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Joe's Crab Shack

600 S Madison St, Wilmington, DE 19801-5118
(302) 777-1803
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Ranked #137 of 486 Restaurants in Wilmington
Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

My husband took me for a surprise birthday celebration and I must admit that at first I wasn't too happy for the long wait and the salty crab we got which wasn't even much crab for the price. When I complaint to the waiter immediately the manager came and it didn't take much time for them to give me an... More 

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39 reviews 39 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015 via mobile

We had a good nite out with friends at Joe's. Waitstaff was pleasant and very attentive, keeping our drinks full along with our bellies. We had the lobster fritters to start then on to southern stuffed shrimp and coconut shrimp. All were very good. Manager was present and checked on our table. There were plenty of servers and they all... More 

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Newark, DE
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57 reviews 57 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

We decided to give Joe's another chance after a disappointing meal about 9 months ago. What a mistake. There was no wait, which should have been a clue that business wasn't so good. We waited 20 minutes for a waiter to come to our table. And 10 more minutes for him to bring our drinks, which weren't what we ordered,... More 

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Newark, Delaware
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Typical chain seafood restaurant everything is either over cooked or under cooked and way over priced. The menu is much different then a Red Lobster. I guess I am just a fan of the mom and pop seafood places where the good comes out in piles.

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Wilmington, Delaware
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

We were hoping for some well prepared, fresh seafood. Forget it. Had to rub the (hand applied) breading off the scallops, shrimp, and fish as it tasted oily - the seafood was obviously previously frozen and tasteless. Fries were luke warm and rubbery despite our ordering them to be crispy. On the bright side, the pina colada was outstanding.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

The visits and meals experienced at this location have been a consistent disappointment. Joes Crab Shack chain in Delaware is not my first experience with the company. Joes Crab Shack in Louisville was definitely a cut above Delaware. Joes Crab Shack in San Francisco was definitely a cut above Wilmington, Delaware The atmosphere is noisy, unimpressive. The service was a... More 

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Stanton, Delaware, United States
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21 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Drinks served promptly, food took way too long, about a half hour. We asked the waitress for cocktail sauce and that took another half hour. We finally had to ask a server walking by and he got it for us. Food was fish and fried clams, average in taste and quality. Restroom was blocked by waitress, not allowing anyone in.... More 

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Jamesburg, New Jersey
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

Loved the ambience and the friendly waitresses, didn't expect them crabs to be so damn tasty, after all ..not all what they say on TV is false...:) loved the place, but best with a bunch of old friends, and lots of spare time, I had a quick lunch this time around, but will return again for the laidback affair..

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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157 reviews 157 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 via mobile

Usually not a fan of chain restaurants but I thoroughly enjoy myself when I come here. The py play fun music and the servers dance, although this location doesn't do it nearly as well as other cities. My favorite dish is the crab pot, but be careful because they each lack over 2,000 calories! Can't say that the food is... More 

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Wilmington, Delaware, United States
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

I don't know if it's just me or Joe Crab Shack don't taste the same. I would stick to the steamed pots but fist and fish sticks are disgusting

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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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