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Joe's Crab Shack

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) #31 of 340 Restaurants in Fairfax $$ - $$$ American, , Seafood
12831 Fair Lakes Pkwy, Fairfax, VA 22033-3807
+1 703-968-2601
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good36%
  • Average16%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible1%
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“crab legs” (10 reviews)
“seafood” (17 reviews)
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American, Bar, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
12831 Fair Lakes Pkwy, Fairfax, VA 22033-3807
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Reviewed June 19, 2016

A typical chain crab house. Not the place to go if your looking for a relaxing meal or a low calorie dinner. We had mussels and shrimp. Both were tasty but nothing else on the menu was under 1,000 calories. Noise level in the 90...More

Thank Fauxqui
Reviewed May 22, 2016

We go to Joe's every chance we get to eat crab legs - all shrimp platters are good also. The menu changes constantly - there were no "broiled" dishes offered this time which was disappointing.

Thank Skip D
Reviewed May 17, 2016

We have now eaten several times in a brief period as we had taken advantage of the free items from a scratch campaign they had in April to be used in May. We now ask for the bar area as we love Sharon there and...More

Thank guitartraveler60
Reviewed May 1, 2016

We had dinner here for the first time yesterday, again trying a new place! I have to say we were pleasantly surprised by the portions and the price. We shared a steamer pot, had plenty of crab legs, shrimp and accoutrements. The menu is priced...More

Thank Laura G
Reviewed March 27, 2016 via mobile

The food is very good, and well proportioned. The drinks are always very good. Try the one with the free shark inside. I believe it's called a shark bite. If you like sweet drinks, this one will do very well. The staff is always very...More

Thank Carter H
Reviewed March 13, 2016 via mobile

It's not a good sign when your crab pot has 2 legs, not two clusters, but two legs, and the legs had been in the steamer so long that the shells were rubbery. You can't even begin to crack rubbery shells because they just bend...More

Thank Debpsi
Reviewed February 2, 2016

My family and I love seafood, and Joe's is our favorite spot in the area. Their Steampot selection is great. You can also enjoy a great selection of drinks and appetizer. Definitely recommend it for any occasion.

Thank AlCifuentes
Reviewed October 26, 2015 via mobile

I tried this one and ordered the crab cakes. The service was nice and they do have good draft beer. The crab cakes were awful. I thought they would be better seeing we are on the East coast but sigh never again. The coleslaw and...More

Thank ColoradoTraveler2go
Reviewed October 15, 2015

Great place to go with friends to drink some beers and eat crabs. service was good and polite. Crab was good.

Thank Marcio S
Reviewed September 30, 2015

Typical food, good service and relaxed atmosphere. Easy place to be with children and they can accommodate Larousse of 6 with no problem.

Thank Debra D
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$5 - $25
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Large groups, 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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