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.
It was an awesome experience food was amazing
i had a reservation for 615 pm on top when i got there i had to wait they ask me if i wanted to sit in the front i said no then they ask me if i want to sit in the back i took it
but why do a reservation if my table not going be available
Gonna try a different location a little too small, food was good but small amount for the prices asked
Food is always great! Staff is friendly.
Shrimps are a nice size, whether fried or in a bag with shaking sauce, you can’t go wrong.
Amazing service and food !
It’s a Must go, will definitely be going again the seafood is extremely fresh! You won’t be disappointed.
Service was slow after being seated. Waitress wasn’t attentive to the table even tho it didn’t appear to be busy.
The food was delicious and the staff were friendly. I would recommend to my friends.
I enjoy eating here the staff is awesome, the food is always hot and tasty.
The staff is great
But the Lobster was recommend to me a d I honestly didn't like it
Overcooked would be an understatement
Great food. Seafood is cooked to perfection and they make a great Cajun sauce!
My food was very good. Service was excellent. Only issue was that although I know it is a "Seafood" place but they should be more careful with people who have allergies. My husband is mildly allergic to shrimp and he ordered the wings and he found a piece of a shrimp tail mixed in with the wings and could not finish his food.
I love it there. This was my second time there and I cant wait to come back. The waiter was very nice and came back to the table numerous of times just to assure that my boyfriend and I were okay and to see if we needed anything additional. There was also an error in our order where we order two shrimp and crab leg boils and only one was brought to the table. I asked if they just put everything in one bag as my boyfriend and I ordered the same thing and at first the waiter was like yeah then he came back not even 5 minutes later and apologize and stated that my order will be ready soon. The customer service there is nothing short of amazing. What i would suggest is making a reservation as it does get packed in there so that should tell you that the food must be amazing
We were almost 15 minutes late and were greeted at the door by name and escorted to our table right away. The greeters were friendly and super attentive. The food was delicious and service prompt. This was my second time going here and they didn't disappoint. Definitely recommend!
Well my only disappointment today was service it wasn't busy..
The service was great and so was the food, this is definitely a get your hands dirty situation!!! I had Alaskan king crabs with cilantro lime and it was delicious!!!!
I don't know the waitress name but she was beyond the expectations i had, super friendly, efficient and she gave me the best experience.
Our server, Luke was very attentive to our needs. The service was very good. Restaurant has good space for dining but noise level is high. Food is average compared to other Seafood restaurant. Overall is a good place for Seafood.
I’ve ate here once before the service was great
My last visit wasn’t as expected our waitress who took our order never checked on us another young lady did she was
I love the food! I came with a group of people and the Shakerita was the best drink OMG! It was fun and the food was amazing! Make sure to check with a waiter about the spice level because some of the spice combinations can be quite spicy.
I would only recommend this place if they have more serving staff on a Early Sunday. The bartender was the only one waiting tables and we didnt receive plasticware and our drinks before the food came, not even napkins. I had to get up from my seat to walk to the bar to ask for these things. They shouldn't open early on a Sunday if they dont have the staff. The food is always delicious though.
The staff was very prompt and attentive and efficient. The shrimp and fries were good. The drinks were ok. The bags were very bland
Excellent food but the service was a bit slow. I’d definitely go back again!
Food was so tasty and fish bowl was great I will be coming back very soon
Nice. I suggest though that the proper utensils be provided without having to ask.
Good was great. Staff was extremely accommodating. I love this place
If im not mistaking our sever was Jasmine! She was very professional and great sense of humor... she should be promoted!!! Great employee!!!!As for the hostess ask guest if they have reservations before assuming they don’t!
Amina was great! Great service, great food, great experience
Amazing service food was great!!!!!! Oh and the best part the bartender was AMAZING!!!!!!!!
Great service and great crabs
Greeted and seated immediately. Order taken and food served promptly and hot.
The food was great and very affordable
The $40 snow crab and shrimp was fantastic, I ate till I was filled and still had about 12 large shrimps left to take home😀...i highly recommend the Shaking Crab
Lo mejor de lo mejor 💗best food
Amina was such a wonderful server. So patient and so personable. Thank you so much for your exceptional service. I celebrated my graduation here and I’m so glad I chose this place. Top notch service.
This time was the worst ever! The crawfish was frozen and tasted very bad, I felt like I wasted my money and I wasn’t asked if I wanted something different in exchange for the poor quantity but was given a 4.00 credit for a 30.00 dollar meal! Totally upset! 😫😫😫
Great I would’ve rather have 4 king crab legs opposed to two
This was my family's first time coming to the shaking crab. We were celebrating my sisters 60th birthday. The food the drinks and the service was outstanding and I will waitress Amina was amazing. We all will be coming back very soon thank you for the awesome experience 🥰💜😁
Good afternoon the young lady that was there, i cant remember her name, but she greeted us nice, she took us to our table and was making the drinks, she was awesome. A young black female a little chubby.
She did the job of 3 people with a smile on her face.
thank you kim
Food was good but my fried lobster was a little over battered and fried harder than previous one. But I still enjoyed it.
First time me and my wife ever been there it was outstanding great food great friendly staff