Shaking Crab - Boston Common
Food could have used more salt. Service was attentive, but not as knowledge of the offerings.
Amazing place!!! Food outstanding!! And service was on schedule
The Argentinian Shrimp was amazing ! Be ready to get dirty
The waitress was not too attentive. Took long to get her attention. The crawfish was not fresh despite it being called fresh as the flesh was mushy and fell apart. The head on shrimp was clearly previously frozen as the meat also fell apart and was mushy.
They hardly gave us enough gloves to eat the meal properly. Gloves were of low quality n all the grease seeped through. The sauce was inconsistent between the different seafood. Only the mussels had lemon in them and tasted better than the other bags of seafood. Some were more greasy and some were more dry in terms of the sauce.
Food was fabulous! Very minimal service needed and no wait time! Delicious!
I loved it. The service was good and the food. Definitely coming back
The food, that actually came out considering a few things ordered never made it to our table, was the only saving grace. First and foremost, we were placed at the first table near the entrance where you could feel the winds every time the door was opened. Secondly, a few items that we ordered weren’t even brought to the table. There were three of us, two of us received our meals and the other did not. When he did receive his meal, he realized items were missing within it. We relayed the missing food entree and appetizer items to the waitress to which she replied with an attitude asking “what we’d like her to do then?” After that attitude, she didn’t come back to our table anymore and had someone else deal with us. Very unprofessional the way she handled the situation. As I stated, the food was good but I won’t be coming back to this location.
The food was great but check out was terrible. Our waitress had an attitude and was very confusing. But hopefully when you go they are in better spirits
This is a newer location, the location is great, the food is fantastic as always. My issues were with the staff being attentive but inexperienced. In time this may get better. Huge issue with the bill and the tip. Not sure everyone understands the billing model utilized at this location. We almost felt tricked but a question cleared up the issue. I wish them luck!
The tables are too close. I could hear the other tables entire conversation and we had to keep moving our chair so they could get in and out.
I loved the food and the place was cute. The only things is that the restaurant is small so it’s hardly any space.
At the same time, I would definitely return.
If I could give it a zero, I would
Love the food at shaking crab however I wouldn’t recommend this location :( it wasn’t the best experience and the amount of food I received wasn’t as much as I usually get from other locations. The other locations fill my bag with lots of sauce!!! This location was very skimpy.
I’ve been to this location twice and I’ve experience poor service both times. Staff not organized. Host will have you wait for 20 min without even coming to check on you or apologize for the wait. We made a reservation and still had to wait 30 min to be seated because the staff didn’t want to open another table upstairs even though downstairs was packed and they already had people upstairs. I only come to this location because it’s closer, moving forward I will be going to the one in Quincy even though it’s far. I rather drive far than deal with this poor service. My experience was so bad that I’m writing my first ever review.
This place was super fun, the seating is a little tight but would recommend to a friend.
Great place to eat while visiting. Alaskan king crab legs were excellent.
Customer service was horrible, food was cold. Employees were standing around . we had to ask for slicers, the bill, napkins, gloves, etc .. would not recommend this location. Management was rude and not understanding. Ordered food that was never brought out
Service was horrible we were rushed out of the restaurant and it was not busy at all for that to occur. Unacceptable I will not be returning
This was the most horrible experience ever. The food taste very tangy,it was not fresh at all. I really was excited to go there and I was so disappointed. It was a waste of time and money
Tast was booming and the service was fantastic. I really enjoyed my choice of food I ordered the crab legs ang shrimp with a double side of corn the sauce was amazing and the appetizers was a good size as well I ordered the macaroni and chicken tenders delish. I would recommend this place and definitely go again.
Great first experience . My friend and I had no clue what we were doing and the waitress showed us exactly how to do it all and to get every bit of food . Was a great time , and the Cajun was a great flavor !
Best shaking saucy place in town! A must go to place
Me & a friend had been looking forward to trying out the place but sad to say it wasn’t worth the hype. The service was nice & the workers always checked up on us & made sure we were comfortable. I just wasn’t a fan of the food, & there wasn’t as many selections as I had hoped, didn’t even finish half the bag :(
The primary offering is steamed seafood with seasoning “shaked” over it. Their signature seasoning is “Cajun”. Having grown up in Louisiana (where Cajun is), I found the seafood unimpressive. Cajun seafood is boiled in heavily seasoned water. In authentic Cajun seafood boils, Cajun seasoning permeates the seafood, which is not what we experienced at shaking crab. Instead, what you get is bland seafood swimming in seasoning. Trust me, it’s not the same. Go to Louisiana and get the real thing. Service was good.
Loved it will be back again 😍 it was worth the ride and it wasn't expensive
Shaking crab is always great! The food has so much flavor and is a good price. Was sad to see the fried pickles were not on the menu at this location.
Went out of my comfort zone for this and so glad I did. Greta flavor, not too hot if you don't want it. We will be back
A super fun find! close to the theater district. Tasty food. Messy and delightful.
I love Shaking Crab! I’ve been to the other locations that are great. However, this one in the Commons is terrible. Terrible service! My drink came way after my food and I had to ask serval people for things because so many people took my order I really didn’t know who my server was. No matter how much people I asked, whatever I asked for was forgotten. It got to the point where I asked the hostess. I’ll stick to the other locations even if they’re further away.
Terrible. Food was terrible. Mac and cheese came out cold and tasteless. Service was horrible. I wish I could’ve received a refund. Never going again.
Love love the noodles.💓 It place for nice cozy meal. Each visit has extremely pleasant.
I really like the fact that they give you gloves and a bib
Great place food is amazing and worth every penny I spent
Fun place, food pretty good. We had the medium spicing which was still pretty hot. Glad I didn't go higher.
Shaking Crab is the best place to go to if you are looking for amazing seafood in the Boston area. The Alaskan King Crab legs in Seoul sauce is my recommendation, especially if you love crab.
First time eating at Shaking Carb. The food was good. Happy to see an easily accessible location in the city.
Food was delicious. First time there and waiter did great job explaining everything. Tables were a little small and tight. Overall great experience and would go back again
Great food. Funny staff. We had a great time, and plan to return if we ever visit Boston again!
Not for us
Emptied trash right next to bar
Unfriendly annoyed servers