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Joe's Crab Shack

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600 S Madison St, Wilmington, DE 19801-5118
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 1:00 am
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 The previous menu had a delicious mahi-mahi sandwich but apparently it has been replaced by mahi tacos.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 

Thank bahiadreaming
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

After having a not so great experience next door at the Iron Hill Brewery, my husband and I decided to check out Joe's. The hostess immediately greeted us with a smile and asked where we wanted to sit. Then my husband asked if they got a station that was broadcasting the Orioles game, she was unsure so she went to... More 

Thank Lisa P
Currumbin, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2016 via mobile

A lovely spot on the river, sitting out on "Joes big Dick"... It was fun The food also was very tasty, I had the fish and chips which were fantastic, and the wife had bisque soup and ceasar salad which may have been even better! Cheap fast and delicious!

Thank AussieStew_13
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016 via mobile

All in all not my pick for seafood. Stick with average menu choices and it's like the rest of food chain restaurants. Nothing impressive.

Thank rocker13
Wilmington, Delaware
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016

Staff was courteous and prompt to all our needs. Really enjoyed the seafood which was filling and tasty. One of the better seafood restaurants in the Mid-Atlantic region. Only negative was the noise level. Between the very large room in which most were seated (other than outside) and voices plus the music deterred from having a quiet conversation. In addition... More 

Thank lorrain1963
New York City, New York
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2016

The food was absolute average. A bit expensive for this type of food, we had crabs, was a mess to eat. the shrimps were soggy and small. the corn was the same.

Thank marianna70
Limerick, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2016

Seems like you're always having a better time than the food is good and hey, maybe they planned it that way. The staff is always very friendly. There is seafood and lots of it. If you're expecting the very best in haute seafood cuisine, pump the brakes, this is not your place. If you like seafood in a fun filled... More 

Thank Laine A
Wilmington, Delaware
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2016

Family Friendly Atmosphere which is sometimes loud and frenzied. The food is average to good. Joe's has had OYSTERS on their menu and their in house specials board since the day they opened, but they have NEVER HAD OYSTERS when I have asked for them.

Thank RGBoboJr
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016

I have been to several of the Joe's Crab shacks but the one located in Delaware is the best of them all. The service is fast and the place looks like a proper seafood restaurant. The decor reminds me of a southern seafood wharf and the food is well prepared. I would recommend this restaurant if you like steamed seafood.

Thank Redjaguar100

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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
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Large groups, Kids, Families with children
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?