The concept for The Crab Shack began in 1990. Prior to that it was just a sleepy little fishing camp with a boat hoist, boat storage, live bait sales and a bar in the ship’s store where the locals could congregate and exaggerate their catches at the end of a day’s fishing. My wife at the time, Belinda Flanigan, and I are licensed Captains and we ran fishing charters. Belinda (still my business partner) ran inshore while I ran offshore charters.
I had been in the bar, restaurant and night club business most of my life prior to this venture so it was inevitable that we decided to serve food on Friday and Saturday only. This quickly changed to what it is today – 7 days a week 362 days a year. We are closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve & Christmas. When the restaurant began, our charter fishing days were over along with the boat storage and live bait sales. The boat hoist still remains so restaurant customers can watch the local fishermen put their boats in and see the catches they bring back. Hopefully, you’ll take the time for a virtual tour of our restaurant through the web cam and many photos we offer on line. While a picture is worth a thousand words, you can’t appreciate our ambiance until you join us. Once you do, you’ll see why we've been voted “Best Seafood” and “Best Outdoor Dining” since 1998. We have plenty of indoor space for dining in inclement weather so no matter what time of year, you’ll enjoy The Crab Shack.
Whether you visit virtually, or actually dine “where the elite eat in their bare feet”, I thank you for being with us and ask simply, “haste ye back!”
Captain Jack Flanigan,
Owner & Proprietor
The Barbies can't get enough of the Crab Shack..We suggest you go there before you go anywhere! Worth the flight (or drive) to Savannah just to go to the shack! The water front view, the Key Lime Margaritas and the crab legs, what more can you ask for? Tell Jack the Barbies sent you!Barbie
Not many folks would relish being called a dive.. but if you are going to be one.. be the NUMBER ONE! That's exactly what you voted us in Coastal Living's 14th Annual BEST DIVES poll.... we are the number one dive in Georgia... thanks to all of YOU! Those of you who don't know....come see us so you can help Have a Safe and Happy Holiday wekend. We are HERE for you to DIVE into!