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Joe's Crab Shack

4402 N University Dr, Lauderhill, FL 33351-5738
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Ranked #21 of 79 Restaurants in Lauderhill
Price range: $21 - $30
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Cuisines: Seafood
Good for: Families with children
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Good for: Families with children
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English first
Miami, Florida
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

We were close by and had been told good things about this place so after being seated the atmosphere was of an outside deck area and Kelly our waitress was awesome with the kids. The service was great and Kelly knowing that a plate looked a bit thin corrected it on her own and the entire experience was great. Will... More

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Miami, Florida
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

The food was ok, not overwhelming, but charged overpriced. The service is average, the meals look bigger in the menu than the serving actually is, at least we did have this impression. We will not return after this disappointment.

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Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 via mobile

The staff was friendly here but management really needs to have is place deep cleaned!! The bathrooms were so dirty and smelly, I had to hold my breathe. The walls, light fixtures, frames, etc. have so much goo on them! What is the goo?! There were also flies around where I had to wave my hand every one minute while... More

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Pembroke Pines, Florida
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Awesome place to satisfy that occasional need for crab legs and a steam pots; a store in Pembroke Pines would really be nice, and I believe profitable !

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Coconut Creek, Florida, USA
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137 reviews 137 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

Came here for the first time with a few friends who been here before. We got here about 40 minutes before they closed and their was no hostess. We stood there and waited for 15 minutes before a waiter noticed us and sat us down after cleaning the table and leaving it wet still. I had to grab napkins and... More

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Fort Lauderdale
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263 reviews 263 reviews
229 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

This place isn't all that great other than on Twosdays when they have $2 Hurricanes and appetizers (which are very small by the way). The other plus are the Steampots, which actually have seasoning (not just that salty water taste) and are a lot more affordable than most other seafood places. The decor is seriously lacking, its not the cleanest,... More

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Plantation, Florida
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39 reviews 39 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

Saturday March 29. This used to be one of our favorite go to places for a family birthday. Not any more! I called to make a reservation and I got some snippy little witch that said "We don't take reservations only a call ahead seating 30 minutes prior to arrival." So I said " okay , well it is 31... More

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Boca Raton, Florida
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

This is, without question, the dirtiest restaurant I have ever seen. There are stains from something running down the walls that look like they have been there for years!! I tried to talk to management about it but they don't seem to care. Food was average and overpriced. Server ignored me after she brought the food. Tried and tried to... More

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Tamarac, Florida
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31 reviews 31 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Their food is just ok and so is the service. If you want something more than fast food then this is for you.

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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58 reviews 58 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2013

After reading some of the negative Trip Advisor reviews I almost did not go today. I use Trip Adviser all over the world for vacations and have never been disappointed. I used the web site coupon to get their crab nachos, which were hot and delicious. (Enough for two people) I ordered a New orleans Paella which had clams, mussels,... More

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