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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 #13 of 52 restaurants in Eatontown
Cuisines: Seafood
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English first
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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39 reviews 39 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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12 reviews 12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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34 reviews 34 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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Bradley Beach, New Jersey
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103 reviews 103 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

Our waitress Abigail was very knowledgeable and helpful with our questions and in her promptness in seeing that our every need was met. I had the Samuel Adams Steam Pot and enjoyed it thoroughly, The salads were fresh and crisp with a fantastic dressing.The soda's are bottomless and it makes for an enjoyable meal. Somewhere in the middle of the... More

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Chesapeake, Virginia
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165 reviews 165 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

There is a Joe's Crab Shack near where I live, so I already knew what to expect--great seafood in a very relaxed atmosphere. However, it was quite early when I happened upon this Joe’s adjacent to the Monmouth Mall. Having completed business for the day, beer sounded good so I stopped in for Happy Hour. Numerous choices of draft and... More

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New Jersey
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114 reviews 114 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

When I walked in I was greeted with a smile and was asked if I wanted to to sit at the bar. Never give a single diner only one option. I replied that I wanted to sit in the dining room. That was the only thing that I did not like. After seated, the entire dining experience was A+. My... More

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Long Branch, New Jersey
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35 reviews 35 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

my seafood experience was great! i loved their crabs and lobster dishes. reasonable prices too. servers were enthusiastic and accommodating. lots oc people even on weekdays... must be the food :-)

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Eatontown, New Jersey
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

The food is plentiful and tasty, the staff was really fun. Manager checked in on all the tables to make sure everyone was satisfied. Love the casual atmosphere. A little on the expensive side, but the portions were big enough that it wasn't that big a deal. I wish they would turn down the music a bit, but other than... More

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