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Joe's Crab Shack

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4125 Maple Rd, Amherst, NY 14226-1041
+1 716-836-4739
11:00 - 23:00
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Fri - Sat 11:00 - 00:00
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32 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016

We went there with the family. Have dinned in the Florida locations only. Found out the food here is much better. The service is amazing! We were a large group and they offered us the heated patio. IT was perfect for our large strollers and 4 kids. It was like a private room. Our waitress was awesome. The food was... More 

Thank Sharon C
Williamsville, New York
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24 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

After being served spoiled crabmeat at a Pittsburgh franchise years back we avoided this brand. But along came a local restaurant and we were not wanting a long wait and another burger on Saturday nite so took a chance. Seated quickly and clean venue. Waiter nice. Beer in tap fine. Then it all went south. I ordered a crab dish... More 

Thank beachman54
Plainfield, New Jersey
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68 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

Loved the Queens Crab Steam Pot so much !! This is the only thing I have ever tried at this restaurant . I only wish they would give you more for the price .

Thank Dawnt49209
Batavia, New York
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34 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016

Celebrated a belated and early birthday at Joe's was so much fun! We had the patio completely to ourselves so the inside noise level wasn't a factor. The food was delicious and nobody went away hungry! Had the Joe's Classic Steampot for two and it was delicious! Being Italian, wasn't fond of the sausage that came with the meal but... More 

Thank MagicalDisney
Amherst, New York
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29 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

Claws are fresh and delicious, and Joe's has a variety of crab. Pretty good size menu. Apps are different and tasty. Big parking lot.

Thank GettysburgAlways
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

Honestly, Red Lobster is right around the corner and their crab has more meat in it and their prices are about the same

Thank Lindsay U
Nassau, New Providence Island
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54 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016

The service was great and the food very nice. Prepare to get dirty and covered in sea food. The menu has a lot of variety and everyone can find something they will like.

Thank Anthony R
Hamilton, Canada
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31 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2016

We have been visiting this particular Joe's for a few years now and are never disappointed. If you love crustaceans, this is the place for you. Crab, shrimp, crawfish by the bucketful. The place isn't fancy by any stretch of the imagination but the food more than makes up for it.

Thank Dave B
Weeki Wachee, Florida
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75 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016

We arrived for lunch at noon & were the ONLY people there. They opened at 11am. The Lobster Bisque was very bad. Hubby had clam chowder he said was ok. Crab cakes were ok. U peel 'em shrimp were ok. We really expected a seafood place to have good tasting seafood. For $53.97 I really expected Excellent food.

Thank Leeb63
Stoney Creek, Ontario, Canada
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126 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2016 via mobile

My husband and I have been going to this location since it opened. The staff is great and the food is amazing. We have never had a bad meal. As they say seasons come and seasons go... But we still return to this location because of guest satisfaction. We are treated like we are family. Jess, Alison, Elwood, lol you... More 

Thank Judi B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Seafood, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Television
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4125 Maple Rd, Amherst, NY 14226-1041
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Amherst
  • Phone Number: +1 716-836-4739

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