Shaking Crab - Quincy
Channeling New Orleans by way of New England, Shaking Crab offers a variety of fresh shellfish drenched in house sauces featuring rich butter, ample garlic, and bold Cajun spices. Throw in spice level customization and the option to add sides and you'd best believe that your meal will be different every time you shake!
Shaking Crab offers a fully stocked bar with inventive cocktail options and a rotating selection of craft beers on tap. The modern dining area aims to create a communal vibe to enjoy a meal with your family, a drink with friends, or a first date with no chance of awkwardness. In the age of social media, the inherent messiness of Shaking Crab is sure to do away with pretention - and your cell phones.
Highly recommend this joint. Server was very friendly, helpful, and walked us through what exactly a seafood boil is. Having never had a seafood boil before, I must say I’d get one again! The clams and mussels were great!
Excellent staff. Unique experience and tasty food.
I love the idea but the gloves ripped immediately and the crawfish were not up to par
This place is nothing but DELICIOUS FLAVORFUL GREATNESS I would recommend this place to anyone that loves seafood.
Excellent, fun place. Expect to get messy.
God was excellent! Always a great place to get together with friends and family.
Quick, easy to order and delicious! Fun experience too!
The shaking sauce was awesome and
The seafood was fresh
My shrimp tasted bland but when I ate it the next day as leftovers it was fire. Maybe because it was in the sauce overnight. The staff was very nice !
The food lacked some taste. There was more oil than actual seasoning and the corn was not fully cooked. I was a little disappointed as the last time I was there I had to send my crab back because it was really undercooked. Overall not the greatest experience for this visit.
It was a birthday dinner for myself and my son.....we had a great time! Everything was wonderful! I prefer the Quincy location than the Downtown location. Looking forward to y’all he next time. Thanks.
I heard about this restaurant and came there with my fiance, the wait staff were very welcoming and knowledgeable about the seasoning used. The portions they provide are good for the amount as well. This has become my favorite place to eat. Earned my business and will be a regular from now on. If you love seafood definitely a place to go and eat. Can't recommend this place enough.
Food was delicious, experience was memorable wearing the bib and gloves was different and fun! The only negatives was it was very loud and it took a long time to get drink refills.
The food was good, it's made to your preference. That was my second visit and I'm planning to go very soon.
This was our first time at Shaking Crab and we couldn’t have been happier with our decision to dine there. We’ll definitely be back!
It was quieter than usual when we went because we went so early (just after opening). That was perfect for us! The food was so delicious and service was great - we will go back!
The restaurant was nice. I think the waitress was new, because she didn’t know a lot about the menu, and she didn’t give us utensils to eat with until we asked. Overall it was a decent experience. The food tasted good.
Me and my friends have been to Shaking Crab Quincy several times before but Saturday we were disappointed in the service and think we will go to the Shaking Crab in Providence for now on the service was excellent when we went there a couple of months ago.
I came with 2 other ppl .,I loved my food ...can't speak for others.. It was bomb..
Food is always amazing here. Service was a little slow. I hate they charge for every drink. $3 a cup for sweet tea and lemonade. No where on the menu does it say $3 per cup and when the waiter asks if you want a refill they don't say anything about it being an extra charge.
This time I got shrimp and they charge a $1 if you order them headless. I feel like for a $40 meal don't nickel and dime me on petty stuff.
It was really loud and so I could barley hear my date. I did order something that didn’t come so I had to ask for it again but other than that everything else was good as I got my food, didn’t feel rushed, and the food was AMAZING. Me and my party were about ten minutes late (we had a reservation for 7:15 and got there around 7:30) but they still took us in in less then ten minutes. I recommend any seafood lover to go to Shaking Crab!
I went for part ofmy birthday celebration. It was great, the only complaint that I have is that we were sat by the door & it was pretty drafty.
It was our first time. We were there for my son’s birthdays it was 7 of us everyone loved it and will definitely go again. Highly recommended
The food was absolutely incredible, and also plentiful. I would provide photos except I was too busy stuffing my face. Tasty cocktails too.
My server forgot my fries!!!!! After my food arrived I only saw him once. It was busy crazy though so all forgiven!!
Just a Sunday evening meal with my spouse
Shaking Crab is the best seafood place period, my second time there and counting because I will surely be back and shout ou to my waitress Destinee she was the best
This is one of my favorite place to eat. Wasn’t too crazy about my strawberry lemonade but that was minor. I love coming here to eat
We made a reservation through Open Table and once we got there they took us to our table right away. The server was polite. Overall, good experience at this location. I would recommend making a reservation as they can get quite busy.
It was ok, decent food
Amazing and great service ! Will definitly be returning !
Fun and messy but can be on the expensive side
It was good, the server forgot some of my order. Overall job well done
I made reservations and showed up about 10 minutes early, was told “oh yeah give us 5-10 minutes to get the table ready”. Fair enough since I was early, 30 minutes go by, still nothing. I asked when I would be seated since I made reservations, they told me they already seated me (they accidentally gave someone my table even though I was standing in front of the hostess the entire time). So they apologized and sat me immediately. When we were ordering I couldn’t hear my waiter and when I asked him if he could repeat what he said he seemed visibly annoyed. Finally when our food arrived I noticed that we didn’t get our entire order (though they did not charge me for said food so that made it a little better). Now the experience wasn’t necessarily bad, the restaurant has a nice comfortable atmosphere, and the rustic aesthetic as a whole was nice. The food was excellent, it is messy but that’s part of the experience. The king crab in gulf sauce was delicious, and the mussels were excellent. The signature cocktails here are also delicious and strong (but not too strong) and the fact that you could share them with your date just makes the experience that much more fun. Overall I really want to return for the food and drink, but the bad service is making me hesitant
Really good would go back again soon
Food was good, service was good. The only problem I had was it was uncomfortably hot in the dining area, it was like walking into a sauna. If the heat was turned down a bit I would have enjoyed it more. Despite that, still a good experience.
This was our third time going to Shaking Crab. Two times in Quincy and One time at the new location
in Providence. So Much Fun!! Good Music, good drinks. Very Trendy. Nice for hanging out at he bar too.
This was the first time we’d been to the Quincy location. It’s much bigger than Newton which is where we normally go. Service was excellent. Food is always fantastic.
Had fun. Short wait to be seated. Everything looked clean and neat. The food was messy, but good! Definitely do not skip on using the bib and gloves. Waiter was awesome! Friendly and attentive!
The service isn’t the best but the food is delicious!!
Shaking Crab - Quincy does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Shaking Crab - Quincy also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (617) 481-0054.
Shaking Crab - Quincy is rated 4.3 stars by 126 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.