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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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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night

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  • 16
    Excellent
  • 19
    Very good
  • 16
    Average
  • 14
    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
Fine seafood

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... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed May 3, 2015
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Pine Beach, New Jersey
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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 

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Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

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 

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Edison, New Jersey
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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
14 helpful votes 14 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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81 reviews 81 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 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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34 reviews 34 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?