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Joe's Crab Shack

$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Seafood, Pub
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600 S Madison St, Wilmington, DE 19801-5118
+1 302-777-1803
11:00 am - 1:00 am
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 1:00 am
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West Chester, Pennsylvania
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158 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We came for a late lunch, and the place was pretty busy on a very lovely Saturday afternoon. Hard to decide about the rating, as the service was exceptionally slow, but the wait staff and manager came by several times to express regrets about the delays caused by some type of computer problem. There were lots of other folks in... More 

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New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were in the area and not being familiar with Wilmington looked for a restaurant. nearby. Joe's Crab Shake is a seafood restaurant do not go if you do not like seafood. My son ordered the build your own which is boiled and comes in a big pot. He said it was very good. My coconut shrimp was also good.... More 

Thank ckatmomi
New Castle, Delaware
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I were in Wilmington and stopped into Joe's Crab Shack for dinner. We ordered the Crab Nachos for an appetizer. That was so good we could not stop eating it when our entree came. We really like the "pots" and now they have a "Build Your Own". You start out with basic ingredients, i.e., dungeness crab, potatoes,... More 

Thank Curt K
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6 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Since Byron loves crabs why not go to the Crab Shack😃. If you don't like crabs 🦀 or seafood not the place for you. Prices not bad though👍🏽

Thank Tonya T
Boothwyn, Pennsylvania
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 13, 2017

This is an unusual set up for a seafood restaurant, picnic tables, booths, and tables but when you have shelled seafood to eat it can get messy. I like the food and atmosphere, but I do not like some of the other food in the basket they cook it in, potatoes and sausage "I am not a fan"! We go... More 

Thank sam_i_am4410
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12 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2017 via mobile

I do not recommend eating here. I stopped here to eat on my way to OCMD with friends. It was beyond horrible. Service was bad. I asked for Blue Moon they didn't have that, so I got a Sam Adams. The first one was good, when I got my second one the glass was half full......no explanation. The server said... More 

Thank Ron H
North Pole, Alaska
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 20, 2016

I've been to a Joe's crab shack in California, and I enjoyed the food big time and I felt the service was great..

Thank scorpion212016
Springfield, Massachusetts
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39 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2016

I'm from Massachusetts but when I'm visiting friends in Wilmington I always come here. My favorites are the steampots.

Thank billruark
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8 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 8, 2016 via mobile

Not impressed. If you want good seafood go to m.d not p.a And not del.im from m.d orig. I know real seafood

Thank JayP C
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175 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 8, 2016

Joe's Crab Shack has always been a favorite. However, after a visit to the next-door Children's Museum, we stopped by for an early lunch. The previous menu had a delicious mahi-mahi sandwich but apparently it has been replaced by mahi tacos. The latter were just okay. My granddaughter had macaroni and cheese, and I was surprised that it was not... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Seafood, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Large groups, Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 600 S Madison St, Wilmington, DE 19801-5118
  • Location: United States  >  Delaware (DE)  >  Wilmington
  • Phone Number: +1 302-777-1803

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?