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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
  • 17
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 13
    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
Very good crab & seafood

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 27, 2015
ewelee
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Singapore, Singapore
Good for:
  • Families with children
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West Palm Beach, Florida
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 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 reviews 192 reviews
179 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 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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65 reviews 65 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 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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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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 restaurant reviews
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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55 reviews 55 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 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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Oxford
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16 reviews 16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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 

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

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 

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Miami, Florida
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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..........

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Weston, Florida
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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 

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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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?