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Joe's Crab Shack

12831 Fair Lakes Pkwy, Fairfax, VA 22033-3807
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Ranked #32 of 351 Restaurants in Fairfax
Price range: $5 - $25
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Cuisines: Seafood
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Reservations, Takeout
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English first
Manassas, Virginia
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120 reviews 120 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2012

Took hubby there for his birthday. We started with drinks and ordered the crab nachos, they were really good. For our entree, hubby ordered the new Arctic Bay and I ordered Joe's Classic. Both were delicious and well seasoned. This was my hubby's first time at Joe's and I am sure we will be back. As I stated it was... More 

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220 reviews 220 reviews
150 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2012

I've been here twice recently and both times my daughter and I have gravitated to the steampots. The first time we ordered up the KJ steampot which had snow crabs, scallops and mussels along with corn on the cob and potatoes. You have to like mussels (which I do) and crab (which my daughter does) to choose this pot. It's... More 

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Henderson, Nevada
12 reviews 12 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2012

Typical Joe's evening, in every respect. Lots of families, birthdays being celebrated, same food quality. Had the wahoo sandwich and my boyfriend had the coconut shrimp. he asked for corn on the cob and it never came, but we weren't billed for it. We were tired after traveling, so in and out, and back to the hotel in under an... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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77 reviews 77 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2012 via mobile

Staff and manager very nice and attentive. Set outside with family great time. Have a nice play area inside for children 3-8 no outside play area.

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Ashburn, Virginia
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125 reviews 125 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2012

The welcome at the front was quick although some of the front greet staff seemed on the younger side so there was more checking their hair in the mirror between the restrooms the attention to arriving guests. We were seated quickly since we arrived early on a Friday night, greeted by our server Clover she was very pleasant and fun.... More 

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Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2012 via mobile

Awesome place to eat for all and reasonable prices for the area. Has a play area for the kids and staff is super friendly and fun

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Fairfax, VA
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73 reviews 73 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2012

Pricey and food quality was subpar. I'm not a big fish fan at the best of times so I was thinking about something shrimp/crab related. The platters all were nearing $25. Coconut shrimp by itself (no sides, no fries even) was $14. Fries were $3 extra! I stuck with a blackened chicken sandwich with bacon that looked like it had... More 

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Weston, Florida
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65 reviews 65 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2012

We eventually got a table and loved the crab nachos.

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Fort Washington, Maryland
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2012

I went to the restaurant having the taste for seafood but was uncertain what I was going to order but we had a great waiter by the name of Justin and I really appreciated him taking the time to explain the menu items to us that we had questions about he was very attentive but not over baring but made... More 

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Fairfax, Virginia
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84 reviews 84 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2012

Party of four went to Joe’s on Sunday afternoon as part of a fund raising effort for a national advocacy charity. In Joe’s defense, the restaurant staff was very welcoming and attentive the patron attending to support the good cause. Joe’s has an expansive menu built around variations of crab and shellfish. My wife and the other women in our... 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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