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Joe's Crab Shack

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12831 Fair Lakes Pkwy, Fairfax, VA 22033-3807
+1 703-968-2601
11:00 am - 1:00 am
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 1:00 am
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Haymarket, Virginia
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2015

Went to Joe's with the family. This was our second visit to Joe's in Fairfax. The food always leaves something to be desired in my opinion especially for the prices.. We sat outside since it was a very nice day, the atmosphere is casual and a bit fun. Our server was very good and attentive but not too attentive. Our... More 

Thank Christopher J
Central Florida, Florida
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250 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 24, 2015

I do love me some Joe's crabs and lobster and this place is no exception to that. We ate there twice and absolutely loved it (including the children--they especially loved it when they sang/danced around the restaurant). Our server was great. She was attentive and courteous and went out of her way to pay attention to our children and interact... More 

Thank RollTide315
Newton, Massachusetts
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 23, 2015

We were in Fairfax as a stop over on a long car trip and went to Joe's Crab Shack. They had good deals for happy hour and the seafood was tasty. While we were there, I left my favorite fleece. The next day, while on the road up north, I realized that my fleece was missing. I called the restaurant... More 

Thank Newtonteacher
Manassas, Virginia
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102 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 19, 2015 via mobile

My lobster was a bit mushy. The manager came over and asked if I would like a replacement or more crab legs. He apologized for the lobster and brought out more crab legs. When the bill came he had taken my entire meal off! I argued as I wanted to pay for my dinner. He already made me happy by... More 

Thank DebraandMike
Centreville, Virginia
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37 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 15, 2015 via mobile

Really love the steamed shrimp! Consistently fresh and delicious. Always look forward to going there. Our server this evening was exceptional!

Thank Suzanne C
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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604 reviews
330 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 260 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 25, 2015

The staff is friendly, but likes to hang around and chat among themselves quite a bit. The prices could be better but overall it is the closest place around for crablegs, etc.

Thank GoodFood88
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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41 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 19, 2015

Our daughter chose Joe's Crab Shack for her 16th birthday dinner last night---because she was so impressed when she ate here for her 13th birthday. Yep...the food and service are that great at this location.

Thank Sabine01453
Alexandria, Virginia
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180 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 31, 2015

Although their menu is extremely extensive, if you like shellfish and a lively time, you’ll love Joe’s Crab Shack. Eat inside or under cover outside. Tables are far apart from each other. The place is huge. Every time I have been there , there was a kids party going on. Portions vary in size, inquire of your server and consider... More 

Thank jqdough7
Garden City, New York
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28 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 22, 2015 via mobile

The place at Joe's crabshack was very nice they were very friendly to the family and very accommodating the waiter was also nice even though it was crowded they got us a table by the bar area so we can watch the games overall it was a great visit food was very good and the desserts were also very good... More 

Thank Rich22222
Titusville, Florida
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73 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 21, 2015

This seems to be a popular restaurant and is convenient to the Hyatt hotel. My wife and I both enjoyed our meal and would eat here again.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$5 - $25
American, Seafood, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Bar scene, Large groups, Special occasions, 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 - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 12831 Fair Lakes Pkwy, Fairfax, VA 22033-3807
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Fairfax
  • Phone Number: +1 703-968-2601

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