Shaking Crab - Newton
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
Hand-Cut French Fries
Snow Crab Legs
What a fun experience while visiting g Boston! Everything was delicious!
Our meal was delicious and the service was great.
Lobster role at $24 was less than impressive with very little meat. On the other hand the shrimp basket was a good value albeit very messy. Probably will no go back
Food was very good, music was a bit loud for me. Service was great!
The food was very tasty, the actual restaurant was small and cozy .. they don't have parking it is off street .. the server was pleasant and accommodating.. the only negative was they didn't have available certain things on the menu and was told after we sat down .... ☹️ They were out of corn, whole lobster and dungeness crab clusters .besides that it was a different cool experience.
What a great place . We look forward to returning .
Our waiter was great but the food lack flavor. It needed a bit of salt. I didn’t enjoy our meal for what we paid.
Our waiter was extremely courteous and catered to our every need. Above all the food was carefully and promptly prepared, it tasted amazing.
This the 3rd time we’ve eaten at the location in Newton. Always a great foodie experience. Fantastic steamed crab legs, shrimp, and clams! 3 of us was dining. 2 of us enjoyed the Seoul shake, the other had the Cajun shake.
Unfortunately we didn’t enjoy our visit at Newton location. Service was terrible we had to ask few times for everything even napping we eat out appetizers with our hands also it tuck 10 minutes to someone ask if we any a drink And the rest was empty.
Also was wayyyy less food in the bags them the other locations.
Terribly experience we will never coming back at Newton location.
Love the shaking mild sauce
I like this place love the food we have a good time
Taste is awesome, but the size of the seafood is too tiny.
Was great food, tad bit pricey for some but overall great. Would go again!!
I ordered gumbo, they put a big corn in my cup, só the space was taken and there wasn’t enough soup. Also, when you order fried shrimp, very few shrimp come on top of a French fries basket. It wasn’t like this in the past. Other than that, big thumbs up! The food is good so it’s still worth a try.
We were able to sample a new item crap soup. It was fantastic! Very enjoyable evening.
Great place for flavorful cuisine and small gatherings.
Awesome atmosphere! Very nice staff as service 10/10
Dinner with the husband
Great food and service. Second time here and will come again!
Awesome service..great ambiance will definitely go again
The experience at Shaking Crab was amazing.
The food and service were fantastic. I can not wait to go back again...😊👍
The wait staff screwed up our orders and did not even bring our vegetables until after the meal was done. They were wet and greasy, no one ate them. The waiter refused to remove them from the bill. Apparently if you want your sides with your meal you need to be very specific when you order.
The sangria was watered down and full of ice, disgusting.
Amazing seafood! Love the concept of choosing your own sauces and spice level and then having it all shaken up in a bag! Truly so much fun!
Loved this place definitely going again! Perfect Valentine's date. Vibes were great staff was friendly.
It was so great!! Only downside was there was a clump of black hair in my boyfriends food which was unappealing but other than that it was great food and great service. Hoping that doesn’t happen again- maybe bandanas / tight hair buns for the waitresses
Food is consistently delicious though so- We will be back
Fast and great service. Food is ok. Not too crowded on Tuesday.
An adventure. Very boisterous.
No meat in the seafood
What a great place. A neighborhood gem. Crowded.
We love the shellfish served in plastic bags! It’s messy, fun, and fresh! Excellent professional service. No other restaurants provide such a great experience! Watch your teenagers willingly put their devices away for an hour. It’s worth going just to see that happen.
My personal favorite is the Alaskan king crab legs. Easy to get the meat out. Cheerfully prepared with absolutely no sauce but scrumptious nonetheless.
My only suggestion would be increasing the number of available craft beers or alternately improving the current list.
Extremely highly recommended!
My wife and I enjoyed the food at Shaking Crab - we tried the snow crab legs with shrimp and fries add-on as well as a cup of the gumbo. All the food was delicious and we had fun with cracking open the crabs at the table. They provide gloves to keep the mess off the hands, but we both had punctures in a couple fingers - it would have been nice to provide some wet-naps as a back up! The atmosphere was nice and not too loud - place was popular even on a Wednesday evening. The only disappointment was that they didn't have any blue crab - apparently they haven't had it for a while....
Good food; good service; nice ambiance; would definitely recommend
Soooo good and fun too!
The food was okay, flavorful but overpriced. Staff was friendly but could not understand the waiter so it made ordering difficult. We did not receive everything we ordered despite the restaurant not being busy. There are no windows in the restaurant that can be open and it was extremely hot inside which probably was the worst part of the experience. They had a fan going but it had no impact at all and we couldn’t wait to get outside for some fresh air.
I would suggest keeping your ordering simple...forget appetizers and maybe just stick with one side and it may not break the bank
Down home cooking with paper and plastic. The food is authentic and tasty. Not the kind of place you linger. You clean up your table into a plastic bag. We enjoyed ourselves! Service excellent.
Get ready to put on a bib and dig into an awesome steamed bag of spicy deliciousness!! Loved the king crab with potatoes and corn. Unless you are a professional... go mild- great rage of heat levels and spices! Very friendly staff.
Food was very good. Services was quick and on time.
All around nice experience. Excellent food but you must enjoy eating with your hands, and feel comfortable with the people you are eating. Plates are not a given option for many of the dishes.
Neat place in Newton where they shake your seafood in a bag. This is a bib and gloves kind of place. Get ready to get dirty. Vietnamese owned, so there is plenty of variety of hot sauces. On the small side, fills up quickly. Don't expect to be seated until your whole party is there.
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 80 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.