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Shaking Crab - Upper West Side, New York, NY

Shaking Crab - Upper West Side

5.0
5
341 Reviews
$30 and under
Cajun

Shaking Crab - Upper West Side was established in April 2017. Located right down the street from Columbia University, this location includes lunch on weekends and dinner every day.

We have are open for full capacity indoor dining. Due to limited space reservations can only be held for 15 minutes so please show up on time. Parties of 5+ please call the restaurant to inquire about making a reservation. Book now reservations go fast, we look forward to Shakin' with yall!

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Booked 6 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Delivery

  • Logo image for Postmates

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Cajun, Creole / Cajun / Southern, Shellfish

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Fri 4:00 pm–10:00 pm
    Sat, Sun 12:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (646) 861-2152

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Catering

    Our goal is to spread the love of buttery, garlicky, spicy shellfish throughout New York, New England and beyond. You have an opportunity to experience our crab boil where seafood is served up piping hot in a bag smothered in buttery garlicky cajun seasonings. We shake up all the flavorful sauces and serve it to you with gloves, tools and a bib!

  • Private party facilities

    Largest party will take is Six, provide 15 minutes grace period for all party member to arrive and obtain their reservation. After 15 minutes,if whole party has not arrived to the reservation it will be automatically canceled. Party of six or more will have a 20% service charge to their bill. Accept reservations ONLY through OpenTable. Same day RESERVATIONS: Before 11AM.

  • Neighborhood

    Upper West Side

  • Cross street

    Between 112th street and 111th street on broadway

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Public transit

    Nearby the 1, B, and C train. Also four block walk from the last M60 stop in front of Columbia University.

  • Additional

    Bar Dining, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Wine

Popular dishes

Menu

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What 341 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

5.0
5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 5Service
  • 4.9Ambience
  • 4.8Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Was a great first experience trying seafood boil. 10/10 recommend.

  2. PR

    PhillipR

    New York Area

    71 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    71 reviews

    Dined on April 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food and service was amazing. I go here a lot and the vibes are always good. My daughter is addicted to this place lol.

  3. PR

    PhillipR

    New York Area

    71 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    71 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Shrimp basket is always delicious and I got tater tots this time around

  4. MH

    MiaH

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The most courteous staff I've ever experienced. A+ from start to finish.

  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Went for Valentine’s Day and I had a great date night. Got a table upstairs. Food was good waiter was good and food came right on time. I would definitely go back again this time with my whole family. Thank you shaking crab!!

  6. IM

    IliaM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great service, amazing drinks, food was awesome and look forward to going back.

  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 15, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    Delicious!! Always leaves me wanting more😋

  8. CS

    CiaraS

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience3

    The food always good, that’s why I go there but was offended when the server decided to remind of the price of my order while I was clearly looking at the menu.

  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great night!! Thank you

  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 4, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The best lobster Mac and cheese And crab legs we have ever had. We will defiantly be returning here

  11. DW

    DivineW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 2, 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Dinner was amazing!!!….snow crab legs were delicious and the lobster basket is to die for!!! My only disappointment is the bed off shrimp wasn’t cleaned :( but other than that everything was great!

  12. O

    Olga

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 27, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Staff was great. Service and food were excellent. Looking forward to next visit.

  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fast service, friendly service. Accommodates all needs

  14. A

    Awesome

    New York Area

    35 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2021

    overall3food2service5ambience3

    Sea food abundance. The Cajun sauce killed me.

  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 1, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    the best seafood i have had. always fresh. great service as well. we y’all soon

  16. PR

    PhillipR

    New York Area

    71 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    71 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Cajun corn and shrimp basket was amazing. All the sangrias hit the spot.

  17. GU

    GabU

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I had my reservations about the place, but as soon as we stepped in the door the customer service and hospitality was top tier. It’s a little pricey but completely worth it. I will recommend the shaking crab to everyone. Thanks for the great experience.

  18. PR

    PhillipR

    New York Area

    71 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    71 reviews

    Dined on August 22, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Service was amazing. Definitely going back

  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 25, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We were late for our reservation and the staff was very accommodating! Will definitely be visiting again

  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2021

    overall3food3service5ambience5

    The seafood taste fresh but the sauce. But the servers were overall nice and had amazing energy

  21. JA

    JazzmineA

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 19, 2021

    overall3food3service5ambience5

    I was expecting a little better portions for some of the pricing. Enjoyed the music and staff more than food.

  22. M

    Meme

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 18, 2021

    overall3food5service5ambience3

    Food excellent. Alcohol drink was weak. Customer service very nice. Once brought to attention regarding the drink! I was ask did I want a shot on the house! That was awesome. I would most definitely referred my friends to eat at shaking Crab.

  23. RS

    RobinS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 27, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    It was my 1st time here, I wanted seafood so bad and it’s like the universe knew cause this restaurant popped up… and it was amazing;-) the drinks, food and the price (a lil pricey) but ohhh so good

  24. PF

    PorschaF

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 26, 2021

    overall4food5service5ambience5

    I loved it food was good service was excellent 👌😋 this was not my first time going and everytime I go I love it. Drinks are amazing as well. The different sauces are also Amazon. Furthermore everything is clean

  25. VG

    VanessaG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 21, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food was good and the service was great. Would recommend to everyone. Food and drinks are awesome

  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Very good the waiter made sure my husband and I had everything we needed. We can’t wait to go back.

  27. JB

    JaniceB

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Love this restaurant. Great service. Great food. My husband and I go every time

  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2021

    overall3food4service2ambience3

    Mothers say

  29. JB

    JoyB

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 26, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    It would be nice if the music is not too loud so that we can have a better conversation with our friends on the table ,

  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 25, 2021

    overall5food4service4ambience4

    Great birthday dinner for a friend

  31. MP

    MariaP

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 18, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food and drinks were amazing and I didn't have to wait hours for the food , it was a 10 mins wait🥰🥰🥰 Loved it , Loved it. Will go back soon 💖

  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 14, 2021

    overall3food3service3ambience4

    I ordered for me and my daughter and the waitress put our food together. Not sure why. When I told her she quickly fixed it but then charge me for the mistake that they made. I gladly paid and even tipped 20 dollars but it would’ve been nice to have them take their mistake off of the bill.

  33. JB

    JodyBreeze

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 11, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    good music, straight r&b. good food. good prices and portions.

  34. Y

    Yummy

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 11, 2021

    overall3food5service5ambience4

    Loved being able to sample flavor options ...it’s a quaint space perfect for first date too.

  35. LB

    LizetteB

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 9, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    LOVEEEE THIS PLACE! The service, food REAL GOOD and Price NICEEE! MUST HAVE the crab legs! Will be back again and again :)

  36. MM

    MichelleM

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 9, 2021

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    The food was tasty

  37. SB

    SaiB

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 1, 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Perfect service. Will visit again soon. The food was delicious 😋

  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 27, 2021

    overall4food5service3ambience3

    Food was great but service was lacking. Once food was bought to the table the waiter, although he was obviously busy, didn’t come around anymore. My cup sat empty without water for more than 20 minutes and that’s pretty crazy when one considers that I was eating salty foods. They would do much better with some additional hands.

  39. Q

    Queen

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 27, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    This eatery had turned out to be a favorite lunch spot. I love the food and servers are friendly. The music is just what I like not too loud so you can talk and loud enough to pat your feet.

  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 27, 2021

    overall5food5service3ambience3

    Just enjoyed our friendship lunch.

FAQs

Shaking Crab - Upper West Side does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates.

Shaking Crab - Upper West Side is rated 5 stars by 341 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

May 2022
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Booked 6 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Delivery

  • Logo image for Postmates
Google Map for Shaking Crab - Upper West Side

2869 Broadway New York, NY 10025-7805

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Between 112th street and 111th street on broadway

  • Neighborhood

    Upper West Side

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Fri 4:00 pm–10:00 pm
    Sat, Sun 12:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Cajun, Creole / Cajun / Southern, Shellfish

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Public transit

    Nearby the 1, B, and C train. Also four block walk from the last M60 stop in front of Columbia University.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar Dining, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Wine

  • Phone number

    (646) 861-2152

  • Catering

    Our goal is to spread the love of buttery, garlicky, spicy shellfish throughout New York, New England and beyond. You have an opportunity to experience our crab boil where seafood is served up piping hot in a bag smothered in buttery garlicky cajun seasonings. We shake up all the flavorful sauces and serve it to you with gloves, tools and a bib!

  • Private party facilities

    Largest party will take is Six, provide 15 minutes grace period for all party member to arrive and obtain their reservation. After 15 minutes,if whole party has not arrived to the reservation it will be automatically canceled. Party of six or more will have a 20% service charge to their bill. Accept reservations ONLY through OpenTable. Same day RESERVATIONS: Before 11AM.

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