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St. James Crabhouse & Kitchen

Kangaroo Point · Australian · $$$$
98 Reviews

About St. James Crabhouse & Kitchen

St James Crabhouse is a restaurant that Brisbane can be proud of. As the first real crabhouse in the city, the restaurant is innovating the local dining scene through their commitment to fresh, quality seafood, American-style burgers and barbecue. Time and again the restaurant impresses with their extensive menu of tasty offerings, but their food isn’t the only thing that’s awesome – the relaxed setting and the friendly service is second to none. You’ll find St James Crabhouse & Kitchen down Baildon Street in Kangaroo Point, just steps from the Brisbane River. Booking ahead is essential when planning a meal at this popular restaurant.


St. James Crabhouse & Kitchen
22 Baildon Street, Kangaroo Point
Brisbane 4169

Opening Times

Open now - Closes at 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Chef's Choice



Watermelon & Feta Skewers

with balsamic glaze

Crab Cheese Chilli Poppers

with tartare sauce

Sizzling Gilled Prawns



1 Kg South Australian Muscles


Queensland Prawns


Alaskan Snow Crab


Alaskan King Crab



Beef Short Rib

Char seared, 12 hour sous vide, grilled finish, St James BBQ sauce

NY Striploin 250g

Cape Grim, grass fed, sous vide, char grilled to medium rare, medium or well done with red wine jus

Pork Ribs

8 hours sous vide, char grilled & St James sauce basted

More about St. James Crabhouse & Kitchen, Kangaroo Point

If you never thought seafood could look gorgeous, think again. At St James Crabhouse & Kitchen on Brisbane’s Baildon Street, the crab is so stunning and fresh it’s almost too beautiful to eat. But once you crack into it, you’ll be glad you did. There are five sauces available – New Orleans, Singapore Chilli, Baltimore, Citrus Beurre Blanc and Newport Marinara – plus several American-inspired sides including shoestring truffle fries with parmesan, grilled corn on the cob, and cabbage slaw with apple and pine nuts. The dining space is clean, relaxed and artfully decorated, the perfect place to chow down on some seriously fresh grub in the heart of Kangaroo Point.

At St James Crabhouse & Kitchen, in addition to Alaskan king crab, snow crab and blue swimmers, you can also indulge in a range of other freshly caught seafood, chargrilled specialties like beef short ribs, NY striploin and lemon pepper marinated chicken, grass-fed beef burgers, and even vegetarian options like the Brooklyn Stack, a meat-free burger made with a stack of grilled eggplant and cheese and topped with a tomato and herb based goti sauce. For dessert, the American brownie or key lime pie with whipped cream are both phenomenal choices. Don’t let another day pass by without St James Crabhouse & Kitchen in your life – reserve ahead to enjoy an amazing meal at this incredible seafood restaurant in Brisbane’s Kangaroo Point.

98 St. James Crabhouse & Kitchen Reviews

Hilda G.a day ago · 1 review

This small restaurant really packs a punch. We enjoyed the friendly personalized service provided by our waiter for the evening. Our crab meals amazing and very tasty. We enjoyed the procedure of donning protective aprons and gloves. The food and drinks are reasonably priced.

Adam W.5 days ago · 1 review

Nice little cosy place, delicious food and fantastic, friendly service from staff member Pablo. Very satisfied and will return again. Key lime pie was amazing!

Marika S.24 days ago · 1 review

Superb food ever! I order a combo seafood and it was amazing. Cant find any restaurant that offers a good quality and not too expensive food. I recommend 👌

Samuel T.a month ago · 1 review

Amazing food, amazing ambience in the restaurant and also very friendly waiter. Will totally recommend this place to anyone who loves seafood and who craves for crabs

Jim C.a year ago · 1 review

This is a great little restaurant. The menu contains a bunch of interesting American food - ribs, burgers, etc. - but in our view the only reason to go is for the crab. You can get different local and imported crabs, depending on season and availability, and you combine your choice with one of the sauces. We love the Jonah's Claws (from Florida) and the Baltimore sauce, but that's just a matter of taste. The crabs come in a plastic bag (yes that's right), which they say keeps them hot for longer than putting them on a plate, and you get a big bib (essential) and gloves (optional) plus the usual implements for cracking the claws and extracting the meat. It's a lot of fun and absolutely delicious. Combine that with great, friendly service and a tiny but acceptable wine list and you have the makings of a great evening. There were five of us and we all had a blast - we'll be back.

Bradley J.a year ago · 1 review

One of Brisbane's best hidden secrets. The menu has a fantastic selection of local and imported seafood which is really worth exploring. Not into crab no problem, there are ribs, burgers, steak and grilled chicken and vegetables options to satisfy your hunger. The wait staff, especially Jon makes the evening very enjoyable. St. James Crabhouse & Kitchen has become my new favourite place to eat. PS Jonah Crab Claws in Singapore Chilli sauce is fantastic.

Fiona S.4 months ago · 1 review

This little restaurant was amazing. The staff were so friendly and helpful, nothing was too much trouble. The food was so fresh and delicious and was ready really quickly. We had a friend with us who doesn't like seafood, they brought her out gloves and a bib, so she could share the experience, to eat her chicken wings. We had such a ball and laughed all night. Completely different way of cooking and eating seafood to what we are used to in Australia would really recommend it to any seafood lovers.

Alva T.a year ago · 1 review

Good atmosphere, great food and very attentive staff! A big thank you to the manager for looking after us and being so attentive, and also the tips on how to eat the crab legs! This restaurant has become my number 1 option whenever I need to treat someone special or to celebrate a special occasion. Thank you for looking after my mum and made the night memorable, she rarely visit Australia and last time we saw her was over 3 years ago. Overall, definitely a place worth revisiting.

Bernie N.7 months ago · 2 reviews

The food is first class and so is the friendly service. The prices are not low but I believe that we got good value for money. I would recommend the St James to anybody, especially foodies like ourselves. We had the Snow Crab Combo which contained Snow crab, Blue Swimmers (Sandies for Queenslanders), Red Claw and Mussels. I had the Singapore Chilli sauce which was not hot but very good. My gastronomical friend had the Citrus Beurre Blanc sauce which was very nice. A GREAT meal.

Oselyne O.a year ago · 1 review

We had the mussels (with the broth - forgot what it is called but there are only two options), Jonah crab claw (with Singapore chilli sauce) and Moreton Bay bugs (with Baltimore sauce). The mussels were beautiful in the broth and were fresh as they get fresh mussels and put them on ice. The Jonah crab claws (despite being frozen prior, were wonderful and easy to crack as they already have incisions in them). Loved the Singapore chilli sauce. I was not a massive fan of the bread, I thought they were a little stale but everything else was perfect.

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