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Joe's Crab Shack

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190 N.J State Highway 35, Eatontown, NJ 07724
+1 732-389-2116
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11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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134 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 4, 2016

This was a good place to eat sea food, specially crabs in a bucket. The rustic ambiance and quick service with tasty food are a plus to visit this place.

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Thank TeeJay272015
Oakhurst, New Jersey
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118 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 9, 2016

My husband and I recently visited Joe's Crab Shack and had a nice dinner. I highly recommend the fish tacos, and the crab cakes are yummy. Not too bready and plenty of crab. Plenty of choices of beer and the service was very good. It does have a warehouse kind of feel because of the cement floors so I wouldn't... More 

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Thank Gail F
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 6, 2016 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

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Thank 6y74r5
Union Beach, New Jersey
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29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2016 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.

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Thank Rebecca G
Garfield
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47 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 23, 2016

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!

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Thank MoonDoggieDonna
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19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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!

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Thank drmusicfan69
Freehold
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89 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 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 

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Thank Traveling2Disney
Cypress, Texas
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9 reviews
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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.

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Thank mccullionp
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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.

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Thank Erica S
Eatontown
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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.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Seafood, Bar, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Takeout, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Monday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
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: +1 732-389-2116

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