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Joe's Crab Shack

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405 Allwood Rd, Clifton, NJ 07012-1704
+1 973-777-5114
11:00 - 02:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 01:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 02:00
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69 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Microwave food. This is like taking a gourmet meal and heating up in the microwave, it winds up being mediocre at best. The best idea in a restaurant I have seen come out in years but fail miserably!! Sorry guys step up your game or fail !! Your on your way. Many I talk to feel the same way. Your... More 

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Melissa B, Public Relations Manager at Joe's Crab Shack, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write us a review! We're sorry to hear about your poor experience. Would you mind sending us your phone number so we can be in touch? More 

Clifton, New Jersey
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 15 April 2017

Atmosphere so.so Service was very good. Nice selection of seafood. Quality and quality was excellent I missed the feeling of a real restaurant .

Thank hlubkin
Jersey City, New Jersey
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27 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

Celebrating my Mommy B.Day.The food awesome and the staff even better Amy our waitress so nice and helpful. David the manager super nice made sure we was well taking care of.I forgot the drinks great and must have.

Thank Toya W
1 review
Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

Was craving for seafoods and my niece mentioned this place. First time and really had a great time. Great foods. Waiter was super friendly and knowledgeable.

Thank Aida G
Elmwood Park, New Jersey
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

Joe's Crab Shack is quite the place for Crab. Their Crab is good, and so is the service. But it is expensive, they changed up the menu and no longer give the hush puppies with the Crab buckets, which I miss. The steamers are small but good, got 3 that didn't open, complained and they were replaced with a fresh... More 

Thank Lynb61
Clifton, New Jersey
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16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017

I have visited Hoe's Crab Shack on several occasions and overall it is a really good place to eat although I think it's a bit pricey. But definitely worth the trip.

Thank Gerry D
Tobyhanna, Pennsylvania, United States
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129 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2017 via mobile

Always a great bite here. Great balls of crab fire and lobster bisque. Outstanding. Great service and fun experience.

Thank Dave M
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

I used to love Joes. Truly. The crabs are awesome in all forms. I turned my friends onto the place and they like it here too. I guess my feeling is that in more recent visits the pleasure factor has been noticeably slipping. Not just with this JCS location, but others as well. I am a pretty reasonable person and... More 

Thank Bradford M
New Jersey
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26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Been here a few times and hopefully will be back a few more times. Prices are reasonable and the selection is diverse.

Thank ChasNewJersey
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112 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

This place has good food and service is good too,but unfortunately its located in a very crowded shopping center which makes parking a challenge.

Thank Orlando M

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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, Reservations
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 405 Allwood Rd, Clifton, NJ 07012-1704
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Clifton
  • Phone Number: +1 973-777-5114

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