Crab Stop of Sebastian Offers Great Food for Locals

Crab Stop of Sebastian has a Snow Crab Snack Pack that comes in a bowl for $15.95. Highly recommended if you like crab legs.
Crab Stop of Sebastian has a Snow Crab Snack Pack that comes in a bowl for $15.95. Highly recommended if you like crab legs. (Photo: Andy Hodges)

SEBASTIAN, Florida – We made our visit to the Crab Stop of Sebastian Wednesday, and ordered some appetizers, drinks, and the dinners.

When we first reported that the Crab Stop was coming to Sebastian, we were excited. This town needed another restaurant that specializes in crab and seafood.

After Crab Stop conducted their soft opening last month, the responses from people have been mixed, but mostly good. We wanted to find out for ourselves, so we asked a group of friends to go with us. We always conduct our reviews with a large group to get a perspective.

On Wednesday, we took a group of 15 people to the Sebastian Crab Stop. The owner, not knowing we were showing up, greeted us at the door and made room for all of us to dine together. The owner’s name is Ellis Buckner, and we later met his wife Brandy. Their hospitality was greatly appreciated. Ellis made sure to speak to all of the patrons, going table to table, asking about the food and service. We didn’t hear anyone complaining.

The Crab Stop menu is impressive and the prices are reasonable. (Photo: Andy Hodges)

We enjoyed the selection of drinks and beers on tap. The drinks and food prices were equivalent to their competitors. One person at our table said they increased the number of beer selections since his last visit. Their Happy Hour runs until 6 p.m.

We started with our appetizers: crab cakes, chicken wings, and clam chowder. Our party of fifteen loved the appetizers. There were times the service was slow during drink orders, but it improved quickly. The food came out fast.

For the meal, we ordered the Snow Snack Pack, which came with a cluster of snow crab legs, three jumbo shrimp, sausage slices, a hard-boiled egg, and a 1/2 pound of red potatoes. The meal was served in a large bowl, with garlic butter on the bottom. It was mouthwatering.

For the crab cakes, they removed all the meat from each crab to make the cake. Then, they stuffed it back into the shell.

When eating the crab legs, you don’t need a crab meat extractor or tool to get the meat. All you had to do was break the legs in half, then squeeze the meat out.

We loved the Snow Crab Snack Pack that comes a crab cluster, three jumbo shrimp, sausage slices, a hard-boiled egg, and a 1/2 pound of garlic potatoes.
We loved the Snow Crab Snack Pack that comes a crab cluster, three jumbo shrimp, sausage slices, a hard-boiled egg, and a 1/2 pound of garlic potatoes. (Photo: Andy Hodges)

Everyone at our large table enjoyed their food. The view on the water is breathtaking, and it’s a great Happy Hour spot for those looking for drink specials.

We put the Crab Stop of Sebastian high on the scale for their hospitality and food quality. We will be going back soon.

If you had a bad experience at the Crab Stop, we encourage you to try them again. The owners care about this restaurant and the service. Their hearts are in it.

Check out the Crab Stop’s Facebook page to learn more. Make sure you like their page to get updated on their specials.

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About Andy Hodges
Andy Hodges grew up in Jupiter, Florida where he began his career in radio and TV broadcasting for over 12 years. He would make a career change to computer programming. Andy spent seven years working for tech companies in Atlanta before moving to Indian River County in 2002. He returned to the news sector in 2005 as a writer. Andy joined Sebastian Daily in 2016 as our editor in chief.