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Brooklyn Crab – Seafood shack & water views

There’s a new trend in New York – feeling like you’re way out of the city when you’re still so close, and Brooklyn Crab is the epitome of this.

Unlike popular spots in neighbourhoods like Williamsburg where you can ride in on the metro (just 1 stop from Manhattan) Brooklyn Crab’s location doesn’t offer the same easy access. But if you’re willing to take a 25-minute walk from the nearest metro station, it’s a great spot to hang out during the spring and summer months.

The tri-level seafood shack has an 18-hole mini-golf course, billiards table, two bars and a restaurant where some of New York’s best seafood is served on picnic tables.

While the presentation is simple, the views of New York harbor are unrivaled – except by the food. Large groups are encouraged to order big (Alaskan King or Snow Crab steampots, 1.25 pounds of Maine lobster) although you can’t go wrong with a crab roll for one.

If you’re interested in dining by the water (there are too few viable options in New York) the owners of Brooklyn Crab also run Alma (check the Alma article) which is also a 17-minute walk from the nearest metro station.

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Details about this spot



24 Reed St, New York

Telephone number


Opening Times

Sun - Thu 11:30 - 22:00, Fri - Sat 11:30 - 23:00


Crab roll: US$ 16


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Last Changed Date: 2016-05-19 11:45:13 +0200 (Thu, 19 May 2016)