For cheapskates like me, the best time to hit this place is between 4 - 7pm for happy hour when the ice-cold Draught Key West Ales are freely flowing for $1! Featured appetizers are also half price at this time, although prices are always very reasonable with a dozen freshly shucked raw oysters going for a mere $4 at any time of the day!!!
Although the atmosphere is casual in the extreme, the staff of Crabby’s are very serious about their service, which is always with a friendly smile and the food excellently presented and mouthwateringly tasty!
Crabby Dick’s is a great place to hang out where you can watch the ‘Duval Crawl’ on the street below, chill out at the bar with a beer in hand watching your favorite sport on one of their many big screen TV’s, or just sit down with friends to a huge feast of some of the best seafood this side of the 0-Mile Marker.
Crabby Dick’s, as you might imagine, also has quite the merchandise line going with some real head turning t-shirts for sale. Another plus for this locally owned restaurant in the middle of downtown Key West is it’s free parking.
Favorite Dish: My favorite dish here has to be those oh so bountiful and fresh raw oysters at Crabby Dick’s. I think we went through several dozen together, washed down by an ice-cold drop of the local amber nectar.
After the extended appetizer, I opted for a ‘Catch of the Day’ off the chalkboard of Pan seared Wahoo (because I liked the name!) with a side of French fries and salad and washed down with a nice glass of Key West Ale. The fish was expertly cooked, with a wonderful melt in the mouth texture, as you would expect from a quality high turnover seafood restaurant in the middle of the Caribbean. For dessert we had that quintessentially Key West dessert experience – the delicious Key Lime Pie! Best use of condensed milk I can think of!
Crabby Dick’s is also highly acclaimed for the "Best in Key West" Buffalo Wings and Maryland Crab Cake. What a great place!
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Hollis, New Hampshire
September 7, 2005
From journal Key West--New Year's Eve 2005
April 21, 2005
My dinner was a simple one. I ordered a plate of pasta marinara, fried calamari topped with a spicy sauce, Buffalo wings, and a draft beer. I did not really go for any desserts, as I do not really have a sweet tooth. On the chalkboard, the prices of the seafood were handwritten. The lobsters and flower crabs did not seem to be overpriced, so the total cost for each meal really depends on what you ordered. My dinner cost only $35, including tax and tip.
From journal Key West the reviving place
Lindenhurst, New York
January 20, 2005
It was very casual, as we just popped in on a whim because we liked the look of their specials from outside.
From journal Great time in Key West
April 16, 2004
From journal Key West -- April 2004
by lisa marie
Succasunna, New Jersey
July 10, 2003
From journal Fun days in Key West
June 9, 2003
Drinks: We had a coupon for free drinks with our meal, but since it was or first meal in Key West we ordered the Rum Runners which were not covered by the coupon. They were frozen and chunks of ice kept getting into the straw. We also thought there was barely any rum in the drinks. I had a glass of house wine using the coupon for my second drink.
Food: The menu offers a variety of seafood. We ordered the classic Key West conch fritters for $8.95 as an appetizer. Another option, that we passed on, was a seafood platter the included raw oysters, clams and chilled shrimp for $10.95. Dinner selections included choices from a standard menu with as well as daily specials. The menu offered an attractive selection of grilled seafood. We selected a grilled seafood combo of shrimp, scallops and chunks of mahi-mahi skewered and grilled served with seasoned rice and a side salad for $19.99. The other dinner we chose was the daily special of twin lobster tails which came with drawn butter, potatoes and a side salad for $29.99. The two of us split our meals and each ended up with a grilled skewer and one lobster tail. The grilled seafood was excellent, but the lobsters were incredibly rubbery. We asked for them to be replaced but the tender replacement was sub-par. While the Key Lime Pie was tempting for desert, we opted for the peanut butter cup cheesecake, which was excellent.
From journal Key West Fiesta
by Gwilym Owen
November 6, 2002
From journal Driving the Florida Keys
February 18, 2001
We discovered Crabby Dick's because of a gift certificate we received for listening to a time share presentation from the Hyatt folks.
Since we weren't paying we went all the way with appetizers of conch fritters, pan steamed clams and drinks, in addition to our entrees of fried oysters and fried grouper.
After dessert of real key lime pie and chocolate in paradise cake, I ended up having to add money to the gift certificate.
From journal Key West - A Parrothead's Dream Come True
Overland Park, Kansas
September 17, 2000
From journal The American Amsterdam
Washington, District of Columbia
July 22, 2000
From journal Key West: An Island Nation in America