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Joe's Crab Shack

190 N.J State Highway 35, Eatontown, NJ 07724
(732) 389-2116
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Ranked #21 of 52 Restaurants in Eatontown
Cuisines: Seafood
Dining options: Late Night
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Dining options: Late Night
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English first
Eatontown, New Jersey
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

We tried Joe's two times because the first time was a bad experience and we thought it would be fair to give them a second try. My wife and I eat out 3 or 4 times per week, and we have never in our lives left without eating any of our entrées. Both of us were unable to eat our... More

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Linden, NJ
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42 reviews 42 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

I love Joe's Crab Shack. Me and a co-worker visited this location right after work on a Friday. We arrived around 5:00 and was seated immediately. Staff very friendly, restaurant very clean and food excellent. Everything was hot and fresh. The alcoholic drinks are reasonably priced. Would recommend and definitely go back!

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Chestertown, Maryland
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63 reviews 63 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

This is a very fun place to dine - very high energy among the mostly quite young waitstaff. Menu selections are pretty uniform across the country, as this is a chain. Lots of good, hot, nicely-cooked and presented shellfish. Go on the website before you visit and download a coupon for a free appetizer. We got the Crab Fries -... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 via mobile

EVERYTHING comes in a net bag! Half the clams weren't opened, a lobster came without a tail! When we told the waitress she said that because everything is in the net bags nothing can be done! There are MUCH better seafood places out there, just don't "Eat at Joe's"!

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Old Bridge, New Jersey
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184 reviews 184 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Came here for dinner on a Wednesday night around 7 and were surprised that we were seated right away. Server was attentive. My friend ordered a shrimp platter and I had a medley plate with shrimp, scallops, and filet. We were very happy to find the seafood was fresh and very tasty. We will go again.

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Poughkeepsie, New York, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

My daughter and I decided to splurge on some crab legs and decadent dessert while on vacation. We always wanted to eat at Joe's on various trips down the east coast, but never managed to do so. We were excited to find this one, and while the waitress we had was not anything to write home about, the dinner was... More

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Cavan, Ireland
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53 reviews 53 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014 via mobile

I had the crab special, a medallion of different crab legs with a side of nicely flavoured fries. Well cooked, plenty of crab meat. Bib provided as well as hand towels. Attentive staff. Not much atmosphere - but we were there at closing time. Good value.

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15 reviews 15 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

Joe's Crab Shack is a chain restaurant and I have eaten at many of them across the country from New Jersey, to Oklahoma City, and Phoenix. The food is always great. Large portions of crab legs of different types with several different seasonings you can add to "spice up" your dining experience. The atmosphere is like an old sea shanty... More

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Eatontown, New Jersey
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35 reviews 35 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

We live in an area of great seafood resturaunts but.. I really enjoyed eating here! It was fun and the service was great!

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Eatontown, New Jersey
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38 reviews 38 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

I am totally unimpressed by Joe's Crab Shack. The food is sub-par. Service is decent. Restaurant is very noisy.

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Additional Information about Joe's Crab Shack

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

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