Shaking Crab - Upper West Side
Shaking Crab began as a lunch craving for fresh New England shellfish and bold Cajun flavors in the spring of 2015. Kevin and Nick, co-workers in a downtown Boston office, frequently lunched together in a quest to fulfill a mutual love of spicy and fragrant foods.
One day, Nick returned from a trip to California and excitedly described his favorite meal of the trip: a crab boil with shrimp, crab legs and crawfish, all drenched in a rich, garlicky, and spicy sauce. Kevin, raised in California, immediately recognized the crab boils that his friends and family would have for summer cook-outs and the routine outings at boil restaurants. Unfortunately, crab boils were not an option in Boston at the time despite the high quality and adoration of New England shellfish.
Food was great , service was great. If you have Chris as your server , then you gonna have a good time. Definitely coming here again and definitely recommend it to anyone. You won't be disappointed.
Enjoyed it here and definitely will be coming back soon!
Staff was very friendly & very attentive.
The staff is great. Very friendly. The food was very good. You got what you paid for. i would recommend and would go again.
I am very upset at the fact that I purchased over $400 of food, forgot to sign up for points, and couldn't get my points back! Make sure you get your points worth. I just wasted it all. Service could've been better if I would've gotten a copy of my receipt!!!! IM VERY UPSET I DONT WANT TO RETURN!
Great experience with great service.
Service was great
Butter and garlic flavor needs something 💡
But other than that great
Went for my cousin birthday the food was great had snow crabs the drink was outstanding had a k.o I loved it service was over all great
The bartender was such a sweetheart as well as the hostess in the front. With that being said the food was just okay, not as flavorful as I was expecting. Even the corn and potatoes were lacking. Not impressed and unlikely to return. There are other restaurants who do it better quite frankly.
The food was amazing, the music was on point. The drinks... lets just say you get your money's worth and the service was even better than I expected. Great dining experience overall, I will definitely be returning soon!!!!
Food was delicious, special requests were met. Our server Jonathan was fantastic.
The king crab legs we definitely overpriced (two legs and 1/4 of another minus the claw - $38) and the selection of seasonings were not appealing. If I remember there was only one choice that wasn't spicy. I got that (garlic something) but wasn't impressed - in fact didn't like it very much! The sweet potato fries were good as was the mango martini! I'll give it another try!
Chris has been our server every time we go he’s the best!!
Amazing food and service. Would recommended every day
Went for the first time on Saturday the 12th. Made a reservation thru Opentable for 7:30. When we arrived we gave our name and were told that we would be seated shortly. They were crowded and there were a lot of people waiting. It is a small place but very popular. We ended up waiting about a hour for our table. The hostess kept us updated on what was happening and right before they sat us she told us that the manager apologized for the wait and we were given free appetizers. Our waitress was great and the food was delicious. We were very pleased with everything. Definitely worth the wait. I will be going back the next time i come to NY. Very good customer service!
I took my Husband and Sister out for their birthdays,and everything was perfect .
Our Server Jump, was there to assist with all of our questions, and even offered a taste of the seafood sauces, before we ordered our food
Service was Wonderful.
We will be going back very soon .
Thank You Shaking Crab
This location is kind of small on the ground floor but I do believe you can reserve upstairs seating. I wanted a lobster roll for sometime now so I was very excited to try one. The lobster was very fresh but was also so stringy I couldn't enjoy it. Most of the seafood is by the pound so u dont get alot for your buck but the food was fresh and we received our order within a very timely manner.
The food was ok. The sauce was greasy. I would recommend the boil or claw daddy over this place. The alcohol drink was ok nothing to go crazy over.
Great seafood at reasonable price and excellent service.
Restaurant is unique to the neighborhood.
Seafood was ok. The restroom can use an upgrade. Floor tiles is old and dirty.
The bar was very loud for happy hour when we came at around 5. We felt the crabs were fresh and meaty but very garlicky and under seasoned. Also very pricy although to eat crabs on a rainy winter night in Manhattan , I’ll take it .
Great food and great location. Cajun corn is amazing .
It was a pleasure to attend for my birthday! We enjoyed the scene and the food.
Food was amazing expect the blue crabs mines were way over cooked and mushy. I just wish it was a bigger space
Took my boyfriend here for his bday, had a blast. Food was great. Drinks even better lol
So the only reason I tried Shaking Crab has Cause of me trying JuicyCrab in GA. Shaking Crab was good but the Herbs used in the bag was watered down with a lot of oil. Which I was able to see in the bottom of the bag while eating. But Shaking crab was still a pretty good experience and fun.
Geat food ! All the sauces are great ! I cant wait to go back ! No wait time was very chilled and we got our food very quickly
Good drinks, delicious food, great service at good price
Our waitress was very kind and attentive. She catered to our every need. Mary The Chef deserves a standing ovation. This restaurant suggested by a friend from my sons school. My co-workers nah I are NYCT Workers and I we like to eat. It would be great if it were implemented that Mary come and meet the patrons and take pictures with those who would like. It would be a creative way to to make a great addition to Shaking Crabs website. We will be back!!!!!!
It was a great experience considering the one customer that was on the phone cursing someone out and banging on the table. The food was fresh and very tasty!! I’ll definitely be going back.
My friends were, but they were able to hold the table for 15min thankfully!
Food and service was great, will be back!
The experience was great.but I just was missing my obay season..but over all it was great..I enjoyed myself
The staff was very open and friendly....my fiancé has prosthetic legs and they allowed him to use the employee rest room.
Food was great !!! I had so much fun the drinks amazing. It’s everything that I thought it would be
This restaurant provides excellent customer service and equally amazing food. 100% satisfied with dining experience. I truly love this place.
Had an amazing time, the food had tons of flavor and was well cooked to perfection, along with the drinks and atmosphere from the staff. I was more excited for my food touching my table then the actual date. Lmaoo
Food was good. Price was fair. Our server/waitress was amazing and very friendly. My friends and I had a birthday celebration here and it was great! They offer a variety of seating options too. Quiet seating upstairs and a more lively seating downstairs by the bar. Highly recommend.
The food was great . I only had an issue with the lobster roll it should be heated up because the dressing makes it cold.
Food was good and the wait time for our food wasn't long. We got our food fairly quickly