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Joe's Crab Shack

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190 Highway 35, Eatontown, NJ 07724-2012
(732) 389-2116
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Closed now
All hours
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Food was excellent server was one of the best we had in a long time great place overall the manger also stopped by to check on us and thanked us for coming in we will be back soon

Thank 6y74r5
Union Beach, New Jersey
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26 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My margarita didn't taste good and was over priced. I noticed there was a strong fishy odor. Ruined my appetite, to be honest.

Thank Rebecca G
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47 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had been to another Joe's location a couple of years ago. This time I ordered crab which tasted great but was way too messy and time-consuming. Note to women - If you have manicured nails, don't get the crab unless you order the dip or crab cakes!

Thank MoonDoggieDonna
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 2, 2016 via mobile

Loud, but a fun place with good food and service. The steamed mussels were delicious however the pasta in the Shrimp Alfredo needed to be cooked more - we had asked the chef to overcook it. Loved the pails in the table and roll of paper towels. We'll be back!

Thank drmusicfan69
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36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016

The first time we went the food was really good and the service was great. Well the service is still great but the food was just OK. I had the southern wrapped stuffed shrimp and my husband had a steampot that had corn, lobster and crab legs. My dish was good, but it was really spicy. The bacon was done... More 

Thank Traveling2Disney
Cypress, Texas
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 17, 2016

Service was great, servers very friendly and accommodating. Large servings of food.couldn't finish it all.

Thank mccullionp
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3 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 11, 2016

We loved our server Rebecca, she provided us with excellent service! We will return. Great food and great prices. The playground was a life saver.. It kept our kids busy while we waited for the our food.

Thank Erica S
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 31, 2016

Meal was average. Not a good choice locally when so many other seafood restaurants are available in this Jersey Shore area. Service was excellent. Price was to the high side for the food quality used to prepare the entrees.

Thank Frederic N
New Jersey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2016

Came here midweek early for dinner. Enjoyed the relatively empty dining area (tip to those who dislike the noisy atmosphere). I had the lobster and crab pot. Included inside were shrimp, sausage, potatos, and corn on the cob. I enjoyed the dish, ate the whole thing. I wasn't sure I'd finish it when it came out. Taking time to shell... More 

Thank ydrone
Monmouth Beach, New Jersey
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 16, 2016

We've eaten at Joe's Crab Shack at different locations across the country and have always been pleased. We tried the location in Eatontown and were terribly disappointed ... TWICE! Food was seriously overcooked and it's very noisy. Service was okay both times but the food was so awful that it was hard to appreciate anything else. How hard is it... More 

Thank Beaches-N-Dreams

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Full Bar, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
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 - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 190 Highway 35, Eatontown, NJ 07724-2012
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Eatontown
  • Phone Number: (732) 389-2116

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