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All 52 Eatontown Restaurants

Joe's Crab Shack

190 N.J State Highway 35, Eatontown, NJ 07724
(732) 389-2116
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Ranked #16 of 52 Restaurants in Eatontown
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Cuisines: Seafood
Dining options: Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night
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  • English first
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English first
united states
Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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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151 reviews 151 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 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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Eatontown, New Jersey
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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
33 helpful votes 33 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
26 helpful votes 26 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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191 reviews 191 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 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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56 reviews 56 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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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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
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
Cuisine: Seafood

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