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190 N.J State Highway 35, Eatontown, NJ 07724
(732) 389-2116
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11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am

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  • 16
    Excellent
  • 19
    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 13
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
joe's

My wife and I eat here often, the food is great alway's, service good, because of the design of the building it can get noisey, but well worth a visit and good value for money, always very clean.

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
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New Jersey
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Edison, New Jersey
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Maybe the crab is ok, but definitely NOT the maui maui. Sent back first time, was promised it'd be great the 2nd. Still inedible. Awful. Upon returning my food, I lost half my sides. No attempt to please me; you'd think a manager would stop by when food is sent back twice? Nope. Poorly managed. The lobster bisque tasted good... More 

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Branchburg, New Jersey
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32 reviews 32 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

First time in this particular Joe's Crab Shack. As they all are, this was great too. When you want crabs, all kinds, think no more.

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New Jersey
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

My wife and I eat here often, the food is great alway's, service good, because of the design of the building it can get noisey, but well worth a visit and good value for money, always very clean.

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NYC
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74 reviews 74 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

Love seafood so wanted to try it out but it was not a good experience. The service was ok but the food tasted like microwaved frozen Costco food. The price was beyond expensive for the quality too! There aren't that many great seafood restaurants on the Jersey Shore but this by far was the worst. The only places I would... More 

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Tinton Falls, New Jersey
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

Nice set up and gimmicks but if you came for good seafood, head elsewhere. Your order comes in a mesh net and a pail is set up in the middle of the table for your shells and garbage. I thought the bibs and crab cutter was nice but the price is outrageous for what you get

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Cranford, New Jersey
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26 reviews 26 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

Food is average at best, but the prices and poor service make this overall experience below average to poor.

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West Long Branch, New Jersey, United States
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Great atmosphere, good food. Priced a bit high. Had a fun time. Love the bibs!!!Would go back again.

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united states
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57 reviews 57 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

The pots of crab, corn, etc. are great but quite expensive for what you get. It is very messy to eat the dishes here so use the bib provided to protect your clothes.

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Cape May Court House, New Jersey
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

Beautiful building , friendly staff , tasty food but well overpriced for small portions - red lobster much better value - same quality - haven't gone back due to prices.

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Brevard NC
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176 reviews 176 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

If in area with a Joe's Crab Shack, we usually eat there. Have not had a bad experience or bad food and have eaten at many from the smoky mountains to the coast and was surprised to find one this far north. Sometimes the music is a little loud, but we stopped early around 5 or 5:30 and had a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 190 N.J State Highway 35, Eatontown, NJ 07724
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Eatontown
  • Phone Number: (732) 389-2116

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood
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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