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Joe's Crab Shack

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190 N.J State Highway 35, Eatontown, NJ 07724
(732) 389-2116
11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Monmouth Beach, New Jersey
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33 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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
Tinton Falls, New Jersey
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27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2016

The food was good and the service was great - unfortunately the price you pay for the AMOUNT of food on your plate is ridiculous. you can go to pour house in shrewsbury on a Monday night and spend less than 20$... you get a lobster soup and a salad. unfortunately I will not be returning.

Thank Lacey C
Valley Cottage, New York
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61 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2016 via mobile

The kids love this place. Fun place with a large crowd to celebrate a birthday. The snow crab is very good. I'd go back just for the snow crab. Lobster was overlooked. Margaritas are too sweet. Service was very friendly.

Thank ktrebecca
West Long Branch, New Jersey
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016

limited menu, way over priced atmosphere is nice. family oriented - nice playground but sits very close to the highway

Thank Christione R
Brooklyn, New York
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72 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2015

Family had lunch there (3 generations) and we all enjoyed our meals. The General Joe's shrimp was THE favorite (six of us shared, two kids got 4 each, two adults got 3 each and two seniors got one each). I got the redfish and lobster sauce (really tasty and not one bone in the entire dish). Others dishes ordered were... More 

Thank Mary Y
Little Silver
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

We enjoyed our meals and the service was very good. The lack of floor and/or wall and ceiling covering caused any noise to reverberate annoyingly, but there was nothing wrong with the selections, service or savoriness.

Thank Kevin K
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80 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

A pleasant restaurant with a side bar and TV's. The seafood such as crabs, can be steamed or grilled. I had the grilled Dungass crab. You can choose the type of seasoning and the type of cooking. I enjoy the grilling. It leaves the shell more brittle and easier to crack.

Thank Richard S
Tinton Falls, New Jersey, United States
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75 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015

My first time at Joe's will probably be my last. I enjoy most seafood, but this was run-of-the-mill basic stuff. Nothing I'd go back for. Plus it wasn't terribly cheap. The waiter was a total scatterbrain and hardly gave us any attention and the attention we got was very lackluster. He basically didn't care about serving us. He'd be taking... More 

Thank Lauren D
Eatontown, New Jersey
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

The first time my bf and I went here, we ordered the steampot for 2. Sat at a table, the server we had was very informative and helpful, and had a great experience! Tonight we went back because I received an email from Joe's Crab Shack stating it is "$2 Twosdays - All Tuesday Long! - $2 drinks & $2... More 

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Naples, Florida
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357 reviews
261 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015 via mobile

Some members point our family of five likes to come here for the seafood. Although I personally, don't think it's all that great. We started out with appetizers of: Classic Sampler and clam strips. They were pretty tasty. The dinners ordered were: double shrimp, seaside platter, crab cake chipotle Chipotle salad, Sam Adam's Steampot and the crab daddy feast. Everyone... 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
American, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, 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: 190 N.J State Highway 35, Eatontown, NJ 07724
  • 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?