About us

One of the last Mom and Pop's original​ Crab House in Miami,  Now Located at 
9457 SW 56th St Miami Fl 33165
Look for the RED SIGN !!

The Original Crab House was founded over 30 years ago.In the past, it was also known as "The Famous Crab House." Originally, Ms. Diane F. opened the restaurant in 1986 at Sunset Drive and Galloway Road in Miami. She created a new trend and culture with some mouthwatering recipes using blue crabs, Old Bay steamed or garlic dressed, and a whole variety of seafood delicacies that makes our families happy.  After some life changes, The Crab House moved to a smaller space, and some friends and customers call us “a little hole in the wall”—nothing fancy but with lots of flavors and quality seafood for our customers. Things and times have changed..  we have chsnged and survived in the middle of a worldwide crisis, but we hope everyone has been able to keep fighting too.  We are always here to offer our best smile and a desire to serve you and your family. From generation to generation, our garlic crabs have become an iconic product that we are well known for. Come in and try our wide variety of crab and seafood choices, as well as some land products to combine with.



Chef Alfonso A. and the Crepes and Crabs Corp. Group. Executive Chef and President of the corporation and oversees all food operations and the hiring, training, and management of the kitchen and catering staff.
Born and raised in Guayaquil, ECUADOR, Alfonso moved to Miami after graduating from the University Laica Vicente Rocafuerte to attend Keller Graduate School of Management.
Alfonso has a 30-year career as a Restaurateur and restaurant consultant in South and Central Florida.
Chef A started food establishments in his home town GUAYAQUIL. He was the owner of a “Crepemaker” Franchise in the Town of Coconut Grove where he proudly gain lots of great customers and friends to then become their corporate franchise trainer.


Chef A. starts this venture to continue with a great Florida and Miami Tradition, The Original Crab House, where he ambitions to keep providing great customer service right along with the best food you can have, made with soul and love

Thomas Keller once said:” A recipe has no soul. It is up to the cook to give the recipe a soul”. In the same way, I carry cooking in my heart and I put all my soul into every dish I make.


Chef Alfonso


Our Vision & Mission


Quality food

To provide food that exceeds our customers' expectations.


Quality of ingredients

To offer fresh and best quality ingredients to prepare the best food dishes.


Quality service

We constantly strive to provide the best experience and service to our customers.