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600 S Madison St, Wilmington, DE 19801-5118
(302) 777-1803
Today
11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 29
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  • 56
    Very good
  • 36
    Average
  • 21
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  • 21
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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
Can't go wrong with Joe's

Stuck on the road searching for a place to stop that WASN'T fast-food, we actually INTENDED to go to another location, but when we found out Joe's Crab Shack was next door -- it was not a hard decision to switch destinations. We were greeted promptly with a smile and taken to the outdoor seating... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
Heather W
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
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  • Families with children
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Madrid, Spain
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Went there on a Saturday crowded night. Fun ambience and very good crab and lobster. In spite of being a restaurant chain I totally recommend it.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
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75 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Stuck on the road searching for a place to stop that WASN'T fast-food, we actually INTENDED to go to another location, but when we found out Joe's Crab Shack was next door -- it was not a hard decision to switch destinations. We were greeted promptly with a smile and taken to the outdoor seating area. Our server was pleasant... More 

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Philadelphia, Pa
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

It was 90 degrees in the restaurant. Poor service. The server was not attentive. The bathroom was disgusting! Trash cans overflowing, clogged toilet, door broken and had to hold it shut. The crab cakes tasted like play doh. We use to love to come for the music and dancing servers, none of that happened. We will not be driving from... More 

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Leavenworth, Kansas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

I had the classic crab steam pot and it was good but I was surprised at how the pot wasn't filled as full as it is in other Joe's. I'm from mid-west and thought the prices would be cheaper being closer to the ocean but that was not the case. My son and his wife did have a drink that... More 

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Boca Raton, Florida
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56 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

It's a Joe's, so it is the same as other Joe's. If you haven't been it is certainly worth the trip, especially if you like seafood although they cater for everyone. I like the crab pot personally, big, messy and the kids like me wearing a bib to eat :) The food here, and at other Joe's is consistently good.... More 

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Woodstown
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28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

Great place to eat! We went prior to a Blue Rock's Baseball game. The place was pretty full, but we were seated right away and orders taken. Food was great. Our waitress was ok, not the best I've ever had, but not the worst either. Loved the décor of the place. Would definitely return again - even though it was... More 

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Wilmington, Delaware
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

The food is pretty much what you get at Joe's Crab Shack other locations. The same can be said for the beer. The service here is pretty good, so if you're looking for a place to "get-in-and out", go here....just don't expect too much to be different from their other sites.

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Folcroft, Pennsylvania
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

We made reservations for our (adult) son's birthday on a Saturday night (4:45) and I'm glad we did as it gets very, very crowded. Our first time visiting with 4 adults and 3 kids under the age of 8. I thought it would be a little more upscale but it was quite the opposite. More laid back and very, very... More 

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phila area, pa
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64 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Well we have been there 3x in 3 weeks. The food was good.....the service was good....the prices are average. It's a fun eclectic atmosphere....nothing fancy. A converted warehouse i guess.....It's old looking.....part of what we like. Outdoor seating. Sits right on christina river.....nice for a stroll after. Drinks are awesome! Even the $2 cocktails (i get the hurricane) on Tuesdays... More 

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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

We visited with family and had a wonderful server. There was a problem and my meal was somehow left off of the order. The server apologized and brought me a plate in about 10 minutes. My family was almost done so I did a "to go box". Oh almost forgot. The ice tea was terrible and two of my family... More 

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Additional Information about Joe's Crab Shack

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

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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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?