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“Love Joe's!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Joe's Crab Shack

Joe's Crab Shack
12831 Fair Lakes Pkwy, Fairfax, VA 22033-3807
703-968-2601
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Ranked #54 of 346 Restaurants in Fairfax
Price range: $5 - $25
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Reservations, Takeout
Bristol, Virginia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Love Joe's!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2013 via mobile

No need for a review. Simply awesome! Never disappointed! The food is expensive, so don't let the average price range fool ya. It's a $55 for 2 people, not including appetizers and drinks

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
“Great Crabs”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2013

The title says it all the crabs are great. We both had the Queen crabs and enjoyed them. The waiter was not particularly helpful or friendly so I was glad it was a food specific spot

Visited May 2013
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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Joe's has GREAT food!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2013 via mobile

I don't have a Joe's near where I live so I always look around for one when on a trip. Luckily this one was on my way from DC so we had to stop. Food and service was awesome just like the other's I have ate at. The food is a bit on the high side but when you look at the quantity of seafood you are getting it really is a pretty good deal.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Boston, Massachusetts
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“First time, sad there are not any near me !!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2013

I have been seeing commercials for Joes on tv for a long time but do not have a location near me. So when my daughter and I were planning a trip to DC we found out there was one right accross the street from our hotel in Fairfax VA. We went on a Sunday night, we were greated enthusiastically from a hostess right away, they sat us at a table and asked if we had ever been there before. We said no so they gave us a run down of how things worked and what to order. I ordered a New England Clam Bake bucket and it was fantastic, two lobsters, clams, corn, patatoes etc. All of the food was cooked well and tasted delicious, my daughter got a crab leg bucket and I shared some of that as well. The service was fantastic !! They only problem was that I probably ate 10 pounds of food !! Really sad there is not one near me !

Visited April 2013
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Manassas, Virginia
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86 reviews 86 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 41 cities Reviews in 41 cities
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
“Good family seafood dinner, fun atmosphere many choices”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2013

This was our first time there, it was a different experience for sure. Fun and pleasant greeters, a bit loud but you get used to it. The service was pretty good, not the place for a romantic evening for sure, but above average deals and seafood yes. We had the seafood pots( Citrus Spicy Pot and the Artic Bay) a good portion of food for the dollar. Well prepared and above average flavor. We enjoyed it as something different, a bit pricey but good for every now and again visit.
Definitely better then Red Lobster and similar places or chains.
Dinner for two with a appetizer coupon, about 70 dollars. Not bad.... we both were pleased and will go back. Go to the internet site for a decent coupon. Don't have small children anymore, but they do have a kids play area as well.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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