Not a seafood lover? Well, perhaps you’re just Full of Crab! Why not give seafood a chance and head on over to Full of Crab on East Coast Road? Located in Singapore’s hip Joo Chiat region, this American-inspired restaurant offers more than just seafood, but a feeling of community as well. With unparalleled service, excellent cuisine and a fantastic location, Full of Crab will knock you off your feet.
One thing that sets this American-inspired seafood restaurant in Singapore’s Joo Chiat apart from the rest is the knowledgeable and polite staff. In fact, Full of Crab is so serious about customer service, they claim that everyone who walks out our doors, walks out as a friend. With that being said, it’s also imperative to mention that the atmosphere of Full of Crab is undeniably pleasant, the perfect ambience for filling up on, you guessed it, crab! Now let’s talk about the menu. As you might expect from a restaurant named Full of Crab, there is certainly a focus on shellfish. Even so, there are many other great options for those who don’t feel so crazy about this beloved crustacean. For those types, we recommend the fish and chips, which is always a crowd pleaser. Indecisive? Take one of the Fully Loaded Combos and enjoy a mixed selection of truly delectable fried seafood. Situated on East Coast Road in Singapore’s Joo Chiat, Full of Crab fills up fast. Reservations are highly recommended!
It was way above our expectations. The cajun wings and apple cider cocktail were delightful. So were the crabs and fish and chips that we ordered. Highly recommended!
Me and my partner enjoyed our visit to Full of Crab. Food is good. Service was prompt. I will definitely go back there again. Thumbs up!
great food and service. The grab legs were huge!. Also enjoyed the atmosphere and location. They had a 2for1 beer promotion as well, left the restaurant full of crab (see what i did there)
Expensive. But at least seafood is fresh. Sauce is not mixed with seafood, i would prefer sauce is stir fried together with the seafood. Overall not bad.
We went here for dinner (4 adults and 4 young kids) on a Saturday. The staff had already prepared a table for us, with a high chair as per our reservation. Our server was really friendly and adjusted the table so that all the kids could sit at one end by the wall, and added another high chair too. The decor inside the restaurant is really fun, so the kids were excited to take pictures before we sat down. The table was covered with a long sheet of wax paper, and our server put down two piles of their delicious complimentary crispy fried fish sticks for us to munch on while waiting for our food. It's happy hour between 4-7pm, with 1-for-1 beer, so we got a couple pints of beers, and a free flow home-brewed ice tea to sip on. The kids kept pulling at the wax paper, which meant everything on the table kept sliding about. We finally kept them busy by pulling out some crayons (from my bag) and letting them draw right on the paper. Maybe the restaurant could consider giving kids crayons to keep them busy. To start, we got an order of chicken wings, and two orders of fish and chips for the kids to share. The wings were alright, though we couldn't really figure out if the sauce was suppose to be chili crab style or something else. It was tasty but not mind-blowing. The plates of fish and chips were huge. We got one order with twiggy fries and the other with yam fries. Both types of fries were yummy and went well with the chicken wing sauce. The fish was flaky, moist and tender. No complaints from the kids about their food. Now for the main event: our server brought out our two orders of the Captain's Choice combo (market price $98/combo), in a big red metal bucket. Each order had 2 lbs of Sri Lankan crab and 1 lb of prawns. I thought the server was gonna dump out the bags directly on the table, but instead, she opened up the bags and rolled down the sides and placed them on the table. The Sri Lankan crab had pretty good-sized pincers and the meat was sweet and fresh. There were maybe 15 prawns in the bag, together with an ear of corn, split in half. (You can get corn or potatoes with the combo). We opted for the medium Fully Loaded sauce. It was zingy and garlicky and had a nice spice which lingered throughout the meal (and burned the next day). Everyone wore the plastic bibs and had a great meal, cracking the crabs open with the mallet and licking the sauce off our fingers. We also ordered a baguette to help sop up the sauce. Despite having only two servers for the entire restaurant, they were pretty on the ball, topping up our drinks without prompting. Our bill totaled $298. It is in on the pricey side, but we thoroughly enjoyed the food and the fun dining experience. Highly recommended if you're looking for a fun seafood dinner with a casual ambiance, good service and you don't mind making a mess! Don't forget to get the loyalty card, which gets you one stamp for every $70 spent.
Cement floors with paper table cloths. Trying to imitate a typical NE USA crab shack but falls way short. Did stir the homesick feelings for a few seconds though. Service was sparse but accurate and polite. Now the food. We were a party of 7. We ordered black pepper crab, appetiser plate, fish n chips, and several of the olio and crab pastas. My Son wanted a crab burger but they were out of stock. The fish and chips were the highlight of the meal and I would rate that dish a 3. The rest was fair to poor. If you do go to eat here stick with the fish n chips. Do not buy the appetiser plate. Waste of money. The calamari was an elastic band coated in batter. The Cajun wings were so salty we left them on the table. The crab was way to salty, almost inedible. We all had water or soft drinks. Bill was $180. We won't be going back.
There was only 1 wait staff on duty. It was a busy night at the restaurant but she was lovely... kept her cool and did her best to be fast, efficient and above all, smiley :) :) Unfortunately, that meant service level suffered to some extent... though the food did not take long to arrive so kitchen was still up to speed :) We were given ice tea on the house to thank us for our patience :) Not as good value for money compared to before though as the crab portion seems to have shrunk... definitely did not seem like 1kg worth of crabs :( but we were in a hurry so we quickly had our meal and left.
Staff was warm and friendly. We were greeted with a smile when we arrived and promptly seated. The nautical theme added a nice touch to the ambience. Good thinking to serve complimentary appetisers which looked like friend cuttlefish strips. They were really yummy and we kept munching away! Overall, the main course of Sri Lankan crab and shrimps was well cooked and sweet. The sauce (their house special) added a nice kick and went well with the baguette.
We ordered a captain, sailor set and halloween menu. The medium fully loaded and garlic butter sauce was fantastic as usual and the seafood was super fresh. Only grouse was no cajun wings due to halloween event. As most of the items on the halloween menu was pumpkin based and not being a big fan of pumpkin, it was nice but nothing fancy. Portion and presentation of the halloween menu could do with some improvement next year.
Service was good and the staff was very attentive. Although it could be because there's not much customers at the time. We had the Captain's Choice which was good enough for 2 persons and had the fully loaded for the sauce. Get the baguette which is definitely good with the sauce. The crab and the prawns were fresh and the mild sauce had a nice kick of spiciness in it. Overall it was good.