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Shaking Crab - Newton, Newton, MA

Shaking Crab - Newton

4.6
4.6
106 Reviews
$30 and under
Seafood
Shaking Crab is the new beat to eating seafood. Mixed with some West coast inspiration and Southern spices, we have brought to the East coast a new and unique way to eating seafood.

Pick a seafood by the pound along with your choice of mouth-watering sauce and we will "shake" it together in a bag - and alas, it will be ready for you to dig in! Although popular for our Shakin' (Cajun) Sauce, our restaurant has a variety of choices and mixes that will surely meet everyone's appeal. Stop on by and "Shake" with us; it'll be more than delicious!

"We take pride in our food and service - think of us as your second home!"
-Alex and Hayato, Shaking Crab Newton Managers

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 2 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Seafood, Creole / Cajun / Southern
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Fri 5:00 pm–11:00 pm Sat 12:00 pm–11:00 pm Sun 12:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (617) 795-1630
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive chef
    Julious Angeles
  • Neighborhood
    Newton
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 106 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.6
4.6 based on all time ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

106 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    27 reviews

    4.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was great but service was horrible. I mean we sat at a table for 10 minutes before someone took our order and the place wasn’t even full. Thankfully the food made up for the service.

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  2. DineWithKids

    New York City

    10 reviews

    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    just so so, nothing special, bit pricey for the amount of food you get.

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  3. Reba

    Greater Boston

    31 reviews

    4.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on February 6, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Interesting concept and quite fun as everything arrives in plastic bags and is a messy delight.

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  4. Ciderhouse

    Kansas City

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on October 3, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What a fun dinner!! If you like seafood and getting messy, this is the place. It was a very fun and filling dinner. Can’t wait to return.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 6, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was amazing. The crab and lobster boil was to die for. Quiet atmosphere with great food and service! Will definitely be back even though I live 45 minutes away! Worth the trip!

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  6. Rose

    Greater Boston

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Fabulous food!!! So much fun (if you, like i, love eating with your hands and getting messy). Very friendly service.

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  7. MarieV

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 2, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was fresh and tasty 😋., lobster was too expensive,

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  8. Mileyyy

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 15, 2022

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    I went to this place prior to the pandemic and it was great. Went out last night and the food quality declined drastically. The food was extremely salty. Ordered the lobster roll and it was frozen and tasted old. Had so much celery and onion. extremely disappointed. Will never go back.

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  9. NickC

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 26, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Having only tried a few appetizers here, what we have tried has always been great, Their Cajon fries are like 5-Guys but without the overwhelming heat and spice that make the first mouthful be reduced to a strong burning sensation that I don't enjoy. They also come out perfectly crispy with no sogginess whatsoever. Their mac and cheese and garlic noodles come out perfect each time. Very creamy but not thick and not watery at all. It is also a lifesaver for handling the spice of the main event. Depending on your preparation with hot and spicy food, the Shakin' Hot is a very formidable adversary, but after running the gauntlet, very enjoyable once it's all done. Potatoes are best if you want to eat all the sauce you can as they absorb everything. The corn is amazing, though watch for squirting on that first bite, I was almost maced because I underestimated how much sauce with in between the kernels. I've always done shrimp and on the rare occasion, crab legs and lobster tails. The clams are the only hit-or-miss as you can either get some meat with the seasoning or slurp a mouthful of seasoning with no clam inside. The Newton location is very quant but very warm and inviting. Great selection of drinks with signatures. Without alcohol, it will be about $80 for 2 people with 1 appetizer and bag combo each. Very well worth it and always a favorite when in town. Please tip them well, they deserve to continue to be a staple in the community.

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  10. MaryG

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was delicious, the service was great and the cocktails were good.

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FAQs

Shaking Crab - Newton does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Shaking Crab - Newton also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (617) 795-1630.

Shaking Crab - Newton is rated 4.6 stars by 106 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


Booked 2 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Shaking Crab - Newton

203 Adams St, Newton, MA 02458-1244

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Newton
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Fri 5:00 pm–11:00 pm Sat 12:00 pm–11:00 pm Sun 12:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Seafood, Creole / Cajun / Southern
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Julious Angeles
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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