We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Joe's Crab Shack

$$$
Improve this listing
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Get directions
4402 N University Dr, Lauderhill, FL 33351-5738
954-749-2722
Website
Today
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Open now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Good for:
Families with children

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 65 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 15
    Excellent
  • 16
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 11
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Most recent review
One of my favorite places

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 24, 2015
camilin87
,
Miami, Florida
credit card Amex Card Member Review
Good for:
  • Families with children
Add Photo Write a Review

65 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Portuguese first
  • Any
English first
Miami, Florida
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Trinidad WI
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Oxford
Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

I went to Joe's Crab Shack for the first time ... the food was reasonably good, not outstanding but certainly tasty enough. The seafood was certainly fresh and that was a big plus. Presentation was attractive. Really long waits between service, it was almost like I had to beg to be served, they also had a live band there that... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I've been to this location several times and it's always been a good experience. This time was different! I'd asked for two of their regular waiters and was told they no longer worked there. After waiting for almost 30 mins to be waited on, I can only imagine they'd left on their own accord. The food was over cooked and... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Miami, Florida
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I always enjoy going to Joe's to eat. The food is great and the service is excellent. And it is affordable..........

Was this review helpful? Yes
Weston, Florida
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Used to love this place. It had fresh crab at reasonable prices. It is, unfortunately, going downhill. Went last night and the crab was old, they barely gave any potatoes in my $22 steampot (I had 2 tiny boiled potatoes and my daughter got one, they gave a smaller portion of crab and shrimp for the kids steampot, the crab... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Plantation, Florida
Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Joe's is where the grandkids like to eat on special occasions like birthdays. It can be an expensive adventure taking the whole lot of folks out to eat. The casual atmosphere is great for families and this is one place that you can make a mess when you eat and no one really seems to mind. We normally go on... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Miami, Florida
Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Miami, Florida
Senior Reviewer
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Top Contributor
67 reviews 67 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Joe's Crab Shack also viewed

 

Been to Joe's Crab Shack? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing
Improve this listing

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

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Joe's Crab Shack staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?