Dine at Crabby’s On The Pass During Your Madeira Beach Vacation

Every vacation spot has that one restaurant that is the “must-try” for the area, and Madeira Beach is certainly no different. Of course, there are many Madeira Beach restaurants to choose from, many of them close to Madeira Beach rentals and St. Pete Beach condo rentals, so you never have far to travel for a delectable meal.

Crabby’s On The Pass on Kingfish Drive in Treasure Island has it all: great food, great Harbor and other views (it’s certainly not unheard of to spot dolphins passing by), live music, lively atmosphere, and more. Among Treasure Island Florida restaurants, Crabby’s On The Pass stands out!

After a day of sunbathing, parasailing, shopping, sightseeing, and visiting many of the Madeira Beach and St. Pete Beach attractions such as the Gulf Beaches Historical Museum, Boyd Hill Nature Preserve, and fishing on Merry Pier, it’s likely you’ve worked up an appetite and Crabby’s is sure to appeal to family members of all ages.

Make Crabby’s On The Pass one of your “must” things to do near Madeira Beach on your next vacation.


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With recognition as having “The World’s Longest Waterfront Bar”, you just know you have to pay a visit to Crabby’s On The Pass.

But the bar isn’t the only reason to take a trip to this wonderful eatery. With a 4.5 rating and a #1 (out of 27 restaurants) ranking on TripAdvisor and 4 out of 5 stars on Yelp, you simply can’t go wrong with this restaurant.

Located on the Treasure Island side of John’s Pass, an iconic, quaint fishing village from the turn of the century, Crabby’s On The Pass underscores the many other shops and restaurants on this boardwalk location. Crabby’s opened at the site of the old Gator’s Café in April 2021 after rumor swirled that an upscale resort hotel was being planned for the area. The restaurant opened as the 11th establishment under the Beachside Hospitality Group; the group’s director of marketing and events stated that Crabby’s was “there for the long haul.”

The new café’s interior and exterior are bright, with updated air conditioning and bathrooms, with updated bathrooms. A 20-foot tiki trailer serves as a full outside bar. Floor-to-ceiling windows and patio seating provide stunning views of the Gulf and drawbridge and John’s Pass. Inside features a bar and fish filleting station.

A neat thing about Crabby’s is that you can reach it by car or by boat, since it is found directly on the harbor. There is plenty of dock space available right at the restaurant; there’s help there to get you tied off, then step right onto the patio, and you’re ready for all the fun, and food Crabby’s has to offer.

The Menu

Come for the view, stay for the food—then enjoy both together!

Lunch and dinner menus feature shell bar, tacos, pizzas, sandwiches, and combo platters. Traditional, steamed, or fire-roasted crab legs are a highlight—go ahead and splurge! Additions such as calamari, crab cakes, coconut shrimp, or baked oysters make the Crab Plus selection a platter. 

Red Gulf grouper: fried, grilled, blackened, or Caribbean-style. Pacific Rim tuna sandwich—seared with a cusabi drizzle, baby greens, and sesame ginger on toasted ciabatta. House-made margherita pizza. Calamari Caesar salad. Tropical Mahi Mahi tacos.

So many mouth-watering dishes to choose from, you’ll simply have to come back to Crabby’s time and again to try them all! This isn’t even considering the starters like coconut shrimp bites, fried pickle chips, avocado & shrimp ceviche, or boneless chicken wings. 

Something for everyone…and that includes the little ones. Crabby’s On The Pass features a “Little Crab” Menu with all the kids’ favorites: mac n’ cheese, chicken fingers, hamburger or cheeseburger, and fish fingers, plus alfredo pasta or grilled shrimp. Comes with juice, milk, or unlimited-refill fountain drinks.

From a Rum Runner or Margarita bucket to coastal cocktails to draft and bottled beers, Crabby’s drink menu is sure to satisfy any palate. Frozen favorites such as Key Lime in the Coconut and Perfect Pina Colada; “Ritas & Grias” featuring Sangrita, Watermelon Rita, or Dosarita; and premium wines including Pinot Noir and Cabernet Sauvignon. 

The every-weekend breakfast menu lists omelets, shrimp n’ grits, biscuits n’ gravy, avocado toast, pancakes, fruit, yogurt, egg benedict, and chicken biscuit. They also have side items like home fries and fresh fruit and a kids’ menu of waffles, pancakes, or two eggs.

Live Entertainment

The atmosphere at Crabby’s On The Pass can best be described as bright and lively, thanks to the live entertainment provided every night between 5 p.m. and 9 p.m. on the spacious patio.

Local and area bands and singer/songwriters perform acoustic covers, reggae, blues, pop, and classic rock, as well as originals.

Hours & Directions

Crabby’s is open Sunday through Thursday 8 a.m. – 10 p.m. and Friday and Saturday 8 a.m. – 11 p.m.

From Madeira Beach by car, travel southeast on Gulf Boulevard/FL 699 South and get off at 127th Avenue, then turn left onto Kingfish Drive, round the bend, and there’s Crabby’s!

Driving from St. Pete Beach to the south, take Blind Pass Road and continue onto Gulf Boulevard/FL 699 North. After about 2.5 miles, you’ll turn right onto 127th Avenue, then left onto Kingfish Drive.

The exact address for the restaurant is 12754 Kingfish Drive, Treasure Island. The restaurant is directly across the harbor from John’s Pass Village & Boardwalk.

Book Your Madeira Beach Rental

From studio and one- to three-bedroom condos to Madeira Beach pet-friendly rentals and other St. Pete Beach rentals, you’re sure to find something to accommodate the whole family when you choose Travel Resort Services (TRS).

You’ll find spacious gulf- and waterfront rentals with everything you need to make your vacation comfortable, stress-free, and memorable.

With TRS, you get fully equipped kitchens with upscale appliances, in-unit washer/dryers, high-speed wireless internet, towels, patios, outdoor grills, King- and queen-sized beds, and ample parking with covered parking spaces.

Depending on your chosen rental, you could walk to St. John’s Pass or shopping, restaurants, and bars; easily rent watersport equipment such as paddleboards and jet skis; or get to hiking trails where you can bird watch or picnic.

Some units have been fully remodeled, with new kitchen countertops, top of the line fixtures, new tile flooring, and paver decks. Many units also feature ceiling fans in every room and are non-smoking.

Book Your Stay

Crabby’s is a delicious place to eat, and our Madeira Beach rentals are ready for your vacation! Take a look at our offering and book your dates today.

You might also enjoy a heated pool at your location, so if you’re looking for a break from the waves and saltwater, you can spend a day poolside! Other outdoor amenities could include a shuffleboard court and corn hole boards. TRS’s friendly staff is available 24/7, and the property rental company offers access to fax, copy, and printing services as well as a corporate car rental discount.

We strive each and every day to provide everything our guests might need for their ultimate Florida getaways. If the waves of Madeira Beach are calling out to you, there’s no time to waste! Contact us today to book your rental.