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Joe's Crab Shack

221 Rio Blvd, Gaithersburg, MD 20878-7312
+1 301-947-4377
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  • Excellent23%
  • Very good25%
  • Average33%
  • Poor13%
  • Terrible6%
Travellers talk about
“crab legs” (13 reviews)
“seafood” (33 reviews)
“queen crab” (3 reviews)
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American, Bar, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
221 Rio Blvd, Gaithersburg, MD 20878-7312
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1 - 10 of 152 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago

The food is fine, We had the crab dish and fish and chips, the beat part however is the dessert. You must try the sampler

Thank HistoryExplorer166
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was our second time eating here. Both times the food was very good. The crab dip is totally awesome, the atmosphere is pretty cool, and the service was great. It's your usual seafood place but we think it's better then Red Lobster. It's worth...More

Thank cmheff
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was my first time at a Joe's. It was the right price and the food was good for an after lacrosse tournament with family. The steam pots were great. The medium crabs though were VERY light, but the flavor was there. The desserts were...More

Thank dlafoot1
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent food, excellent service! If you sit at the bar, ask for Ryan. He made sure we had a great night!

Thank 7,432
Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

My family enjoys the kitsch of the decor. We have always had super friendly wait staff, and they have accommodated my elderly Mom's walker with no trouble. She also needs things cooked specially, sauces on the side, etc. They have always been great to deal...More

Thank Jennifer H
Reviewed 10 July 2017

Went to Joe's Crab Shack yesterday for dinner since it was such a nice evening out. As we entered we were told there would be a 20 minute wait by the young man behind the podium however he was immediately told by an older fellow...More

Thank D4379
Reviewed 10 July 2017

The food was GREAT! The service was GREAT! The atmosphere was lots of fun! The seafood bibs add a fun touch to the eating experience. The food is a bit pricey, but definitely worth it. I tried the queen crab for the first time -...More

Thank Virgilla G
Reviewed 30 June 2017

this visit I had the crab cake dinner and was not disappointed. My dining companions had the all you can eat shrimp dinner, shrimp prepared 4 different ways and could not even finish their meal. Both of them said it was so good but too...More

Thank connie c
Reviewed 21 June 2017

We were essentially lost but found the Mall and surprise, surprise there was Joe's Crab Shack. The staff was much more than welcoming and we were seated and had drinks delivered very quickly. The informal atmosphere was great and allowed us to take our time...More

Thank AL B
Reviewed 15 June 2017 via mobile

Excellent service!!!! Our waiter Tommy treated me like a QUEEN. His recommendations were on point. Also, Alex and Frank were very helpful and friendly. The Queen Bucket was so delicious.. we had two of our friends try it for the first time and they were...More

Thank Melissa R
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Questions & Answers
Amanda C
19 August 2016|
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Response from clarkvl59 | Reviewed this property |
Yes they have all snow crab legs you can eat on Wednesday's nites
Clarence B
21 February 2016|
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Response from 0711cindys | Reviewed this property |
Go on line & opt the Contact Us button. Ask. Joes in Various locations may well offer different specials and perhaps on different days too depending on when their shipments are scheduled. Have a fun time there!!
Jamie C
18 September 2015|
Response from Cathy H | Reviewed this property |
I didn't notice the kid's menu, didn't have any with me. Though, I noticed that there were a lot of happy kids in the restaurant having a good time. There were all age groups of kids from high chair size to teenagers.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$21 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 221 Rio Blvd, Gaithersburg, MD 20878-7312
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Montgomery County  >  Gaithersburg
  • Phone Number: +1 301-947-4377
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