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Joe's Crab Shack

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600 S Madison St, Wilmington, DE 19801-5118
+1 302-777-1803
11:00 - 00:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 00:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 01:00
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3 reviews
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We forgot to make Mother's Day reservations and ended up at Joe's Crab Shack. We had a wonderful time and enjoyed the meal thoroughly. At first, being the mother, I was reluctant but then after tasting the crab claws, I was sold on Joe's and jumped right into the fun.

Thank rjkhmm
Hancock, Maine, United States
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29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife love's to stop at Joe's seeing that we don't have one in Maine. She had a Joe's Classic steam pot. I had the crab cakes and both dishes were very good.

Thank Neil B
New York City, New York
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204 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 175 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

I went to Joe's Crab Shack with a group, not intending to get seafood. I was going for the pasta. But Joe's does a mean thing, and lists the calories next to each meal. I saw that the pasta would cost me an entire day's worth of calories. So I chose the least caloric thing on the menu, which was... More 

Thank Intrepid_Traveler13
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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66 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a wonderful adventure! I was there with some friends, celebrating the birthday of one of their kids, and it was my first time there. One of the guys made a balloon birthday hat for the girl and they sang Happy Birthday for her. Melvin, our waiter, remembered all ten of our orders and didn't miss a thing! He was... More 

Thank jimpsonseed3
White Plains, New York
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38 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Food was okay, the drinks were better. Clam Chowder was way too salty. Crab Cakes were not packed together as I would expect but would try something else next time. Large location and by the riverfront.

Thank James O
Newark, Delaware USA
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320 reviews
155 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It was cold and rainy so it wasn't the ideal weather to visit, but even after accounting for that it was all rather blah. Not bad but not good. The service ran hot and cold but was friendly about forgetting one side and to return with the refills she asked us if we wanted. There was approx 2 waitresses for... More 

Thank Stephen D
Wilmington, Delaware
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

While enjoying the family time at the Wilmington waterfront we decided to grab a bite to eat. With all the choices we chose Joe's. The service was good the atmosphere was good and the food and quantity was great. Family fun and friendly.

Thank Don-Chaneilia
Wilmington, United States
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 11 April 2017

It's a fun place to eat, especially if you have smaller children. The food was okay. The service was okay.

Thank MJM555
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 24 March 2017

One would think for the money you pay for seafood, it wouldn't come out cold but I guess it had to match our server attitude. If I type any more i'll probably say something real bad because just the thought of it, gets me heated.

Thank americaninfidel120
Wilmington, Delaware
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 21 March 2017 via mobile

We went to Joes expecting fresh seafood, only to find out that as a chain, the seafood was frozen. While the atmosphere was fun and 'beach y'all, our meals were a big disappointment. Lots of breaking and odd consistency of frozen seafood.

Thank HM072016

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Bar, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 600 S Madison St, Wilmington, DE 19801-5118
  • Location: United States  >  Delaware (DE)  >  Wilmington
  • Phone Number: +1 302-777-1803

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