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Crab's Claw Inn

Bar/Pub/Tavern/Restaurant/Gastropub in Philadelphia

Welcome to the Crab's Claw Inn, one of the best restaurants in Lavallette, New Jersey! Don't just take our word for it, we were nominated for a TASTE Award for Outstanding Restaurant in the Bar/Pub category. Located on the northbound side of Route 35 (Grand Central Avenue), we have been serving fantastic seafood and an extensive list of bottled and draft beers to our patrons for decades. Our professional chefs prepare a menu that is sure to satisfy our local clientele and seasonal tourists a like. The Crab's Claw Inn is open year-round and is dedicated to providing great food to our local patrons as one of the best restaurants Lavallette New Jersey has to offer. Our varied menu of seafood, burgers, and landlubber dishes means that we can either serve up something new every time you come in or have your usual ready for you cooked to your specifications.
At the Crab's Claw we pride ourselves on our extensive bar menu, which puts us atop many lists of the best restaurants in Lavalette NJ. Our wine list has many of your favorites available by the glass and many more available by the bottle, including sparkling wines and dessert wines. Our beer lists is among the best in the area! Alongside an extensive American selection we have an international variety that is beyond compare. From Denmark to Italy to Germany to Vietnam, we can provide you with a tour around the world one bottle at a time.
Come on in to The Crab's Claw Inn tonight and enjoy a meal in our warm, friendly atmosphere. Whether alone, with family, or hanging out with friends, we can guarantee a great night at one of the best restaurants Lavalette New Jersey has.

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  601 Grand Central Ave, Lavallette, NJ 08735
  (732) 793-4447
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Tap List - 9

Brotherton IPA   
Brotherton Brewing  ·  Shamong, NJ
Pint: $7.25  ·  Pilsner: $6.25
A bitter, moderately strong American pale ale that uses its clean, supporting malt to showcase its hop character.
American IPA
6.7% ABV  ·  35 IBU

Carton Harvest 2016 Exuanot   
Carton Brewing Co  ·  Atlantic Highlands, NJ
Pint: $7.25  ·  Pilsner: $6.25
A decidedly hoppy and bitter ale with a light grainy spicy character and lingering dryness.
6.2% ABV  ·  50 IBU

Dogfish Head Beer For Breakfast   
Dogfish Head Craft Brewery  ·  Milton, DE
Pint: $7.25  ·  Pilsner: $6.26
A fairly strong, highly roasted dark stout with pronounced bitterness.
American Stout
7.4% ABV  ·  36 IBU

Forgotten Boardwalk Morro Castle   
Forgotten Boardwalk  ·  Cherry Hill, NJ
Pint: $7.25  ·  Pilsner: $6.25
A complex, malty dark beer with a lightly burnt character.
American Porter
5.7% ABV  ·  45 IBU

Maine Zoe   
Maine Beer Company  ·  Freeport, ME
Pint: $8.00  ·  Pilsner: $7.00
David’s daughter, Zoe, is the happy soul who inspired this American amber ale. Zoe was born in the Year of the Monkey, and likewise her namesake beer does not sit still on your palate with its complex malt blend that delivers hints of dark raisin, chocolate and biscuit, plus pine and citrus notes that come from copious amounts of American hops. It’s a happy, hoppy beer!
American Amber Ale
7.2% ABV  ·  35 IBU

Marz Jungle Boogie   
Marz Brewing  ·  Chicago, IL
Pint: $7.25  ·  Pilsner: $6.25
Jungle Boogie is an American Wheat beer with just enough complex malt character to balance the Mosaic hops and fruity Rooibos tea flavors.
American Wheat Beer
5.5% ABV  ·  39 IBU

Off Color Apex Predator   
Off Color Brewing  ·  Chicago, IL
Pint: $7.25  ·  Pilsner: $6.25
For Apex Predator Farmhouse Ale, we pitch the yeast cold, turn off the temperature control, and let the yeast do it's thing. To our delight, it spat out the sweet scent of juicy fruit wafting from a frothy, white mane. Brewed only with grain and sugar unencumbered by the heat of the kiln, we create a hazy, golden body. Apex Predator gets its teeth from a generous Crystal dry-hopping that completes the dry finish with a fruity bite.
6.8% ABV  ·  35 IBU

Stillwater Moneytree$   
Stillwater Artisanal Ales  ·  Baltimore, MD
Pint: $7.25  ·  Pilsner: $6.25
A refreshing tart and fruity wheat ale with a salt character
4.6% ABV  ·  40 IBU

Tröegs Mad Elf   
Tröegs Brewing Company  ·  Harrisburg, PA
Pint: $7.50  ·  Pilsner: $6.50
The holidays at Tröegs start with our inner Mad Elf momentarily taking over the brew deck. So blame “him” for this cheerful ruby red creation reminiscent of ripened cherries, raw honey and cocoa with notes of cinnamon, clove and allspice.
Belgian Dark Strong Ale
11.0% ABV  ·  15 IBU

Bottle List - 10

21st Amendment Marooned On Hog Island   
21st Amendment Brewery  ·  San Francisco, CA
12 oz : $6.50
A very dark, moderately strong, roasty ale. Tropical varieties can be quite sweet, while export versions can be drier and fairly robust.
Foreign Export Stout
7.9% ABV  ·  34 IBU

Against The Grain A Beer   
Against The Grain Brewery  ·  Louisville, KY
16 oz : $8.00
This is a straight forward, refreshing extra pale ale utilizing the newest varieties of German aroma hops (Hallertau Blanc & Mandarina Bavaria).
American Pale Ale
4.2% ABV  ·  42 IBU

Avery Out Of Bounds Stout   
Avery Brewing  ·  Boulder, CO
12 oz : $5.50
This big, roasty stout takes flavor to the extreme. We aren’t afraid to use plenty of rich roasted barley and a mountain of hops to give this full-bodied stout that little extra something you’ve been looking for in a beer.
American Stout
6.3% ABV  ·  51 IBU

Boulevard Ginger Lemon Radler   
Boulevard Brewing Company  ·  Kansas City, MO
12 oz : $5.50
Boulevard Ginger-Lemon Radler is a zesty, refreshing take on the tradition of mixing beer with soda or lemonade to create a light, thirst-quenching beverage ideal for warm weather.
Fruit Beer
4.1% ABV  ·  12 IBU

East Coast Beach Haus Cruiser IPA   
East Coast Beer Company  ·  Point Pleasant Beach, NJ
12 oz : $5.00
A bitter, moderately strong American pale ale that uses its clean, supporting malt to showcase its hop character.
American IPA
7.0% ABV  ·  51 IBU

Innis Gunn Rum Aged   
Innis & Gunn  ·  United Kingdom
12 oz : $6.00
A rich, dessert-esque beer with a strong caramel component that is designed to go down smooth.
Wee Heavy
6.8% ABV  ·  55 IBU

Keegan Mothers Milk   
Keegan Ales  ·  Kingston, NY
12 oz : $5.50
A fairly strong, highly roasted dark stout with pronounced bitterness.
American Stout
5.7% ABV  ·  35 IBU

Stillwater Pineapple Fields   
Stillwater Artisanal Ales  ·  Baltimore, MD
22 oz : $13.00
A bitter, moderately strong American pale ale that uses its clean, supporting malt to showcase its hop character.
American IPA
6.7% ABV  ·  40 IBU

Terrapin So Fresh & So Green Green   
Terrapin Beer Company  ·  Athens, GA
19.2 oz : $9.00
A bitter, moderately strong American pale ale that uses its clean, supporting malt to showcase its hop character.
American IPA
6.6% ABV  ·  75 IBU

Westbrook Gose   
Westbrook Brewing Co.  ·  Mt Pleasant, SC
12 oz : $5.75
This is our interpretation of Gose (pronounced “Gose-uh”), a traditional German-style sour wheat beer brewed with coriander and salt. Once nearly extinct, this very refreshing style is making a comeback.
4.0% ABV  ·  5 IBU

On Deck - 3

Founders Pc Pils   
Founders Brewing Company  ·  Grand Rapids, MI
A light-bodied lager designed with drinkability in mind.
American Lager
5.5% ABV  ·  45 IBU

Lagunitas Brown Shugga   
Lagunitas Brewing Company  ·  Petaluma, CA
An aborted batch of their Old Gnarleywine ended up tasting nearly as good as that they were hoping for, so they bottled it. God bless capitalism.
American Strong Ale
9.9% ABV  ·  51 IBU

Asbury Park XPA   
Asbury Park Brewery  ·  Asbury Park, NJ
An approachable, malt-oriented American beer that is well-balanced and great for easy-drinking.
Blonde Ale
5.1% ABV  ·  31.4 IBU