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The Original Crab Shanty on City Island, NY

If you couldn’t tell by now I love seafood. One way or another I am always looking for some great seafood to try. I love City Island in the Bronx, NY and try to go there whenever I get the opportunity as City Island has a host of restaurants. A friend of mine recommended that I try The Original Crab Shanty, so when I got the opportunity to go I took it.

Driving down City Island Ave. you can’t help, but notice all the restaurants. I have some go to ones and was hoping that this recommendation would end up on list as well. As we pulled up to the parking lot the valet took the car. As we walked in I noticed there was a barrel of apples. Above the barrel was a sign stating “One apple per customer.” I made sure to take one before I left.

Free apples ©2015 HollyDayz
Free apples ©2015 HollyDayz

As we sat down in a good sized booth, I realized that it certainly was a shanty as it wasn’t that big. I could foresee a long wait on a weekend or busy night due to size. For a normal day it was very quaint and had a nice atmosphere. The menu was in the shape of a crab, which I thought was cute.

Quaint ©2015 HollyDayz
Quaint ©2015 HollyDayz
Booth ©2015 HollyDayz
Booth ©2015 HollyDayz

The prices reminded me of another restaurant in the area and I already knew the portions would be a big. We had just missed the lunch specials and so had to order from the regular menu. It took some time to decide what to order as there were so many amazing things to choose from. It also didn’t help seeing the people in the booth across with all of their amazing looking food spread across the table.

Crab shaped menu ©2015 HollyDayz
Crab shaped menu ©2015 HollyDayz

After a lot of back and fourth I decided to get the filet mignon and jumbo shrimp combo. All entrees come with soup or choice of house salad, a choice of a baked potato, french fries, or linguine, and garlic bread. I saw a sign on the table that read I could add certain things to my order for a small additonal price. So I ordered the New England Clam Chowder, I opted for rice rather than the above, and added a lobster tail.

New England Clam Chowder ©2015 HollyDayz
New England Clam Chowder ©2015 HollyDayz

The food was amazing! Onion rings also came on top of my filet mignon and some cole slaw was also on the plate. I was so full and I couldn’t help but to continue eating the filet mignon. It was so delicious that I didn’t mind making myself miserable with every bite. I just closed my eyes and enjoyed suntil I literally couldn’t any more.

My amazing entree ©2015 HollyDayz
My amazing entree ©2015 HollyDayz
Lobster and Rice ©2015 HollyDayz
Lobster and Rice ©2015 HollyDayz
Lobster Tail ©2015 HollyDayz
Lobster Tail ©2015 HollyDayz

As I figured, I had enough to take home with me for another meal and I was pretty happy about that! The food was so good that having leftovers was a great thing! Even the leftovers that I ate the following day still tasted extremely delicious. For those allergic to or don’t like seafood they have items on the menu just for you.

So if you are ever able to head to City Island in the Bronx, I highly suggest The Original Crab Shanty! You will not be disappointed! I am very happy my friend recommended this restaurant and I look forward to the next time I am able to go. (361 City Island Ave. Bronx, NY)

Have you ever been to The Original Crab Shanty? 

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  • Kita Bryant

    I love seafood and everytime I go out of town I must try one of the local seafood places. When I am up that way again I am going in there and will try it out any excuse to get to NY is worth it lol

    • Holly Dayz

      I love seafood too. It is a must have. I hope you head to NY and try it out. It is a great excuse to go.

  • Stacie

    You get to try such interesting food. Too bad i don’t eat seafood.

    • Holly Dayz

      Awww. You can still visit though they serve other things besides seafood.

  • thesophislife

    This all looks yummy! I have been in a seafood mode so far this summer! That bowl of New England clam chowder looks so good!

    • Holly Dayz

      lol I am almost always in a seafood mood. It was so good!

  • Michellette "MimiCuteLips" Green

    I’m a seafood gal and I spent my first seven years of life in the Bronx. I need to try and get here the next time I’m in NYC.

    • Holly Dayz

      Oh wow, that is awesome. You have to make your way there next time then. Great food.

  • LaQuisha Hall

    I love seafood and will eat anywhere I see the word crab, lol! I try all seafood places! 🙂

    • Holly Dayz

      lol that is great, I love seafood too. If you ever get the opportunity this is a great place to eat.

  • ntbrewer

    Mmm I can’t wait to get back stateside and eat to my hearts content. I really wish I can squeeze some NYC time in. Chicago may just have to do.

    • Holly Dayz

      I bet then you can enjoy all the things you have been missing.

  • everydayeyecandy

    This looks so good! I love New England Clam Chowder!! This reminds me that I haven’t had any in a while!

    • Holly Dayz

      The New England Clam Chowder was amazing. I could go for some for lunch.

  • LaChaya Terry

    I love love love seafood! Especially clam chowder! Thanks for sharing! This is on my list for my next visit.

    • Holly Dayz

      Let me know about your experience when you do. I love seafood a lot. I think if I had to choose one type of food to live with that would be it.

  • Moms 'N Charge™

    I visited the Bronx when we took a trip to NY in March. But I’d never heard of City Island so will def have to inquire next time. The food looks delish, love me so good seafood!

    • Holly Dayz

      You must go whenever you go back to NYC or the Bronx. There are a ton of amazing places to eat on City Island and this one is great.

  • Tyra

    I love delicious seafood! How did you get out of there without eating all of the seafood, let alone crab! Everything looked yummy!

    • Holly Dayz

      It was pretty difficult. I ate way more than I should have because it was too good.

  • Olivia

    Looks like a lot of fun and GREAT food! I am not surprised to hear that you over ate because I would do the same 😛

  • Vashti@veepeejay.com

    I loovvee seafood so I’d be all over this lol. I’ve never been to Crab Shanty but you’ve given me yet another spot to add to my list

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