Brooklyn Crab

Brooklyn Crab

Seafood Restaurant, Beach Bar, and Mini Golf Course$$$$
Red Hook, Brooklyn
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    Go here. Experience the crab. It's worth it.
  • Tips
    Dave D.
    "Lots of beer on tap, corn hole, delicious seafood, MINI GOLF!"(15 Tips)
    Taylor M.
    "snow crab, shrimp, crab roll, fishbowls, crab cake, beer"(20 Tips)
    Raphael L.
    "Blue crabs are delicious but not for amateur crab aficionados."(11 Tips)
    Michele H.
    "Crab royal was perfect for two ... Cajun style ...delicious"(5 Tips)
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  • scenic views
  • mini golf
  • cornhole
  • good for groups
  • casual
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  • Mag M.heart icon on user image
    Mag MagpieSeptember 2, 2018
    Fresh seafood on a rooftop overlooking the Red Hook docks. Fun to try the extensive hot sauce collection and get messy with a bucket of crab
  • Rebecca M.heart icon on user image
    Rebecca MazzaSeptember 6, 2016
    Awesome service and great food. Only get the pot of crabs if you're willing to work to eat
  • Linda C.heart icon on user image
    Linda ChowApril 8, 2016
    Love this place! Kind of pricey, but great place for good food and good times. Love the BK Steam Pot! Beware of long waits during summer.
  • Benjamin S.
    Benjamin SehlSeptember 30, 2014
    Calling all Canadians: the Bloody Breuklen is essentially a Caesar. Get it with spicy habanero tequila - amazing.
  • Laura C.
    Laura CrawfMay 6, 2013
    Not super crowded for a sunny, warm Sunday and everyone working there was incredibly nice. I recommend the cold platter with spicy shrimp. Can take the ikea water taxi to get there easier.
  • Dave D.
    Dave DawsonSeptember 12, 2013
    Lots of beer on tap, corn hole, delicious seafood, MINI GOLF! What else do you need? And it's across the street from Fairway, so you can go grocery shopping after you feast.
  • Uber NYC
    Uber NYCMay 16, 2016
    Stake out your spot by the games in the back if you're feeling competitive. If not, grab a table up top for the best waterfront views.
  • Barton S.heart icon on user image
    Barton SmithOctober 10, 2015
    Such a fun place - amazing view, plenty of group seating and some fun arcade games.
  • Daniel B.heart icon on user image
    Daniel BarnettJuly 19, 2015
    Don't be to ask if you don't know proper technique for crab destruction. Do it right, you'll have a great time. And get the watermelon lime cocktail!
  • Chris P.heart icon on user image
    Chris PlunkettMay 4, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    If you have a shellfish allergy eat some Lobster but bring your epi pen & stab it in your leg then say "Hey everyone! Now this place is called Brooklyn Stab!!"
  • J Crowleyheart icon on user image
    J CrowleyMay 4, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Mini golf while you wait for a table. Or belly-up to the upstairs bar, sip a (huge) frozen pina colada, and enjoy the view.
  • Wayofmoufheart icon on user image
    WayofmoufApril 15, 2017
    Crabs galore! Great chillout beach vibe, delicious food, and beautiful views of the bay.
  • christian svanes k.
    christian svanes koldingSeptember 25, 2017
    oysters are good and the view is appealing but the clam chowder is all potatoes and flour while their version of fish and chips is definitely pretty poor, as are the crab cakes.
  • StayNYC R.
    StayNYC RentalsApril 23, 2019
    The Crab has two full bars replete with specialty cocktails and frozen drinks and a postcard-worthy southwest-facing vantage on the Hudson River Bay.
  • Drewskiheart icon on user image
    DrewskiJuly 30, 2016
    Great spot for groups when the weather is nice. Lots of outdoor games to keep everyone entertained. Can't speak to seafood quality, but the drink menu is okay.
  • Big W.heart icon on user image
    Big WittAugust 14, 2016
    Good summer spot, when your with a group. shareable portions, good drink selection great scenic view. Parking in the area was the only hassle.
  • ZenFoodsterheart icon on user image
    ZenFoodsterJune 10, 2012
    My advice: kick bk w/drinks & cold/raw platters on their 1st flr deck, & change to the upper deck for sunset. You'll be drunk & soaking it all up by then!
  • Vicario Brensley P.heart icon on user image
    Vicario Brensley PhillipJuly 21, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Ask for seats in Liz's section she is the best! The food was amazing and views were awesome. Amy and I have found our new summer spot!
  • Lauren
    LaurenMarch 24, 2017
    WEDNESDAYS: $1 house oysters all day. WED/THUR/FRI: Happy hour $3 Narragansett Drafts, $5 well drinks from 4:00pm-7:00pm in the main bar.
  • Michelle W.
    Michelle WadeApril 28, 2013
    Sit up in the deck on a nice day and there's no way you can be in a bad mood. Great see service, beautiful view and good beer selection
  • Eva D.
    Eva DragoMay 24, 2016
    Sit outside for some amazing views and breezes! Fun games out back to pass the time if you're waiting for a table.
  • Kathryn D.heart icon on user image
    Kathryn DJuly 26, 2017
    Wear sunscreen and prepare to stay a while. Fun vibe and casual crowd.
  • //sarahheart icon on user image
    //sarahOctober 4, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Don't mess around, go for the crab royale, it's so worth it. Great views!
  • Renae M.heart icon on user image
    Renae MasonOctober 19, 2017
    Love the multiple decks and water views, feels like being on holiday. Crab also simple and good!
  • M.B. M.heart icon on user image
    M.B. McGillOctober 26, 2015
    Play the micro mini golf course out back & check out the top floor hot sauce collection lining the booths, walls and partitions.
  • Natalie V.heart icon on user image
    Natalie VJuly 17, 2016
    Cool outdoor spot with seafood, lawn games. Gets crowded though so be prepared and food is $$.
  • Sal C.
    Sal CappiJuly 24, 2013
    Tools of the crab eating trade. Fantastic harbor views from the top deck. Order the Crab Royale!
  • Denis S.heart icon on user image
    Denis SosnovtsevAugust 19, 2014
    The piña coladas come in those neon colored plastic tubes and are crazy delicious. It's probably the pound of sugar in each.
  • Daniel M.heart icon on user image
    Daniel McDonoughMay 25, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Grab a half dozen oysters, the blue crab roll, and a Blue Point Summer Ale. Great summer lunch.
  • Pat D.
    Pat DMay 27, 2013
    Mac and cheese and corn are totally worthy the $$ as a nice extra or side. Great atmosphere and wait staff. Always a fun time.
  • Mike J.heart icon on user image
    Mike JohnsonJuly 20, 2017
    Come for the free mini golf, stay for the free mini golf. Also beer and expensive but tasty seafood.
  • Martin F.
    Martin FreemanJuly 26, 2013
    The clam roll was excellent! Mac & Cheese over there was definitely on my good side..check it out when you have a chance.
  • Melissa R.
    Melissa RosenthalOctober 11, 2014
    Awesome place for groups and incredible seafood. Try the crab roll ;)
  • Ariana V.heart icon on user image
    Ariana VoyerAugust 29, 2016
    The second floor bar on the left offers views of the water and the most comfortable atmosphere but unfortunately is closed in by windows.
  • Elizabeth K.
    Elizabeth KenneyJuly 11, 2012
    Came at 4 with the kids on a Wednesday and had the whole mini-golf course to ourselves. Finished up with an early dinner on the upper deck. Great kids' menu! Don't bother with the fake lemonade.
  • Jess M.heart icon on user image
    Jess MurphyMarch 15, 2017
    Get the largest platter they have cause it's worth every penny.
  • Alex R.heart icon on user image
    Alex RavenelJune 4, 2015
    Great place to grab a drink on a warm day. Can turn into a mad house though, and take forever to get a drink.
  • Chrissy K.heart icon on user image
    Chrissy KJuly 12, 2016
    To suggest getting the crab roll rather than the crab legs. Less work and you get more meat.
  • Martin F.
    Martin FreemanJuly 26, 2013
    The Cajun crab is the butter will make you cry (in a good way that is)
  • Eric T.heart icon on user image
    Eric TashSeptember 1, 2014
    Red Hook by the water + Key West styled bar/resto = transport to a foreign land. Food is solid and libations plenty. Get one of their crab rolls!
  • Le L.
    Le LoApril 15
    Come for the views of the bay and an afternoon drink. The food just good enough to keep you sober-ish.
  • Jarel H.heart icon on user image
    Jarel HillMarch 18, 2018
    Awesome pina colada. Can’t wait to come back in the summer.
  • Ashling P.
    Ashling PlunkettAugust 1, 2013
    Great seafood, check out the fried oysters! Great views of Manhattan too, and cheap beer. A Red Hook must visit
  • Ryan G.heart icon on user image
    Ryan GallagherJune 13, 2017
    Large outside bar area is a great place to spend a nice Sunday.
  • Dave F.heart icon on user image
    Dave FisherSeptember 14, 2016
    Been here 10+ times
    Come for the drinks, games and ambiance, but eat next door at Hometown BBQ. View from the top deck is ridiculous.
  • Alexander M.
    Alexander MorrisAugust 11, 2014
    I had heard that the service was horrendous but we had no issues at all. Great views from the rooftop and food was great as well.
  • Kira G.
    Kira GlasteinMay 15, 2013
    Table by window obviously. If there is no wait, the service is good. The blue crab and fried shrimp were excellent.
  • Dominik
    DominikMay 7, 2013
    Awesome chilled atmosphere! Best for a lazy waterfront afternoon. Try the oysters and have a blue point light.
  • Jeana C.heart icon on user image
    Jeana CostaMay 25, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Blue Crab Roll (with Old Bay mayo) out of this world
  • Alicia F.
    Alicia FowlerApril 23, 2015
    Fork over your paycheck for the blue crabs. Just do it. And make sure to play in the backyard.
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