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Joe's Crab Shack

221 Rio Blvd, Gaithersburg, MD 20878-7312
301-947-4377
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Ranked #104 of 270 Restaurants in Gaithersburg
Price range: $21 - $30
Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: Seafood
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Scotland, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

I didn't eat because the place looked dirty and the smell was appalling. I sat outside for fresh air and enjoyed a superb cocktail called a shark attack. Friends had other, similarly tasty cocktails which were impressively presented. I can only recommend this venue for drinks alone.

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Toledo, Ohio
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Upon arriving to the hotel our first choice was Joe's. Seating outside was perfect. Band stand steps away for FREE entertainment every Friday and Saturday night. Jazz, Blues, Top 40 music. Meals sensational. Had to walk it off......all the way to TARGET and Kohl's....for a retail workout!

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Clarksburg, Maryland, United States
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Unless you're eating crabs I would avoid this place. It's not terrible it's just not very good. The building also stinks (of Crabs) which is fine if you like them but personally I don't! If you do end up here then try the cocktails they are fun and once you are drunk you wont care about the food anyway!

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Bowie, Maryland
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

My family and I waited for about an hour before noticing that people who came after us were being seated before us. After confronting the hostess she apologized and said she "thought we left" despite us sitting down indoors within her line of sight. We sat down and were once again "forgotten" until another areas waitress noticed us not being... More

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Gaithersburg, Maryland
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

We have eaten here a few times and it's just ok.....with all the dffefent food options in the area. This is my go to place when the other places I really want to eat at, thave too long a line

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New Hyde Park, New York
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

Accommodating is an understatement as we had 21 for dinner with our group, but they took excellent care of us in all regards. The food was quite good. Most of the items had a nice spice to it. Nothing was over salty or over cooked as you can get with some places.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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394 reviews 394 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
855 helpful votes 855 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Great waterfront location with large outdoor dining area. The downside? Service and food are regrettably average. Nothing much to rave about. Steamed shrimps, mussels or crabs are the only salvation to this place otherwise their fancy sounding non-steamed dishes are a big disappointment.

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Gaithersburg, Maryland
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Quality and size of servings and seafood has decrease significantly but prices are going up. I like the atmosphere.

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Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

This Joe's is right on the small body of water in Gaithersburg so it feels more authentic. The food was great and fun atmosphere. The outdoor seating even has some cover in case of rain

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Gaithersburg, Maryland
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

Great food and great servers,,,,food was also served quickly and the atmosphere is very enjoyable. Everyone seems to enjoy being there.

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Additional Information about Joe's Crab Shack

Address: 221 Rio Blvd, Gaithersburg, MD 20878-7312
Phone Number: 301-947-4377
Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Gaithersburg
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
Average Prices: USD 21 - 30
Cuisine: Seafood

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