We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Joe's Crab Shack

600 S Madison St, Wilmington, DE 19801-5118
+1 302-777-1803
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent19%
  • Very good36%
  • Average22%
  • Poor13%
  • Terrible10%
Travellers talk about
“steampot” (8 reviews)
“snow crab” (4 reviews)
Open Now
All hours
American, Bar, Seafood
$$ - $$$
600 S Madison St, Wilmington, DE 19801-5118
All Details
Write a Review
Reviews (262)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More languages

1 - 10 of 258 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of my friends and I visit here every month to just catch up. Service and the food is always spot on! It doesn't seem as crowded as it did when we first started coming, but there are two other restaurants in the vicinity. Plus,...More

Thank MBJ Vacations D
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We love eating at Joes when we are in the area. It's on the water front so strolling after a good meal is a nice option. Buckets of crabs and goodies are so fun to go with family. Fast service, good drinks and delicious seafood.

Thank Beachlover92253
Reviewed 14 September 2017 via mobile

The customer service was prompt and very kind. It was a busy evening yet they came to check on us often. The service and the food was amazing

Thank Nicole A
Reviewed 5 September 2017

I don't understand all the bad reviews. Every Joe's Crab Shack I have ever been to has been delicious including this one. In fact, as I write this review I am preparing to go again. The crab-stuffed, bacon-wrapped shrimp is beyond delicious. I have always...More

Thank pjnlac
Reviewed 28 August 2017 via mobile

Sit Down... I've never been a fan of Joe's Crab Shack but, I took a walk on the river walk & was craving crabs so I thought what the hell. I placed my food & drink order. The wait for my martini was like..., forever....More

1  Thank LeppFrog
Reviewed 21 August 2017

We drove 69 miles for dinner because we had such a wonderful experience at the one in Fairfax VA. Worst place I have eaten in in a long time. The place was dirty, tables not set up, and paint peeling off floor in restroom. Loud...More

Thank Debra H
Reviewed 18 August 2017 via mobile

Locally and typically when you looking for their specialty, well, if you are in this beautiful area, you have to experience their crab and we were definitely satisfied, good service and nice staff.

Thank Jun J
Reviewed 16 August 2017

Very low key restaurant. Great place to take children. Lots of choices for families. Not a particularly good place for couples only. Great view of river and location.

Thank goody1949
Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

Pretty good food and decent service. A bit pricey but mostly worth it. Nice atmosphere as well. Can't go wrong with one of their seafood pots.

Thank Justin H
Reviewed 14 July 2017 via mobile

Good food and a great atmosphere! The crabs are amazing as well as their other seafood dishes. I especially love their nachos! The menu has changed but they still have some pretty good selections. I wish you did get a bit more crabs in steam...More

Thank Beth C
Nearby Restaurants
Big Fish Grill on the Riverfront
617 reviews
.18 km away
Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant
634 reviews
.13 km away
Harry's Seafood Grill
664 reviews
.66 km away
Timothy's Riverfront Grill
127 reviews
.53 km away
Nearby Attractions
Wilmington Riverwalk
293 reviews
.94 km away
Grand Opera House
175 reviews
1.53 km away
Frawley Stadium
130 reviews
.36 km away
Delaware Children's Museum
152 reviews
.10 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
25 August 2015|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from Freebsmom | Reviewed this property |
Yes, they have reservations and a handicap ramp. If you are asking if they have handicap access to the kitchen it appears so since everything is on one floor and the kitchen is right off the main dining area. They have... More
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
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, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 600 S Madison St, Wilmington, DE 19801-5118
  • Location: United States  >  Delaware (DE)  >  Wilmington
  • Phone Number: +1 302-777-1803
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing