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Joe's Crab Shack

600 S Madison St, Wilmington, DE 19801-5118
+1 302-777-1803
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  • Excellent18%
  • Very good37%
  • Average22%
  • Poor13%
  • Terrible10%
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“blue crabs” (3 reviews)
“potatoes” (5 reviews)
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American, Bar, Seafood
$$ - $$$
600 S Madison St, Wilmington, DE 19801-5118
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good food and a great atmosphere! The crabs are amazing as well as their other seafood dishes. I especially love their nachos! The menu has changed but they still have some pretty good selections. I wish you did get a bit more crabs in steam...More

Thank Beth C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The quality of Joe's is the same no matter where you go. There's always a wait and the food is always saturated in butter. But it's delicious. The atmosphere is fun and upbeat.

Thank Dana S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Delicious food served by professionals in an atmosphere reminiscent of seaside dining. It is not as easy to prepare and cook fish and shellfish as other meats, due to many factors. Flounder was a generous filet, perfectly prepared. Crabs were memorable. I will return often...More

Thank Leslie L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed my first meal of crab cakes today. The server was very helpful, the food came promptly and was very tasty. I felt the decor was a little rundown but didn't affect my experience.

Thank Mark_Perkins
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went here before the Blue Rocks baseball game. TERRIBLE quality of food. Terrible service. Terrible bar. Just awful. 'Nuff said. 0 stars. Skip it.

Thank sfseltzer
Reviewed 7 June 2017

My kids love Joe's. We live nearby and we go all the time. They have really great crabs. It is also nice to have the playground outside. Service is really great. It is rare that we have not had a wonderful server who accommodates whatever...More

Thank Alicia K
Reviewed 4 June 2017

We love going to Joe's. The food is always great. Crabs are wonderful and always hot. I haven't had a bad meal here. The staff is friendly.

Thank Jackie C
Reviewed 2 June 2017

Joe's Crab Shack has great seafood. Their crab pots are the best! The atmosphere is fun and kitschy. It can get noisy but most of the wait staff is on point. They are always friendly. They have specials on Tuesday night. But if you are...More

Thank Eautry
Reviewed 23 May 2017

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...More

Thank rjkhmm
Reviewed 18 May 2017

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
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25 August 2015|
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Response from Freebsmom | Reviewed this property |
Yes, they have reservations and a handicap ramp. If you are asking if they have handicap access to the kitchen it appears so since everything is on one floor and the kitchen is right off the main dining area. They have... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Kids
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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