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Joe's Crab Shack

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600 S Madison St, Wilmington, DE 19801-5118
+1 302-777-1803
11:00 - 00:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 00:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 01:00
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Boothwyn, Pennsylvania
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is an unusual set up for a seafood restaurant, picnic tables, booths, and tables but when you have shelled seafood to eat it can get messy. I like the food and atmosphere, but I do not like some of the other food in the basket they cook it in, potatoes and sausage "I am not a fan"! We go... More 

Thank sam_i_am4410
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42 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I do not recommend eating here. I stopped here to eat on my way to OCMD with friends. It was beyond horrible. Service was bad. I asked for Blue Moon they didn't have that, so I got a Sam Adams. The first one was good, when I got my second one the glass was half full......no explanation. The server said... More 

Thank Ron H
North Pole, Alaska
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've been to a Joe's crab shack in California, and I enjoyed the food big time and I felt the service was great..

Thank scorpion212016
Springfield, Massachusetts
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35 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

I'm from Massachusetts but when I'm visiting friends in Wilmington I always come here. My favorites are the steampots.

Thank billruark
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

Not impressed. If you want good seafood go to m.d not p.a And not del.im from m.d orig. I know real seafood

Thank JayP C
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173 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

Joe's Crab Shack has always been a favorite. However, after a visit to the next-door Children's Museum, we stopped by for an early lunch. The previous menu had a delicious mahi-mahi sandwich but apparently it has been replaced by mahi tacos. The latter were just okay. My granddaughter had macaroni and cheese, and I was surprised that it was not... More 

Thank bahiadreaming
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

After having a not so great experience next door at the Iron Hill Brewery, my husband and I decided to check out Joe's. The hostess immediately greeted us with a smile and asked where we wanted to sit. Then my husband asked if they got a station that was broadcasting the Orioles game, she was unsure so she went to... More 

Thank Lisa P
Currumbin, Australia
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120 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

A lovely spot on the river, sitting out on "Joes big Dick"... It was fun The food also was very tasty, I had the fish and chips which were fantastic, and the wife had bisque soup and ceasar salad which may have been even better! Cheap fast and delicious!

Thank AussieStew_13
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6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

All in all not my pick for seafood. Stick with average menu choices and it's like the rest of food chain restaurants. Nothing impressive.

Thank rocker13
Wilmington, Delaware
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

Staff was courteous and prompt to all our needs. Really enjoyed the seafood which was filling and tasty. One of the better seafood restaurants in the Mid-Atlantic region. Only negative was the noise level. Between the very large room in which most were seated (other than outside) and voices plus the music deterred from having a quiet conversation. In addition... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Seafood, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
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: 600 S Madison St, Wilmington, DE 19801-5118
  • Location: United States  >  Delaware (DE)  >  Wilmington
  • Phone Number: +1 302-777-1803

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