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Joe's Crab Shack

2805 Plank Rd, Fredericksburg, VA 22401-4947
+1 540-548-3844
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  • Excellent26%
  • Very good29%
  • Average27%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible8%
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“crab” (19 reviews)
“oysters” (2 reviews)
“steam pot” (6 reviews)
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American, Seafood
$$ - $$$
2805 Plank Rd, Fredericksburg, VA 22401-4947
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Reviewed 16 October 2017 via mobile

We decided to treat ourselves as a last hoorah for our vacation week. We got the crab daddy dinners and they were super tasty. Most importantly the service was fantastic!

Thank TiffanyHC
Reviewed 4 September 2017

This is the second time my wife and I have gone to this restaurant. Just so you know I do not eat any type of seafood, fish, or clams nothing! I do not like the smell or taste, so the first time we went there...More

Thank Kevin K
Reviewed 18 August 2017 via mobile

In a town as big a Fredericksburg if it 6:00 dinner time and no line or lots of available tables that is a red flag to go find another restaurant. Well I did not heed that warning and made a mistake. Cold beer was the...More

Thank Steve C
Reviewed 3 August 2017

Visited at lunchtime so not as atmospheric as our last visit. Service was OK, but not fantastic. Fortunately the food was superb as usual. Can't fault the menu. If you want the full on Joe's experience go for an evening visit.

Thank barbnsteph
Reviewed 8 June 2017 via mobile

This was our 3rd visit & we have enjoyed each one. This time, we tried the hot crab dip & it was delicious! The crab cakes are very good, loaded with crab but very little filler. I would highly recommend it.

Thank Roberta M
Reviewed 12 April 2017

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...More

Thank Annms1963
Reviewed 7 April 2017

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...More

Thank Cindy P
Reviewed 30 March 2017

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...More

1  Thank Virginia G
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.

Thank Cindikate
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...More

Thank Bianca H
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
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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