Welcome to The Original Crab House

A place to gather with family , friends and great seafood.

We offer the most delicate dishes made with the seasoning of the heart and experience.

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Our Cuisine

Crab Center

A selection of the freshest crabs prepared with the best ingredients to give you an unforgettable experience.

Fish and Seafood Entrees

Entrees with a variety of delicately prepared seafood dishes that your palate will not be able to resist.

Land Lovers

We offer selected cuts of Quality Steaks marinated to perfection, Chicken and other earthly things

Specialties and more...

We have a variety of pasta dishes , sandwiches, side orders and obviously our famous desserts.

About Us

A little hole in the wall

The Original Crab House is a cozy like home experience you will love !!
Live Blue crabs every day! Come out and try the Maryland steamed crabs, our famous Garlic Crabs.

Some of our favorites !!

Steamed Blue Crabs
Half Dozen /$39
Dozen/ $69

8 oz steak, 1 Snow cluster, 1/2 lb fried shrimp

Alaskan Snow Crab
........................... $MKT

1.5 lbs snow crab clusters served with melted butter and lime. Served with one side.

Steamed Shellfish Platter
........................ $69

1.5 pounds of Snow Crab clusters topped with half pound of Jumbo Old Bay steamed shrimp. (Peeled shrimp)

Crab Boil Snow
......................................... $65

1 lb Snow Crab, 1/2 lb Shrimp, Sausage, Corn and parsley potatoes. Old Bay, Cajun or Garlic. No subtitutions.

Testimonials

Customer Reviews

The best Lobster Bisque soup and garlic crabs! A trip to Florida always includes dinner here. Even our 4 year old loves the garlic crab and Daddy can't peel them fast enough! Wonderful staff, Gustavo is the perfect host!
Raquel Cozier
  • 4 star ratingThe blue crabs with garlic sauce were my favorite. But everything was great. They were so good! Highly recommend this place! Really looking forward to returning.

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    Alvin O.
    5/18/2022

    5 star ratingWe have been going to this crab house since it was in it's original location. We were happy to find the new location was spacious inside and there was plenty of parking.

    We ordered the jumbo size garlic crabs. The server said that the crabs are fresh, never frozen. we hoped this was the case. Our order tasted delicious and fresh. We also had the lobster bisque. The bisque was very good as well. We will definitely be back.

    The server was attentive and super nice. We went at 5:30 and had the place to ourselves until another party showed up just as we were finishing.

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    JB P.
    5/11/2022

    5 star ratingExceptional This unassuming restaurant visit was the best service and best meal in the entire area. When we first arrived, we passed it because its tucked away in a corner, hidden by trees. I can't brag enough about the amazing service from our server, Gustavo. He went above and beyond to make us feel special and valued as guests. The food was hot, fresh, and timely. I HIGHLY recommend eating here. We ate the blue crab, king crab, old bay shrimp, shrimp po boy, chicken nuggets, parsley garlic potatoes and crabdip. The portions are good! The amount of crabmeat in the dip was excellent! High quality . The prices were right!! I can't believe we didn't find this place sooner!! We visited here on vacation and when we return we are eating here more often. Very good food for the price!! Thank you for showing us a wonderful meal and 5 star experience. You don't need to drop $200 on dinner to be treated well. This place is a hidden gem. Please please tip your servers well! We need to keep these guys in business!!

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    them582
    3/31/2022
  • 5 star ratingExceptional This unassuming restaurant visit was the best service and best meal in the entire area. When we first arrived, we passed it because its tucked away in a corner, hidden by trees. I can't brag enough about the amazing service from our server, Gustavo. He went above and beyond to make us feel special and valued as guests. The food was hot, fresh, and timely. I HIGHLY recommend eating here. We ate the blue crab, king crab, old bay shrimp, shrimp po boy, chicken nuggets, parsley garlic potatoes and crabdip. The portions are good! The amount of crabmeat in the dip was excellent! High quality 👌. The prices were right!! I can't believe we didn't find this place sooner!! We visited here on vacation and when we return we are eating here more often. Very good food for the price!! Thank you for showing us a wonderful meal and 5 star experience. You don't need to drop $200 on dinner to be treated well. This place is a hidden gem. Please please tip your servers well! We need to keep these guys in business!!

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    them582
    3/31/2022

    5 star ratingReally a great restaurant.

    We got the snow crab, clam chowder, broccoli, and coleslaw. Fabulous food. A bit pricey, but the quality is worth the price. Great waiter, too!

    They give scissors along with the crab crackers. That's what we use at home!!

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    Lois H.
    2/20/2022

    5 star ratingFirst time eating at their new location. Nice setup, lots of room and good location. Service was excellent, food was just as good.

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    Joe B.
    1/26/2022
  • 5 star ratingLove love love..... can't say it enough! After moving to Miami Beach 4 years ago from the DMV, this girl was on the hunttttt for some blue crabs.... Well y'all I finally found me some blue crabs *wipes away happy tears* and they were BOMB! I love all seafood but old bay blue crabs really have a special place in my heart..... like takes me back to my childhood picking crabs for hours type place in my heart! Our server Gustavo was so sweet and even got us all set up by putting our bibs on, what a freakin gem..... and he made sure to check on us often to make sure we were still doing well. The crab dip was amazing, the shrimp was good, the garlic blue crab was also good but damn those old bay crabs are where it's at..... wish we got two of those but I'm so glad I tried the garlic crabs! I will definitely be back ASAP!!! Thanks so much for making my Miami lunch date feel like I'm in DC!

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    Katie M.
    1/25/2022

    5 star ratingI ordered the fried shrimp- delicious and some of the best I've had. The portion was generous and the were quite large and cooked perfectly. The side of coleslaw was also generous and absolutely perfect. I can't wait to order again and will be frequently.

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    Michelle L.
    12/09/2021

    4 star ratingGreat crab and fish sandwiches. The staff isn't the best at serving but the food more than makes up for it. Love the new location too! Best crab without all the fancy stuff.

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    Maria D.
    11/23/2021
  • 5 star ratingThis is a great place to have seafood.We visited their restaurant when they were at a different location and it was delicious as well. If you like crab this is the place to go.Their fish fillets and shrimp are great also. Try it and you'll like it.

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    Reid M.
    10/30/2021

    5 star ratingHad no idea how good this food was going to be. Something for everyone- warning this place gets packed! Great service - and fresh fish! Yum crab cakes, crab dip, bisque, grilled mahi, fried fish fingers, calamari- need I say more?

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    Ana C.
    10/09/2021

    5 star ratingCrab. They got it. Friendly and helpful staff.
    My friend needed a tutorial on how to get the meat out with the cracker, they gladly showed her how it was done.

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    Jason W.
    10/06/2021
  • 5 star ratingLove them! Its about the relationship with the customers. Gustavo is the best and there new location is fabulous.
    Now the food is the best! Love the garlic crabs! Fried fish and ceab appetizer

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    Emily A.
    9/20/2021

    5 star ratingSince 1989. Nuff said, really.
    They sell A LOT of crabs, so they are so friggen fresh, no sticking to the shell... You crabbies know what I mean.
    The quality of the crabs, the produce in the salad, everything was so fresh. Snow crab, king crab so succulent.
    The couple running the place (I don't really knows if they are a "couple" or if they are really"running" the place) were constantly cleaning, wiping down stuff, broom and dustpan all over, really taking care.
    They've been doing it right for over 30 years mis amigo, no dumping crab on my table from a plastic bag here. This is not the new fad crab boil places you see popping up.
    30 years, nuff said.

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    Steve M.
    9/19/2021

    5 star ratingI'm so surprised that this place is not busier. The food was fresh and delicious and the service excellent

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    Beth S.
    8/02/2021
  • 5 star ratingThis place is crack. Best meal I had in a long time. Everything was perfectly seasoned. Garlic on point. Wow.

    Ashley P. Avatar
    Ashley P.
    6/25/2021

    5 star ratingGreat food! Excellent food rather! Portions are huge. Appetizers are very good. Customer service is exceptional!!

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    Montina S.
    6/08/2021

    4 star ratingThis place is outstanding. Amazing seafood, salad, and soup! I was very impressed, and the customer service was great.

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    Emma C.
    5/21/2021
  • 5 star ratingGreat Food, Nothing Fancy We were quite surprise when we walked into the restaurant. It had a total of approximately six tables - nothing fancy. They had one server, Luis, who was excellent. The food was really good. So if you want good crabs and seafood, this is where the locals go. Recommend that you get there early as the line gets long very quickly.

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    rolandlinda1
    5/09/2021

    5 star ratingWe ate here for my birthday dinner, having never been, but chose it based on reviews. We walked in and expected a totally different atmosphere. It's a dive, but I knew the reviews couldn't be wrong. We ate clam chowder, lobster bisque, Cajun shrimp and the dungeoness crab boil. Everything was amazing!! The lobster bisque was by far the best we've ever had. Service was also very attentive. We'll be back for sure!!

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    Linde P.
    4/03/2021

    5 star ratingAmazing dinner. Came on 2/7 and will definitely return, especially since it is fairly close to my new condo. The waitress was super nice and the food was both delicious and relatively cheap. Recommend! Didn't have much seating but on a Sunday evening had zero wait and it was not busy at all. Additionally they had plexiglas partitions between tables to keep diners more separated.

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    Richard B.
    3/19/2021
  • 5 star ratingLOVED my time here when I came the boil was delicious the sauce was amazing, the service was great and the prices were good for what you're buying by the lb. As a seafood fanatic I honestly can't wait to come back!

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    Jacqueline H.
    1/13/2021

    5 star ratingThe best lobster bisque my husband every had. Crab legs were meaty and plenty. To top it off their homemade key lime pie is soooo good!

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    Vivian O.
    12/15/2020

    4 star ratingBeing from southeastern PA, when you get a craving for crabs, it's gotta be Old Bay Maryland crabs. As much seafood as we have in Miami, Maryland crabs can be hard to find here. After scoping out Yelp, I found The Original Crab House. As many have already said, it's a very small restaurant (4 tables socially distanced with Plexiglass). Parking is a little wonky but you can hopefully find a spot in the tight strip mall spaces.The New England clam chowder was delicious. It was buttery, creamy, and seasoned with herbs that complimented the soup ingredients. The Old Bay fries were hot and crispy. We split the crab sampler, which was the perfect amount of crab for 2. Everything was very tasty, but seemed a bit underseasoned for my tastes. I tend to prefer more aggressive seasoning when it comes to seafood, especially when Old Bay is involved. Our server was very attentive, bringing us fresh butter without us having to ask. It seemed like it was only our server and the chef. They managed the dining room and takeout orders well.Overall, I'll save my big crab binges for my visits to MD, but I will be returning to The Original Crab House for their affordably priced, yummy seafood.

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    Deniece L.
    11/25/2020
  • 5 star ratingOur server was fantastic and the food was good. We'll definitely be going back! My son even "accidentally" threw out his retainer, and our waiter helped us go through the garbage . Really nice people!

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    Vanessa B.
    11/19/2020

    5 star ratingExcellent excellent - well established and family oriented- safe seating for our new normal where we can still enjoy their amazing menu.

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    Anna M.
    10/16/2020

    5 star ratingGreat little seafood spot, but we have to say, the CAJUN CHICKEN PASTA was DELICIOUS. Oh my! So creamy and al dente! Huge portion! The seafood boil was $49 came with a good amount of seafood fit for ONE person. Would definitely eat here again.

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    Ellen H.
    10/12/2020
  • 5 star ratingGreat seafood at affordable prices. The seafood is very fresh! Very nice staff in a casual environment.

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    Carlos F.
    10/10/2020

    5 star ratingGreat place for Crab legs and seafood. The Clam Chowder is awesome. Seafood is fresh. This place is a definitely a go to place.

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    Eduardo G.
    10/04/2020

    5 star ratingBest crabs in miami!! We love this hole in the wall! Great variety of food and the best crabs! Gustavo is the best always have a great time coming here!

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    Natasha P.
    9/25/2020
  • 5 star ratingTripAdvisor reviewers were right on - this place was awesome!! We followed fellow reviewers’ recommendations and found this gem of a restaurant. Best clam chowder we ever had! Crab dip was great, coleslaw was fantastic (homemade) and the shrimp po’boy perfectly done. There is a reason this restaurant has been here 37 years!! I wish I could remember the name of our server, but he provided awesome service. My only regret is that I live too far away (a few thousand miles) to make it back any time soon!

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    hfpsychologist
    2/07/2020