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Joe's Crab Shack

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600 S Madison St, Wilmington, DE 19801-5118
11:00 am - 12:00 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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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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30 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Went to Joe's has a great dinner and evening out. They even had discounts available on this night for specials.

Thank daysinnwilm
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25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

The family and a couple of friends went to Joe's and I can't say enough good things. Everything was great but make sure you like seafood. The entire family including my grandson had so much good seafood that we went twice in the same week.

Thank Arnie J
Wilmington, Delaware
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3 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I often want to dive into some crabs whether it be Maryland blue crabs or king crab legs or Alaskan crab legs and every time I go here to have them I am extremely disappointed. They are always way over cooked and terribly dry. I have tried joes numerous times through out the day thinking maybe its just the evening... More 

Thank kfootiette
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Met up with daughter, three of her friends and five kids total ranging in age from 3 to 16. Waitresses kindly movef tables on the porch so we could sit together. The youngsters enjoyed the playground while adults could chat and keep an eye on them. Good selection of food to suit various tastes.

Thank LeilaLyons
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30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great Food and atmosphere at the Crab Shacks casual, riverfront restaurant. Good selection on menu for even our pickiest eaters. A Big Bonus is the fun outdoor playground for when the kids get restless. We always enjoy a walk along the river after dinner.

Thank mom0rem
Saint Charles, Missouri
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have eaten at Joe's before in other states, on this trip we drank beer and mingled with the bar tender and other patrons. Fun, friendly atmosphere.

Thank Cheryl F
Manchester, New Hampshire
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35 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The atmosphere is friendly and funny. The food is really good. My friend and I decided to go here on our last night in DE. We had a great waiter who was funny and polite. We ordered two appetizers. Mussels and crab dip. Both were delicious. We got a crab and lobster pot and doubled it and traded in the... More 

Thank Hillary W
Hershey, Pennsylvania
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58 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Most of their menu is average, but their steam pots very good. Slightly overpriced at $28 for two cluster of Queen Crab Legs, an ear of corn and two potatoes. Extensive kid's menu. Average service. This restaurant is very clean and the location is great.

Thank HSY1
The Woodlands, Texas
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95 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had good service and the food was ok for a Landry's chain restaurant. We sat outside and enjoyed the view immensely. There was plenty of parking. It has convenient access to the river walk and water taxis and is also located right next to the putt-putt golf. Makes for a nice component for a simple family day.

Thank LelahK

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
American, Bar, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Television, Full Bar
Good for
Large groups, 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?