Brooklyn Crab

Restaurants , Seafood Red Hook
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Steamed blue crabs at Brooklyn Crab

Channeling Maine's minigolf clam shacks, this hulking 250-seat eatery brings putt-putt facilities and seaside tastes to Red Hook's waterfront. Elevated on stilts, the three-story stand-alone restaurant is done up with wharf-themed flourishes: lobster traps, fishing rods, Christmas lights and a mounted shark's head. Gather friends for a round of minigolf, bocce or cornhole (beanbag toss) outdoors. After hitting the greens, grab a picnic table and dig into simple coastal fare, such as fried whole-belly clams with homemade tartar sauce, peel-and-eat shrimp, and steam pots brimming with lobster, Jonah crab and mussels, along with potatoes and corn. Drinkers can sip frozen daiquiris or split a bucket of beer (Corona, Bud) with pals on the open-air roof deck, which boasts clear views of New York's Upper Bay.

Venue name: Brooklyn Crab
Address: 24 Reed St
Cross street: between Conover and Van Brunt Sts
Opening hours: Mon-Thu, Sun 11:03am-10pm; Fri, Sat 11:30am-midnight
Price: Average main course: $30. Disc, MC, V
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Fresh seafood and fun environment! We loved that there's plenty to do (mini golf, bar, raw bar, beer garden, etc) while waiting for a table and the seafood was fresh and delicious but the prices were high!!! The crab cake was perfectly seared but the market price was $38. Half dozen blue crabs market price was $42. The king crab roll was fresh but a little under whelming ($24). The fried shrimp basket $19 was awesome not just cause of price but it was perfectly battered and crispy. The daily oyster special was amazing ($33 for a dozen). The beergarita was pretty awesome as well! We loved that it felt like we were transported to Maryland with seaside and Statue of Liberty views. Overall if the prices were a little lower it would have been more worth it.

Jason S

One of the coolest bars in Brooklyn for day drinking!  Worth the trek to Red Hook as they have an amazing outdoor space.  There are plenty of games to play - pop-a-shot, cornhole, shuffleboard, and best yet, they even have an 8 hole mini golf course in the backyard!  When you get hungry, head upstairs to the crab house and order a blue crab roll or split some french fries to soak up the booze.  It rarely gets crowded and is the ideal place to hang out with a large group of friends looking to enjoy a nice Summer afternoon.