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“Yummy!” 5 of 5 stars
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Joes Crab Shack
3555 Long Beach Road, Oceanside, NY 11572
(516)255-3705
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Ranked #8 of 70 restaurants in Oceanside
Cuisines: Seafood
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
New York City, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Yummy!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

Came out to Oceanside with a group of 8 after a different Joe's Crab Shack gave us a 1 1/2 hour wait time. We called ahead to this one and they said we could be seated right away. Upon arriving we actually had to wait a few minutes but that was nothing major - much better than waiting 90 minutes! Our table was actually a large picnic table in what might be an outdoor seating area in good weather - at first cold from the AC but it eventually warmed up. Our servers (1 being a trainee) were attentive and enthusiastic. At least on that night, you got the feeling that the servers enjoyed their job.

The food was outrageously good. You might have to wait longer than you typically do in a different restaurant, but perhaps that depends on what you order and how many people you have - there were two classic steampots among our orders. The classic steampot is filled with crab (2 kinds), corn, baby potatoes, and sausage - all seasoned, delicious, and fresh. I had not had fresh Dungeness crab since visiting San Francisco 9 years ago - tasting it out of the steampot took me right back. It was that good. You might have to or want to take some home in a bag.

Prices might be a little high, but again, it depends on what you order. I would just come anticipating spending a little more than usual.

  • Visited April 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
New York City, New York
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Crabs! Crabs! and more”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Ahhh amazing. Thank you for opening in NY. Just can't beat the great taste of fresh seafood. Service was great. The waitress was very understanding with our order. Also got a free glass :)

Visited March 2014
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New York City, New York
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“Service from hell”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014 via mobile

I made reservations for abday party.. on a Tuesday it was not packed good.. but the wattriss was a mess no silver waer no straws no bibs.. drinks was poor.. she was slow on top of not asking us how we were.. food was over cooked.. then its time to sing happy bday table was not cleared off.just not the Service we get when go. 8 people 300 dollar bill... not my idea of money well spent.. go to new joes they just opened they got all the great service oceanside once had..

  • Visited April 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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New York City, New York
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41 reviews 41 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“crustation attack in oceanside”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

this place has great food and decent service,i had the steam bucket and it was de-lish,the only draw back is that it gets really crowded...............................................................................

  • Visited September 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Reviews in 31 cities Reviews in 31 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“Very tasty food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

A friend and I made a spur of the moment decision to try this restaurant for the second time.We were not disappointed.

  • Visited March 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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