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Shaking Crab - Providence - Shaking Crab - Providence, Providence, RI

Shaking Crab - Providence

4.3
4.3
87 Reviews
$31 to $50
Seafood
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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 2 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Creole / Cajun / Southern

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–9:15 pm Fri 4:00 pm–10:15 pm Sat 12:00 pm–10:15 pm Sun 12:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (401) 274-0620

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

What 87 people are saying

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4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.1Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Rhode Island

    Good for business meals

  • Rhode Island

    Kid-friendly

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very good food love it
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our 2nd visit. We live on the west coast. The food is amazing and the service was exceptional.
  3. PP

    PaulP

    New England

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall4food4service2ambience3
    Excellent food, service was slow but I think it was due to staffing problems.
  4. DR

    DylanR

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience1
    Way too expensive to not get full, need up paying 170$ just to need to go to McDonald’s after.
  5. AD

    AlysonD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We all loved the meals we ordered at the birthday dinner we had. Food was absolutely delicious! You get what you pay for. Prices are high but that’s because it’s seafood. Worth every penny spent! We will be going back at our next special occasion.
  6. MK

    MK0418

    New England

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Tizza(I hope I got the name right) , our server was just superb. She always had a smile on her face on top of being extremely attentive. 10/10 to her. I ordered a custom combo of 1/2 lb cluster crab, 1 lobster tail and 1/2 lb shrimp. There wasn't much meat on the crab at all , and I worked so hard to get to it. The lobster tail was cooked great but again for some reason I didn't feel like I got my money's worth. The shrimp was skin on and although I was told it was deveined, I had to take off some black thingy on it(probably it's legs), it tasted great nonetheless. The gravy was 5 stars. Fries with the catfish burger that my mom had were amazing and the Pina colada was to die for, loved it. Overall a very nice visit.
  7. DF

    DFritch

    Las Vegas

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall2food1service4ambience2
    Very expensive for minimal crab meat! No plates. No real silverware. Only one set of crab utensils per table.
  8. MK

    MK0418

    New England

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    We walked in. The host said everything was booked for the day. So I checked on OpenTable and found exactly the time i.e 3 pm that I was there , available. It's stupid that the restaurant can't even tell which slots are free and almost turned us away. I reserved it via OpenTable right in front of him and got a table. Food was AMAZING! I felt like the crab cove dish had more crab in it but that's nothing big. The Alaskan king crab has sharp bony structure that can really puncture your skin even with their paper gloves. Better have something more solid to wear. Food and servers were excellent, no complaints. I'll be back for sure.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wife’s birthday
  10. TT

    TamiT

    E. Tennessee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent meal. We had the steam pot. It was the best I had ever had.
  11. SL

    SusanL

    New England

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waiter was fantastic..very helpful. The food was just what I expected and served perfectly. Reminded me of NOLA a bit. Will definitely return.
  12. AV

    AdriV

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best seafood place ever. I come Atleast once a month with my entire family and we all love everything on the menu! Even the kids meals are great!!
  13. p

    patricia

    New England

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Had so many different fish items and cooked perfectly
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Was awesome time and food was great
  15. LK

    LisaK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I preferer the shacking crab in providence more. The sauce was so much better and I seem to have a lot more shrimp :}
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    St. Louis

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Amazing food and value. Wait team understaffed so service was slow on drinks
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waitress was sooo amazing and fun! Wish I remembered her name !!
  18. BT

    BrandiT

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience3
    The fish bowl drink for 2 was amazing… it was my dinner and a few shrimp from my partners steam bag thing!
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 18, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    For a first time being there was pretty good, our waiter was very nice and explained things well. We did wait a while for our waiter but we also understand there was not to many people working. Food was delicious, recommend family and friends to go there!
  20. JU

    JUSTINS

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food. Prepare to get messy. Would go again.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Yummy choices
  22. RI

    cowboyRI

    New England

    10 reviews

    2.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 26, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience3
    What a disappointment! We were hoping for a decent dinner experience and did not get it. Everything was fine until the food order was being brought to our table. Not only were the dishes incorrect but there were also missing items. On top of that, our waitress treated us as an 'after thought' as it seemed like everything else going on in the restaurant was her top priority. First, we both ordered the clam chowder which never arrived as the main course both came out together. My Fried Lobster sandwich was missing any sauce and my husband was missing the extra side of 'cole slaw' which he had ordered with his Fried Shrimp basket. My sandwich was cooked nicely but taste wise, it was dull and listless. The fried shrimp was also boring. We did finally get one order of clam chowder and you could TELL it had been watered-down as it was as thin as a broth and also lacked any flavor. The whole experience was terrible, and they really need to pay more attention to the details of both the food and the customers rather than just 'getting through it' as it was apparent they were striving for that feat.
  23. NP

    NicoleP

    New England

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 20, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    The waitstaff leaves a lot to be desired and the food isn't blow your mind great for the price. I wouldn't likely go again.
  24. LW

    LizW

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 13, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    Food was completely delicious. We got a Valentine’s special: fries, chowder, corn and mac and cheese as starters. All delicious. We had a tray of mussels and shrimp with the “Shakin” sauce in Medium heat. Finger licking good. We also had a fishbowl! Now onto service- the waiter we had was pretty rough, we wondered if he was new. We sat for 20 minutes when done with our food before he came over and there were maybe 6 other tables dining, so not busy. Brought us the check before clearing our table OR giving us our dessert (which was part of the package). Still didn’t clear off table when dessert came, which our table now held SEVERAL things and could not fit anything else. What was with this kid?? Once we mentioned, hey theres no space, he cleared maybe 2 things and left our half eaten mac and cheese and fries to share with our frozen cheesecake. But of course he was ready for the bill… Odd server behavior, and both of us have been in restaurant service before. We would only pickup food from now on .
  25. C

    Claudine

    New England

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was wonderful. The food was tasty and the drinks were good.
  26. N

    Notimpressed

    New England

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2021

    overall3food3service1ambience3
    Although the food was good, the service was poor. We ordered drinks and it took 20 minutes to get them even though we were only 1 of 2 tables seated. 3 times the waiter forgot to bring either a drink or condiments. I am not sure if they were short staffed, but if they were it wasn't communicated to us. In the future we may use it as take out only as how the rest of Thayer street has turned into.
  27. L

    Liza

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 14, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Great seafood, great cocktails! It was a nice casual vibe for an impromptu hangout with friends.
  28. KP

    KamiP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 8, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great service and great food and drinks as well!!!
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    5 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2021

    overall2food1service5ambience4
    Food just ok with no flavor.
  30. L

    Lori

    New England

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2021

    overall2food2service2ambience1
    The heat was broken and it was freezing. Server was not attentive. Food was just ok and not very filling. Very expensive for the amount of food you got.
  31. R

    Ryanb

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 21, 2021

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Waitress spilled tray of drinks on wife no manager came over, then dropped off food with no utensils, or even the new drinks, never came to check if we needed anything then just came by and dropped off check, will never go back to any of there locations again
  32. C

    Claudine

    New England

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great fun active atmosphere. Food was great! I will go back!
  33. JC

    JohnC

    New York Area

    39 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on October 13, 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Ate very early dinner as we had a train to catch. Very novel to have meals served in a bag. The crab legs and blue crab were very tasty.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 9, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time here! My husband and I enjoyed it a lot. Friendly staff, good atmosphere, and the food was amazing! Will def be back!
  35. SA

    SavannaA

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 8, 2021

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Loved this place because you can literally build your own bag of seafood with your own flavors ! Worth it.
  36. A

    Alana

    New England

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 2, 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Our server Toni was great. Very helpful and friendly.
  37. PS

    PatriciaS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 2, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outrageously delicious! Will be back soon! The best place I’ve been to.
  38. JD

    JasonD

    New England

    7 reviews

    2.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2021

    overall2food5service1ambience5
    Food was outstanding. Other than that the experience was terrible. We’ve been before had a great time. So we invited others and it was just awful other than the food.
  39. N

    Nickname

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 30, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    It was our first time there and everything we ordered was delicious. Our waitress was super helpful and attentive and the portions were more than enough. A nice atmosphere with a unique menu for this area. Great experience and will definitely go back.
  40. ML

    MikeL

    New England

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 20, 2021

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    We had sat down, waited 20 minutes for service. No one came to wait on us, we left. Oddly, the place was empty.

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Shaking Crab - Providence does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Shaking Crab - Providence also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (401) 274-0620.

Shaking Crab - Providence is rated 4.3 stars by 87 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
Google Map for Shaking Crab - Providence

284 Thayer St, Providence, RI 02906

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Providence

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–9:15 pm Fri 4:00 pm–10:15 pm Sat 12:00 pm–10:15 pm Sun 12:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Creole / Cajun / Southern

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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