we have enjoyed the dancing
we have enjoyed the dancing crab for many years and are so glad it's still in the neighborhood. the staff is pleasant and make you feel welcome. the menu has really changed over the years and now offers so much more than just crabs.
3/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
This restaurant met all of
This restaurant met all of my expectations. The food and service were both excellent! Great place to have local seafood. They do it just right. Plus it is easy to get to via metro. I would certainly go back again.
3/16/2013 5:00:00 PM
Loved that there was live
Loved that there was live music. Disappointed they ran out of crabs by 8:00 on a Sat night but the food was surprisingly good!
3/29/2013 5:00:00 PM
Just what was expected...no
Just what was expected...no more, no less. A good place for crabs and beer.
4/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
Crab and lobster was good. The filet mignon was surprisingly good for a seafood place. Live band was loud and made it tough for conversation in the restaurant. They do have a small outside eating area which would be great on a nice day. Service was very good. They had 40th anniversary specials which reduced the costliness of the meals. Good overall experience.
5/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
The menu is well balanced even though this is a crab place. Friendly and attentive staff and the chef put together a lovely list of Mothers day Specials. No one in our party even ate crabs and all the food was excellent! We'll be going back.
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Dancing Crab Fest
Dancing Crab always has the best Maryland crabs. Now they have remodeled and gone more upscale with the menu and the prices. Because they removed the booths and can now seat large parties the noise level is extremely high. Plus they play loud music. Talking is difficult. On the good side there are nice choices for those who don't want to bother with hammering the crabs -- like a tasty sounding risotto and sautéed soft shell crabs. I'll definitely be going back for more but probably at an early hour before the noise level rises.
5/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
If you are in the mood for DMV-specialty blue crab, this is the place to go!
5/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great, relaxed, reasonably priced!
The Dancing Crab reminded me of a seafood restaurant that you would find down on the Jersey Shore. Not pretentious, great, fresh seafood, reasonable pricing, and no need to fear getting elbows deep in crustaceans. We started with the New England Clam Chowder which was a great choice and shared a seafood platter for two. The crabs were meaty and sweet, all three kinds, the lobster was the biggest "2 pounder" we had ever seen (had to have been a good 3 to 4 pounds...the claws alone were the size of a steak) and so tasty, the oysters were spot on. You just can't beat the amount of food that you get for $55. The wine prices are extremely reasonable as well. We will definitely be back. Simply put, delicious and simple seafood!!!
6/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Same Great Place 30 Years Later!
I spent way to much time at the Dancing Crab in the mid 70s to mid 80s -- something about the allure if delicious crabs and pitchers if beer. Ate here again 30 years later on a trip to DC with my family. Crabs were still delicious, service still friendly, and beer still cold. We all gad a great time.
6/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Blue Crab Heaven
Treated our grand daughters to their first blue crab cracking contest in grand style! Met our expectations fully and deliciously!
7/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
I had learned that this restaurant had changed hands after nearly 40 yrs and I was concerned it might have changed in quality, but it is still a great place with great servers and wonderful seafood. Steamed crabs done properly, get the mussels for an appetizer, in their shells and a sauce, they are served with bread for dipping, ask for more bread, the sauce is fabulous.
There's a closed circuit wide screen tv showing the kitchen action, and more screens for sports. sit inside or out.
7/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Crab Feast
Went with out-of-town friends for blue crab. Really enjoyed the food and the experience.
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
We wanted some crabs and didn't want to go to Maryland. This place was great and was located in the district!!
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
DC Visitors looked forward to it -
Visiting the DC area one just has to include crabs for a dinner. Friends told us about the Dancing Crab and we thoroughly enjoyed the food, service and overall experience. Next trip to the area, we'll be back!
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
The place to go for crabs. Relaxed and informal atmosphere. The restaurant is investing in very good bands, so it is also worth going for drinks and to listen to very good local bands that appeal to all ages. I go regularly with friends to see DC Choro Circle performing for great Brazilian music and dancing.
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
We started with crab/artichoke dip that was rich, creamy and delicious paired with the grilled bread. Perfectly cooked crabs that slid out of the shell effortlessly more than compensated for the well-cooked but under-seasoned filet mignon. Attentive staff, prompt service, great meal and a half-price bottle of Cakebread ($34.50) made this a fantastic dining experience.
9/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Go planning to get messy if you want the crabs - always delicious and fun with a group.
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
ANNA was a wonderful servicer. She was very polite and professional. The Lobster was great!! I would go back .
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food and experience
New location has a slightly different feel, but the good is great and service was fantastic. New owner has kept the spirit I remember from years ago.
10/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
perfect for my birthday dinner
Admittedly this is not a fancy, expensive, special occasion restaurant -- but it was just what I wanted. Unfussy, simply-prepared whole delicious lobster. So good I nearly ordered a second one; but finished my daughter's instead. Other items: crab cakes - crispy & tasty, tho not large; mussels - also tasty; corn (broiled) - a bit dry; asparagus (broiled) - a welcomed surprise item. Nice selection of beers. Service was friendly, accommodating, entirely a pleasure. Had it been warmer, we would've definitely sat outside on the front porch!
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Crabs were tasty! Waitress
Crabs were tasty! Waitress exceptional! Live music appropriate!
11/7/2013 4:00:00 PM