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Joes Crab Shack

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600 South Maddison St, Wilmington, DE 19801
+1-302-777-1803
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11:00 am - 1:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 40
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  • 27
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  • 23
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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
Nothing special but fair prices

This is a good spot if you don't mind a very loud environment. Think of it as a backyard crab cookout with a lot of echo. Prices aren't bad and service is alright. Consistent quality.

3 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
Luke O
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Carneys Point, New Jersey
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Carneys Point, New Jersey
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31 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is a good spot if you don't mind a very loud environment. Think of it as a backyard crab cookout with a lot of echo. Prices aren't bad and service is alright. Consistent quality.

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Thank Luke O
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went to Joes with our grandson who loves crab legs. The food had too much seasoning, especially on the corn. Arlin, the ballon guy, walks around and makes ballon figures for the kids. He stopped and actually took the time to talk to my grandson and teach him how to ale a deal with parents to get something, do... More 

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Thank Arnie J
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Don't bother going here, Big Fish Grill is much better and right down the street. Joe's is kind of a dump and the food isn't so good.

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Thank Jeff S
Wilmington, DE
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22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015

My family and I went to Joes Crab shack on the Wilmington riverfront for dinner. The restaurant was about half full. We ordered dinner and then waited 40 minutes for the food to arrive. The waiter told us they were a bit "backed up" in the kitchen. Remember the restaurant was half full. When the food arrived we had no... More 

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Thank fozziedoodle
Wilmington, Delaware
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54 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2015

Some of my friends are huge fans of Joe's Crab Shack, I think it's OK. It is fun to order the steamed buckets of just about any combination of shell fish you desire. The service here is always friendly and fun. And it does have a great view of Wilmington's beautiful River Front. However in my opinion, the food is... More 

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Thank LeppFrog
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13 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2015 via mobile

In all my years of dining out have I ever felt so disrespected and dismissed as a customer. From the moment my friends and I sat down you could feel the lack of concern and down right complacent of the wait staff. Here each on of my friends and I are upper managers of food establishments from out of town... More 

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Thank Chef L
Wilmington, Delaware
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17 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

We met some friends here for dinner and drinks and were very satisfied. Very good seafood! Indoor and outdoor seating in nicer weather. Will be going again.

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Thank Randy327
Wilmington, Delaware
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87 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015

So we tried the restaurant again after our original visit a few years ago. Either the food got better or our taste has change because we actually enjoyed it. I had the Baradi crab and it was delicious. They were no overcooked and the flavor was not at all bland. We are not ones to eat at chain restaurants but... More 

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Thank Charlene C
Buffalo NY
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179 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2015

I've had several excellent experiences at the Joe's Crab Shack in Redondo Beach and so was looking forward to a nice lunch in Wilmington. We arrived early and there were only a few people in the restaurant. Lunch took a little time, no problem, but the crab (king, queen and snow) all had the toughest shells (exoskeletons) I've ever had... More 

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Thank Hewitty15
Summerville, South Carolina
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25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

After seeing commercial's for Joe's Crab Shack my husband were excited to finally be able to eat here. Our waitress was Erica and she was extremely nice - great attitude, wonderful customer service, and a very upbeat personality. My husband ordered the Classic Steampot with Queen Crab. He kept making "Mmmm" noises while eating the crab, and when I asked... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 600 South Maddison St, Wilmington, DE 19801
  • Location: United States  >  Delaware (DE)  >  Wilmington
  • Phone Number: +1-302-777-1803

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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