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Clemente's Maryland Crabhouse - 29 Reviews - 3939 Emmons Ave, Brooklyn, NY - Restaurants Reviews - Phone (718) 646-7373

Clemente's Maryland Crabhouse

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3939 Emmons Ave
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Clemente's Maryland Crabhouse - Brooklyn, NY
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Clemente's Maryland Crabhouse - Brooklyn, NY
Clemente's Maryland Crabhouse - Brooklyn, NY

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Best

The fact that we regularly drive here for seafood speaks for itself. Crabs, lobster, crabcakes, raw bar, jumbo crabs, all you can eat crabs, all delicious and fresh, great locat...

Worst

Its a shame because we really did enjoy having dinner here, but too many consecutive bad expereriences with very poor service have turned us off. Waitresses disappear, orders are...

Very disappointing in every aspect 5/30/2012

Very disappointing in every aspect except for the waitresses. We asked to be seated outside on the deck. The deck is well worn and grungy. The outside of the building is rotting and an old rusty can of bug spray sat abandoned on one of the railings with other assorted discarded items. Inspite of feeling yucky, we dismissed the visuals because the food is supposed to be the draw. It was at best only fair by a stretch. We started off with crab bisque, a creamy and buttery soup with little in the way of crab and absoultely no salt or pepper. This could have been a knockout if it was seasoned and had some crab in it. P.S. there is no salt or pepper available on any table. The salads were fair. I had the tomato and mozarella and my wife had the asian ceseare. For an entree I had the crab cakes. They were cooked perfectly and had a good amount of crab but they were tasteless and bland, lacking any seasoning what-so-ever. The side of vegetables were the same as was the rice. My wife had shrimp fra diavlo with linguini - also tasteless and bland with the pasta not completely cooked. The staff was friendly and accomidating. The food is expensive and your money would be better spent elseware. We could not recommend this restaurant to anyone. I gave it 1 star for the staff. more

We drive there from Manhattan on a regular basis 7/15/2011

The fact that we regularly drive here for seafood speaks for itself. Crabs, lobster, crabcakes, raw bar, jumbo crabs, all you can eat crabs, all delicious and fresh, great location, wonderful staff. I have never had a single bad experience there, stellar, simply 5 star stellar!!!! more

WATCH OUT!!! 6/7/2010

It Took them 1 hour and 20 minutes to seat us while more than half the tables were empty on a Saturday night. It was like a bad movie. I asked the hostess ""whats up with all the empty tables?"" She replied ""those are reserved"". THose same tables stayed empty the whole night. After waiting for an hour i asked again and she said that the kitchen was backed up.. That's ridiculous to me, in this economy when businesses are dying for clientele these peop-le are rejecting business away. Either hire more staff or close down!!! This place is a joke Pros: FOOD WAS ok. Cons: Took them 1 hour and 20 minutes to seat us! more

Don't be a fool 3/12/2010

This place was horrible. I decided one night I was in the mood for some seafood, so I went for a place that was local. First it was a difficult place to find, second the place is a hole in the wall with bad lighting. Only two waitresses to wait on the entire restaurant. Me and my girlfriend ordered crab cakes for appetizers. It took less then ten minutes to get it, and guess what they were not even hot and the plate was all leafy greens. Bad start. I ordered a soda thinking it would at least be served in a glass, nope plastic cups. By the way no free refills. You would get more bringing in your own 1 liter bottle then what they gave me that night. Finally the main courses came out I had a lobster roll with some fries. Roll was less then impressive my girlfriend had the shrimp and lobster ravioli. It was decent but could have been better. This place sucks so don't waste your time. You would be better off going to city island. You will get more for your money trust me..plz take my word for it. more

Needs to be managed better 7/29/2009

Its a shame because we really did enjoy having dinner here, but too many consecutive bad expereriences with very poor service have turned us off. Waitresses disappear, orders are forgotten or taken incorrectly, tables left dirty..... and management doesn't seem to mind at all. Pros: love the crabs, nice view Cons: service is horrible more

fresha you betcha 7/28/2009

the crab dishes were really fresh and the ambience and drinks were equally fantastic. i wish it was easier to get to, but then again it doesnt hurt tht its a ""destination"" spot Pros: great menu Cons: location more

Best Seafood / Crabs Anywhere..... 8/18/2008

I have eaten at this heaven for crabs MANY times and if you haven't, then you haven't eaten crabs. Evenings sitting on the deck, bucket of crabs in one hand and a beer in the other mean SUMMER IN BROOKLYN BABY!!! (and now they are open all year so I can have summer anytime).\r \r Also, if you still have room and come on, you still have room for this. Get the Deep Fried Twinkie (No, I'm not kidding). \r \r The only down side is it is pretty much a cash only place so plan ahead (or use their ATM).\r \r Just get your butt down to Clemente's and have a feast!! Pros: Food, Atmosphere, Staff, Service Cons: Cash Only (no Credit Cards) more

GREAT FOOD TREATED LIKE ONE OF THE FAMILY 8/17/2008

LET ME START BY SAYING I COME FROM THE BRONX, WE HAVE OUR OWN SEAFOOD RESTAURANTS ON THE WATER NOT MORE THAN FIFTEEN MINS. FROM MY HOUSE. THAT SAID LET ME TELL YOU ABOUT THIS GREAT LITTLE PLACE I FOUND BY ACCIDENT. CLEMENTES CRABHOUSE THERE IS SOMETHING ABOUT THIS PLACE THAT KEEPS ME COMING BACK. NO JOKE I GO 2 OR 3 TIMES A WEEK IF I GET THE CHANCE. I HAVE TRIED EVERYTHING ON THE MENU EXCEPT BELIVE IT OR NOT THE ALL U CAN EAT CRABS. IM NOT A BIG FAN OF CRABS. SO LETS GET DOWN TO THE REVIEW .I NEVER ORDERED ANYTHING THAT I DIDN'T LIKE ,THE STEAK IS UNBELIEVABLE, WHAT YOU WOULD EXPECT FROM FROM ONE OF THOSE BIG NAME STEAK HOUSES! THE PASTA DISHES ARE VERY GOOD, THE BURGERS ARE NO JOKE, PROBABLY THE BEST I HAVE EVER EATIN. THIS YEAR THEY ADDED A RAW BAR, I WAS THERE LAST NITE AND ORDERD ONE OF THE TOWERS, THATS RIGHT, TOWERS YOU HAVE TO SEE THIS THING UNBELIEVABLE THE PRESENTATION WAS OUTRAGOUS.I CANT SAY ENOUGH ABOUT THIS PLACE. IF YOU ARE LOOKING FOR A PLACE WITH GREAT FOOD WHERE YOU CAN JUST KICK BACK NOT FEEL RUSHED AND BE TREATED LIKE ONE OF THE FAMILY. I HAVE FOUND IT. ALL I CAN HOPE IS THAT THE OWNER (JIMMY) FINALY GETS TIRED OF LISTINING TO ME AND OPENS ANOTHER ONE OF THESE LITTLE HOT SPOTS IN THE BRONX (THE GAS AND TOLLS ARE KILLING ME! ) SERIOUSLY JIMMY IF YOU ARE READING THIS ,THE BRONX WILL WELCOME YOU WITH OPEN ARMS. ENOUGH SAID CHECK THIS PLACE OUT, YOU WON'T BE DISSAPOINTED. Pros: GREAT FOOD , FRIENDLY STAFF Cons: THERE IS ONLY ONE OF THESE PLACES more

excellent seafood 8/7/2008

my husband and i were looking to try a new restaurant so we decided to try clemente's. the sea food joint's chow was wonderful. the food and fish were fresh and well cooked, absolutey delish! i highley reccomend the lobster and all you can eat crabs. for the most part, the staff was very kind, extremely helpful, and friendly. the only turn off from the staff was a woman who was bragging to be the owners sister, personally i find stuff like this obnoxious and a turn off. other th,an that i highly recomend eating here because the food is great and so is the water front location. Pros: food, most of the staff, location more

the best crabs north of baltimore 7/31/2008

This place is great for lunch, dinner, or even a quiet drink at sunset. Where else in NYC can you sit on a deck and watch the boats pass. As for the food, the best crabs north of baltimore. The staff is friendly, curtious and treat you like part of the family. I've been a customer for many years and the food and service are second to none. I love this place. Pros: great food, excelent staff, ample parking more

Pretty good food, pretty good service 7/27/2008

Good for a snack if you are in the neighborhood\r The food was tasty and brought to our table quickly.\r It was a bit noisy the night we were there because of a party, but otherwise no complaints. Pros: tasty food. excellent service Cons: a bit noisy more

Feels like you are on vacation! 7/21/2008

Over the years I am always looking for a place to be outside on nice nights and have I found it! I have to say that being a customer for years I have never had a bad experience. The staff is fabulous and very helpful. The place is very crowded on the weekends and I have learned to call ahead. The food is over the top, this weekend I tried the lobster special and let me tell you I'll be back for more. My waitress highly recommended it and as always she was right. The service is like no other and they are more then happy to make recommendations. Go there with an appetite and some time, it's always like going to a friends for dinner! Pros: Food is good and made to order; Kid friendly more

Worth the trip! 7/18/2008

My friend recommended this restaurant, so I gave it a try last night. I found nice casual outdoor dining and a nicer outdoor bar area. The food is good and the outdoor ambiance was just as good. The waitress we had was sweet. Patience is necessary as I was told that all food was cooked to order. That was fine, since I was able to enjoy a couple of those fancy frozen drinks I saw others sipping on at the bar. My choice, the frozen marguerita! If you have time and you aren't looking for just a meal, but a night out, then this is your place. The whole experience is what my rating is based upon. I will be back! Pros: nice night out Cons: nothing really more

TERRIBLE Service - Great Crabs 7/16/2008

I have dined at Celementes a few times and always like the food. I mainly go for the crabs and the affordable drinks. However, the past couple of times that I visited, I experienced terrible service! The host was very nice and tried his best to seat us promptly, but the servers were awful. Once we were seated we waited 35 minutes for someone to just take our order - despite me asking 4 separate servers for help. My water was only filled once - again I had to ask twice and the entire time I felt ignored. To get cocktail sauce - I actually had to walk to the kitchen and ask for it myself. I also wouldn't recommend this place for families. There were numerous customers that were trashed INSIDE the restaurant - swearing, falling all over the place and no one did anything - they appeared to be friends with management. The food is great, the view is great, but the service and ambiance is horrific. Pros: Crabs, Outdoor Dining Cons: Service, Rowdy Customers more

Wow!!! 7/11/2008

Wow! Wow! Wow! What a great dinner and fun time me and 7 friends had for my 40th Birthday. The outdoor deck is great and the food was amazing. I didn't eat crabs but my friends who did said they where great. I had steak and it was very good.\r I hope to go back soon. Cheers to the staff at Clementes Crabhouse. more

What a good time 7/11/2008

A friend told me about a restaurant she heard a buzz about and knowing how much I love Blue Claw Crabs we went to check it out. It happened to be Karaoke night and besides dinner it was like watching a show in front of my eyes. We where there for 2 1/2 hours and laughed and enjoyed dinner and the people sitting next to us where wonderful. I will be back there soon!!!\r D from Brooklyn Pros: Fun, relaxing atmosphere with great food Cons: Can't think of any more

Great time and casual dining 7/11/2008

Had a great time and will definatley go back a few times this summer.I stayed for 3 hours after dinner and had a very relaxed time. My kids had a great time as well. more

Horrible Experience! 6/30/2008

went to have dinner with my husband & 2 kids (teenagers). They ordered chicken, linguini & clams , oysters, clams & mussels among other things. I was the only one that asked for the All U Can Eat Crabs. I was reminded by the weitress with every other bucket( by the way 2 to 3 crabs in a bucket) that there was no sharing (no one in my family likes crabs thats why they ordererd something diferent). We went there because of me because I love crabs. We were there for a couple of hours, having wine and enjoying the afternoon. My husbands was just ordering everything from this menu to keep up with me and my crabs. I got so annoyed to be repeated over & over not to share (and I wasn't) I probably ate 8 - 10 very small crabs in total, that I asked to speak to the manager who was one of the owners and went over and complaint to him about the embarrasement I felt from the waitress. He was even worse, he automatically took the waitress defense with no apology what so ever (Ive never seen a owner defend so vigorously his employee) , totally rude towards me and my family to the point of walking away from us while I was speaking (what ever happened to customers come first?). We were 4 and spent $165.00 just to have a horrible closing experience. We usually eat out every week-end and I have never been so humiliated or treated as bad as in this place. I actually apologized to my family for the bad choice in restaurant I made. Besides the food was just ok. I would definitely NOT recomend this place. If to begin the owner has no class, can you imagine? more

Horrible Experience! 6/30/2008

Ltnlady Provided by Partner
I went to have dinner with my husband & 2 kids (teenagers). They ordered chicken, linguini & clams , oysters, clams & mussels. I was the only one t... more

Note: the correct address is 3939 Emmons Ave... 6/19/2008

susan Provided by Partner
Note: the correct address is 3939 Emmons Ave at E 26th St. more
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Editorial

  • With its Tiki Bar and breezy seaside patio, this laid-back spot is popular with Sheepshead Bay locals looking to enjoy all-you-can-eat crab and other seafood specialties.

  • 7/15/2009 Provided by Citysearch

Additional information

  • Hours:

    Thursday From 04:00 PM To 10:00 PM Friday From 04:00 PM To 10:30 PM Saturday From 12:00 PM To 10:30 PM Sunday From 12:00 PM To 09:30 PM
  • Payments:

    Visa, Master Card, American Express
  • Neighborhoods:

    Sheepshead Bay
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