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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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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.0

service

4.2

ambience

4.1

value

3.6

Noise

Moderate

81% would recommend it to a friend

Scenic View (36)
Waterfront (32)
Special Occasion (22)
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Good for Birthdays (20)
Good for Anniversaries (19)
Good for a Date (18)
Romantic (17)
Business Meals (12)
Great for Lunch (11)
Quiet Conversation (11)
Cozy (10)
Worth the Drive (9)
Fit for Foodies (8)
Good for Groups (8)
Great for Brunch (7)
Casual (7)
Neighborhood Gem (7)
Seasonal (7)
Authentic (6)
Bar Seating (6)
Creative Cuisine (6)
Sunday Lunch (6)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
Healthy (4)
Notable Wine List (4)
Happy Hour (4)
Comfort Food (3)
Fun (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Disabled Access (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Organic (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
People Watching (1)
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 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

The service was excellent. The waiter went out of his way to please. The Shrimp Scampi was good in as far as cooking the shrimp well, but it was way too salty. The location of the restaurant is great. The food overall was good, but was pricey. I don't think I would rush back.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Good for Groups
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 (New York Area)·Dined 7 days ago

Food and service was very good. Fantastic location but restaurant was a little dated needs a facelift

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Miami)·Dined 7 days ago

My fish was not cooked well enough and I had to send it back.
The staff was pleasant and recooked it. Plus they complimented me a dessert for the inconvenience

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Scenic View, Cozy, Waterfront, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Healthy, Hot Spot, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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 (Miami)·Dined on January 6, 2018

I keep going back hoping it got better , not in the last ten years its actually worse, the help tries but not good the food does not make up for it, never ever tastes fresh, old dated, tasteless, like refrigerated leftovers , I go only for the ocean view and to be honest the ambience it awful awful!! I will sacrifice the view no more!! Shame on you Charlie’s crab, take your lessons from bricktop PBG! I will try the palm beach one, I should of, I hear it also is excellent !

Tags: Scenic View
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 (Miami)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Low quality in everything we ordered.

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·Dined on January 6, 2018

the experience started off with being seated next to the door, with the cold draft. other tables were available. pricing was fair at best. Some of our food was served cold, and had to be sent back. The scallops were bland at best. overall my birthday experience there was disapointing. I feel this is a daytime restaurant, the ocean views are nice.

Tags: Seasonal
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·Dined on January 3, 2018

The service was awesome the waiter Dragon was amazing I would visit again soon!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on January 2, 2018

Great location, nice service but food is awful

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·Dined on January 2, 2018

This was a wonderful dining experience for myself and my lovely companion. So glad we chose this beautiful location for a terrific meal of king crab and fishies.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Scenic View
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 (Miami)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Beautiful location. Service is slow!! Not a good spot for NEW YEAR celebration.

Tags: Scenic View
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Very disappointing. Used to be one of my favorites in Palm Beach unfortunately it is not anymore. The service was terrible, and the food was not very good at all. It took so long to get the food that we ended up having to cancel a few of the entrees because we just lost our appetite.

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 (Miami)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Waited at the bar for 1 1/2 hrs. The hostess couldn’t locate us apparently. Then our server we had was unapologetic and rude. The manager was aware and switched servers who ended up being fabulous. 3 out of 4 dinners were delicious. 3 seafood dishes we had were delicious. The steak dinner was horrible.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Hadn't been there for years but it was an old favorite - Food and Service still on par fresh and delish but the atmosphere in need of an update - Updated decor would brighten the experience

Tags: Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Only negative is that it took 25 minutes for them to seat us- even though we had a reservation. Pet peave of mine.

Tags: Special Occasion, Scenic View, Good for a Date
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 (Dallas)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Worse experience ever, extremely disappointing. We sat at a table for 30 minutes before a nice waitress from the next table noticed us. Took 30 minutes to get water, another 20 minutes to get drink order. The food was bad. The salad was a few tired greens, the seabass was swimming in oil, the crab and salmon sat too long under a heat lamp. The only good thing were the pine nuts.we wanted to send it back but there was no one to talk to. It took forever to get the check. We will never come back

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vip
 (Naples)·Dined on December 31, 2017

New Year’s Eve

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 (London)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Great food and service! Thank you for a wonderful New Year’s Eve dinner with our boys❤️

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·Dined on December 31, 2017

The menu had a lot of great options and our meals were delicious. I highly recommend the crabcakes, calamari, and the Snapper Hemingway. However, one of the sides that we ordered never came and our water glasses were not refilled.

Tags: Scenic View
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 (Miami)·Dined on December 31, 2017

We have eaten here a number of times. This time was for brunch on Sunday, New Year's Eve. Everyone got different food. My Monte Cristo was very good but ws delivered without powdered surgar or jam. Another member of the party seemed to enjoy his fish & chips. A third barely touched her salmon burger, and my wife's eggs benedict looked strange, and she said it wasn't very good. On the brighter side, we had a table by the windows overlooking the ocean, and we were in no hurry, dining with friends, so the long time it took to get our drinks and hors d'oeuvres didn't really bother us.

Tags: Waterfront, Scenic View
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·Dined on December 31, 2017

The Easter brunch at Charlie’s Crab was fantastic (we took a table of 6) so we booked a table for brunch on New Years Eve. We had a great table in the middle of the front dining room, so we got to enjoy the light and the view! The restaurant is so beautiful and the table settings and decorations for the holidays were truly lovely. Our server was great but our food was not. We were terribly disappointed.

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 (Miami)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Splendid service as always, good value, creative menu

Tags: Scenic View, People Watching, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Everything was too salty. Took 45 min to get our wine.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 29, 2017

We had an excellent experience with service and food quality.
We sampled several dishes and all were delicious.
Our waiter was very attentive and professional.
We will return.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 29, 2017

My impression is that Charley's is a good combination of reliability and competence. Service could not have been better. I was forced by chance to make my reservation only 24 hours in advance which landed us a table in the back of the restaurant but at 7:45 PM which was perfect timing for us. You can request a table in the front half of the restaurant which might offer you a distant view of the ocean which is across the street and over a wall. Come for the food, not the view, and you won't be disappointed.

Tags: Waterfront, Creative Cuisine
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Very enjoyable meal. Received an experience we expected.

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 (Orlando)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Terrible experience. I expect more from Landry’s restaurant.
Slow slow slow service. Waited over 1 hour for entree before we asked for the check and cut our losses. It took 20 minutes to get the check. Not a Merry Christmas dinner.

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 (Grand Rapids)·Dined on December 26, 2017

We’ve been to Charlie’s Crab in West Palm Beach, Grand Rapids and Troy on multiple occasions. This was the first truly poor experience we’ve ever had. Very disappointing. After a long long wait between ordering and food service, 3 out of 4 dishes were simply wrong. I ordered potatoes and asparagus with mine, but received coconut rice and broccoli, even after pointing out we have a coconut allergy at the table. My wife had crab cakes that were served ice cold with no sauce at all. My daughter ordered a dish with no spinach but of course had spinach mixed throughout. Very disappointing. The manager tried to make it right later but it’s difficult when everyone is eating at different times.

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·Dined on December 25, 2017

Have been going there for years. Always great. Server Chris is awesome, attentive, fun, and professional. This time service was great but the food was awful. Looked bad tasted worse. Not what you expect at this high end location. So disappointing.

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·Dined on December 25, 2017

Service was terrible, it took 3 hours for the whole meal because everything took so long. Our server didn't clear our table in between courses. They ran out of mashed potatoes & didn't even ask us what we would like as a substitute. They gave the last mashed potato order to 1 person in our party & just gave rice to the rest. Mine & my boyfriend's NY strip were burned & my sister-in-law's mixed grill was burned. We ordered dessert any way & all 3 of our creme brulees were undercooked. We did speak with management & they adjusted our bill removing the mixed grill entree, the 2 NY strip steak entrees & the 3 creme brulees. The problem is my brother wanted to go somewhere else for Christmas dinner originally & I stuck up for this restaurant & talked everyone in my family to going here. This was my sister-in-law's 1st time going & then all of that happens. Unfortunately we will never go back to Charlie's Crab.

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 (Miami)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Not up to their standard, but it was Christmas and exceptionally busy. Service was still exceptional but food was barely tepid and while I was told the lobster tail was cold water, it was not.

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 (Caribbean)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Christmas dinner was over booked. Servers had a hard time keeping up

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·Dined on December 25, 2017

We were very disappointed with the food for several reasons:
Caesar Salad only had one anchovy, the tenderloin medallions was supposed to come with cremini cream if it was there there was so little it made no difference. The main reason we were unhappy with the food was that both the tenderloin medallions and the grouper were dry.

We were in a smacking room with 4 tables for 2 which apparently rarely used because it had a very musty odor.

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·Dined on December 25, 2017

My husband and I made a beautiful Christmas dinner memory. I am excited to come back for Date Night.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Definite language barrier with the waiter. Messed up on ordering two dishes. Other than that, excellent place to dine in Palm Beach.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Unfortunately the quality of the food and service wasn’t up to par with what we have experienced on previous visits. Perhaps this was due to being Christmas Day and the limited menu and staff. We would recommend going for dinner on a non-holiday.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Waterfront, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Miami)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Very good but got stuck in the back party room for overflow traffic! Young black waitress was very friendly n remembered us from last year n then she was removed and we were given a very nice 80 year old waitress who couldn't remember things n actually chased us down in the parking lot and said that she only found $5 tip n then she apologized when she found the other $40 in her waistband! Embarrassing!

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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Overall it was a lovely night. 3 of the 4 of our dishes were perfect! Bronzed grouper and prawns were absolutely perfect, light and delicious. Mixed grill also a delight. And my 13 year old son got simply grilled Mahi
Mahi that was terrific, even the broccolini was tasty. Unfortunately the scallops were overly heavy with an almost pasty risotto and I probably should have realized that pesto is too heavy for scallops. But delightful service. Gorgeous setting, get there before sunset to enjoy it! One huge reason I will be one and done here, is the smoking area is directly out the front door and smoke waifs in with every opening of the door. Very unfortunate. Thank you Charley's for a lovely Christmas Eve.

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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Tasteless meal. The quantity was a happy hour meal. The alocoholic drink had almost no liquor . The had extra charges because we wanted certain items removed. Never happened before. Overall it was a waste of money eating the meal. It was a drastic change from the past meals. Needs lot of improvement to reattract old customers. A disappointment .

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 (Central Coast)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Horrible service and extremely poor management ! It took 20 minutes to get a glass of water. We had to ask 4 different times for our entrees-and finally had to demand our food from the manager. His solution after our mediocre food FINALLY arrived ( after an hour and a half) was to offer us an unappealing dessert. By then we had totally lost our appetites. Very disappointing experience given the good reviews.

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 (Miami)·Dined on December 20, 2017

Went for a birthday dinner and everything was on point. Food, service, atmosphere, and even the personalized menu wishing my lady friend a happy birthday was a nice touch. We got to take the menus home too.

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