Shaking Crab - Flushing

4.6
198 Reviews
$31 to $50
Cajun
We are open for limited capacity dine-in, outdoor dining and takeout. Due to limited space we are only able to hold your reservation for 15 minutes so please arrive on time. We are also unable to take large parties of 6 or more at this time.

Second in the Shaking Crab family, Shaking Crab - Flushing was established in June 2016. The first venture into the New York City area was highly successful and continues to be a favorite in the Flushing neighborhood.

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
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 198 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.3
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4.6
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4.0
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4.0
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86% of people would recommend it to a friend
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StevenH
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Highly recommend. I've already been here twice. The food is 🔥🔥🔥🔥. The drinks are awesome. I recommend the pouch drinks.

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AndreF
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2020
Overall3food1service3ambience2

Garlic butter sauce has no flavor. Just bitter garlic.

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RoslynJ
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Little corner gem in Flushing. The food was sooo finger-licking delicious! I had the snow crab legs/shrimp shake combo with added corn, potatoes & sausage with the Barlic flavor add-in. It was AMAZING! They also make super delicious coleslaw & Asian style collard greens! This place is a must-visit!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had a good time and food was very good

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Funkycoldmedina
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My mom and I wanted to try this place for a long time and we are so happy we did. The food was great as well as the drinks and service. We will definitely return!

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Jude
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best service! Our waiter noticed that I was having a hard time opening the Alaskan King Crab legs, he helped me and my daughter to crack it all open. He was very considerate and helpful. The Seoul sauce was the best. Very flavorful. I will comeback. Maybe they can add a scissors for the customers to use (just like in Korean barbeque places). It would be a lot easier to enjoy the crab legs with it. Thank you Shaking Crab and thanks to our kind waiter.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was so delicious! Their service was really good. Staff was very helpful, he taught my son how to open king crab legs.

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MartaE
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Food was good the table setting was tight and was forced to sit near door that was constantly opened and blowing in cold air while a 4 seating table was available throughout my entire dining time there...forcing me to eat my food quickly because the draft hitting my body. 😥
Overall the food was delicious as well as the drinks 👍

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MichelleC
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Valentines this year was a blast and Shaking Crab helped in making that happen. Thank you so much for the outstanding customer service.

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BrookeB
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never disappointed walking out of shaking crab. Excellent food, great service! We love it here

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TanequaB
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience3

The service was wonderful staff had patience and was will to help with ordering the food service and ambiance was amazing

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RomaneOrlandoRobb
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

How much for this review? You guys pay for reviews, right?

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vipGenny
New York Area
37 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

A little hole in the wall restaurant that serves great crab and other shellfish. The medium spice on the snow crab was plenty spicy for me. My son got the spiciest crab which he loved (hot enough to make him perspire) with shrimp and quail eggs on the side. We'll definitely go back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Food was fine and expendive, very expensive drinks which was average. Would recommend to friends who would go all out with their budget to have a descent dinner. Nothing outstanding

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Stephy
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A bit smaller then the other location however good.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

We both enjoyed our food; we loved the spice

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Lexy
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food, great service and great a great value

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was good can be a little expensive but worth it if is a special occasion.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience3

Friends birthday, we wanted to try a different experience

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ZarchiT
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience4

The food was okay. But the crab is very salty. We even informed the staff n they said they r aware of it. Strange! So why don’t they improve the taste? The price is not cheap. We didn’t get what we paid for.

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Kbest365
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

The food & drinks was very good. The service was good. Well seasoned and tasty. Atmosphere was very relaxing and I recommend the shaking crab to everyone.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Michael is the best server!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place me we drive all the way from Suffolk because there’s no seafood places like this around. You definitely don’t leave hungry!

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stephanieh
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2019
Overall3food5service2ambience2

Got my order and my husbands order wrong. I ordered potatoes, but got corn... he ordered cajun fries but got regular. I would recommend the servers write down your order, and not try to remember.
Happy hour was nice.

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TopBrass
New York Area
78 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Food was good overall except for the appetizer which was cold. The facade of the restaurant needs some updating.

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OhsoapriL
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Place is a little small. Food was really good! Cajun was a bit too spicy but thats my opinion. They were playing good music. Will go back again but trying different flavor :)

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RACHELNYC
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

I love coming to this seafood place. The food is delicious and not too expensive. Service was good.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was amazing and seasoned well. Our food came out quickly. My fish bowl tasted like juice only bad review I have.

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TenneaurB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Love this place!!! Food is fresh, seasoned well and portions are huge. I have been at this restaurant multiple times but different locations. Highly recommend for the seafood lover!!!

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Fotia
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience3

The food was fresh and good. But the spice I got was too spicy for me! I would go back to try another and light spice next time! Service was good. Appetizers were delicious - love the chicken wings!

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food friendly staff! My new favorite seafood restaurant!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Third time here love it! Way better than BK location.

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EarlK
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Terrific food and service. Parking difficult in area.. Priced correctly...My add on was sausage. I only found three pieces.Could have done without television All in all will definitely repeat Limited menu for non seafood lovers.

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LT90
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All the food was fresh and amazing, not too salty, not too fishy. I recommend the catfish basket, sweet potato fries and fried calamari. You will NOT be disappointed!!!

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Junnahvee
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

the place is small and cozy, food is very good, price is affordable, staff are very friendly, and walkable from 7 train flushing❤️❤️❤️

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Camilles
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

I went to the Shaking Crab for my birthday. It was nice the ambiance wasn’t all that could have been better but for what I went for seafood it was just what I wanted.

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Sharaya
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my first experience at this location and I must say this establishment NEVER disappoints me. The staff was friendly and attentive and the food was AMAZING! Very flavorful and they great portions! I'll will definitely visit this location again! Thank you for your wonderful hospitality!

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Jazz
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food was good. I got the crab legs and shrimp combo (they charged extra to remove the head). My only complaint would be the drinks, including the non-alcoholic, that were overpriced for the unreasonably small size.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

The flushing location is small but nice. The music was at a decent level and the service was great. I’d definitely go back

FAQs

Shaking Crab - Flushing does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Shaking Crab - Flushing also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (917) 563-5368.

Shaking Crab - Flushing is rated 4.6 stars by 198 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.