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Joe's Crab Shack

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3191 US Route One, Lawrenceville, NJ 08648
(609) 896-0360
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Newark, New Jersey
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104 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Joe's Crab Shack is your standard franchise. However, at this location the staff did attempt to make a difference with your experience. Smiles all around.

Thank NewarkScubaDiver
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27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

An upbeat restaurant. Food was very delicious, large portions. Everyone that worked there seemed pleasant, and the time spent in there enjoyable. There was a man tying balloons for the younger children to keep them entertained while they waited for their meal. I would definitely eat there again.

Thank Nancy M
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I and two friends did the tourist thing at Grounds For Sculpture and decided to come here for dinner. I was thinking chain, eh... surprise.....it was delicious. We had garlic mussels, shrimp. Queen crab and King crab. Everything was fresh & hot with truly wonderful flavors...the pots of crab came with an ear of corn and a few steamed potatoes.

Thank Ava L
Southampton, Pennsylvania, United States
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31 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Have eaten at a few Joe's,this one has a staff,that seems to really enjoy their jobs!Food has always been great,have a happy hour,2 for 1 apps.Can't wait to go back.

Thank ssspts5223
Princeton, New Jersey
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51 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Clean and spacious, good service, nice environment and excellent sea food. They have some all you can eat promotions but we had their awesome crab cake sandwich, and were very happy with our choice!

Thank Mirmotta
Bensalem, Pennsylvania
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Haven't been in a couple years, but, have always enjoyed Joe's Crab Shack. It's a little bit of a hike from where I live, but, when I received a birthday email offering a free appetizer, I thought it would be a nice place for the wife and me to go for dinner. Arrived on a Saturday night, around 5PM, restaurant... More 

Thank markjshap
Beach Haven, New Jersey
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146 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016

We ate lunch here not too long ago and it was fine, but just way too obviously a chain seafood place. Food is ok, but nothing great and certainly not something we would rush back to in the future. Good if you want cheaper sea food and the cheesy atmosphere, but not the place to go if you want a... More 

Thank ShoreThing62
Jersey Shore, New Jersey
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20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016 via mobile

Had dinner, then returned another day for lunch. Their Crab cake salad was delicious!! Can't wait to return for there all you can eat crab deal!

Thank A C
Hightstown, New Jersey
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87 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

If you want average overpriced seafood, look no further. I have only dined here once, and won't be back. Not because the food was bad, not because the service was bad, but because I can drive to the shore and get better seafood for less money.

Thank dje2671
Endicott, New York, United States
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28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2016 via mobile

What a fun place to eat! We sat at the bar both times we ate here as it was quiet and the bar had more atmosphere than the main dining room. Drinks were generous and actually quite reasonable for a chain. Crab steam pots were great and messy but fun to eat! Wish there was a Joe's closer to where... More 

Thank Vicki K

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
American, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children, Large groups
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: 3191 US Route One, Lawrenceville, NJ 08648
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Lawrenceville
  • Phone Number: (609) 896-0360

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?