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Joe's Crab Shack

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221 Rio Blvd, Gaithersburg, MD 20878-7312
301-947-4377
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Today
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 22
    Excellent
  • 28
    Very good
  • 41
    Average
  • 17
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Not as Good as Hunt Valley

I am a big snow crab fan, and had a wonderful series of meals at the Hunt Valley Joe's. This was a bit of a disappointment. Very quiet night – Sunday. Crab was passable, not great.

3 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Thomas G
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Duxbury, Massachusetts
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Duxbury, Massachusetts
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31 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I am a big snow crab fan, and had a wonderful series of meals at the Hunt Valley Joe's. This was a bit of a disappointment. Very quiet night – Sunday. Crab was passable, not great.

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Thank Thomas G
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

This place is always great. If you like seafood this would be a better place to go other then Red Lobster. Good service and very family oriented.

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Thank Elena M
Laurel, Maryland
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

Very nice restaurant, the food was good!!! There was lots of excitement from staff and music played.

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Thank BillBun R
Hedgesville, West Virginia
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015 via mobile

Wrnt to celebrate Christmas with some family. Ordered the shrimp and clams for appetizers and crab legs for the meal. Food was great and service was top notch. For casual dining this was great.

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Thank 94prc
Brussels, Belgium
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26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2015

jumped in for a quick diner after a long trip from Europe. Came out two hours later after a huge amount of crab & lobster food. Sea food is served in enormeous "buckets". Nice experience.

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Thank SDK164
Maryland
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2015 via mobile

Great staff, always polite and helpful. The deck on the exterior faces the lake, nice view. Food is very good as well. I recommend it, we go there alot and have never been disappointed.

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Thank pwilson123
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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39 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2015

I love this place but i will have to admit that I havent been going as much as i use to because so many other place in the area have started promoting all you can eat! But when i received the email from Joe's about all you can eat crabs on Wednesdays, I was thrilled. $29.00 for unlimited Snow Crab... More 

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Gaithersburg, Maryland
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124 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015 via mobile

Bland, bland, bland. Nothing impressive about the seafood, we were not surprised though. The Mexican place next door had a 30 minute wait and this place had empty tables.

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Thank ricflairnwa
Oceanside, California
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161 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2015

Love the seafood here; good atmosphere; bathroom and dinning room needs little remodeling job. This location is ok.

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Thank adac1121
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2015 via mobile

Great food. Hubby had the shrimp and scallops. Said they were done perfect. I had crab legs ans shrimp bucket. Really good. Moe, our server was great.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 221 Rio Blvd, Gaithersburg, MD 20878-7312
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Gaithersburg
  • Phone Number: 301-947-4377

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 21 - 30
  • Cuisine: Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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