandwich (cold and greasy). It would have been better if they had told us before we sat down about the food situation. We would have preferred to come back on another day if we had known...
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  • Service was great for our
    OpenTable Diner Since 2002
    Dined on 8/21/2011
    Service was great for our lunch party of 6 on a Sunday. The space is airy with good space between tables inside. The crab rolls were deliciously full of crab in a buttery toasted bun. It's pricy but there's plenty for two to split. The fried chicken sandwich was succulent. The tasty linguini had lots of clams. Those who had the oyster po’ boy said it was good but that the jalapenos overpowered the flavors of the other ingredients. Yummy addictive rosemary shoestring fries. Yang, one of the owners, was visible and attentive.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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  • great place! ambiance, food,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 8/19/2011
    great place! ambiance, food, service....can't complain about a thing.
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  • Great seafood in the Marina
    OpenTable Diner Since 2003
    Dined on 8/7/2011
    We had a terrific dinner with 7 friends the other night. Loved the New England Clam Chowder. The Crab Roll. Shoestring fries. Cornbread. Service was excellent - good humor, super knowledgeable. Loved being there.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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  • Fabulous. Best, fresh food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 7/10/2011
    Fabulous. Best, fresh food I've had in a long time. All our guests were thrilled by the options and the divine taste of everything.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, great for lunch
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  • Great Food. Very good service.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2003
    Dined on 7/8/2011
    Great Food. Very good service. Good place to good with family or group of friends.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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  • This was a cute little beach
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 6/29/2011
    This was a cute little beach house type place. Our server was beyond helpful, and the food was good. The crab roll was delicious, though slightly heavy-handed with the butter. The fried chicken was really good too. It's a tad expenive, but I would definitely come back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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  • Had a group of 9 (including
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 3/12/2011
    Had a group of 9 (including kids) and we had plenty of space, never felt like we had to shush the kids and enjoyed ourselves tremendously. The food was fresh and well prepared although the fish of the day dishes had smaller portions than the price warranted. I'd definately eat at Nettie's again!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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  • I would give this more stars
    OpenTable Diner Since 2002VIP
    Dined on 2/26/2011
    I would give this more stars and the 2 that Netties is getting is for the cute decor. Netties is SO expensive for what you get!! It is insanity to charge $40 for dungeoness crab (just the legs) with two 1/2 cup portions of sides. I don't know how much the crab cake entree was, but they were about or smaller than a hockey puck and the server did not say anything about it to my guest who was clearly an eater. The kids pasta w crab meat was $15 ($9 or 11 with just butter); and that was tasty, but again, not worth $15 when dungeoness is IN season right now (Feburary). The "full" cornbread was the size of 2 slices of Sara Lee poundcake. The server could have made better recommendations in terms of serving size for our party of 6. Too Bad.
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  • When my out-of-town friends
    LisaBVIP
    Dined on 1/16/2011
    When my out-of-town friends were hankering for a family-friendly seafood place, I took them to Nettie's. The fish was so fresh. We loved the soups (clam chowder and bean and kale), the fish tacos, the shoestring fries and the dungeness crab roll. Service was a bit slow, but it wouldn't deter us from coming back. Even my land-lubber kids loved it. It's a winner.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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  • Very good tuna BLAT and great
    WendyRWC
    Dined on 12/31/2010
    Very good tuna BLAT and great desserts. Loved the decor too!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I wanted to try this restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 12/12/2010
    I wanted to try this restaurant after "seeing it"on one of the food channels. The food was and dining experience was very good and I plan on visting Nettie's again during this Holiday season.
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    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch
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  • The mussels were a disappointment
    comstock
    Dined on 12/12/2010
    The mussels were a disappointment - tiny and shrivelled.
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    neighborhood gem
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  • 4th time to Nettie's and they
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 9/26/2010
    4th time to Nettie's and they never cease to amaze me!! Great service, incredible food, and great ambiance!! It's certainly a place I could frequent again and again!!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The deep fried cornbread and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 9/11/2010
    The deep fried cornbread and crab rolls were the highlights.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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  • We were hosting out-of-town
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 8/14/2010
    We were hosting out-of-town family members ( four teenagers + parents ) and needed a venue that was in the neighborhood, accommodating, and reasonably priced. We could not have chosen a better restaurant. How often do you find a place that satisfies everyone, including young people? The evening meal was one of the highlights of their trip. Would not hesitate to return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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  • I was trying to figure out
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 6/12/2010
    I was trying to figure out something nearby, good for a group, and for a baby, and Nettie's was perfect. Great food and drink for the adults, they could not have been more friends or accomodating to the kids/strollers, and plenty of space for everyone. Beautiful space and grown-up but relaxed atmosphere didn't make it feel like it was a night out with kids or not a special occasion. 5 stars.
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    good for groups, kid-friendly
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  • A New England Crab Shack in
    captjps
    Dined on 6/9/2010
    A New England Crab Shack in a fun neighborhood in San Francisco is a special surprise. Nettie was there to greet us and made sure the waiter was very attentive, and he was. There is a very casual feel to this special place and the food was excellent. Butterscotch pudding a cordial and cup of coffee was a great finish to a fun evening.
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    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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  • Outside dining is very cute
    fancydiner
    Dined on 5/22/2010
    Outside dining is very cute -with heatlamps. And if you have to sit inside, it still feels very open and airy with all it's skylights. Great seafood prepared casually.
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  • I love Netties -- the food
    TerryVIP
    Dined on 5/9/2010
    I love Netties -- the food is consistently great and people/ambiance are a winner. Every time I've been, Nettie has been there and she keeps a careful eye on everything. It shows.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We were there on a Monday
    OtisinOaktown81
    Dined on 4/12/2010
    We were there on a Monday which is their night for a set menu with fewer diners. It was great: not that expensive, a more intimate feel, Nettie herself, in the flesh, waiting our table, and delicious food. Since we had no choice, that lead to a few things that were great that we probably would not have ordered. All in all, a great evening. But I did really miss the lobster rolls.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups
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  • Very patient wait staff for
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 2/27/2010
    Very patient wait staff for a group of happy indecisive mom's and dad's that have not been out without their children in awhile. The crab was fantastic. The wine that flowed throughout the evening was fabulous and festive. Great way to spend a casual birthday with good friends. Thank you!!!!!
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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  • The steamed whole crab was
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 2/6/2010
    The steamed whole crab was wonderful, so were the oysters. The cornbread was also good. Service was great, we had 9 people so I would recommend it for groups. Not too fancy, not too casual. The music they were playing was awesome.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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  • I'd heard such great things
    greymalkin42
    Dined on 2/6/2010
    I'd heard such great things about the crab feed here but I was pretty underwhelmed. I got the cold cracked crab (my fave). The crab was sweet but the dipping sauce they provided was bitter and had the metallic edge of raw onions. The taste lingered in my mouth for several minutes afterward, obliterating anything else. I resorted to just squeezed lemon juice after a while, it was the only thing they offered that didn't destroy the flavor of the crab. The sides were okay but nothing too exciting. And the whoopie pie was a whoopie cookie, just about the size of a 2 bite puffy oreo. The ingredients are good but there's no balance or harmony in the food. Is anyone paying attention in the kitchen?
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    good for groups
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  • Took some O/O towners to Netties,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 2/5/2010
    Took some O/O towners to Netties, and they appreciated getting away from Fisherman's Wharf tourist vibe just to get crab. For the price, we should have got better service. Food was great, but service was somewhat slow and off. Waited too long for initial greeting. Crab comes in a cute tin, but without a plate, so for the "pick, hoard, and eat at all once" folks, we had to ask for plates (never came); we just used our bread plates. Also, I was the host, and I didn't want to deal with cracking my crab alot while also chatting, so I asked for them to take it back and crack it. Unfortunately(again) they didn't get it, and instead just cleaned the crab - removing the shell and the gills, but left all the leg, body and claw cracking to me.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic