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Joe's Crab Shack

333 Waterside Dr Ste 101, Norfolk, VA 23510
(757) 625-0655
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Ranked #153 of 601 restaurants in Norfolk
Price range: $21 - $30
Cuisines: Seafood
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
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  • English first
  • French first
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English first
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

I enjoyed my three beers and seafood on Joe's patio. Summer weather makes this a perfect spot/on patio for an evening for cold beer and good food. Great place to hang with friends and enjoy an afternoon/evening people and boat watching. Food is not top notch but worth price...

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Hickory, North Carolina
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

We got shrimp,scallops an fish. My sons battered fish looked as if they had emptied the deep fryer in his plate. Our appetizer calamari was under cooked an slimy. My fish was totally over cooked to the point it was chewy. The scallops were under cooked an the batter fell off when ya picked them up, should have asked for... More

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Chesterfield, Virginia
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90 reviews 90 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

As always, I enjoyed the crabs but the disappointing and dominating fact of this most recent visit was that the service was not up to par, actually just plain rude. The manager stopped by and apologies for the service and gave us free appetizer coupons for our next visit but that did not make this visit any better. However we... More

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Jonesboro, Georgia
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70 reviews 70 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

The restaurant was nice and had a great feel to it. Our server was very good and eating near the water was certainly an added bonus.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

very crowded, but worth the wait, crab cakes are excellent, not too salty, free refills on drinks, staff broke out into a dance, very accommodating and friendly.

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Lansing, Michigan
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113 reviews 113 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

while in norfolk we wanted to have some fish and a nice view we picked joes crab shack we did love the view of the water waitress was nice and it was a fun memory food was good and reasonable

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Harrisburg, PA
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31 reviews 31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

My husband and I were in Norfolk for a reunion. After a couple of hours at the reception, we left to get some dinner – around 8:30 at night. The Waterside Festival Marketplace was next to our hotel so we tried there. I had seen Joe’s ads on TV and checked their menu out online so I was anxious to... More

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Berryville, Virginia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

We were down for the VPFF Convention and wanted seafood so this was the obvious choice. Food was good. Service....not so much. I take that back...our server was there up until we ordered then someone else brought our food out then a LONG, LONG LULL!!! The manager came over and asked if we needed anything because of my "rubber necking."... More

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Fredericksburg, Virginia
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67 reviews 67 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

The food was just ok,the service the same.The view is the best thing they have going. They are one of the few restaurants with the harbor view.

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Wyoming, Pennsylvania
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39 reviews 39 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

Our meals were very tasty and based on our waiter's recommendation. He was very helpful and fun, while having a trainee in tow. The wait staff did a Happy Birthday song for a patron, and later, a line dance for entertainment. The view of the harbor was nice.

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