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Joe's Crab Shack

$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Seafood, Pub
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1974 Power Plant Pkwy, Hampton, VA 23666-3156
+1 757-262-1560
11:00 - 00:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 00:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 01:00
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Newport News, Virginia
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The crab dip is really good, great staff. Only thing I would suggest would be is to have TVs in more places other than that great spaceship place and management team is excellent

Thank Andre H
Wilmington, North Carolina
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450 reviews
260 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I visited a Joe's Crab Shack for the first time while in Hampton for business. And I must say I was impressed. I was welcomed by the hostess who seated me in the large dining area and then my server Brittani came over and introduced herself. She was very friendly, polite and helpful.She had a great personality for a bar... More 

Thank pparrothead
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91 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Really enjoyed the steamer pots. Well Worth adding 1lb of mussels for $5 and 2 sausages for $2. The food was great and the staff fun. Only issues were long wait and short staffed.

Thank dippyduckRichmond
Churchville, Virginia
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102 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I ordered an Oyster Po Boy last Friday night and it was inedible! The oysters were very strong and completely overdone - hard and dark. I ate a few french fries after trying 3 or 4 oysters, thinking that perhaps only one or two were strong. The good thing is that the appetizer of crab balls were good, so those... More 

Thank VA B
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35 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

This is a fun place to take children and adults. Buckets of food on long wooden tables with employees singing, dancing, and guests celebrating special occasions. Excellent seafood! Playground for children but unfortunately my niece fell and broke her arm, which ended our meal. She is fine and wants to go back, which we will!

Thank Patricia A
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

Wife and I stopped in for lunch. Staff was great and our table was clean. We didn't wait very long for our food, which tasted great. We will be back.

Thank Michael M
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017 via mobile

Ever been served frozen crab legs?? Well I have..'nuff said! Lobster tails were mushy and drinks were mediocre...fix it management, this used to me one of my fave places!

Thank chinyere e
Saluda, NC, United States
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

Relaxed atmosphere, yet great attention on the part of the servers anticipating your every need. Even with a two and a half years old baby along, they knew how to keep control of everything and the food was delicious. I highly recommend the lump crabmeat sandwich.

Thank claudebP2994JN
Paris, Tennessee
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85 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

The waitress here was very attentive. The food was all excellent. I love the ambiance with all the decorations on the walls. The price is a little steep but what seafood isn't!

Thank Drfoodlover2
Newport News, Virginia
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43 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016

Make sure you order a bucket with multiple seafood items. They serve the seafood, hot spicy and quick. Try the crabs they are to die for. I like the dungeon crabs. The corn on the cob in the bucket is hot and sweet. You get the sensation that you are on a cruise ship because of the balcony water view... More 

Thank evanspeggy

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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
American, Bar, Seafood, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Groups, 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 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1974 Power Plant Pkwy, Hampton, VA 23666-3156
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Hampton
  • Phone Number: +1 757-262-1560

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