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Joe's Crab Shack

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3191 US Route One, Lawrenceville, NJ 08648
+1 609-896-0360
11:00 - 00:00
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Moorestown, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

Just finished a visit tothe princeton, noticed Joe's on the way up, my wife and I both commented on how long it's been since we ate at Joe's in texas. Well we stopped on the way back. We were very disappointed with the food, quality and price. The service was good. Terrible food, and we love seafood

1 Thank RonEspo
The Villages, Florida
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81 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 March 2017 via mobile

Second visit. Tried their charbroiled oysters this time -- yum. Nice service by Vanessa. Reasonable prices.

Thank Frank K
Phillipsburg, New Jersey
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75 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 March 2017 via mobile

My 3 work colleagues and I always hit Joe's for dinner when we are in the area. Ribeye steak was done to a rare perfection. The peel and eat shrimp coated with Old Bay seasoning are always great. Service was good.

Thank Jim H
Yardley, Pennsylvania
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47 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017

My husband, twin 12 year old sons and myself went for lunch. It was an expensive lunch. With tip it was about $80.

Thank Paula W
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53 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

The food is pretty delicious for being shipped in! I have yet to have any issues with it. The environment is why people come though! It's a great culture that is perfect for all ages. Kids feel very engaged and teens don't mind it too too much.

Thank Tyler B
Boston, Massachusetts
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67 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

The restaurant has a great atmosphere, fun music and ok to good service. The food is nothing special. Portions are good, price is moderate for seafood but it's quite tasteless. The seafood looks fresh but the cooking is poor. Overall we would not return.

Thank mama3awesomekids
Lawrenceville, New Jersey
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Love the bisque. Love the music and dancing--and so does our 5 year old. choice is great. Drinks are great. Never disappointed.

Thank clo2013
Easton, Pennsylvania
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37 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 January 2017

Joe’s Crab Shack does a fine job, just not for us. We prefer Red Lobster when it comes to overall seafood, and the Bonefish grill is top shelf for fish, and atmosphere. Everyone has different tastes and we never want to taste here again!

Thank Lyle G
New Jersey
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21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 December 2016 via mobile

The buckets that they offer have a great variety. Nice portions for the money and service was fairly quick.

Thank csuebh
Holland, Pennsylvania
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32 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

Nice place. Chain crab house with good food and choices with their various crab pots. Fun for the kids.

Thank dundeeb0y

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, 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 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3191 US Route One, Lawrenceville, NJ 08648
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Lawrenceville
  • Phone Number: +1 609-896-0360

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