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Steamed Blue Crabs


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.

To All Our Valued Guests and Friends


It is with great sadness that we announce the closing of The Original Crab House.

We want to thank all of our great guests and employees for supporting us over these past years.

It was back in 1986 when started at Sunset Sr and Galloway 87av.  Then 25 years at 77av and 98th St.    It became the “Little hole in the wall” crab house.

We were lucky to welcome hundreds of thousands of guests from many countries and employed many people over Several decades. We are extremely humbled that so many embraced our restaurant and that we were able to succeed as long as we had. We could not have done it without all of you.

A family restaurant, Being at Home was our motto, having friends and family enjoying the Crab Cracking and friendly environment.  We will missed that and many memories will remain in our hearts.  It was out of our hands.

A light at the end of the tunnel

Many restaurants have closed since COVID and many more will close as many other factors add up. The financial effect will be immeasurable.

Although we are closing our doors today, there may be an opportunity to reopen in the future if the circumstances allow it. 

The phone number will remain the same, social and web site will remain open. Please check back for news.


We thank you again,  God bless us all.


Chef Alfonso and The Original Crab House family

Combination Platter


Combination Platter

Our Cuisine

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Crab Center

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

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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 delicious desserts.



The Original Crab House is where a variety of seafood meets a comfortable and casual dining experience. We get live crabs every day, so come out and try our Maryland steamed crabs with Old Bay seasoning, or our very famous garlic crabs marinated in our special homemade garlic sauce, which has a flavor like no other.Not a crab fan? We offer many other seafood and non-seafood dishes listed on our menu.
 Note:- We are closed on Mondays. 
Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays are great crab days to find a table. Weekends are busy, but we will do our best to accommodate you.

Call us to reserve a table or order online for pickup or delivery!

Call:- 305.279.7050
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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.


Special Beers

We have great selection of beers and adding more every day.  Please let our server know if you would like any added for your next visit!!

Feel like Home!

We cook and please your requests, like being at home with family and friends !

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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..... 




Great Food, Nothing FancyWe 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.




We 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!!

Customer Reviews 


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