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Joe's Crab Shack

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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
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    3 of 5 stars
Great Food - Poor Acoustics

We enjoyed our meals and the service was very good. The lack of floor and/or wall and ceiling covering caused any noise to reverberate annoyingly, but there was nothing wrong with the selections, service or savoriness.

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 11, 2015
Kevin K
Little Silver
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Brooklyn, New York
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58 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2015

Family had lunch there (3 generations) and we all enjoyed our meals. The General Joe's shrimp was THE favorite (six of us shared, two kids got 4 each, two adults got 3 each and two seniors got one each). I got the redfish and lobster sauce (really tasty and not one bone in the entire dish). Others dishes ordered were... More 

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Little Silver
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

We enjoyed our meals and the service was very good. The lack of floor and/or wall and ceiling covering caused any noise to reverberate annoyingly, but there was nothing wrong with the selections, service or savoriness.

Thank Kevin K
Level Contributor
73 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

A pleasant restaurant with a side bar and TV's. The seafood such as crabs, can be steamed or grilled. I had the grilled Dungass crab. You can choose the type of seasoning and the type of cooking. I enjoy the grilling. It leaves the shell more brittle and easier to crack.

Thank Richard S
Tinton Falls, New Jersey, United States
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75 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015

My first time at Joe's will probably be my last. I enjoy most seafood, but this was run-of-the-mill basic stuff. Nothing I'd go back for. Plus it wasn't terribly cheap. The waiter was a total scatterbrain and hardly gave us any attention and the attention we got was very lackluster. He basically didn't care about serving us. He'd be taking... More 

Thank Lauren D
Jersey City, New Jersey
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

The first time my bf and I went here, we ordered the steampot for 2. Sat at a table, the server we had was very informative and helpful, and had a great experience! Tonight we went back because I received an email from Joe's Crab Shack stating it is "$2 Twosdays - All Tuesday Long! - $2 drinks & $2... More 

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Naples, Florida
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310 reviews
224 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015 via mobile

Some members point our family of five likes to come here for the seafood. Although I personally, don't think it's all that great. We started out with appetizers of: Classic Sampler and clam strips. They were pretty tasty. The dinners ordered were: double shrimp, seaside platter, crab cake chipotle Chipotle salad, Sam Adam's Steampot and the crab daddy feast. Everyone... More 

Thank HenryChin
Pine Beach, New Jersey
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31 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

It was difficult to find the crab in the crab nachos, but not at all difficult to taste the salt. Why do restaurants feel they have to put tons of salt in a dish? Maybe because the other ingredients have no flavor at all? I had the fish and chips which weren't terrible. In fact the fish was quite edible... More 

Thank cmr03
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015 via mobile

Its my first time at joe's. The place is so cool and kinda edgy. Its clean too. Friendly staff. I was with the girl name Alyssa. She's nice and always check up on you. Lets start with the food. I had red fish with dirty crab rice and my husband had joes classic crab thingy. My hubby's crab prob yummier... More 

Thank monicabulan
Edison, New Jersey
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27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 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 

Thank Dynamo297
Branchburg, New Jersey
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34 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 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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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am

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