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Joe's Crab Shack

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1568 Crossways Blvd, Chesapeake, VA 23320-2841
757-420-8330
Today
11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 33
    Excellent
  • 48
    Very good
  • 30
    Average
  • 21
    Poor
  • 9
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Not that Impressed

Went there cause it was close to my Hotel and was open. The weather had turned bad and a lot of Restaurants' were closing down. I went in and got seated right away at the Bar. I normally sit at the Bar when alone. The Bartender was really friendly and nice. I would go back just to have her... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 25, 2015
Douglas M
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Swansboro, North Carolina
Good for:
  • Families with children
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Caryville, Tennessee
Top Contributor
92 reviews 92 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015 NEW

The variety of "steampots" and fish should satisfy everyone tastes. Our server, Mike, was most attentive to our needs and every special request we had was responded to immediately. Prices were very reasonable.

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Reisterstown, Maryland
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

True we were a larger group about 20 but the service was poor - The food wasn't very good, hoping salt and pepper would help, but it didn't. Nearly everyone in our group was disappointed and vowed never to go back - I truly understand that getting 20 meals out at the same time can be a challenge but from... More 

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Springfield, Vermont
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

Recommended by a friend, they were fun, doing an autism benefit the night we were there, had a great time, food as expected, was great. go back in a heartbeat,

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Clarksville, Tennessee, United States
Top Contributor
77 reviews 77 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Great place to eat seafood. Was within walking distance from our and several other hotels. Great food, great service and great atmosphere.

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

Surprised the quality was so poor for the price. You can easily get fresh local seafood for the same money. No local craft brews, not even craft beer to choose from.

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Virginia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015 via mobile

My dinner was good but my wife's dinner was bad. Server was good up until we brought to her attention that some of the key ingredients were missing from my wife's dinner. Even after showing her the photo and description of the entrée on their menu, she mumbled " I guess" and went directly over to a table of 7... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 via mobile

The food was delicious! We went at a slow period, so the server checked on us far too often, but that's better than not at all, I suppose. Over all, a great experience!

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Swansboro, North Carolina
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48 reviews 48 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

Went there cause it was close to my Hotel and was open. The weather had turned bad and a lot of Restaurants' were closing down. I went in and got seated right away at the Bar. I normally sit at the Bar when alone. The Bartender was really friendly and nice. I would go back just to have her wait... More 

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Chesapeake, VA
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5 reviews 5 reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Joe's Crab Shack has a laid back atmosphere and casual dining. If you want to impress someone, go elsewhere. The food is okay but the steam pots are the best, if a little pricey. The various steam pots have plenty to eat, and you may need a to go box. Service is okay but depends on the wait staff. Some... More 

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North carolina
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21 reviews 21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

I guess if you eat crabs this is the place to go ,but if you love shrimp beware of the menu that says Jumbo shrimp because there are not and they should be ashamed of the size shrimp they serve for the price they charge it's a total rip off and the fried shrimp was cold when they served them... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1568 Crossways Blvd, Chesapeake, VA 23320-2841
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Chesapeake
  • Phone Number: 757-420-8330

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
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 - 1:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 1:00 am

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?