We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Love the steampots!”
Review of Joe's Crab Shack

Joe's Crab Shack
Cuisines: Seafood
Dining options: Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night
Manila, Philippines
Level Contributor
29 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Love the steampots!”
Reviewed May 14, 2014

A late review but hey, I wanna share my experience. As it was my first time in the US to try a Crab Shack, I got very excited to go to this place. My friend brought me here along with his family so this was where we had dinner. Since it is a Saturday, the place was packed with people that we had to wait for our tables to be available.

When we got seated, we ordered theire signature Steampot which is basically a mix of their crabs, corn, veggies and shrimps. It was worth the value given the huge serving that my friend and I had to share. :)

One day I will dine again at Joe's Crab Shack when I return to the US. :)

Additional review here: http://sweetchiqchel.blogspot.com/2014/03/exploring-edison.html

  • Visited June 2013
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Helpful?
Thank Chel N
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

87 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    21
    28
    14
    16
    8
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Portuguese first
  • Any
English first
Brooklyn, New York, United States
Level Contributor
30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Awesome Place”
Reviewed April 16, 2014

This place is very clean and great seafood. You do have to wait a long time during dinner but if you go past dinner you may be able to get seated sooner. All their entrees are delicious. There prices are reasonable but it can be costly when you go in a big group. The waiters do line dancing which is pretty cool. Go visit them you will enjoy it.

Visited March 2014
Helpful?
Thank Jacqueline H
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Alexandria Twp., NJ
Level Contributor
19 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Didn't impress”
Reviewed March 9, 2014

We stopped at JCS today after nixing The Brick House for being too loud. (When we lived in the area this place was a Pizzeria Uno.) This was a strange encounter, at best. The maître D' - dressed as all the wait staff in her best blue jeans and tie dyed tee shirt - asked if we wanted to sit at the bar. I thought this was strange, asking a 60+ couple if they wanted to sit at the bar for lunch. We said no so she seated us in a booth - in the bar. We were hungry so we didn't argue. The waitress arrived and immediately launched into the JCS sales pitch about buying tee shirts, etc. Very annoying. Finally took out order - 1 salad, 1 sandwich - and disappeared for the next 25 minutes. The bottom line with this first encounter with JCS is that the food, when it finally arrived, was very tasty. However, the service, the restaurant décor and the whole vibe you get really disappointed. I'm sure that this first visit to a JCS will be out last.

  • Visited March 2014
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Helpful?
1 Thank annomalley
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
South Plainfield, New Jersey
Level Contributor
17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Joe's Crab Shack”
Reviewed March 8, 2014

Absolutely love the Buckets of Crab Legs, with potatoes and corn. Also there appetizers are great..It's really a great place to eat in a casual environment.

Visited October 2013
Helpful?
Thank Monica P
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
South Plainfield, New Jersey
Level Contributor
105 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Chain restaurant review”
Reviewed March 4, 2014

We were excited when joe's opened in our neighborhood, but it really didn't live to our expectations. First few visits, it was super crowded, the food was so so....we thought the new business needed to settle down. We went back later and the food did not improve. My husband travels often, and he claims joe's in the southern states are much better.

  • Visited April 2013
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Helpful?
Thank happymommywith3
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Joe's Crab Shack also viewed

 
South Plainfield, NJ
New Brunswick, NJ
 

Been to Joe's Crab Shack? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing