Waterfront Crab House

(718) 729-4862 | View Website

2-03 Borden Ave, Long Island City, NY | Directions   11101

40.742165 -73.958764

Open Hours

Monday 09:00 AM - 10:00 PM

Tuesday 09:00 AM - 10:00 PM

Wednesday 09:00 AM - 10:00 PM

Thursday 09:00 AM - 10:00 PM

Friday 09:00 AM - 10:00 PM

Saturday 09:00 AM - 10:00 PM

Sunday 09:00 AM - 10:00 PM

 
Restaurants, Live Music, Casual Date Spot  more

More Tags: Group Dining, Prix Fixe Menu, Family-Friendly Dining, Lunch Spot

Cuisine: Seafood

Neighborhoods: Hunters Point

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Waterfront Crab House

From The Owners of Waterfront Crab House

NY's Best Kept Secret For Seafood Across The Bridge! Lunch, Dinner & Drinks! Father's Day Lunch & Dinner! Kid's Menu & Live Music 6-10!

Menu
Oysters on the Half Shell, Little Neck Clams and Cherry Stone Clams, Shrimp Cocktail, King Crab Legs, Soups, Fried Calamari, Mussels in White Wine and Garlic, "New Orleans" Hot and Spicy Shrimp, Baked Clams Oregenata, Steamers with Drawn Butter and Broth... more

Reviews for Waterfront Crab House

Doesn't Recommend
1.0
over a year ago

The Worst – I totally agree with richardj123. I don't know this place received 4 stars, because it was very disappointing. The New England Clam Chowder wasn't good & had one clam. I ate better (Outback). The salad wasn't good. The waiter took forever & a day to take our dinner order. I ate better calamari (Locale's on 34th Ave, the best), so again the calamari sucked. I ordered Surf N' Turf - the lobster tails tasted like I was eating cardboard, at least the steak was prepared medium like I ask. My husband order crap legs that were over cooked and look like the gave him the scraps. We didn't even stay to have dessert, we just wanted to get outta there. I will never go there again or recommend this place to anyone. Honestly I could have had a better meal @ Red Lobster's.

Doesn't Recommend
1.0
over a year ago

went down the drain.. shame to call restaurant... – ..my daughter took me for my birthday .... was very disappointed with food we ordered ... place wasn't crowded took for ever to serve .. our waiter look like on drugs mass-up our the order ... as for food the only think we enjoyed was clam-chowder soup then we have crab-legs ... uhh taste like rubber over cook very salty, then our BBQ-ribs and BBQ-chicken arrive yes look very delicious but once we tasted I lost my appetite chicken was very dry and burned, lobster over-cook .. onion rings very gummy i think they use frozen onion rings as for desert was ok ... I have been to that place many times i do remember service and great food way back .... was always fun to return .... but last dinning was very disappointing :(

Doesn't Recommend
1.0
over a year ago

VERY DISAPPOINTED – My favorite restaurants are seafood. I usually eat out three to four times a week. I have my favorites and I like to try some place new, for me.

This is the WORST seafood restaurant I have ever been to!!! The decor and staff are pleasant. The salad really cold and dressing cheap and bottled.The food tasteless !!! I asked about the Tuesday special advertised on their website for $15.95. They came back with a menu for $19.95. I informed staff this was our first time at their restaurant and it was my Fathers 82 B'day.

I usually order a dish that I do not make at home. I ordered the stuffedl trio and asked the waitress what was the fish stuffed with, she said crabmeat.

The meal was so flavorless I asked for more lemon just to give the food some flavor! Even the red potatoes had no flavor. The crab cake stuffing 99% bread and flavorless..

My son ordered the crab and pasta with marinara, he had a hard time getting the meat out of the very small crabs.. The crabs were so small with no meat and the sauce was disgusting! Bottled sauce taste better. I asked the bus boy to have our server come to the table. She never came. I had to find her just to get the check. I told her my son HATED HIS MEAL ! The stuffing was all bread I tasted no crab. My Father was happy with his meal. We left in frustration and still hungrey!

The Server did come to see how we liked our food when we first received the dishes. I said it was good. Did not want to dampen the occasion.

A WASTE OF TIME AND MONEY!!!! THERE ARE SO MANY GREAT RESTURANTS IN QUEENS THE WATERFRONT CRABHOUSE IS NOT ONE OF THEM!

Recommends
3.0
over a year ago

A shame – Great Place, even better food, only one issue.. The MANAGER WAS NASTY AND RUDE! We asked for a table and she ignored us for about 15 mins and when she finally came over she had an attitude and gave us a crap table. After we asked for a better table she told us " No I have reservations on all the tables" and walked away.. Very rude and nasty..

Recommends
4.0
over a year ago

Love LIC !! – I recently moved into the 11101 zip and I just LOVE it here. Our family left Manhattan last year & we have had a ball visiting all the shops and restaurants in LIC & the crabhouse did not disappoint us at all. It is family friendly with a childrens menu & they give the kids crayons and a placmat to draw on (let the hostess know if you need a hichair since they are limited & putting a stroller in busy isle is not smart !! fyi). My husband had oysters and clams for a starter and they were seriously fresh, my sister started off with spicy shrimp and that to was great as well as scooping up the sauce with garlic bread ! for dinner i had cut up lobster in black bean sauce...if i was not in public i would have licked the plate ! my husband had the sirloin and said it was like butta' & my sis had king crab legs that were huge and the most delicious thing i have tasted. & my brother in law had the Garlic crabs, that to was fresh with a great buttery sauce. We had a pitcher of Sangira, ok we had 2 but we were walking. Last week my husband and I got out w/o the kids and we sat outside ( first come first serve outside) had a bottle of wine, oysters, clams and king crab legs it was so relaxing !!! cant wait to go back.

friendly staff, fresh seafood, tender steaks all at fair prices. Note: this place gets busy on the weekends so make a reservation or just relax at the bar, have a drink and wait for your table or just eat at the bar ! either way put this one on your "go-to" list for the summer.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Our family Holiday Place! – Before trying the Waterfront Crabhouse I read the reviews here. Very mixed but the bad ones seemed to be from 2006 and I've heard good things about the place...so I tried it! Went there for Xmas eve with about 20 family members including kids! WHAT A GREAT PLACE! Everyone truly enjoyed their dinner and raved about the food, the service was perfect, the staff was very accomodating to all of the kids AND SANTA WAS THERE! They gave all of the kids gifts! We took pictures! It was wonderful! Went back for Valentines Day...again the food was great! I had Shrimp FraDiavlo (not on menu but recomended by waiter) that was out of this world!!!! We're going back to Easter...I hear the Easter Bunny will be there!

I love this place!

Recommends
4.0
over a year ago

Eat Well without having to empty the Wallet – Listen, I'm one of those guys that often eats himself out of house and home. I just like everyone else likes to hit the town and eat 'till I can't stand straight. Problem is I can't afford to do that as often as I'd like to; and partly because it's difficult going out with our young boy at times.

But here's a couple of secrets for you:

Your'e not gonna break the bank eating here and the food is pretty good and the place is pretty laid back.

Chicken parm in a crabhouse? Hell yeah, it's the size of the plate for god sakes.

The size of the prime rib is ridiculous, try ordering that cut in Manhattan and not have to take out a loan to eat it.

Their mushroom dumplings are slammin', and the burgers are huge!!!

My favs are the king crab legs and the cajun peel 'em shrimp.

Dig the place because the place is casual, and my son likes to grab the peanuts from the tub in the front; the hostess gives him crayons and butcher paper to keep him occupied long enough for my wife and I to order an appetizer or two in relative peace.

Every time I go there I find myself looking at the different antiques signs or staring at all boxing gloves that adorn the the walls. There's some cool boxing history in there. All in all a good place for a casual dinner.

Recommends
4.0
over a year ago

A FUN, FUN, FUN PLACE TO EAT GOOD, GOOD, FOOD – I have been going to the Waterfront Crabhouse for over 20 years and have never had a bad experience. I love the live music on the weekends, love the atmosphere, and love the martinis. I have tried almost everything on the menu. My favorites are definitely the King Crab Legs, the Shrimp Cocktail (best shrimp I ever had), the shrimp dumplings, and the great cheese burgers!!! Yes they do serve my favorite cheese burger!!! I have recommended the Waterfront Crabhouse to many people, which they have all enjoyed. So go experience the "Waterfront Crabhouse experience" and come back here and write your review. I am sure you would agree.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Diamond in the Rough – My family and I have been regulars at this restaurant for over 20 years. Located in Long Island City's Industrial Park, stepping into this restuarant is like walking into a museum with all the antiques and memorabilia. While your eyes feast on art everywhere you look, you enjoy a feast of food as the portions are hearty. Along with a wide variety of crabs, King Crabs, Blue Claws prepared with garlic and herbs, and, seasonaly, soft shell and stone crabs, you can get the best prime rib in town. The hamburger is quintessential and the best deal if you're low on funds. On the weekends they have music which tops off their uniqueness. There is no restaurant like it.

Recommends
4.0
over a year ago

great prime rib – found this place by accident with my husband. Hung at the bar (if you like boxing this is the place ) and had a really nice time! My husband had the biggest Prim Rib I have ever seen and i had a really good burger !! We were going to have a pitcher of beer but the bartender suggested Sangria..huumm on a cold Sunday..but it was well worth it and we drank the whole pitcher (we were walking). nice relaxing, family feel & we will going back for super bowl sunday.

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