On a recent Friday night, we went to Joe’s Crab Shack in Cockeysville Maryland. It is located near the Hunt Valley Town Center.
Joe’s Crab Shack reminded us of a typical shore seafood restaurant; very relaxed atmosphere with an emphasis on seafood. It was very lively even though it was late and the crowd had thinned out a little.
Our server was very helpful in making suggestions about what to order. I ordered the “Maui-Mahi.” It was grilled and glazed with Malibu coconut sauce and topped with mango pic. Seasonal veggies and new potatoes came with the entrée.
The fish was moist and tender, but it was a little too salty for my taste.
My daughter ordered Joe’s classic steam pot, which was Dungeness crab, sweet snow crab, boiled shrimp, and smoked sausage, an ear of corn and red potatoes. She was not disappointed by the crabs or the shrimp. She shared some of the crab and shrimp with me and I agreed with her. It was an excellent dish!
My wife ordered the Maine Grill Elkton lobster. When the server brought out the lobster, it was cold. The server was very good about taking the entrée back. When she brought out the dish a second time, it was apparent that they had just “microwaved” the lobster to reheat it. My wife mentioned this to the server and the server took the dish back to the kitchen.
The manger appeared shortly after and apologized. He insisted on getting her a complete new order and took the lobster off the bill. He indicated that this would not have happened if he had known about it. The manager insisted on providing my wife with a bowl of lobster bisque while she was waiting. The bisque was very tasty.
My wife enjoyed the lobster very much.
We had a very enjoyable experience, especially considering the difficulty the kitchen had with getting out what my wife ordered. The Manager responded appropriately to the situation and handled it very well.
Joe’s is a fun place and the food is very good. We would definitely recommend Joe’s for the atmosphere, service and the tasty seafood.
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