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Joe's Crab Shack

$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Seafood, Pub
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155 N McPherson Church Rd, Fayetteville, NC 28303-4401
+1 910-868-8422
11:00 - 00:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 00:00
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Sicily, Italy
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Ten of us devoured an enormous amount of crab legs, and loved every moment of the delicious sweet meat. Despite the splatter and hard work, each bite was incredible. Great time. My husband ordered a steak and it was very good too.

Thank Erin E
Fayetteville, North Carolina
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15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The customer service is awesome however, the food, cleanliness and the crab pots are not the best. My crab pot leaked off of the table onto my leg. The queen crab legs were overdone. Instead of coming out in one large piece I had to work for them. The busser was just using the napkins off the table. No sanitizing... More 

Thank konachk
North Carolina
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23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Unfortunately we used to love taking the kids here for dinner, but the last time we were there.... we sat outside on the picnic tables and they were DISGUSTINGLY FILTHY!! The whole place needs to be remodeled, cleaned up and restaffed. Absolutely over priced for the quality and service you receive. Unless it gets cleaned up, we will NOT be... More 

Thank Jenna404
Rock Hill, South Carolina
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157 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 February 2017

The food and drinks were more engaging than the service. The server meant well and was cordial but not on point with the dining flow by forgetting water, refills and simple requests for lemon, butter, etc. Ironically he tried to overcompensate 2/3 of the way into the dining. The drinks allowed me to escape as I enjoyed the food.

Thank 1washout
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 14 February 2017

I love getting the fresh seafood buckets with red skinned potatoes, crab legs, clams and corn. the seafood is always fresh. The servers are friendly.

Thank Sylviab40
Fayetteville, North Carolina
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33 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 December 2016

recently attend there for a function. the wait was ok considering we had a big party. The waitresses were very attentive to our group. great service. the food was ok. my food was cold when arrived but i did not complain as i was hungry and waited a while for it. I usually get better service so they could have... More 

Thank Robert L
Moses Lake, Washington
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 29 October 2016

Great atmosphere, however the crab is not as fresh as I would of liked and they do not devein their shrimp. Our waiter was hilarious and very attentive to our needs. I am from Washington state so I guess I am a little picky when it comes to my seafood as I am a avid crabber on the Puget Sound.

Thank msamylou
Fayetteville, North Carolina
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52 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016

I am a seafood lover but during this trip I was on a limited budget. Guess what - even though I could not splurge I was able to get a good and filling meal. The crab cakes contained crab - if you have ever eaten a dry crab cake then you know what a big deal it is to eat... More 

Thank zoenty
Fayetteville, North Carolina
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

This used to be one of my favorite Saturday afternoon lunch spots. After today's visit it's not likely I'll go back. It was such a disappointment. The menu has completely changed & now offers a whole lot fewer options. I'm not sure when this change was made but I'm totally disappointed in the decision.

Thank carasel1908
Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 September 2016

- We had fish, lobster and shrimps - all were delicious - Price range was appropriate - Staff were helpful - Got a surprise birthday wish - it was different and unique in their style - Outside seating arrangements were available, but we chose to dine inside

Thank Umair M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$21 - US$30
American, Bar, Seafood, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, 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 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 155 N McPherson Church Rd, Fayetteville, NC 28303-4401
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Fayetteville
  • Phone Number: +1 910-868-8422

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