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Nauti Cajun Crab

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108 Reviews
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$30 and under
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Seafood
We now accepting reservation for outdoor and indoor dining.

Nauti Cajun Crab is all about serving up the freshest seafood in a fun atmosphere! We take great pride in providing a friendly and vibrant atmosphere for our guests to enjoy our delicious seafood, live crawfish, crispy wings and our popular seafood fried rice and garlic noodles. We take the "traditional Creole seafood boil" to the next level. We boil our crawfish and seafood with classic Louisiana style spices along with our own secret blend of spices then top it off with your choice of one of our mouth-watering flavors. After establishing a popular seafood boil in New Jersey since 2016, we are excited to bring our concept to Metuchen with even better seasonings and guest experience.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 108 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.6
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4.6
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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious. We ordered seafood lovers bucket for two. It came with an appetizer and pasta, also with lemonade. It is BYOB. The service was good, our waiter was very sweet. We will be back.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience4

The place is very clean. The food is good but they are more expensive than places like Hook & Reel for the same quality of phone. You basically have to pay for everything thing separately.

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AngieM
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great seafood. Outdoor and indoor seating is great. Wonderful setting with very friendly waiters. It's a great place to take family and friends and share great seafood with their delicious buckets!

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LHolland1
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great. The service was excellent. Ambiance and noice could have been better but what do you expect dinning on a blocked off street.

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TishawnH
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thoroughly enjoyed the outdoor dining. Very well setup and safe, during this time. Service was excellent and so was my meal. Good quality and quantity. I will revisit again and highly recommend it to anyone looking to eat some good seafood and enjoy a pleasant atmosphere. Wait staff was excellent and accommodating also.

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vipfoodie11
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We decided to go here based on a recommendation from a friend and it did not disappoint. We had the garlic noodles and the sea festival bucket and they were delicious— that Nauti Cajun seasoning is to die for and the wait staff was super nice. Highly recommend all-around!

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RyanR
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent. The customer service was great.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Crab bucket was amazing. Will definitely be back

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Itsmginnj
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Nice outdoor dining experience. Good food. Earnest waitstaff. Will visit again.

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Lucy
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The service was really great and got whatever we needed. We didn't realize it was BYOB, but the server kindly let us know that there is a liquor store around the corner. I ordered lemonade, raw oysters, and the Dungeness crab bucket and LOVED it. My boyfriend ordered a lemonade and King crab bucket and said it was good. Very good price for seafood. I liked how the menu shows you what kind of sauces they have and options for how spicy you want it.
My boyfriend was also getting eaten alive by the mosquitos by the outdoor seating (but obviously the restaurant can't control that.) After we got the bill I realized on the small table sign it said that you get a complimentary beverage if you check-in on facebook, I wish the server mentioned this to us before we paid. Overall very nice experience. We will be back!

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Kiffany
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I really enjoyed the food, the setting and the atmosphere. I have informed lots of family members and friends to try the restaurant. Loved it!

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TRBK
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service2ambience5

Food is fantastic- especially the wings and shrimp tacos. Service was a little rough but it’s overall a great place

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vipG1313
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply delicious!!!!!!!! Crabs were sweet and tasty... the sauce was delicious... The best was the shrimp tacos!!! We will definitely be back!!! Service was great and the owner came by to see how everything was. Great experience!!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
3 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The waiter Juan was very attentive and the owner came out on several occasions to check on us. I truly love going to nauti they never disappoint.

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TerriB
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious!!! Waiter was so attentive and so nice!! Food was fresh!!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Food and service was great. We will be back! Ambiance could be enhanced by leaving umbrellas open with solar lights

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OpenTableDiner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I've been here many times and just absolutely love the food and service. This time, we sat outdoor under the canopy to enjoy the sea lovers bucket. Our server really made me feel special by surprising me with a lava cake for my birthday. Definitely recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for my sister's birthday. The food was awesome!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Service was great very polite staff food was amazing. They know how to put a good boil together. My new seafood spot. I will definitely recommend this restaurant to my friends and family.

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ChowMan
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

1st time dining at Nauti, pleasantly surprised. Clam appetizers were fresh and delicious. Wife had Lobster w garlic noodles & I had dungeons crabs with garlic noodles. Absolutely outstanding, dining was outside under tent due to COVID. We’ll be returning.

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HebaA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really great find, the food was fresh and tasty and all and all it was a good experience. They explained all the dishes, you can make your own seafood bucket or choose one of their ready made ones. They do not sell alcohol but you can bring your own.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food to die for.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience2

Food was pretty good but expensive. Service is main issue with this place. Seated immediately, but waited over 30 minutes to even be asked if I wanted a glass of water. Ordered food food came out was hot but side was not brought to table till meal was almost finished. It's BYOB took 30 mins to get an ice bucket. Waiter was great, but food handlers were extremely slow and inefficient. Looked no older than 14 years old possibly family member. They were far from busy maybe 8 tables. Very simple menu that should be fast and efficient. I would not recommend this place based solely on service. There is many complaint about service and they are spot on. Also they should prep shrimp so that it needs not be peeled as it is a Hugh mess as well as crab should have be pre slit. No wet wipes to clean up had to use ice bucket for wine to wash up. Very disappointed for such a expensive meal for 2

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Chill76
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious, and it last two days. Definitely going back next month for my anniversary

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ElaineD
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I go to Maryland for crabs, and I think these are better.
Loved it

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Heyyy
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best seafood place in Jersey highly recommend‼️👌🏾

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Drea
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall4food4service2ambience5

I really enjoyed the atmosphere and the food. Our only issue was it took a long time for us to get a server, but other than that the overall experience was good.

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donnab
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food was very good! The quality of the snow crab legs needs to be improved, but the flavor of the nauti seasoning was excellent.

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Amazing
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was simply amazing... loved everything and will be returning.

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DanielleV
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent, as well as the service from Vince. He checked on us to made sure everything was fine with us and if we needed anything. He made sure to come and clear the table at the perfect moments. I would most definitely recommend this establishment to others. The amount of food for what you paid was not disappointing at all. Will definitely be back again!

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Jiji
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Vinnie was awesome. I hate this new sidewalk dining business but his service was so good I didn’t even have time to really notice or complain. Food was awesome, but I wish you guys delivered to Brooklyn. I’ll be back soon!!!

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VickyM
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Have to say, AMAZING FOOD, service was great and great portion sizes. N it’s BYOB. Would definitely go back

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Great food service was a little slow and inattentive but overall I would Defi go back considering the current situation.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Had a variety of seafood treats such as snow crab, crawfish, and oysters. Everything was delicious. Loved the hot nauti sauce on our crawfish and crab, but I’ll probably get it on the side next time. It was a little messy!

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Bella
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

The food was amazing! Definitely will recommend to everyone. Definitely going back!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience3

The food was good. The service was slow but the staffing was limited.

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IrisH
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything turned out great! We were very happy. Thank you!

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RobertB
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

I'm always satisfied with the quality and taste of the food, I'd recommend this place for everyone to try, you won't be disappointed.

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BlakeS
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Food was amazing. Definitely make reservations. Food is worth it

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Great food❤️

FAQs

Nauti Cajun Crab offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (848) 229-2956.

Nauti Cajun Crab is rated 4.7 stars by 108 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.