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Joe's Crab Shack

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12831 Fair Lakes Pkwy, Fairfax, VA 22033-3807
703-968-2601
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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: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout

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  • 26
    Excellent
  • 28
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great Crabs

The title says it all the crabs are great. We both had the Queen crabs and enjoyed them. The waiter was not particularly helpful or friendly so I was glad it was a food specific spot

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 23, 2013
lbm1217
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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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King, North Carolina
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2013

Plenty of seafood choices, and other stuff if you don't like seafood. Service was great and friendly staff.

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Inwood, West Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2013

We went here for a combination of two birthdays and Father's Day lunch. We have been there before. The food was great, our waitress did a fine job of being attentive. They did their birthday song for our two birthday folks. The merchandise is pretty good too (make sure that you check it)

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Bristol, Virginia
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24 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2013 via mobile

No need for a review. Simply awesome! Never disappointed! The food is expensive, so don't let the average price range fool ya. It's a $55 for 2 people, not including appetizers and drinks

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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2013

The title says it all the crabs are great. We both had the Queen crabs and enjoyed them. The waiter was not particularly helpful or friendly so I was glad it was a food specific spot

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17 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2013 via mobile

I don't have a Joe's near where I live so I always look around for one when on a trip. Luckily this one was on my way from DC so we had to stop. Food and service was awesome just like the other's I have ate at. The food is a bit on the high side but when you look... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2013

I have been seeing commercials for Joes on tv for a long time but do not have a location near me. So when my daughter and I were planning a trip to DC we found out there was one right accross the street from our hotel in Fairfax VA. We went on a Sunday night, we were greated enthusiastically from... More 

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Manassas, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2013

This was our first time there, it was a different experience for sure. Fun and pleasant greeters, a bit loud but you get used to it. The service was pretty good, not the place for a romantic evening for sure, but above average deals and seafood yes. We had the seafood pots( Citrus Spicy Pot and the Artic Bay) a... More 

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Fuquay-Varina, North Carolina
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24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2013 via mobile

Nothing outstanding. Got the grilled lobster, back wrapped scallops and bacon wrap scallop. Lobster under cook, bacon entrees overlooked. Lot of choices but preparation of food underwhelming.

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Washington DC
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2013

Quite an expensive place for the atmosphere and quality of the food. Lobster was tough, salmon and vegetables overcooked. When spending this much money, I'd prefer to eat somewhere without a roll of paper towels on the table and kids running everywhere. My brother ordered fish and chips where were clearly soggy and dripping with grease. I think red lobster... More 

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Fairfax, Virginia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2012

OMG! Without a doubt, the WORST we have ever eaten. Everything, no matter what you order, is so spiced that it's almost inedible. Shrimp, hush puppies, lobster, even mashed potatoes. How can mashed potatoes be so spicy that you can't figure out what you're eating?? I went through almost three glasses of water and a beer - when we walked... More 

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Additional Information about Joe's Crab Shack

Address: 12831 Fair Lakes Pkwy, Fairfax, VA 22033-3807
Phone Number: 703-968-2601
Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Fairfax
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
Average Prices: USD 5 - 25
Cuisine: Seafood

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 12831 Fair Lakes Pkwy, Fairfax, VA 22033-3807
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Fairfax
  • Phone Number: 703-968-2601

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 25
  • 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?