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
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.
The experience was really nice, was a family dinner. The food is very good
Only bad experience was that the website allowed us to reserve a table for 4:30 but the restaurant didn't open till 5pm. We had traveled over an hour to get to the restaurant only to have to wait an additional 30 minutes. Didn't like that we had no free refills on beverages. But the food and service was absolutely amazing.
It was great! I’m so glad we went!!!! Great staff!
Food was good but the space is too tight for me.
Weren’t sure what to expect and was pleasantly surprised by the concept and the delicious food.
Small location, big flavors! Everything tasted delicious. Gonna have to warn those who may be allergic to the smell of spicy food.it'll make you cough, especially important for families with kids or anyone who may have breathing related symptoms.
It was amazing.
Fun place. Be prepared for plastic silverware and plastic covering you and the table. But messy eating at its best!
Simple place with delicious shellfish. The house (Cajun) flavor is really good, and the service is friendly and helpful. However, the environmental practices is terrible: lots of plastics and Styrofoam. The prices are not low for a simple place with lots of disposable ware.
Very fun place.
We had an amazing time at the shaking crab. The service was terrific, the food was delicious, and the prices were really good. We will definitely be back here!!
Get ready to get messy! Wear short sleeves. Heaven for seafood lovers. The server helped my 12-year-old niece crack her lobster and remove the meat from the shell. Yes, you can order any seafood with no sauce at all; it’s so fresh that it doesn’t even need butter or garlic to taste delicious!
Great food, a little cramped. However, you can't beat the crab!
It was my mothers birthday and she loved it and so did my children.
Fun! Original! Delish!
My wife and I took on a trip to Boston. When we travel from Atl to the Northeast, we like to make sure we get our hands on a favorite- the Lobster Roll
Well the lobster roll, with an order of King Crab Legs were outstanding. My wife thought it was the best Lobster Roll she ever had. Kudos
By the way, we had a side of Garlic Noodles which were terrific and rounded out a fabulous meal
Awesome flavor and great service.
Shaking Crab - Newton does offer delivery in partnership with Caviar and 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 62 OpenTable diners.
You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.