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Joe's Crab Shack

600 S Madison St, Wilmington, DE 19801-5118
(302) 777-1803
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Ranked #108 of 473 Restaurants in Wilmington
Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 1:00 am
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
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

First time going to Joe's and It was great. The server was very helpful the food was good. The lobster and king crabs legs were delicious and fresh. Definitely will visit again.

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Wilmington, DE
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41 reviews 41 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 via mobile

Is this what eating out has devolved to? Overly loud music, poor service & a seafood place that can't properly prepare seafood? I strongly suspect the management at Joe's doesn't care about customer satisfaction, so I'll just say this--steer clear.

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Ashley, Pennsylvania
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55 reviews 55 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
145 helpful votes 145 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

4 times this year we have flown out of Phila Int Airport, and each time we check into the hotel we run right out to dinner at Joe's. It's always fresh and tasty, and a good value. It was the busiest we have ever seen the restaurant and still the service was upstanding, they missed nothing. Hubby bought me a... More

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Bear, Delaware, United States
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

I'm going to give Joe's Crab Shack a very good rating. Simply because my wife thought it was OK, but that's about it. She has very high expectations for seafood. Maybe a bit too high. This was our first time eating here. Now my son and I liked it and want to go back.He got the Snow Crab Bucket and... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

I have been here a couple of times, it's relaxed atmosphere, music playing, outdoor seating, seafood in buckets, you get the idea. The crab cakes are pretty good, prices are moderate and seating is mostly booth, lots of noise in here so don't expect a romantic dining experience.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Food was good, and the crew had so much fun, I know they love their job. This place is one big party.

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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

We visited Joe's on a Friday evening. While they were busy, we were seated immediately and our waitress was helpful and did a good job explaining the menu. We ordered their version of a hurricane (so strong we will only serve you two). It was very sweet and very light on the booze despite a liquor leaning description. We ordered... More

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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

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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37 reviews 37 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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
4 helpful votes 4 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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