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Joe's Crab Shack

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600 S Madison St, Wilmington, DE 19801-5118
(302) 777-1803
Today
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Good for:
Families with children

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  • 27
    Excellent
  • 47
    Very good
  • 34
    Average
  • 21
    Poor
  • 17
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Awesome food

In between lunch and dinner the place was empty on Thursday, so we did not have to deal with loud crowd (as I've read later in the reviews), I, as a bacon lover in seafood place, ordered Southern Stuffed Shrimp (wrapped in bacon), served with some super spicy sauce, but it was all delicious... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
Helen_Jersey2009
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Trenton, New Jersey
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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146 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Trenton, New Jersey
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

In between lunch and dinner the place was empty on Thursday, so we did not have to deal with loud crowd (as I've read later in the reviews), I, as a bacon lover in seafood place, ordered Southern Stuffed Shrimp (wrapped in bacon), served with some super spicy sauce, but it was all delicious! Besides, the crab dip as really... More 

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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

Big, laudy and messy but with great food and great cocktails for a fair price. Recommend the shrimps with sausage sauce, delicious. Large parking space outside.

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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

Great place for dinner or lunch. The location is fantastic especially if the weather is nice and you can sit outside. Always great ambiance and transports you to a tropical state of mind.

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Wilmington, Delaware
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Excellent steam pots with crab, lobster, clams , mussels. Lobster bisque is very good. Other entrees like fried shrimp or fish are good. Restaurant can be very noisy and often there is a wait for a table on weekends. Fun place for large groups and families to get to get together.

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Wilmington, Delaware
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This heavily-decorated (think tricycles and everything else hanging from the ceiling) place is loud and friendly. It's perfect for eating before and after going to the Delaware Children's Museum. The food is not trendy, but reliable. The kids will not embarrass you, as it's that kind of place. There is a small playground if you need to let them run... More 

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Wilmington, Delaware, United States
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3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This is a great place to take your family although it can get a little noisy. The servers dance on the hour. The ceiling is loaded with fishing and nautical items. I take my dad here for shrimp and beer. We love it.

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Providence, Rhode Island
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Crab cakes were good. Very casual, family oriented place. Awesome staff, very attentive. Touristy decor, wooden slat booths. Probably better atmosphere in summer when garage door walls are open onto the Deleware River.

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Wilmington, De
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76 reviews 76 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Way overpriced, for bottom barrel seafood. Two doors down, is a much better seafood joint. My boy likes it, but at 9, he could eat 3 kids steam pots. Have to get him a $30 dollar adult one and is still hungry. Only tastes good because its coated in butter.

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Delaware
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29 reviews 29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

We only go to this restaurant when there is a fundraiser night, but we rarely miss those when we know about them. There is nothing extraordinary about the food. It is about the quality of what I could cook at home.

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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

This was a New Years celebration. Waitress was friendly and very attentive to us. No wait as we arrived early. Outstanding seafood selections and all fresh! We sat indoors as it was chilly outside but the outdoor seating is on the canal with a great view. Would recommend this location to everyone.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 600 S Madison St, Wilmington, DE 19801-5118
  • Location: United States  >  Delaware (DE)  >  Wilmington
  • Phone Number: (302) 777-1803

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Monday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 1:00 am

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