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“Meh”
Review of Joe's Crab Shack

Joe's Crab Shack
Ranked #70 of 341 Restaurants in Gaithersburg
Price range: $21 - $30
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Reviewed December 12, 2012

An overpriced chain with sub-par food. The "atmosphere" is kitschy, the menu is uninspired. Everything you "love" about a Red Lobster, presented like an Appleby's.

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Reviewed October 22, 2012

Very cute place, but the food left A LOT to be desired. We figured while in Maryland (even though we're from Connecticut) you HAVE to have crabcakes. I guess you do, just not here.

Thank davenshel
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Reviewed October 14, 2012

We visited this Gaithersburg Washingtonian Town Center which was nice to visit with shops, movies, and restaurants. We decided on eating at this Joe's Crab Shack. 4 of us went. 3 out of 4 of the dinners were not good. The crabdip was all cream cheese. You couldn't find one piece of crab. The crabcake salad was not great with wilted and old lettuce. The crabcake itself was ok at best. The fish & chips were cooked in old oil and fish wasn't good. The fetticini alfredo with shrimp were with the tiny canned shrimp and the alfredo sauce was watery. The only meal that was at least just less than average, instead of bad was the Mahi Mahi. A very disappointing seafood restaurant. If you go - don't order seafood, you might have better luck.

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1  Thank Doug M
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Reviewed October 12, 2012

I have been to this location more than once and I always come away with the same feeling -- lacking. It's okay and just that. I think I'll be steering us elsewhere in the near future for seafood. Just not worth the effort.

1  Thank Dawana H
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Reviewed September 21, 2012

It's average chain food but not a bad meeting place as most everyone can find something on the menu. The service is good but slow. Worked well for us for meeting friends and family as you can relax and catch up with everything while waiting for your meal. The upside is that you can enjoy appetizers without having them arrive at the same time as the main entrees.

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Thank Anne P
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