About Carmine's Crab Shack
Carmine has a long history of quality food in South Florida. Having started as a butcher and opening 15 successful Deli and Butcher Shops, including Carmine"s Gourmet Market, it's no surprise Carmine's Restaurants have enjoyed success from Jupiter to Miami. Over the years, Carmine has traveled extensively seeking the best products for his customers. In his travels, one of his favorite spots has always been New England and the great seafood houses and crab shacks that the area is known for. He has always wanted to bring that experience here to Florida and that has lead him to his newest restaurant……CARMINE’S CRAB SHACK!
Carmine’s Crab Shack serves a wide variety of seafood with the freshest ingredients and a great taste that will make your mouth water. From Crab Legs and Lobster to Classic Lobster Rolls and Fish & Chips, Carmine's Crab Shack has something for everyone in a fun, casual atmosphere.
Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33408
Hours of Operation:
Lunch Daily: 11:00am - 4:00pm; Dinner Nightly: 4:00pm - 11:00pm
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Carmine's Crab Shack Ratings and Reviews
Ordered lobster. It was served with eith ...
Ordered lobster. It was served with either garlic butter or margarine. Smelled foul. We sent it back and got the same thing again. Complained. By the time they had melted real butter we had virtually finished the lobster. Would not recommend. Laissez-faire attitude from cooks shows this is not a place where chefs are in charge.
Our order was all messed up. There were ...
Our order was all messed up. There were five people in our party. When the food finally did come out, we didn't even eat all together and no compensation for the inconvenience what so ever. The food was greasy and three out of five woke up the next day not feeling well. Writing this restaurant off our list.
Service was friendly and efficient, food ...
Service was friendly and efficient, food timing was perfect. Food was poor. Mahi BLT was not good- toasted bun was best part. Bacon was slimy and cold and fish seemed like it had been reheated - dry - warm at best. Tartar sauce was mostly mayo. French fries cold. Fried grouper sandwich was cool in middle and breading was soggy under crust- like it was flash fried- not cooked through. Not the servers fault- but not at all what we were hoping for - we would not go back- child had headache so we finished up quickly- did not contact manager to explain our disappointment-
I had the Lobster roll for 21.95 and it ...
I had the Lobster roll for 21.95 and it came with two side. The Lobster roll was the worst I have ever had in ,y life. It came on a small hot dog bun and ther was hardley any meat in the roll. The side was with, I choose, baked potato that was microwaved and dry. The side of coleslaw was served in the smallest butter cup you can image. My swife had the soft shell crab sandwich was the size of, the soft shell, of a MaCdonalds hamburger along with a small side of fries. The coleslaw was also in the butter cup. The worst overpriced seafood I have ever had.
I can't believe this restaurant wasn't p ...
I can't believe this restaurant wasn't packed. Their menu, specials and happy hour deals are incredible. We each had the bouillabaisse and it was the best I have eaten in the U.S. Don't wait. Head there tonight. Our waiter, Nick, was superb.
Super fun place! I wanted to go here aft ...
Super fun place! I wanted to go here after Thanksgiving for something "light"!! I had the 1-lb lobster. Note: they will clean it for you!! It was delish!! And the conch fritters are amazing!!! Michelle was not my server this time, but still made a point to come say hello, as did the manager. Good people!!! Bree and Shelly were bartenders and very attentive. Great place!!! (just need to work on wine list!!!) But drinks were 50% off, so I cannot complain too much!!!
What happened to this place? This place ...
What happened to this place? This place was great when it first opened. Now it's a disaster. The portions are a joke and the prices charged for them are even funnier. The bowl of gazpacho I ordered was the size of a golf ball for $8. Their special was Alaskan King Crab legs for only $74.95!!! I have never heard of pricing like that for seafood. The service was super slow. The waitress never came around to change plates or the trash bowls from our seafood. And finally, it only took 25 minutes to get our check and the place was only 25% occupied.
The price to portion size is the absolut ...
The price to portion size is the absolute worst I have ever seen. I question the waitress on the portion size of the prime rib, she said " you should go to Ruth Chris if you want something bigger". Anyone who gives this place a five star rating must enjoy spam!!! If I could give this a zero star rating I would !
This was absolutely the worst restaurant ...
This was absolutely the worst restaurant ever.
This is the second time we have been there. The first time was bad. We thought we would give it another try. Ordered 2 pound lobsters. Maybe they were one and a quarter pounds. Sent one meal back. The one he kept for my son was terrible. Lobster meat was like rubber. Complained to the manager, but he did not care. They intentionally try to sell you a larger Lobster and serve you a smaller one. Bait and switch. , I hope the owner reads this message
The service was horrible. Put in our ord ...
The service was horrible. Put in our order for appetizers and drinks, got our appetizer first and not our drinks. Took them 20 minutes to bring our drinks (2 waters and 2 alcoholics)
Portion sizes are small for the food, but it did taste good
Advertise specials but have stipulations ...
Advertise specials but have stipulations. They false advertise for high dollar fish and substitute with lower quality fish not even in same species. When brought to attn of manager he never returned to table and took $17 dollars off of a $26 dollar meal.
The lobster was wonderful. Little pricey ...
The lobster was wonderful. Little pricey, but worth it. The restaurant is comfortable, the staff friendly and eager to serve. Highly recommend you make a reservation, definitely during "the season". Call and reserve the lobsters beforehand, they can run out when it's busy. The two pounders are just wonderful, sweet and fresh.
This was our third visit to that place. ...
This was our third visit to that place.
Each visit we were disappointed for different reasons. The last time it was because I had the Lobster "à la Newburg". It was stuffed with scallops and shrimps. But it was too much in garlic so that this was almost the most prominent flavour killing all the others.
Also when I arrived back home I realized that I was charge $5.00 more than the advertised price for that day...
It's that kind of small glitches that will prevent me from going back...
We were very disappointed. The service ...
We were very disappointed. The service was terrible, we had to continually prompt and look for our waiter to meet our needs. The vegetables which should be a no brainer looked like old and out of a bag. I ordered the lobster roll hot and the meat had no flavor and was chewy, also topped with fried onions out of a can which I found odd. I switched to the crab legs which were small and the taste was fair. My other two guests had a crab cake sandwich and fish sandwich, both of which were fair at best. My husbands sandwich went right through him. I have ate here twice before. Out of the three times only once was the food and service good. Won't go back
Restaurant has gone totally downhill. A ...
Restaurant has gone totally downhill. A couple of years ago when it opened it was very good, crowded, good management. I have given it 2 tries recently. Every experience worse than the other. Food was NOT hot, poor quality, very small uneven portions (of same dishes). There were only 2 other tables with guests yet, we waited to be seated (no one at the Hostess Stand).
Waited once was seated for waitress. The Steamed clams were barely warm & very tiny (not worth $13.95 each order). Cornbread tasted & felt like it was from the night before. Small cup of Clam Chowder tasted old & was very thick (not worth $5.00). Lobster Roll measured about 4 inches long & I asked for NO SAUCE & a side of mayo. You could tell the sauce was rinsed off because you could still taste it. It was served on a small slice of white bread watery with the mayo on it all watered down. The side of coleslaw was old, nasty tasting. It was served with fries which were actually good. The plate was not worth $19.99. Lobster roll was very skimpy. Had to wait for refills on the drinks. The glasses were spotty. Also the New England clam bake was alright. Not piping hot. Corn on the cob wasn't tasty. There were a lot of Employees walking back & forth around the seating areas doing nothing. Couldn't identify any Manager present. The bill came to around $100.00 plus tip. SO NOT WORTH IT.
Restaurant needs to serve quality food, needs management present to run the Restaurant.
Probably need a decent chef to prepare the dishes. Also, hire friendlier staff. No one seemed like they cared or wanted to be there. Bathrooms were very dark, poor lighting, old looking.
Also, the wet towel packages to wipe your hands, outside packaging was filthy.
NEVER EVER GOING BACK TO THIS RESTAURANT! HORRIBLY DISAPPOINTING! Would NOT recommend to anyone. Poor Quality, & Service, & Preparations. Not a good or pleasant vibe either.
Seriously needs strong Management.
If they don't correct the problems, they should just close up!
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