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Joe's Crab Shack

333 Waterside Dr Ste 101, Norfolk, VA 23510
(757) 625-0655
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Ranked #152 of 604 Restaurants in Norfolk
Price range: $21 - $30
Cuisines: Seafood
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Warsaw, Virginia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Honestly? Don't waste your time or money going there.First of ALL- it is in an ABANDONED MALL..All the stores are empty and the place is pretty much closed now..The Parking situation is hideous..and once you fineally FIND this place- the staff is friendly, but the food was NOT all that! While you eat, the view of the water and watching... More

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Cleveland, Ohio
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6 reviews 6 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Loved the place, very good seafood and perfect location on the water, celebrated my husbands birthday there.

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Warwick, Rhode Island
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We have been going to Joe's Crab Shack in Norfolk, Virginia for the last 5 years and each year the portions have been getting smaller and smaller and the price has gone up. This year was comical because the picture that picture that shows that crab legs flowing over the top of the pot was nothing like what came out... More

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Cranbury, New Jersey
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212 reviews 212 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
132 helpful votes 132 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

This is part of a chain and apparently has standardized food. We had crab dip (which did not have a good taste), and stuffed shrimp (ditto). Overall the food was so-so at best. The location is in a mall, which is largely unoccupied and not particularly attractive. However, both inside and outside tables have a nice view of the river... More

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Apex, North Carolina, United States
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44 reviews 44 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

OMG. loved it. We were starving. Food was so good. Very healthy options for my little one. Those fire balls....OMG so good!!! Our server was not the best. Had to look for him twice.

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Batavia, Illinois
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26 reviews 26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

We liked our service and our selection and quality of the food we ordered. The restaurant tables were sticky - probably from using the wrong cleaner on the wood finished tables so it didn't feel particularly clean. The steam pots were delicious and the crab was good which is why we chose this restaurant. Honestly, if there were any restaurants... More

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19 reviews 19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

We went to Joe's in hopes of a descent birthday dinner for me, My waiter Marquise was very pleasant, and he personally wrote Birthday Diva on my crab bib. The staff not only sang happy birthday to me, but Marquise rolled out a pretend red carpet for me (he used the brown paper towel from the table), and had me... More

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Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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100 reviews 100 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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