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CJ's Crab Shack & Grill

8.9/10
377 reviews

Average price $55

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Restaurant menu

  • Average price $55 Special request
Classic caesar salad
$18

Cos lettuce, Apple Smoked Bacon, Egg, Croutons, Parmessan, Anchovies.

Cous cous pumpkin & fetta
$18

Pinenuts, mixed leaf, Spanish onion

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Seafood platter

Ratings & Reviews

Fabulous
8.9/10
based on 377 reviews
Only customers who have dined at the restaurant after making a booking on TheFork can leave a review.
Quality of food :8.9/10
Service :9.2/10
Setting :8.8/10
  1. Cori  G.
    Cori G.
    • one review
    10/10

    This is the first time I’ve been to CJ’s crab shack and grill and I really enjoyed it! Our waitress was very knowledgeable and attentive and the portion sizes were generous. I also loved the decor in the venue.

  2. Nickoda S.
    Nickoda S.
    • one review
    10/10

    Great seafood restaurant! Comfortable atmosphere and quick service! Quality of the seafood was great!! Definitely would go back, well wort the price

  3. Melissa G.
    Melissa G.
    • one review
    10/10

    We had the seafood platter for 2 and it was amazing !! Highly recommend for a beautiful seafood platter !! Can’t wait to come again , and great service , lovely staff .

  4. Debbie M.
    Debbie M.
    • one review
    10/10

    Seafood platter for two was fresh and delicious. Presentation was excellent.Service was friendly and proffessional without being intrusive.

  5. Sharlene S.
    Sharlene S.
    • one review
    10/10

    Fantastic first night out since lock down. Fabulous service and great food

  6. Vivienne C.
    Vivienne C.
    • 15 reviews
    8/10

    The food was good. Kids eat free on Sunday is a bonus..

  7. Jeannie B.
    Jeannie B.
    • one review
    10/10

    Nice friendly welcome. Comprehensive menu and assisted by staff. Relaxed settings. Food presented beautifully, food excellent quality and service 1st class. Will come again ????

  8. Tima F.
    Tima F.
    • one review
    10/10

    CJ’s is definitely a restaurant I will be recommending to all my family & friends. The food, customer service, layout of restaurant and the atmosphere was top notch. I had read some negative reviews before going but am so glad that I went because the experience was worth it!! Definitely be going back again

    CJ's Crab Shack & Grill

    Thank you for your review Tima, So glad you came to try us and had a great experience. We are looking forward to seeing you again soon.

  9. Josephine S.
    Josephine S.
    • 4 reviews
    10/10

    Once again another lovely meal at CJ's. Have never not enjoyed ourselves when we come here, Mel our waitress was amazing! We were already discussing what we'll order next time on our way home!

    CJ's Crab Shack & Grill

    Thanks for your review Josephine, So great to hear that you continue to enjoy your visits. Can't wait to see you again soon!!

  10. Candice M.
    Candice M.
    • 5 reviews
    9.5/10

    Great ribs and fab service.

    CJ's Crab Shack & Grill

    Thanks for your feedback. Can't wait to see you again soon.

  11. Shellee P.
    Shellee P.
    • 6 reviews
    8.5/10

    Staff were fantastic especially with our toddler running around and not wanting to be in her seat.

    CJ's Crab Shack & Grill

    Thanks so much for your review. So great to hear that you had a great experience. Look forward to seeing you again soon.

  12. Helene E.
    Helene E.
    • one review
    9/10

    Awesome service and friendly staff. Food was great and quick. Drink refilled straight away. Only down fall no choice of what sauce you would like with the seafood in the hot and cold seafood platter . Would have preferred chili and garlic instead of butter. Also had to ask for lemon to squeeze over our seafood platter. 4. out of 5 ⭐⭐⭐⭐

    CJ's Crab Shack & Grill

    Thank you for you review Helene, Happy to hear that you enjoyed your meal. I will follow up with our team on some improvements for you next visit.

  13. Katherine M.
    Katherine M.
    • one review
    10/10

    The Crab Shack never disappoints. No matter how busy they are, we always receive excellent food and service. Our most recent visit was on NYE and it was amazing. Would highly recommend!

  14. Jo-Anne P.
    Jo-Anne P.
    • one review
    10/10

    Great food, great atmosphere, great service. Perfect for a fun night out with a group or a dinner date with your fave person. And the price - I'll be back!

    CJ's Crab Shack & Grill

    Thanks for your review Jo-Anne. So glad that you had a great experience on your visit. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

  15. Sandra A.
    Sandra A.
    • one review
    2.5/10

    Have wanted to come here for years for the seafood, so brought the family for a special birthday dinner, what a shame the seafood was really poor quality, ordered the seafood platter for 2 at $180 but the prawns had black stuff on them like they were really old and it all just tasted bland and very unfresh. Definitely won’t be coming back as we were all quite unwell about an hour afterwards.

    CJ's Crab Shack & Grill

    Hi Sandra, Its disappointing to read that your visit wasn't what we aim to provide. We have raised your concerns with our team and will be following up with our suppliers and team to ensure that everything is fresh and flavourful.

  16. Geoff D.
    Geoff D.
    • 4 reviews
    8.5/10

    excellent food speedy service (sat night noisy re. birds and people ) all in all great time some dishes on menu very expensive for what you get re moton bay bugs was told maybe 3/4 halfs you get for $52 but still enjoyable

    CJ's Crab Shack & Grill

    Thanks for the review Geoff. Happy to see you had a great time. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

  17. Lauren B.
    Lauren B.
    • one review
    10/10

    thanks to our servers Sammy & Ryan for making our night wonderful with helpful recommendations & friendly service. Excellent cocktails, very tasty food.

    CJ's Crab Shack & Grill

    Thanks for the love Lauren. So glad that the team could entice you away from that other place ;) See you this weekend!!

  18. Daniel C.
    Daniel C.
    • 5 reviews
    7.75/10

    Love the food and great service.

    CJ's Crab Shack & Grill

    Thanks for your feedback Daniel. So glad you had a great experience with us. See you again soon.

  19. Kerrie S.
    Kerrie S.
    • 2 reviews
    10/10

    Have often thought about going to this restaurant which is in Penrith Panthers, and took up the opportunity to go we had the Seafood Platter for half price and it was amazing

    CJ's Crab Shack & Grill

    Thank you for sending us your review. So happy that you got to enjoy our seafood platter. Hope to see you again soon.

  20. A A.
    A A.
    • 262 reviews
    4.5/10

    Although we had 50% off food, it wasnt enough to rate the food any higher. For the entrees we had: cheeseburger spring rolls, fried gherkins, fried jalapeno poppers and fried cheese and mac balls. They were all quite bland besides the jalapeno poppers. IMO the fried pickle wouldve been nicer if the pickles were sliced not a whole baby one. Then my partner and I shared the seafood bucket with singapore chilli flavouring and a greek salad. The flavouring tasted NOTHING like Singapore chilli and had a curry taste to it. The seafood was definitely not fresh and had a watery taste to it. Usually crabs and lobster have this sweetness to it that I didnt even taste. This was disappointing and top of that, the Greek Salad was VERY bland too. Not much dressing and no acidity. We didnt complain but ate for the sake of filling our empty stomachs but was quite disappointing so I hope this feedback can help the team in future. Last of all, the front of house staff were amazing and was consistently check up on us.

    CJ's Crab Shack & Grill

    Thank you for your feedback. We have discussed the concerns you have raised with our team and will follow up with our suppliers to ensure that everything is as good as it can be.

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How to get to the restaurant

Penrith Panthers, 123 Mulgoa Road, 2750, Penrith (NSW), Australia

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About the restaurant

Get messy

Seafood lovers unite! Don your paper bib and prepare for a feast the whole family will love. At home at the Penrith Panthers club, CJ’s has a rustic feel with wooden pallets and wicker lights hanging from the ceiling.

Prepared to get your hands dirty at CJ’s with perfectly cooked prawns, crabs and mussels smothered in a sauce of your choosing. If you’re not much of a seafood lover (shock horror), don’t worry, these guys have you covered with juicy burgers and BBQ ribs.

Best dish: Singapore chilli king crab.

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