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Shaking Crab - New London, New London, CT

Shaking Crab - New London

3.3
3.3
19 Reviews
$31 to $50
Seafood
BIBS UP, PHONE DOWN. ITS SHAKING TIME !
Cajun Seafood Restaurant. Special menu items included Jumbo lobster 15-20lbs, Whole Alaskan Crab.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Cajun

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 3:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri–Sun 11:30 am–9:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (860) 574-9031

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Owned/operated by

    Asian and Pacific Islander, South Asian/Indian, Women

  • Catering

    Custom event creations is our specialty we will make your event extra extranvagava with our professional server and highly trained chefs.

  • Private party facilities

    We do private events, you can book restaurant for special private events like sweet 16, birthday parties, cocktail parties, holiday parties, anniversaries, baby shower, bridal shower, corporates parties.

  • Neighborhood

    New London

  • Cross street

    I 95 North across Texas Road House or In Clarion Inn Hotel parking lot

  • Parking details

    Hotel Parking

  • Public transit

    On Bayonet Street

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Counter Seating, Delivery, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout

What 19 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

3.3
3.3 based on all time ratings
  • 3.7Food
  • 3.6Service
  • 3.4Ambience
  • 2.9Value

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  1. AR

    AmaliaR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Was great good size bowl of soup customer service was good Luna she was great and funny my seafood was good size
  2. RD

    RyanD

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience3
    I came in Friday night. There wasn’t a crowd and was dead. The service was terrible, the internet dropped out and I had to use cash, the food was flavorful. My god they need staff that can make a drink. My margarita was horrible, just that place needs help
  3. BM

    BruceM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    friendly quick service server was very professional was a little pricey for my wallet
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Alhondra was a fabulous waitress!! Friendly, funny and knowledgeable .
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Father’s Day dinner and the crabs were not fresh. :(
  6. VC

    VictoriaC

    Savannah

    8 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience2
    Very strange seasoning combos in the seafood boils. Poor service and overpriced food.
  7. SR

    SamRiver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My boil was fantastic and Misty, our server was the best!
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The experience at Shaking Crab was like no other! The food was amazing, the books were on point with flavor and portion! Our server Anita was the best! She went above and beyond to make my family feel welcome and taken care of! Will definitely be returning.
  9. DS

    DonS

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 18, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience2
    Not a good value menus not easy to understand because they give you 4 separate menus. Food quality fair at best. Server brought our check while eating our dinner never offered coffee or dessert. Never going back
  10. DP

    DavidP

    New England

    7 reviews

    2.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience3
    Pros: No wait, clean and new, large menu Cons: Food served by a robot, food over seasoned, seafood not fresh Went to Shaking Crab because it recently opened in the area and the franchise has a fairly good reputation in other locations. Extremely overpriced for what was received. The appetizers were typical bar food. The chicken wings were breaded, fried and covered in a very spicy sauce. The mini crab cakes were about a half teaspoon of fried batter with some crab in it. All the fried foods were dark and over cooked, including the pricey platter of various fried seafoods, which were hard on the outside and tough on the inside. The real disappointment were the seafood boils. We had the blue crab and the crawfish. Both were not very fresh, with most of the meat being dark and mealy. The shaking seasoning was also waaaay over spiced with too much garlic, hot pepper, and salt (we got Medium for heat but it should have been labeled extra hot!) Sadly we will not be returning. If you are looking for good seafood boil in Connecticut, go to Juicy in Middletown. If you are just passing through New London and want to stop at one of the restaurants off I-95, go to Texas Roadhouse!
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 20, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    This is the place to go for Cajun seafood
  12. S

    Steelbeedub

    New York Area

    46 reviews

    4.0

    46 reviews

    Dined on December 12, 2021

    overall4food3service4ambience3
    We had the fisherman's platter and the king crab legs. Both were prepared well. The crab legs were rather expensive for the portion size. Overall it was a good meal.
  13. B

    Bill

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 21, 2021

    overall1food2service4ambience3
    Wayyyyy over priced for the amount of food given! I had a combo boil of two Lobster Tails an a snow crab cluster. The tails were tiny and stuck to the shell, the crab cluster was 3 legs - should have at least been 5 (1/2 the crab) but two of the legs were missing… wife had the Lobster tail boil with crab cluster and shrimp.. We actually finished eating and went to Long Horn after because we were still hungry. Zero value and poor menu descriptions. This place won’t last a year if they keep up with these portions
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2021

    overall2food2service1ambience4
    We were greatly disappointed in this new restaurant. All new restaurants have kinks to work out and we understood that, but…..the service was poor ( the girl was clearly overwhelmed by a party of 5), the appetizers came with the meals, the food was expensive and I left hungry. We spent $250 for 2 kids and 3 adults. I would not have minded the cost if the meal and service were worth it. On the positive side, the atmosphere was very cool. Not sure where the robot that talks and delivers items fits into the vibe, but at least that was entertaining. We will not go back.
  15. RZ

    RonZ

    New York Area

    23 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2021

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    First time at this new restaurant. The food selection was very good. The food was good and it's a bit pricey.
  16. P

    Pete

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2021

    overall3food4service3ambience2
    This place doesn't know what it is. There is SOMETHING here, but the pieces don't line up: - Food is priced like a high end a la carte fine dining restaurant - Food quality is alright, but not stellar. - Decor is a casual seafood theme - Ambiance includes dance music and a TV showing cooking shows - Service is slow, as if this was an intimate dining experience Which leads to confusing clashes in the experience: Given the pricing of the seafood, it's only OK. Also, it's odd not to display the source (Have you ever seen a $45 lobster dish not listed as "Maine Lobster"?), or to have the environment setup to match "fine dining". Given the casual atmosphere, it's odd to have slow service, a small drink menu, and loud music. There are a handful of good ideas here, they just don't work well together.
  17. D

    Donald

    New England

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2021

    overall1food1service4ambience2
    Wow..worst food I have had lately, poorest value ever, very expensive for the quantity. Frozen French fries, frozen chicken fingers. One lobster tail $28.00. Are you kidding me. 2 orders of chick fingers, 1 lobster tail and one awful lobster tail sandwich, 3 soft drinks does not equal 118.00. Won’t get much repeat business from anyone.
  18. KK

    KevinK

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2021

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Absolutely horrible!! Food was awful and way overpriced!! Had to listen to loud rap music (lots of inappropriate language). It was just an awful experience!! Will NEVER go back!!
  19. a

    annes

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 23, 2021

    overall3food4service1ambience3
    Staff was not educated on menu and the robots crashed into each other . Not impressed for the money

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You can order delivery directly from Shaking Crab - New London using the Order Online button. Shaking Crab - New London also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (860) 574-9031.

Shaking Crab - New London is rated 3.3 stars by 19 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
Google Map for Shaking Crab - New London

305 N Frontage Rd, New London, CT 06320

Additional information

  • Cross street

    I 95 North across Texas Road House or In Clarion Inn Hotel parking lot

  • Neighborhood

    New London

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 3:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri–Sun 11:30 am–9:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Cajun

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Hotel Parking

  • Public transit

    On Bayonet Street

  • Owned/operated by

    Asian and Pacific Islander, South Asian/Indian, Women

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Counter Seating, Delivery, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout

  • Phone number

    (860) 574-9031

  • Catering

    Custom event creations is our specialty we will make your event extra extranvagava with our professional server and highly trained chefs.

  • Private party facilities

    We do private events, you can book restaurant for special private events like sweet 16, birthday parties, cocktail parties, holiday parties, anniversaries, baby shower, bridal shower, corporates parties.

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