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Joe's Crab Shack

600 S Madison St, Wilmington, DE 19801-5118
+1 302-777-1803
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  • Excellent20%
  • Very good35%
  • Average22%
  • Poor13%
  • Terrible10%
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“king crab” (4 reviews)
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American, Bar, Seafood
$$ - $$$
600 S Madison St, Wilmington, DE 19801-5118
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We always wanted to eat here. We have one on LI, but never went. We were staying for the weekend for lax. My son begged my dad and I to bring him. Place was clean very themed with crabs. Was seated right away loved out...More

Thank Christine B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We ate and had the pot with a lobster in it. We brought the corn and potatoes home to eat the next day. The corn looked dark at the ear, but it had old bay on it and a dim lit room. For two days...More

Thank busynotbored
Reviewed 10 October 2017

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 19 September 2017 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
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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
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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
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
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
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