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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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4.0

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

3.9

service

4.1

ambience

4.0

value

3.5

Noise

Moderate

75% would recommend it to a friend

Scenic View (41)
Waterfront (34)
Special Occasion (28)
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Good for Anniversaries (23)
Good for a Date (20)
Romantic (19)
Good for Birthdays (18)
Great for Lunch (15)
Cozy (13)
Business Meals (12)
Neighborhood Gem (12)
Creative Cuisine (11)
Quiet Conversation (11)
Bar Seating (10)
Worth the Drive (10)
Casual (9)
Good for Groups (9)
Great for Brunch (8)
Fit for Foodies (8)
Healthy (8)
Notable Wine List (7)
Authentic (6)
Happy Hour (6)
Seasonal (6)
Sunday Lunch (6)
Handcrafted Cocktails (6)
Comfort Food (5)
Local Ingredients (4)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Tasting Menu (4)
Disabled Access (3)
Hot Spot (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Fun (2)
Organic (2)
People Watching (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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·Dined 6 days ago

Charley’s crab was very good. Their crab cakes were amazing.

Tags: Worth the Drive
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 (Miami)·Dined 7 days ago

Best thing about the meal was the basket of bread they brought after sitting unattended for 20 plus minutes. Food was well below expectations. Atmosphere was like being in a banquet room with tables so tight you could hardly navigate out. Waitress was interrupted twice by other staff trying to deliver food; felt rushed to have my questions answered. I even excused her once to go resolve issue at another table. Table side presentation of specialty drink involved placing ice cube in glass and pouring drink in to glass $20. Chocolate tort cake tasted like it came out of a box. Not at all impressed for the cost and prestige or what I thought Charley's Crab could have provided.

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 (Miami)·Dined 7 days ago

I belong to the Landry Select club and have been to many of their restaurants but I had not been to Charley's Crab in over 15 years. So, since it was always a very good restaurant we went with another couple whom I told would be a really great time. Well, talk about disillusionment! I ordered Grouper, and the portion (supposedly just 7 oz. ) was ridiculously minute and for $37.00 I told the manager that it was unacceptable, so they made it over and served me a proper size portion. But the vegetables were cold, however at that point, enough complaining. My wife and one of my friends were served dinners which were cold and they had to be returned to be reheated so the manager did not charge for these 2 dinners. He and the waitress apologized, but there were just too many negatives, and we were not looking for bargains but for a good dining experience. The evening was our Valentine's Day outing and Charley's Crab managed to ruin it. I do not need to visit a restaurant that has so many problems and so Charley's Crab is definitely off of my list and I will tell everyone that I know just how terrible our experience was.

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 (Chicago)·Dined 7 days ago

Service was sub par. Food came out cold and crusty after about 20-30 mins under heat lamp. Waiter denied there was a heat lamp.

Would never go here again.

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 (Miami)·Dined 7 days ago

We were seated at a back room table with no atmosphere, and the room was freezing. My daughter’s chicken came out pink and my snapper was bland and very fishy tasting. I haven’t been here in 20 years and I don’t think I will be returning.

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 (New York Area)·Dined 7 days ago

Usually consider CC a special restaurant we visit on Valentine's Day.
The visit a few days ago was a disappointment to me because my fish tacos were not especially goid. The first half lacked fish. Didn't taste aany within the dressing, etc. The second half had a bit of fish bit had a fishy taste. That caused me to leave the rest of it.
Told the waiter but he said it depends who makes the sandwich, and he apologized.
Other guests with me had no complaints.
I also had delicious fish soup.

Tags: Cozy, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Scenic View
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 7 days ago

Very disappointed. My meal, lobster grill cheese had absolutely no taste. The waiter was not friendly. Didn’t feel comfortable in restaurant at all. The only nice guy was the parking valet. Definitely will not go back

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 (Montreal)·Dined on February 13, 2018

We went to Charley’s for a birthday celebration as we do every year. Service was great, food terrific and we think it is a great value!

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 (Toronto)·Dined on February 13, 2018

Very good lunch. I had the crab sandwich which was very tasty.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Creative Cuisine, Sunday Lunch, Comfort Food, Great for Lunch, Waterfront, Quick Bite, Bar Seating
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 (Miami)·Dined on February 12, 2018

Wonderful food and service! Tatiana was our server and was so sweet. I asked what her name was again when we left, so I can ask for her as a server next time.
We had dinner there for our 15th wedding anniversary. But my husband said, we will come more often. So expect to see us on Friday nights.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Healthy, Bar Seating
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 (Miami)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Dissapointed this time for lunch on a Sunday- slow service, our waiter forgot to bring the drink ordered, our favorite item on the menu was no longer available ( ran out of it, we were informed will be available in 1.5 hours...) too cold from the A/C to feel comfortable.

Tags: Scenic View
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 (Montreal)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Food and service were excellent. However, they do not honor reservations.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Clearly there was not enough help in the kitchen.
Our waiter was running to try to take care of all the tables he was assigned. He was pleasant, hard-working and frustrated.
It was too much too long to get our entrees. The mussels were small and there werethree or four with nothing in the shells; a couple that hadn’t opened.
My oysters were small and not ice cold. My avocado and crab timbale had shredded crab, as opposed to the lump crab I expected.
We have been to this restaurant bt

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 (Miami)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Anniversary

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 9, 2018

After frequenting a few restaurants in Boca Raton for dinner with the noise level energetic, it was so delightful to have a quiet setting at Charley's Crab. The food and service was outstanding!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 7, 2018

Good food, good view of the beach, nice atmosphere, excellent service.

Tags: Healthy, Business Meals
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 (Miami)·Dined on February 7, 2018

food came in cold. too much bread crumbs in crab cakes.
not much crab in crab cakes.

OYSTERS WERE GREAT

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 (Miami)·Dined on February 7, 2018

Richard, our waiter, was fabulous. The food was excellent.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 6, 2018

We enjoyed this upscale seafood-dominated restaurant. It appeared our waiter was new. He barely gave us time to be seated when he asked us if he wanted drinks. After asking for a moment to look at the wine list and drink menu, it took him quite a while to get back to us, but at least he apologized when he did. Then he came back and said the bartender was too busy to serve up our drinks. Never heard of that! Aside from that miscue -- our drinks did finally arrive -- the seafood was delicious and the rest of the meal was uneventful.

Tags: Good for a Date, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Waterfront
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 (London)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Our first visit to this restaurant to celebrate 2 birthdays over brunch. The menu selection was good and we all enjoyed our meals. The crab frittata was excellent. The service was very good and attentive, We had a nice view of the ocean despite not being seated right next to the window. I mentioned when I reserved that we were celebrating 2 birthdays and our server brought 2 delicious desserts for our table. I will definitely be going back.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Everything that could go wrong did! I requested thru Open Table a window table NOT a corner one. My request was not fulfilled. The reason: they didn’t notice my request! I waited 15 minutes for the proper table to be ready! Turns out a soiled table cloth was used. Server finally came over took our drink order. Drinks delivered 15 minutes later ...they were WRONG!!.....server didn’t show up again for another 20 minutes. Asked to speak to a manager ASAP waited another 15 minutes ... started leaving she finally surfaces saying she was busy with a party table! I frequent this restaurant very often .... last night it was disgraceful especially for a Palm Beach Island Restaurant.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Our party was very happy with our restaurant of choice. We had a very leisure dinner for the birthday man and enjoyed everything we'd ordered. This is definitely a special occasion place near the beach. The host and waitresses were very attentive and made sure we were all happy with our choices. Definitely a place to go back to when in town again.

Tags: Special Occasion, Happy Hour, Romantic, Waterfront, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Cozy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Guys this is a chain! And the food certainly tasted stale/pre-prepared/lacking in taste and that made fresh feeling. Also service was lovely but it was super awkward as they offer coupons at the table bc it’s a chain...

Tags: Waterfront
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Great and always the best and freshest seafood!

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 (Tallahassee)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Lived up to its billing. Great food and service. A most go on future visits to Palm Beach.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Waterfront, Authentic, Romantic, Scenic View
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 (Miami)·Dined on February 3, 2018

All ok. Nice location and atmosphere

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 (Miami)·Dined on January 31, 2018

It was ok, polite staff, but slow service. My chair was shaky. Food was ok, nothing special though. Dining experience overall was fine just nothing to make me want to come back soon. Sorry just being honest.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on January 31, 2018

We stopped in for a late lunch. Had drinks and several appetizers - grilled octopus, avocado and crab timbale, Caesar salad. The octopus was a bit tough. The ambience and service was very nice, the price is a bit high, but to be expected for that area of Palm Beach.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 29, 2018

I can't say enough fantastic things about my experience. Love love love this place...our server Alexander was the best of the best! If I could rate 10 stars💫... I would !

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 (Miami)·Dined on January 28, 2018

I go to this place sporadically for years. Today the staff is very nice but not very attentive. I had to ask for bread after 15 minutes we were sitting, I had to ask to clean the plates quite some time after we were done. The decor is “tired” , the view is stunning on the ocean but it has been quite some time since the windows were cleaned. Too bad because it gives a feeling of the restaurant being dirty.
Overall a Palm Beach institution which deserves new energy to turn it back to the fantastic place it once was..:(

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 (Miami)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Great food and service. Beautiful view. Easy access.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Disappointing. Lobster listed on the daily menu, but not available. Crusted trout filet not edible- the trout was somewhere in there, I guess. They never deboned the filet, so picking out the bones from the filet was ridiculous. And way, way over crusted. Like I said, hard to find any actual trout in this dish. The calamari appetizer very tasty, but a very small amount of calamari in it. The service was painfully slow. Seemed to have problems in the kitchen getting out the food. Also getting a couple glasses of wine and beer took the bar 15 minutes to get to the table. Waiter said bar was very busy. I saw exactly 4 people sitting at the bar, so that "very busy" excuse didn't fly. We were a party of 4 and meal took 2&1/2 hours. Would be expected if this was an upscale fine dining restaurant. But Charley's Crab is far from that.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 22, 2018

A very poor excuse for a restaurant. Service was very slow. Waitresses had too many table spread too far apart. Little coordination from the boss whoever that might be. Menu fair but execution of it was dismal. I can eat pretty much anything but only took a couple of bite of the seviche and I knew I was in trouble. Husband's crab cake had so much filler one could hardly taste any crab. Hard to fathom why this restaurant exists after so many years.

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 (Grand Rapids)·Dined on January 21, 2018

Wonderful food, service was good, overall was a nice setting:

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 (Omaha)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Exceptional food and service! Waiters seafood Suggestions were perfect.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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 (Miami)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Fish tasteless, my wife found hard shell in Crab Meat

Tags: Casual
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 18, 2018

Always good choice for our needs.
Consistently very good.

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 (Miami)·Dined on January 17, 2018

Two guests had overcooked tenderloins. Other 5 had ok food They brought out new one which was nice. Food is just ok. Service was slow. It has been on steady decline for 7 years or more. Needs to be refreshed

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 (Miami)·Dined on January 17, 2018

I HAVE NOTHING THAT I CAN COMPLAIN ABOUT. THE FOOD WAS GOOD, A GOOD VALUE ETC.

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 (Nashville)·Dined on January 16, 2018

We had the best do her shrimp cocktaill..omg...short rib..heaven...best Caesar salad ever and key lime parfait to die for

Tags: Bar Seating, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Local Ingredients, Notable Wine List, Casual, Authentic, Happy Hour, Vibrant Bar Scene, Waterfront, Business Meals, Healthy, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, Organic, Quick Bite, Creative Cuisine
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