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600 S Madison St, Wilmington, DE 19801-5118
(302) 777-1803
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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: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 30
    Excellent
  • 58
    Very good
  • 36
    Average
  • 24
    Poor
  • 22
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Good food, fun setting.

Brought my kids to Joe's for lunch in between the children's museum and golf, for the first time in a long time, they both cleared their plates!!!! The portions were perfect for kids, my portion was great too, it's refreshing to not eat at a restaurant with oversized portions!!! Thank you Joe's... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
Kristine412
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Newark, Delaware
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  • Families with children
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English first
Wilmington, Delaware
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Dinner was okay. I thought the crab legs over priced. We had a coupon which had no expiration date and was just received in the mail which they refused to honor at "their location". No location on the coupon. Server was lovely, manager poor

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Newark, Delaware
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Brought my kids to Joe's for lunch in between the children's museum and golf, for the first time in a long time, they both cleared their plates!!!! The portions were perfect for kids, my portion was great too, it's refreshing to not eat at a restaurant with oversized portions!!! Thank you Joe's for keeping it reasonable!!!!!!

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Upper Darby, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Typical greasy chain restaurant with lack of love in the food. My waitress was nice but did not have the best personality or people skills. You could tell she was just trying to get through her shift. Ordered the appetizer sampler and it was a huge let down. Nothing but a fried greasy mess and the crab dip looked like... More 

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Charlottesville, VA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

If you like overcooked, tasteless seafood this is the place for you. If you are Downtown looking for a great meal, walk next door to Iron Hill.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

OMG the crab stuffed mushroom appetizer was to die for!!! The waiter Dom was excellent. He was knowledge and empathetic to our wait for a clean table! Everything order was great!

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Wilmington, Delaware
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38 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Food is great! Ample drinks variety but place needs to be a bit up tied. Chairs are not the most comfortable. Service is good but a bit on the slow side, do not go there in a rush. Just relax, enjoy the food, play "I Spy" in their main restaurant, let the kids play in the outdoor playground and enjoy... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

One of the worst experiences there! Service was rediculously slow despite tons of employees working aka standing around and flirting with other employees. After waiting 15 minutes a waiter comes up. "You all want something to drink?" No he my name is, these are our specials, welcome nothing. After putting drink order in we had to ask 3 times where... More 

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Madrid, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

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
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

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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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

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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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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