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Joe's Crab Shack

600 S Madison St, Wilmington, DE 19801-5118
(302) 777-1803
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Ranked #110 of 472 restaurants in Wilmington
Cuisines: Seafood
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Delaware
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52 reviews 52 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

The quality of food at Joe's is not what it used to be. The salads are huge and the new Lobster Cobb Salad was decent but my husband's fried seafood platter was terrible. The crab cake was heavily breaded and the other fried seafood was soggy. The crabmeat stuffed mushroom appetizer was overloaded with cheese and bland stuffing. Food at... More

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Kingston, Jamaica
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34 reviews 34 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

I went with 6 kids for lunch during our visit to Delaware Children's Museum. Everyone was able to order their own meal from the pictures on the kids' menu (even the 4 yr olds) and they all enjoyed their dishes. The crayons and games on the menu kept them occupied, as did the on-site playground. Our server, Melissa, was really... More

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North Liberty, Iowa
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

The food was very good here. I ate outside, with a view of the river and a crew from the local college rowing on it. The service was friendly and fairly fast. I enjoy seafood and thought the prices were quite reasonable. I would recommend this restaurant for anyone who enjoys seafood. Overall, it was a pleasant experience and I... More

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New York City, New York
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Very casual, low-down atmosphere. Not loud and just perfect for a quiet lunch. Priced very well compared to the other restaurants in the vicinity. Lots of parking.

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Galloway, New Jersey
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21 reviews 21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

We went there Saturday before Father's Day it was busy but the service was still fast the managers come by to check to see how you're doing my daughter wanted something that wasn't on the menu and he had them do that for us great manager great waitstaff terrific food can't wait to go back soon. Awesome manager I wish... More

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Enfield, Connecticut
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54 reviews 54 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

I didn't realize Joe's Crabs was a chain when I went for dinner for the first time with my brother and nephew. This Crab shack is next to the water in Delaware so it makes it feel like a seafood place. The food was good and they have lots of crab options. I got a bucket of crabs with spicy... More

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Little Rock, Arkansas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

Considering there is no other Joe's Crab Shack around us in this area, there isn't really another one to compare it to locally and the others we have been to are just the same. We haven't had any issues at this one and we go here often. My kids enjoy it, it has a great playground area for them, and... More

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Wilmington, DE
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

This is a good place for friends to meet for a casual lunch or dinner. The food is excellent and the restaurant is very casual.

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West Chester, PA
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

My family have dined at this Joe's Crab Shack many times. We like the setting on the Christiana River. The food's quality and service is never consistent. On our latest visit, our waitress was pretty good but the food was terrible. I ordered the Samuel Adams Steampot. The lobster was overcooked and tough, the clams were so tiny (almost invisible),... More

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Hockessin, Delaware
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48 reviews 48 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

The service is very friendly, but the prices are very high for a chain restaurant. All seafood tasted the same, just kinda blah. Cute atmosphere.

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