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3191 US Route One, Lawrenceville, NJ 08648
(609) 896-0360
Today
11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Love the food, poor entrance/exit off Route 1

One of my favs for seafood and sides. Sometimes I may need to send back an order because the food is not hot when sitting around for other orders at my table. I also let them know if my crab legs are smaller than the sixpence/weight I ordered, Overall, when they get it right, I really enjoy my... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 21, 2015
James P
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Lawrenceville, New Jersey
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Lawrenceville, New Jersey
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

One of my favs for seafood and sides. Sometimes I may need to send back an order because the food is not hot when sitting around for other orders at my table. I also let them know if my crab legs are smaller than the sixpence/weight I ordered, Overall, when they get it right, I really enjoy my meals. Cons:... More 

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Princeton, NJ
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84 reviews 84 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 via mobile

My daughter and I stopped by for a bite to eat before heading out to an event near by. It was happy hour which lasted until 7 pm. It was busy but not crowded and we found seats at the bar right away. The $5 hurricane drinks were tasty and not watered down. Happy hour fried calamari $5 was crispy... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015 via mobile

First off..the food looked nothing like the picture on the menu. Rather a limp display of fries, ny crab legs were not garlic and herb, as the picture stated and my hush puppies were hard. On top of it. My bill came to 90.00 for 2 people. Never again!!! I will go back blue claw from now on.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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26 reviews 26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

This was our first visit to any Joes Crab Shank. We both had surf and turf sandwich with corn on the cob. Molly was our waitress. Best service ever. Food was great and the service was wonderful. We dine out quite a bit because of our jobs and when I say best sevice ever, that is what I mean. Great... More 

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Langhorne, Pennsylvania
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46 reviews 46 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

My husband and I have been here before and really enjoyed it. We came back to celebrate some birthdays - table of 10 people. I think it was a bit too much for the waiter (he seemed new) but he held it together lol. we were there for a very long time (it wasn't busy), had many times where we... More 

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Philadelphia
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32 reviews 32 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

4 PM New Years Eve. First time here in a small group, No wait. Kinda quiet since no music was playing. Its OK to make a mess. You even get a Bib. Excellent appetizer, had the sampler, followed by the bean town bake. 2 Lobsters and clams. Haven't figured out whats with the sausage yet. Take a designated driver, good... More 

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Hellertown, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

This is your average Joes, smells like the ocean and food is very decent. Staff here are sub par, not very welcoming and expect long wait times; mostly what you expect from a semi fast food restaurant so, so so...

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Newtown, Pennsylvania
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146 reviews 146 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014 via mobile

We were definitely underwhelmed when we went here for lunch today. The portions are small and overpriced. The service was also average. We have been to a Joe's in Virginia which blows this Joe's away. We won't be back anytime soon. Too many other restaurants in the area to try.

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Flemington, New Jersey
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39 reviews 39 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

We were there for a family party of 15. With reservations, we were seated immediately. I ordered the salmon dinner and it came out so dry I had to send it back. The manager came over and apologized and offered to remake it or make me something else. Since she said she has the salmon all the time and it... More 

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Salerno, Italy
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11 reviews 11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

the place is fantastic, the food is great, the staff is nice and professional...what can I say, if you're traveling through NJ, don't miss this place!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3191 US Route One, Lawrenceville, NJ 08648
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Lawrenceville
  • Phone Number: (609) 896-0360

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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?