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12831 Fair Lakes Pkwy, Fairfax, VA 22033-3807
703-968-2601
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11:00 am - 12:00 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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Central Florida, Florida
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245 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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 

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Newton, Massachusetts
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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 

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Manassas, Virginia
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102 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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 

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Centreville, Virginia
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34 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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!

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Thank Suzanne C
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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601 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 259 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars 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.

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Thank GoodFood88
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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41 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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.

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Thank Sabine01453
Alexandria, Virginia
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159 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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 

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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 stars 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 

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Thank Rich22222
Titusville, Florida
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74 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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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Thank jim a
Virginia
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73 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

My wife and I had lunch recently at Joe's Crab Shack. I love this place and stop here with friends for lunch once in awhile. The crab dip is marvelous. Of course I had to share it with my wife, and unfortunately she loved it, too. Next time I'll order two. The coconut shrimp was tasty and really good. Too... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$5 - $25
Cuisine
American, Seafood, Bar
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar scene, Families with children, 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 - 1:00 am
Saturday
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: 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?