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Joe's Crab Shack

4402 N University Dr, Lauderhill, FL 33351-5738
954-749-2722
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Ranked #18 of 79 restaurants in Lauderhill
Price range: $21 - $30
Cuisines: Seafood
Good for: Families with children
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Good for: Families with children
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English first
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
Top Contributor
122 reviews 122 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 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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245 reviews 245 reviews
211 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 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
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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35 reviews 35 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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Sunrise, Florida, USA
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I can't say I'll return since they are so very expensive and the pale is not that clean. Thought I was getting more food for the price.

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Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013

If some one in your family loves snow crablegs....one of Joe's bucket boils will make them very happy. Clam chowder and fried seafood also above average. Loud and boisterous atmosphere. ...good service. Often a 20-40 minutes wait on Friday Sat etc...but place is huge and waiting area is provided. MY kids love to play I Spy once we are seated.

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Lisbon, Portugal
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013

LOVE IT! The decoration it's fabulous, the food taste wonderful. Next time at Miami I have to go back definitely. The napkin around us it's the most funny thing about it.

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