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Woodcleft Crab Shack

150 Woodcleft Ave. Freeport, NY 516-868-6198

Woodcleft Crab Shack in Freeport. (June 1, 2013)

(Credit: Ian J. Stark)

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Type: American, Seafood Special features: Lunch Price range: $ (Inexpensive) Description:

Despite its being across the street from the water, the Crab Shack, as everyone calls it, is one of the Nautical Mile's most enduring spots. Small and simple, it won’t be one of those places that the party crowd seeks out come summertime, but for a good, old-fashioned Freeport plate of seafood, there’s no reason not to bring the family and have a bite.

Hours: 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Thursday; 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Friday-Saturday; 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Sunday. Ambience: Good Reservations: Accepted Credit cards: Accepted

 Despite its being across the street from the water, the Crabshack, as everyone calls it, is one of the Nautical Mile's most endearing spots. Decorated in a cheery nautical motif (with subtle Greek touches as well), it serves up all the seafood classics: clams on the half shell, steamers, steamed mussels, red and white clam chowder, fried fish, broiled fish (as entrée or in sandwiches) and, this being Long Island, a handful of Italian dishes as well: zuppa di mare, pasta in clam sauce and shrimp parmigiana, marinara, fra diavolo or scampi. The Crabshack also serves fried Ipswich clams, that is, clams with the bellies still attached.