Shaking Crab - Clifton

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$30 and under
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Seafood
The 8th Shaking Crab brings the flavors of butter, garlic and Cajun spices to the New Jersey area. With a Culinary Institute of America alumni leading the kitchen and an enthusiastic, spice-loving team on the floor, we are ready to shake up Clifton!
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YeuryA
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Be sure to make reservations Fri-Sun.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful experience for my daughter’s 12th Birthday. Food was delicious and the waiter was exceptional.. great place, great food ..

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Service and music was good, two things ended up missing in my order but once I notified the waiter he took care of it right away. I’d def go back. Got seated right away too.

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AdrinaK
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wish they had more combo choices other there great.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was amazing

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Eddie
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Sauces were bland. Overpriced. Service was meh. It was nothing special. Website made it sound more interesting than it is.

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Tamara
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My overall experience was great.
But the place is too small.
Maybe we wouldn’t have felt so rushed if they open much earlier to accommodate the crowd.

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vipTWIG
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Would not be willing to go back. A little overrated at this location.

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RoslynS
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was excellent and the food was great ! I would definitely come back too Shaking Crab

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AngelaP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall2food3service5ambience5

I went to this restaurant thinking it would be better than Joe's Crab Shack. It was NOT. The hostess rolled her eyes and seemed like she did not want to be there. There's not enough food for those ridiculous prices. The best part of the whole experience was Nancy, our waitress!

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DamaryO
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and amazing service! My second time here and I’m definitely coming back.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and Service was great. We will visit again

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ShanaL
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Definitely worth the drive I got the 1pound crab legs and shrimp with potatoes with shaking sauce the hottest but it wasn't that hot at all to me. For appetizer we got spicy calamari (soooooooo good!) My boyfriend got the chicken wings with sweet potatoe fries which were good also!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great food, will return

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WandaF
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is always excellent, freshly prepared and taste good.

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theressw
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Great amount of food we all had some to take home. And the sauces were great. Very young staff so some things like napkins wipes etc you’ll have to remind them to do but very nice! We had a great time.

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YariJ
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is just amazing. Wish the gloves were better but overall love the place.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

They have a great staff and that’s why I frequent there!

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

It was ok, definitely not what I thought it would be.

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KurtrinaH
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was excellent. Love the fact that you can choose which sauce you want on your crab legs!!!!! Reasonable prices and excellent quality

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LorH
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was great! Very fresh and flavorful. A small place, but was nice and clean. We didn't have to wait very long to be seated. I would suggest making a reservation before going.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great. Love it there.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

I reserved a table and was seated right away. The restaurant looks outdated but most of the old looking spots have the best food. The waiter and servers were very nice. I've never had crab in a bag before so it was a bit messy but I got used to it. I had the Alaskan King Crab mild Cajun seasoning. OMG it was sooo amazing. I was sooo tempted to lick my fingers but I don't do that at restaurants. They are sort of high priced and I think they need more crabs added to the bag. I was still very hungry after my dinner. My overall experience was great, I would definitely return.

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LadyDi
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall4food5service2ambience3

The food was scrumptious and the ice tea very tasty. I was surprised that the waitress seemed annoyed and rushed. There were a handful of people in the restaurant but our waitress was running around like a chicken with her head cut off. We had to ask for the utensils to crack the crab and ask for wipes at the end. I wanted to give her 10% tip since the service was not that well but my guest insisted on the 18%. I had told them when making the reservations that it was for a birthday celebration but no acknowledgement of the occasion.

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Luisa
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great place for seafood fans! Loved the no frills service and how it was focused on the food. Price was really good for how much food you got!

Also recommend their fisherman's punch, it was delicious and fun!

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MeliamG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food!

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Robbie
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Shaking Crab was an AWESOME experience. I totally enjoyed the food and service. I will be back with friends.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was great, staff friendly, food and drinks were very good. Very good experience!! Will definitely be back.

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vipcupcake
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience3

The food in bags was a little bit of a mess and food very spicy

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Quest4Best
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delish!!! Everything was packed with flavorful. Sooo good!! I can’t wait to go back!! This place does not disappoint.

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FranF
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Friendly service, cool atmosphere, excellent, fresh seafood! If you’re looking for a quiet dining experience this isn’t it. It’s a bit loud so not great for conversations but the fresh seafood is worth it! We had the snow crab with the mild house shaking sauce and the cheesy lobster basket! Both were delicious! Highly recommend!

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Had a nice time

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CynthiaO
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Waaaaaaaaay to much garlic on my food...It was like some took a whole handful of minced garlic and dumped it in the bag...Won't order that again...

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ShakiyaF
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience2

Great food and service. Just really really small inside.

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ChrystalC
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time and great food celebrating mothers day at shaking crab. The service was quick and the food fresh and delicious!

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AsiahT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was fresh and delicious, I can’t wait to come back, matter of fact I’m coming back this weekend!!! The prices were very reasonable and I love the fact that you can make reservations!!

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ChantelG
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The music was good, the staff was very friendly and the food was on point. We had a great time and would go back.

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RodneyM
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I throughly enjoyed the atmosphere and the bar lady mix drinks was amazing...the henny mango is the bomb...really a great combo...the seafood was awesome...
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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We will be back already made reservations for Mother’s Day to bring back the crew!
The seafood is fresh and the sauce was amazing I will try the others too when I go back.
I disliked the shrimp because their not cleaned I was uncomfortable eating them so I took ‘em home split, cleaned and sauté them up!
I recommend and it’s got my stamp of approval!

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DanielleO
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food, good quality, good service, very pleased

FAQs

Shaking Crab - Clifton does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Shaking Crab - Clifton also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (862) 225-9996.

Shaking Crab - Clifton is rated 4.4 stars by 41 OpenTable diners.

You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.