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The 10 Best Restaurants For Fresh Crab Legs in Atlanta 🦀

Buttery, beautiful crab legs can be a “special occasion” kind of dish – you’re either digging in during a date night, graduation dinner or if you’re on vacation.  But for some folks, crab legs are a year round dish, where the special occasion might be a day that ends in “y”.  We’ve come up with a list of great places around Atlanta where you can dig in to crab legs – whether it’s your classic cold bar approach, your beachside bar style crab legs, or a cajun seafood boil crab leg.    

Crab Legs from Bonton
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1. BonTon

674 Myrtle St NE, Atlanta, GA 30308
(404) 996-6177

At BonTon the vibe is kooky but the food is classy.  With Cajun-Vietnamese influences across the whole menu, you can get crab legs served alongside boiled potatoes and corn for something classic.  If you’re looking to be more adventurous with your shellfish, try the charbroiled crab claws with a garlic herb butter to start, or the smoked snow crab, served with drawn butter.  

Crab Legs from C&S Seafood and Oyster Bar
2. C&S Seafood and Oyster Bar

6125 Roswell Rd Suite 700, Sandy Springs, GA 30328
3240 Cobb Pkwy SE, Atlanta, GA 30339
(470) 427-3826

C&S is on the shortlist for Atlanta’s best fine dining seafood restaurants.  With owner Rich Clark’s focus on prioritizing world class service and the freshest seafood they can find, the King crab legs at C&S Seafood and Oyster Bar are gargantuan.  You can add them to your Raw Bar seafood tower order, or have them as part of the Roasted Shellfish Platter for Two – an excellent option for your next date night.  

Crab Legs from Girl Diver
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3. Girl Diver

955 Memorial Dr SE ste 510, Atlanta, GA 30316
(404) 525-2424

Girl Diver is a relative newcomer to the East Side’s dining scene, but a welcome one. With multiple dips and seasonings for their Snow Crab and Alaskan King Crab options, they have something for every palate – Old Bay, Green Curry, Garlic Butter, Cocktail Sauce and their “Girl Diver Special” are all excellent options. They’ve got great bartenders and an impressive drink menu – cocktails and crab nights are always a good time at Girl Diver.


4. Juicy Crab

Multiple Locations – Check website for details

Juicy Crab has quickly become ATL’s go to crab boil in a bag restaurant. With multiple locations throughout the metro Atlanta area, there’s likely one less than a 15 minute drive from where you live. In addition to tons of other shellfish options, you can get snow crab legs, dungeness, and king crab legs, along with whole blue crabs.

Crab Legs from Krab Queenz
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5. Krab Queenz

529 Peachtree St NE, Atlanta, GA 30308
(678) 515-3868

While Krab Queens isn’t an Atlanta based restaurant, it’s origins are authentic – it started in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Founder Tonique Clay wanted to create a crabs and daiquiris focus menu, and it took off with additional locations in Houston, Atlanta, Jackson and Hattiesburg. They claim to have the “best damn butter sauce” and they’re not wrong – it’s excellent. They’ve got excellent colossal snow crabs, perfect for posting something to the gram from dinner.

Crab Legs from Mariscos el Malecon
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6. Mariscos el Malecon

3979 Buford Hwy NE, Atlanta, GA 30345
(404) 600-8047

Cajuns and Asians don’t have a monopoly on crab – lots of cultures make a mouthwatering boil. At Mariscos el Malecon, you can get some of the best crab legs Atlanta, marinated in latin flavors and spices. Cram down the crabs in a caldo (or soup) or suck on snow crabs with their devil sauce, garlic sauce or butter.

Crab Legs from Marisqueria El Veneno
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7. Marisqueria El Veneno

5072 Buford Hwy NE, Doraville, GA 30340
(770) 986-9568

Another excellent latin focused seafood spot, Marisqueria El Veneno focuses on food in “Estilo Nayarit”, meaning inspired by the region of Nayarit in Mexico. A tourist destination thanks to its beautiful beaches and Aztec ruins, the seafood in Nayarit is excellent, and El Veneno has brought the flavors of Mexican seafood to Buford Highway.

Crab Legs from Six Feet Under
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8. Six Feet Under

437 Memorial Dr SE Suite #1A, Atlanta, GA 30312
(404) 523-6664

You can’t miss this popular gastropub if you’re walking anywhere on Memorial near Grant Park. With one of the City’s best roof decks, they’ve been churning out delicious boils, buckets of beer and crab legs for years. The garlic butter is excellent and goes great with their andouille sausage as part of a snow crab boil – enjoy solo or with a friend. They have a second location in West Midtown.

Crab Legs from Spondivits
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9. Spondivits

1219 Virginia Ave, East Point, GA 30344
(404) 767-1569

This East Point crab forward classic restaurant has been in operation since 1979 – and it’s just as popular today. The big appeal are their buckets – they have steamed seafood buckets with Alaskan King crab and snow crab – along with other shellfish – served with a glorious garlic butter. They’re open until 4am, so you can get your shellfish with a side of saucy social interaction.

Crab Legs from Wild Crab
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10. Wild Crab

265 Ponce De Leon Pl, Decatur, GA 30030
4471 Jimmy Lee Smith Pkwy, Hiram, GA 30141
(770) 481-8888

Wild Crab is Decatur and Hiram’s spot for delicious Crab Boils and seafood, along with a fishbowl sized cocktail that should come with a warning label! They have a build your own boil approach to the menu, with King Crab, Dungeness Crab and snow crab legs all available, with sauces like Cilantro Lime, Cajun, Garlic Butter, Lemon Pepper and their house wild crab sauce. You can even get it at different spice levels too, ranging from mild to fire hot!

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