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Brooklyn Crab

Restaurants, Seafood Red Hook
4 out of 5 stars
(4user reviews)
Brooklyn Crab
Photograph: Caroline Voagen Nelson Steamed blue crabs at Brooklyn Crab

Time Out says

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 or cornhole (beanbag toss) outdoors. After hitting the greens, grab a picnic table and dig into simple coastal fare, such as 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.



Address: 24 Reed St
Cross street: between Conover and Van Brunt Sts
Price: Average main course: $30.
Opening hours: Mon-Thu, Sun 11:30am-10pm; Fri, Sat 11:30am-11pm
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4 out of 5 stars

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Brooklyn Crab is a really nice escape from city life. We rode our bikes there and it went from busy streets with traffic in Williamsburg to a calm and open ride in Red Hook. The place itself is awesome - decorated like a true crab shack and offering multiple levels and options for food and drink as well as games. We opted to wait an hour for a table on the patio and there was plenty to do to keep busy. We ordered the Blue Crab and it was definitely a lot of work to crack them open. After all that work, there wasn't much crab meat to have. I would opt for a roll instead if you're really hungry. Overall, fun summer day spot!

This is a shining star of Red Hook. Come and spend a whole day here eating seafood and playing games like corn hole. Pick one of the three levels to settle down in, and go for the top if you want views of the beautiful Hudson and the Statue of Liberty. This place is definitely expensive (a crab roll goes for $22), but it's lots of fun.

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.

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.