Founded in 2017, the Cranky Crab Seafood Truck is a family-owned and operated business local to Catawba County. It was created to celebrate East-coast seafood and Southern fried comfort food. Nope, we don’t have a restaurant and we are not a franchise- just awesomeness on the move. Be sure to check our Facebook and Instagram for our schedule and follow us!

Voted “2021 Best Food Truck in Catawba Valley”, we are also listed as a food truck destination in the Catawba County Metro Visitors’ Guide.

“The Crab” is regularly scheduled for local appearances, corporate events, festivals and more. Contact us about your event or follow us on Facebook to catch us out and about.


A few reviews from our fans:

“Great service. Food was fresh and hot! Will eat at this truck again!!!”-U.K., 07/31/22
“OMGosh! The food is awesome!”-M.K., 06/28/22
“Food is delicious.I was extremely surprised by the amount of food we received for the price.Will definitely be eating here again.”- G.K., 03/18/22
“My first time eating here and it was truly amazing. And the workers are friendly and not rude . I love it” -J.A., 02/04/2022
“This was my first time trying your food truck. I was told by friends that your food was really good. Well now I have to agree ! My wife and me tried your crab basket and the flounder. EVERYTHING WAS SO YUMMY 😋 ! My wife said the crab reminded her of the old fashion fish camps when we were kids. I really enjoyed your spin on the flounder basket. We will most definitely be looking forward to our next visit. Thank you for a delicious meal!” -T.W., 10/29/21
“Had a chance to try the food while you were at Catawba Farms. Delicious! Enjoyed the flounder sandwich and fries. Very nice staff.” -B.N. 08/08/21
“Great Food!!” -U.K., 07/31/21
“Was my first visit to Cranky Crab Seafood and they did not fail. Got the fish sandwich and it was the best I’ve ever had. Service was awesome! Thank you Cranky Crab for a great lunch!” -C.S., 05/20/21
“The shrimp tacos were loaded! The right kind is spice!!! Loved they were so fresh and worth the wait” -D.L., 05/15/21
“Thanks for a great lunch!! Bang-Bang” -L.R., 07/03/21
“Had the fish fillet platter and slaw for lunch two thumbs up from the Mailman.” -A.S., 07/04/21
“The bang bang shrimp and that sauce was amazing not to hot not to mild it was perfect I wanted a gallon of it lol. The staff is absolutely wonderful kind and caring and explained every question with an answer in full detail.” -J.C., 03/29/20
“Always a great meal!” -T.S., 06/05/20
“Best Hush Puppies and Key Lime Cookie Ever!!”- C.W. 06/05/20
“Delicious food! affordable prices! Great location and service! Wonderful people!” -L.S., 05/09/20
“Fish and shrimp tacos were delish. I stole a small amt of my husband’s coleslaw for them and added a little Texas Pete. Yes mam, they were mighty tasty.” -D.E., 02/26/21
“You guys are the best! You always have a kind and friendly disposition. The food is fantastic. The fish is the best in the area. Thank you for always taking good care of us.” -R.S., 02/10/21
“Awesome service and amazing food as always. I can’t ask for better service and how you remember everyone’s names.<br>Yes, there’s a little wait. But anything worth having/eating is worth it. I’ve told everyone about how good the food is, how fresh it is and can see you cooking to order.My friends and family are like….Ive seen that truck and wondered about it. Im like stop in and get some food. Hope to see you next week!” -T.L., 03/05/21
“Customer service, Location, Quality, Wait time Excellent. Well worth the wait. ❤️❤️❤️”- M.M., 04/02/21
“Shrimp tacos were amazing. My new favorite besides the bang bang shrimp. Thanks for everything.” -J.B., 04/09/21