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About Charley’s Crab - Palm Beach

Palm Beach's only premiere oceanfront restaurant.



The only thing that we overlook is the Atlantic Ocean.

456 South Ocean Blvd.
Palm Beach, FL 33480
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Seafood, American

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

Cross Street:
Hammond Avenue

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(561) 659-1500

Website:
http://www.muer.com/

Parking Details:
We offer complimentary valet parking all day, 365 days a year.

Executive Chef:
Quinn Alexander

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Charley's Crab is dedicated to providing the ideal dining experience offering spectacular views, award-winning fare & exceptional service that is sure to impress your guests. The only thing we overlook is the Atlantic Ocean.

Charley’s Crab - Palm Beach Ratings and Reviews

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4.3

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.2

service

4.4

ambience

4.4

value

3.9

Noise

Quiet

85% would recommend it to a friend

Scenic View (25)
Waterfront (25)
Special Occasion (19)
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Good for a Date (18)
Good for Anniversaries (16)
Good for Birthdays (14)
Quiet Conversation (14)
Romantic (13)
Business Meals (13)
Neighborhood Gem (11)
Great for Lunch (10)
Bar Seating (9)
Cozy (9)
Worth the Drive (9)
Authentic (8)
Creative Cuisine (7)
Fit for Foodies (7)
Happy Hour (7)
Notable Wine List (7)
Sunday Lunch (7)
Casual (6)
Good for Groups (5)
Disabled Access (5)
Great for Brunch (4)
Healthy (4)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Hot Spot (3)
Local Ingredients (3)
Seasonal (3)
Comfort Food (2)
Fun (2)
People Watching (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Organic (1)
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on March 18, 2014

The food NEVER disappoints and service is outstanding! Wine list is exceptional. My kids love it here!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Scenic View, Notable Wine List, Kid-friendly
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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 18, 2014

Visiting from NY so as a bit of a food snob, this restaurant fit the bill. with 4 adults, a toddler and a newborn, the restaurant was incredibly accommodating as well. Reasonably priced for how good the food / service were. With kids , reco sitting by 6pm.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Kid-friendly
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 (Portland)·Dined on March 14, 2014

Thought we would give it a try even after reading the not-so-great reviews. Overall, was really disappointed. Started when I called the restaurant earlier to ask how much the corkage fee was and the person who answered said it was $20 but we could not bring a wine that was on their list. I had never been to this restaurant so I had no idea what they had. I asked if their wine list was online and she said yes. I went online to look and could not find it. Our waiter was not very good. We constantly felt rushed when trying to decide what to have for dinner. The waiter was to return with bread and he never bought it. When our dinners finally showed up they were very bland. The supposedly 'fresh' fish was not so fresh. Will probably not return.

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 (Miami)·Dined on March 14, 2014

I went with a party of 4 from the second we drove into the parking lot till we got back into the car cant say anything but TOP SHELF.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Tampa)·Dined on March 14, 2014

We went there to celebrate our anniversary. Charley's Crab did a fantastic job of making it special and romantic. I requested ahead of time that they put us at "one of their most romantic tables." They sat us in a separate room at a window table directly facing the ocean. Though it was a busy Friday night, they only put one other couple in the room with us. While the decor in this room is not as nice as the main dining room, it was still a perfect, quiet setting where we felt like we were the only diners in the restaurant. Our waiter was great, as was the food. The maitre d' also came by to ensure that everything was to our satisfaction.

I greatly appreciate that the restaurant made our anniversary special and memorable.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 14, 2014

Heard the restaurant was redone etc. seemed the same to us.....the clientele certainly had not changed....

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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 12, 2014

We had a great table by the window with a full ocean view. The crab mango appetizer we ordered was wonderful!

Tags: Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 10, 2014

We arrived for our reservation and were instructed by the 'not cool enough to be so rude' hostess that it might be 15 minutes wait so we headed to the fairly empty bar, no problem. Except it was a problem placing a drink order with one of the two bartenders as they goofed around with each other. We were seated, waiting, again. Finally ordered dinner and a soufflé for dessert. Dinner was fine.But our soufflé fell in the kitchen our waitress said this happens once every night, hmmm.The manager offered to buy us one dessert to share. Really? I hadn't been to this restaurant in quite awhile, I wanted to like it but there is a service problem that needs to be addressed, somethings just not right, hope it gets better.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 10, 2014

We arrived 10 minutes late for our 7:30 reservation which we had made requesting a quiet table. We were told it would be a few minutes. 20 minutes later we were shown to a booth in the bar. We refused the table. Another table was being cleared and it would be a few more minutes. The next table was adjacent to the one in the bar with a half wall partition separating the two. We refused that table. Ten minutes later we were shown to a back dining room where most tables were empty. Why were we not shown that table when we walked in. They had adequate servers in that room. Keeping guests waiting and then showing them inappropriate seating is not good for PR.

The remainder of the evening was up to Charley's Crab standards.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Vibrant Bar Scene, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Miami)·Dined on March 8, 2014

The food was great, the prices were acceptable considering the view of the ocean that our party was lucky enough to obtain. The lobster bisque was wonderful and the spinich salad was a tasty treat. The unfortunate side of the dinner was the service.The server was extremely slow and had a problem with a negative attitude.

Tags: Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (Miami)·Dined on March 6, 2014

Great seafood dinner with a friend.

Tags: Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Kid-friendly, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on March 5, 2014

We asked some locals for a recommendation and Charley's was it. They had innovative menu choices as well as basic fresh fish. We had a hard time deciding on our choice for dinner. We were not disappointed. We did feel that the wine list was too pricey with no interesting but under $90 bottles of wine! Also our waiter was a bit fast paced for our taste. All things considered, we would definitely return and are really glad we got the recommendation.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on March 4, 2014

A gem of a restaurant. Delicious food attractively plated. Helpful staff. Make a reservation for the best seats. Walk ins don't get window seats and the view is lovely.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on March 3, 2014

Great recipes, fresh ingredients, perfectly cooked. Expensive - but worth it. Very popular - get your reservation early.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 3, 2014

All the staff made us feel special. Very attentive without hovering.
Our server was extremely professional. The food was very good.
If you are celebrating a birthday, they will personalize your menu with your name.
It was worth driving from fort lauderdale beach.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 3, 2014

This restaurant was recommended to my husband by a man he played golf with. The restaurant was lovely, but I was less than impressed with the hostess. She sat us in the back in a corner. When I had asked to be seating in the bar area which faces the water. The food was ok very overpriced and just ok. Not a restaurant I will visit again.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Miami)·Dined on March 3, 2014

Our lunch with a view of the Atlantic was very good. Our waitress was very robotic; she sure followed a script tht left little room for questions. It is a lovely place for lunch or dinner in wealthy Palm Beach The menu choices were mostly seafood and seemed fairly priced. Older crowd in floral pastels.

Tags: Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on March 2, 2014

Have eaten here before. Food is /was great. The only problem that we had (2 people) was that a group of 4 people sat next to us (they were fine). The waiter seemed to ignore us once this group sat down as he could see they were ordering much more food/wine they we were. We ordered coffee, the waiter never asked if we wanted desert. We finally had to ask another waiter who served us. We will return, but your wait staff should be trained to treat all customers equally.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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 (Miami)·Dined on March 2, 2014

They have a nice ocean view setting and good valet parking. The food was so-so. They offer a brief brunch menu that is mostly egg dishes and all of our egg selections were overcooked. The service was great and the drinks were generous and well-prepared. I'm a decades long fan of the Muir family and their restaurants especially Charlie's Crab which I frequented since the first one opened in Michigan in the late '60s. They evidently are now owned by some big chain and if this experience is any indication they have lost the edge they had for many, many years. Too bad.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Special Occasion
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 (Columbus)·Dined on March 1, 2014

Great meal, super service, can't wait till be dine there again!

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 (Lancashire)·Dined on March 1, 2014

This is a bustling restaurant serving superb seafood. It attracts the younger element of Palm Beach with plenty of families. The Menu gives a wide choice and the service is excellent. We would definitely return whenever we were in Palm Beach.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on March 1, 2014

The place was very busy and wait staff were like bees on a hive. It was all well organized and efficient. Our waitress greeted us and explained the chef's specials, then answered our questions about various dishes and preparations. While we decided on a choice for appetizers and entrees, she saw to other tables near us. After deciding on our dishes she took our order and wine order and our very special evening began. The food presentations were striking and I joked with my wife that they were too pretty to eat. But we ate them anyway. The food was delicious. The wine list was extensive and our selection complemented the food as we desired. From appetizers to dessert, food and service were superior. The evening was a bargain for the price.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Miami)·Dined on February 28, 2014

The food was good, however my group had to wait more than an hour to be seated.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Tahoe)·Dined on February 28, 2014

Great fish cmbined with excellent service.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on February 27, 2014

Every bite from the herb infused rolls. Sesame flatbread and divine crab spread was amazingly delicious! We ordered crab cake for appetizer and it was ny far the best crab cake I've ever eaten and I've eaten them many places. Seafood is prepared to perfection! Ginger coconut rice was fabulous and I'm not a rice fan! Grand mariner soufflé was to die for but place your order 25 minutes before I want it!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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 (Miami)·Dined on February 22, 2014

We met up with two other couples as a midpoint for us all-we came down from Stuart. Menu had a wide variety of items to choose from. The only problem came when, after ordering cocktails, my husband noticed it was quite warm in the room. Upon asking our server about turning the air down, he said he had no control over it? Weird, so my husband excused himself from the table and went up to the front desk, and the manager, Norma-I think, moved us to another room, which was SUCH AN IMPROVEMENT!!! In addition, she stopped by twice to ensure satisfaction. For that reason alone, aside from delicious food, I would recommend this restaurant.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 22, 2014

Always wanted to experience the iconic Palm Beach Charley's Crab...food was good, but the special touches were missing now that the restaurant is part of the Chart House chain. The table was miniscule and there were many other tables available. I blame the hostess. Server forgot requested lemon, hand towels toclean up. Not a special place in my book.

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 (Miami)·Dined on February 21, 2014

Main meal (4 people) was not good, All dinners were tasteless, small in portions.,..except the rice...which was dry. Apps were very good. This is the second time in a few weeks we have dined here. Above comments apply to that meal also. Our guests were very disappointed....we will NOT be back.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 21, 2014

We had visited Charley's a couple years ago and loved it and couldn't wait to take our family back there this year --- what a disappointment!! Waitress was rude at the start and set the tone for the entire evening. Mahi mahi was terrible; lobster mac & cheese was wonderful tho!! We won't go back when there's so many other great choices. And the view is only notable if you're lucky enough to be at one of the prime tables in the front room & there before dark -- which we were not!

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 (New England)·Dined on February 21, 2014

Resv.made on line. I said it was my wife's B.D. It would have been nice if someone had said Happy Birthday. No big deal, but it would have been a nice touch

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 (Miami)·Dined on February 20, 2014

A wonderful place to celebrate a special occasion. It was our first time there, and definitely WON"T be our last!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 20, 2014

I occasionally entertain clients for lunch at Charley's Crab and the experience is always positive. Food is great and some portions are downright huge. I can single out the Dynamite Scallops as an excellent dish for those who want to eat moderately in terms of quantity. Good wine list as well. Will return.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion
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 (Charleston)·Dined on February 18, 2014

The fish was too cook and the service was cheap for a dinner 200.00$ for 2.

Tags: Great for Brunch
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 (Miami)·Dined on February 16, 2014

The wait time spoiled the evening. Also, the appetizer was disappointing since they did not explain it correctly and came drenched in cream sauce. Not a good value.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 16, 2014

We loved the food at Charley's Crab, but the service seemed strangely inattentive. From reception to the bar to our initial seating, things were delayed and distracted. King crab, coconut shrimp, filet and pasta were well prepared. The only disappointment was the Grand Marnier soufflé - dry and tasteless.

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 15, 2014

We were seated 30 minutes after our reservation time, luckily there were seats at the bar and we had drinks and shared an appetizer there. Since they had our info from open table reservation should have let us know they were very backed up. Lots of people just standing around waiting for seats. They seemed to have the place overbooked. Food very good. Don't go on the weekend

Tags: Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Miami)·Dined on February 15, 2014

Decor is great, food is good, bar and hostess staff friendly, but the wait staff is definitely lacking in service.

Tags: Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 15, 2014

The evening we went was incredibly busy so there was some confusion and delay in getting us seated - which was partly our fault because one member of our group was late - but our server was delightful, the food was delicious - beginning with the bread, into the salads and appetizers and then the main meals. My fish was prepared perfectly. Overall, it was a good experience but I wouldn't recommend it necessarly for a quiet, romantic dinner - thankfully, that's not what we were there for! :)

Tags: Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Hot Spot, Special Occasion
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 (Miami)·Dined on February 15, 2014

Although we made a reservation for a celebration of both my mother-in-law's birthday and my in-law's wedding anniversary, my elderly mother-in-law and handicapped father-in-law were forced to wait by the hostess station for nearly 20 mintues before they were seated because the table wasn't ready. if you have been to this restaurant on a Saturday night, you know that there is no room near the hostess station. They were forced to shuffle back-and-forth because they were constantly in the way. Once we were seated, it became clear that a table of 8 was too much for our waiter to handle in addition to his other tables. The food is consistent here so there were no problems there but the service really left something to be desired. Won't be back.

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 (Miami)·Dined on February 14, 2014

Late seating even with reservation.Valantines day dinner is no excuse for poor service.

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