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Joe's Crab Shack

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American, Seafood, Bar, Pub
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2805 Plank Rd, Fredericksburg, VA 22401-4947
+1 540-548-3844
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11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Fredericksburg, Virginia
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went to Joe's crab shack, the fish tacos are amazing. It is the service that is lackluster. They didn't do anything wrong, but my server should have come by more often and refilled my ice tea without me having to ask for it.I come for the fish taco's and will still come for them. Maybe next time I'll try sitting... More 

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Thank Annms1963
Bowling Green, Va
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The staff is friendly, the food is well prepared. This is a fun place to meet and eat. Menu modifications to suit personal taste (at least for us) are done with a smile. You will never be there "tomorrow" for that Free Crab, but it is funny, and worthwhile to eat there if you like crab and lobster.

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Thank Cindy P
Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
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71 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I enjoyed an early dinner. I ordered a variety of crab legs, and he had a steam pot with an add on of crayfish. The crab legs were fresh and spiced well. (There was a choice of seasoning) The beer was cold and served in a nicely chilled mug. The server was friendly and knowledgeable. I wasn't... More 

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Thank Virginia G
Virginia
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65 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2017

My husband and I had an amazing lunch here. The servings were really big, I had scallops and fried oysters. (I wish the oysters had been a little larger). None of the fried food was greasy. My husband enjoyed his combination plate.

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Thank Cindikate
Fredericksburg, Virginia
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76 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2017 via mobile

The meal was decent and was what we expected. We started with the sampler app and it was pretty good. It included crab dip, rings of fire and calamari. The calamari and rings of fire were a bit over fried, but it was decent. The Patio punch was my favorite part of the meal! I'm. It a fan of alcohol,... More 

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Thank Bianca H
Virginia
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127 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 January 2017

My wife ordered the coconut shrimp which she said was average and I got the Mahi-Mahi which I thought the serving was a little small for the price,but tasted good, maybe because I got bigger pieces at the beach before! The server was average and it was not crowded. We had to get his attention to get refills for our... More 

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Thank rebel56
Manassas, VA
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511 reviews
274 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 140 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 December 2016

We meet up with an old friend when we go to Fredericksburg, and this is a great place for it. The food is delicious, the staff is friendly, and if we want to eat and talk for 2 hours, it is no big deal. They always have customers, but no wait and no rush to finish and leave. It is... More 

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Thank TravelerTP
Spout Spring, Virginia
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 December 2016

My husband loves their steampots. I was a little disappointed the menu had changed and some of my favorites weren't on there.

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Thank AnneG1964
Richmond, Virginia
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35 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 November 2016 via mobile

Went to eat at about 2:45 on a Sunday. Parking lot was empty which should have alerted us. We had a family member with us who uses a wheelchair and requires someone to feed her. My husband has bad arthritis and can't sit in restaurant chairs and requires a booth. We chose one far away from any other guests in... More 

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NJ
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50 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 October 2016

My husband ordered a crab cake on ceasar salad and he said it was really good and better than he expected. I had fried shrimp that tasted like they were frozen shrimp that were put into the fryer---not really that good. I will not go back there.

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Thank SLE27

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Seafood, Bar, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 22:00
Monday
11:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 23:00
Saturday
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2805 Plank Rd, Fredericksburg, VA 22401-4947
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Fredericksburg
  • Phone Number: +1 540-548-3844

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