Shaking Crab

18 Cottage Ave, Quincy
(617) 481-0054

Recent Reviews

T “Kingtigar”

This has to be the worst shaking crab restaurants I’ve been too. It’s well over price ( not worth the amount $$), the food tasted like they boiled the seafood and smothered their special seasons over the food to hide the Basic taste. You have to pay for every single item to be included with your order. That means corn and potatoes are not free with the order (thats a extra charge). I ordered noddles with my order, the noodles were undercooked and again smothered with their special seasons to hide the basic taste. Your Better off cooking at home to make a better version of a seafood boil.

Enysa Rojas

nice serving of seafood, clean and staff is very friendly! Nice drinks and flavor in all dishes !

Ralph Sydney

Place is amazing food delicious drinks are awsome also


Cajun fries are good for vegeterian options. Crabs are one time try.

Mia Miranda

Came to the Quincy location in May for my anniversary. It was our first time and we were so excited. Our waiter Terry was amazing!!! I couldn’t stop telling people about his service. The food was great and when you add Terry with the service, we couldn’t have asked for a better experience. TERRY WE APPRECIATE YOU, THANK YOU!!

Lisa D.

Tried Shaking Crab for the first time tonight on the recommendation of my 9 year old nephew who apparently gets out more than me. Online ordering initially said 18-25 minutes but after I ordered, the confirmation text was at 40-45 minutes and when we arrived, the order still wasn't ready for another 10 minutes. 1 star deduction for all that nonsense and because we asked for sauce on the side and it came on it. But onto the actual food! Skip the chicken fingers. 5 pieces of nothing special chicken for $10. There are definitely better fish options to try for that price. As fir the fish........We knew we were getting the Cajun seasoning because the nephew insisted and convinced us it was good. It was! Super flavorful, maybe slightly heavy on the garlic but....we love garlic. We were debating which box to get, worried about if the least expensive would have enough food but we went with the cheapest one, the $76 Seafood Galore and we are so glad we did because it is huge! The picture doesn't do it justice. I'm pretty sure it's a full lb each of mini-clams, crawfish, jumbo shrimp and snow crab legs along with about 4 halves of corn and a bunch of fingerling potatoes. 3 adults and a kid couldn't finish it and we tried our best! One word of caution is with the clams. They are tiny and the shells are brittle. Watch out for broken pieces. Other than that, definitely try it if you're in the area. I will definitely be back to try their other sauces.

Kelsey-Marie Deolim

Good seafood. I did curbside pickup this time but will be dining in next time

Jhun Ciano

Excellent Seafood spices. Excellent Fisherman's Platter. Family Friendly atmosphere. Definitely Going back when we visit Quincy, MA.

jason cross

Got the fried lobster tail basket. Really Good. If you like seafood go here. You will notice chicken wings on the menu too...i do not recommend

Carol Elizabeth

I can never get enough of this place. The seasoning is top notch

Jennifer Brisson

Fresh seafood for amazing prices! My fav is the mac and cheese, add lobster and head off shrimp with cajun seasoning. They also have whole crab. Highly recommended!

Troy Edler

Though I've only eaten from there on 2 occasions, I would say that it's definitely a seafood go to. It's a little pricey but a great catch!

Jamesa Chandler

The calimari was chewy but other then that it was good ??‍♀️


There is a $1 per hour parking garage about 1 block from the restaurant. It is a family style seafood restaurant with take out service and table service. I received excellent service and my fried catfish sandwich was outstanding. COVID-19: Employees were masked and customers were to be masked when away from their tables. The tables were laid out for social distancing and were promptly cleaned upon the departure of customers.

C R.

Tried to order over pick up over the phone. They said they only accept UberEats and Doordash. I asked what I didn't have either, they said just order over the app, it's easy. I asked why I can't just place an order over the phone and pick it up, they said "Cause Coronavirus." and they hung up. Thanks.

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