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SeafoodGood for groups

House of Crabs

Average price $74
7.7/10
540 reviews

Mussel Mania $30pp 30AUD

Mussel Mania $30pp 30AUD

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MENU Chilli Crab Thursday $35pp 35AUD

Drinks not included. Available on the booked timeslot.
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Ratings & Reviews

7.7/10
based on 540 reviews
Only customers who have dined at the restaurant after making a booking on TheFork can leave a review.
Quality of food :7.5/10
Service :8/10
Setting :8/10
  1. Choi L.
    Choi L.
    • one review
    7.5/10

    the 3 staff we had starting at 6pm was great, especially the staff an the counter in red. A staff who started later, she wasn't really smiling and it looked like she didn't enjoy doing her job. Atmosphere was good but just a few loud people in there. Food was great, good taste only thing that was wrong that the platter for 2 didn't have the spanner crab.

  2. Alessandra I.
    Alessandra I.
    • one review
    6.5/10

    The food was great!! Unfortunately the service wasn’t great we waited out the front for 10 minutes until someone greeted us, it was really disappointing because the food was great! Then there was a mix up in our order! Despite this the quality of fish was amazing! And it still was an enjoyable night!

  3. Gemma S.
    Gemma S.
    • one review
    10/10

    I love house of crabs, I think it’s great fun and delicious! Great to get messy and get stuck in especially with a group of friends. Plus, the cocktails are yum!

  4. Linda H.
    Linda H.
    • one review
    9/10

    We almost walked away. We turned up and there was a bar; No Sign, no one to great us. We had to wondering around and found the place upstairs on our own like lost dogs. Not impressed. Luckily Winnie, our lovely lady really makes us feel welcome. So we stay.

  5. Elizabeth M.
    Elizabeth M.
    • one review
    8/10

    House is crabs has always been a favourite. However I did give a lower rating for dish quality because they’ve changed from the Alaskan king crab to the snow crab. The king crab I could understand the price, but the piece hasn’t changed when they downgraded to the snow crab, they just added potato and corn that I never eat from the bag. Also there seems to be an added ‘empty bag onto the table’ service, I had to ask to please leave the creole butter in the bag because it would end up in my lap.

  6. Joel V.
    Joel V.
    • one review
    10/10

    We’re definitely coming back & recommend House of Crabs to friends and family. We had a late booking at 10 pm but the staff gladly accommodated us & served us well.

  7. Ritu C.
    Ritu C.
    • 13 reviews
    7.5/10

    Delicious crab with chilli and a side of chips. We also loved the lobster Mac and cheese- sooo creamy and yum!! Our server was a bit cold and grumpy

  8. A A.
    A A.
    • 253 reviews
    8.75/10

    Great fun dining.

  9. Erdi K.
    Erdi K.
    • 7 reviews
    8/10

    Fun and quirky place with really good seafood and amazing deals. The downstairs place is also great for a drink or two. Make sure you take advantage of the specials during the week

  10. A A.
    A A.
    • 273 reviews
    8.75/10

    We had the Baller Plate for 2 which includes mussels, prawns, chorizo and crabs with fries and creole butter sauce. It's tasty but you have to "crush: very well the crabs to get food out :). The music is great, old times music and at a level we can have a discussion. The decoration is nice too. We will be back but maybe not take crabs as its too long to find the food in but you know it's crab, you can't expect anything else than that!

    House of Crabs

    Thanks for the lovely review! We are happy to hear that you had a great time on your visit with us. Crabs can be a little tricky at times, but it's always fun to have a go! We hope to see you again soon.

  11. A A.
    A A.
    • 261 reviews
    6.75/10

    Food was alright but pretty expensive for what they were (500g of seafood with shells on is actually not a lot of food). The best thing about the restaurant is its funky decor.

    House of Crabs

    Very sorry to hear that you do not feel as though you got value for your money with us on your visit. We try very hard to keep our pricing as low as possible, and offer a variety to try and suit all budgets. We will take your comments on board, and continue to try and do better.

  12. A A.
    A A.
    • 276 reviews
    8.75/10

    Really fun and different place to eat!

  13. A A.
    A A.
    • 265 reviews
    7.75/10

    Great original American seafood diner.

  14. A A.
    A A.
    • 274 reviews
    4.5/10

    Food wasn't as good as two years ago. Our crab hardly came with any sauce at all so we didn't even finish the bread (provided for dipping). Cocktails were okay but not worth it if wasn't 2for1 price.

  15. David K.
    David K.
    • 11 reviews
    9/10

    Always heaps of fun and super messy! Then creole butter sauce and Cajun still the best. We ordered the baller platter for 2, it was good but we were expecting a tiny bit more.. it was just enough for 2. Would advise ordering an extra entree or 2. You also get sauce on the side with it which isn’t as good as in the bag!

    House of Crabs

    Thanks for the lovely review, David! we do hope to see you again soon.

  16. A A.
    A A.
    • 279 reviews
    10/10

    Amazing staff and food!

  17. A A.
    A A.
    • 278 reviews
    7.5/10

    I thought the food here was nice and affordable as part of the all you can eat special ($30 pp). However the service let the experience down for me as some of the staff working were not attentive and items were slow to come out.

  18. A A.
    A A.
    • 272 reviews
    8.25/10

    Fun place for gathering Interesting menus Pipis were good but lots of broken shells

  19. A A.
    A A.
    • 251 reviews
    4.75/10

    Atmosphere was a bit dingy. Okay food but not amazing. Service was great by some staff and less friendly by others

  20. A A.
    A A.
    • 271 reviews
    6.25/10

    Food was expensive for what we got - particularly the crab -2 blue swimmers $40 served in a bag with potatoes as filler

More information

How to get to the restaurant

Level 1 The Norfolk Hotel305 Cleveland Street, 2016, Redfern, Australia

About the restaurant

A night of cracking crabs...

On the first floor of The Norfolk Hotel in Redfern you’ll find a quirky space of red and white booths, blackboard menus, fairy lights and seaside paraphernalia: canoes, beach umbrellas, crab net chandeliers, gas lamps, nets and heavy ropes. - the whole works. Designer Mike Delany has gone all out to set the seafood shack scene at The House of Crabs, allowing diners to demolish an array of crustaceans in a funky coastal setting. Even the bar has been remodelled to look like a boat. Sounds cool huh? It really is!

Get ready to throw all traditional dining manners out the window because at this laid back seafood eatery anything goes. All crabs come boiled in 500g sharing bags (chose from blue swimmer, snow or king), each one as cracking and tasty as the next. Other noteworthy dishes are without a doubt the chubby Redfern prawn roll ($9) and barbecue octopus taco ($6)...if you can fit them in.

So roll up your sleeves and get ready to get down and dirty while enjoying a serious seafood spread. Oh and you’ll definitely want to wear a bib, it’s nothing but messy crowd-pleasing fun at the House of Crab. Get excited!!

Georgia's top dish pick: Crabs boiled in Old Bay seasoning with extra cayenne - it’s a no brainer really.

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