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Joe's Crab Shack

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4402 N University Dr, Lauderhill, FL 33351-5738
11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Davie, Florida
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293 reviews
252 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We never liked the one in Naples, but my wife wanted to try this one. Awful. The server Nikki was terrific, wasn't her fault. My wife crab cakes were very fishy. My fried shrimp were under cooked twice. I asked for the check and Nikki notice I didn't eat the 2nd attempt so she took the meal off the bill.... More 

Thank pat s
Nassau, New Providence Island
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79 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went here for a late dinner. Let me start by saying we had a awesome waiter Patrick he was one of the best waiters I ever had. The food was awesome the pasta was better then the pasta from any Italian restaurants. My wife had the crab legs and she said they were awesome this is my wife favorite resturant... More 

Thank captian_morgan50
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16 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2016

My friends and I arrive after 10pm and the restaurant was full, there was only room at the bar which we took full advantage of. The weightime was ok but everything was worth the wait. the food was excellent, the waiters were great with us and my friends enjoyed the food immensely.

Thank Andrew E C
Fort Payne, Alabama
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

Pricey, but to be expected. Loved all of our food and adult beverages. The waiter never wrote a single thing down and got our pretty sizeable order exactly right. Loved the atmosphere. Would go again when in town.

Thank Angela B
Hialeah, Florida
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25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016 via mobile

My family and I went to celebrate mother's day to this place and we loved it. If you are like me that likes crab but hate the one Red lobsters do because of the butter, then you will love this place. The Cajun pot is just delicious. The Patron margarita was also really good. The service was just great we... More 

Thank Midianys G
Tamarac, Florida
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52 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2016

Joe's Crab Shack is always a fun place for lunch or dinner. The food is really good, the drinks are great, and when the staff gets together and does a little 'song & dance' routine, you can't help but smile.

Thank doug33351
Tamarac, Florida
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31 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

Great place to celebrate my birthday. Good food, good portions, loud (pleasantly) atmosphere. Definitely will be back.

Thank Mike P
DC Metro Area
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139 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

We were on vacation and was headed to another local restaurant, but drove pass Joe's and decided to eat here to partake in the all you can eat seasoned snow crab legs. The place wasn't very busy so I was taken aback by the dishes on the vacant tables. Once we were seated, we were pleasantly greeted and serviced by... More 

Thank ClassyJetsetter
Maraval, Trinidad
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2016

The customer service was excellent, the food was great, The prices were reasonable and my seafood craving fulfilled!!

Thank Shiva S
Lima, Peru
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68 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 29, 2016

The waitress was quick and personable but that was the only thing what went right. My companion order Crab legs with lobster and hush puppies. She received with potatoes, the waitress did bring her the hush puppies later, the crab legs were not very good, very soft, note: I am not crab expert as I don't eat fish or seafood... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    3 of 5 stars
Average prices
$21 - $30
American, Seafood, Bar
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Full Bar, Takeout, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
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 - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4402 N University Dr, Lauderhill, FL 33351-5738
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Broward County  >  Lauderhill
  • Phone Number: 954-749-2722

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?