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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: Dinner, Lunch, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 16
    Excellent
  • 19
    Very good
  • 18
    Average
  • 14
    Poor
  • 16
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Seemed disorganized

I recently had a business dinner here with about 30 other people. We were seated in Joe's private "Party Garage". Several weeks prior, I was with essentially the same group of 30 at another restaurant where everything went like clockwork. This evening, not so much. Everything was going on one... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed December 20, 2015
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Port Saint Lucie, Florida
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Years ago I remember Joes being a great, fun place to hang out and eat great seafood. The ambiance is still there... But the food doesn't taste half as good as it used to. The lobster claws in the Sam Adams Pot were horribly dry.. Couldn't chew them. The crab legs in the same pot were so over cooked that... More 

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Thank Nickt99206
Tamarac, Florida
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27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Since this location opened, we had been going 2-3 times a year. Our last experience left us hesitant to go again, but we did. Seated, no silverware, appetizers brought with no side plates, and waitress was too busy doing something else to be attentive. Finally got served our dinner and my 3 ways of shrimp was pure grease. My husband... More 

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Thank Bobbi P
Port Saint Lucie, Florida
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73 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015

I recently had a business dinner here with about 30 other people. We were seated in Joe's private "Party Garage". Several weeks prior, I was with essentially the same group of 30 at another restaurant where everything went like clockwork. This evening, not so much. Everything was going on one check except alcoholic beverages. As we arrived relatively early, there... More 

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Thank QCTraveler
Miami, FL
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28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

A casual and fun seafood establishment with lots of shrimp/crab/lobster selections. Crab options included Bairdi crab, queen crab, snow crab, king crab and dungeoness crab. I had the Lobster Daddy Feast, a snow crab and Maine lobster combo with corn on the cob, new potatoes and a side order of dirty rice with crab. Several seasoning options were offered and... More 

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Thank DonnaAJ
London, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015 via mobile

Staff and manager were confusing. They appeared awkward through the whole service. Average service time for food and it was somewhat average to good. They had no lobster! But the special on the menu was lobster! Unbelievable. Would go again for further confirmation on whether or not I liked it.

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Thank msrenzy
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42 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015

My Daughter chose Joe's for her 14th Birthday dinner..... Unfortunately it has changed for the worse. #1 95% of the knick knacks are gone from the walls and ceiling. #2 No singing and dancing by the servers #3 smaller menu less choices higher prices #4 Did not sing happy birthday or offer any recognition except for a small Happy Birthday... More 

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Thank ShoeDr
Plantation, Florida
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33 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2015

I should have realized something when we walked in for dinner. The place was almost empty. The first table we were seated at, the seats were torn. The second table, was dirty and sticky. When I complained, we were seated at a third table; it was also dirty and sticky. I asked the server to clean the table. On her... More 

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Thank Hightide2014
Tequesta
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55 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

I've had great dinners at other joes crabs but this experience was very distasteful .the service was poor or they didn't provide enough staff to make this a fair meal . I never tip 10% but this time I did, just slow,long and not good!!!!

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Thank Bigjohn2832
Lakeland, Florida
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75 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015 via mobile

So absolutely nothing good to say about this place!! The food Greasy and under cooked super loud! Slow service! I would not eat here again for free!!

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Thank Joiebl
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015 via mobile

Loud music. Unable to have a conversation with seatmates. Had made a reservation for 8 people, they tried to squeeze us at a table for 6. Wait staff very nice, food so so and pricey. Would not return.never again

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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?