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Joe's Crab Shack

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4402 N University Dr, Lauderhill, FL 33351-5738
954-749-2722
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11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner

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  • 16
    Excellent
  • 18
    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 10
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  • 14
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Joe's buckets are good.

We enjoyed our meal. The shrimp and lobster were a little over cooked but still tasty. I should have asked them to remove the lobster from the shell because I made a mess of it. So if you are lobster challenged like me I would recommend doing this. The service was good. We both thought the... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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  • Families with children
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English first
Sunny Isles Beach, Florida
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW credit card Amex Card Member Review

It's s very old restaurant, but the food is very fine...you would not find that kind of food anywhere else.

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Pompano Beach, Florida
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

We (table of 4) had dinner last night for the first time at Ft Lauderdale location near Sunrise. The waitress was obiviously new and overwhelmed as she did not know menu items. Food took a while to get to the table and appetizers came out with entrees :( My meal was not what I ordered and sent back, it took... More 

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

We enjoyed our meal. The shrimp and lobster were a little over cooked but still tasty. I should have asked them to remove the lobster from the shell because I made a mess of it. So if you are lobster challenged like me I would recommend doing this. The service was good. We both thought the experience was just average.... More 

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Delray Beach, Florida
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

The New England clam was so bad, and i order food at 11 just open , i also got the crab cake Cesar salad and it was missing the black beans and corn call the to let then know and they gave me a free lunch.customer service good but the food just bad

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West Palm Beach, Florida
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

This place has really gone down hill. It used to be one of our favourite places but the last two times not so hot and this time the third we have now given up. It was Sunday and not too many people but we had to wait for tables to be cleared. The patrons had left but the tables had... More 

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Tamarac, Florida
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192 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

I would not comeback. an hour after being seated, and three attempts at getting the correct platter, we finally settled on an almost correct dish. we asked for nothing special. ordered directly from the menu, and they still screwed it up. and by the way, the food was lousy. the place was very noisy. the waitress was apologetic and pathetic... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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73 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

Restaurant is quite spacious....Place is quite festive... However music was a bit too loud. Crabs & lobster were very good. Fried calamari was good too. The waiter was very friendly & regularly checks on the table to see how we were doing, although the place was full. The place was a bit run down but it made up for good... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

Nadine was my waitress, she was pleasant and constantly checkig to makensure I had everything I needed! The Managers were walking around, you can see them asking guest if everything is going well. I was pleased with the service. The food was excellent! I had KJ steamed seafood. It was amazing! The atmosphere was very inviting and marine themed. It... More 

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

This is a fun place where you'll get dirty and will smell to crab. The food is very good. I like the steaming pots full of crab. Don't expect fancy napkins or tables. You'll get a bucket for the crab shell and a roll of paper towels. They have good service. On Tuesdays they have drink specials and live music.

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Trinidad WI
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Food was fresh and tasted really good. Service was excellent and waiter was very helpful in recommending dishes to us. Price was affordable. Really liked the decor, very original.

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Additional Information about Joe's Crab Shack

Address: 4402 N University Dr, Lauderhill, FL 33351-5738
Phone Number: 954-749-2722
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Lauderhill
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 - 12:00 am
Saturday 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Average Prices: USD 21 - 30
Cuisine: Seafood

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 4402 N University Dr, Lauderhill, FL 33351-5738
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Lauderhill
  • Phone Number: 954-749-2722

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 21 - 30
  • 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 - 12:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 12:00 am

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