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Joe's Crab Shack

600 S Madison St, Wilmington, DE 19801-5118
+1 302-777-1803
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  • Excellent18%
  • Very good36%
  • Average23%
  • Poor13%
  • Terrible10%
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“blue crabs” (3 reviews)
“potatoes” (5 reviews)
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American, Bar, Seafood
$$ - $$$
600 S Madison St, Wilmington, DE 19801-5118
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Reviewed 4 days ago 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 5 days ago

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 1 week ago 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
Reviewed 12 July 2017 via mobile

The quality of Joe's is the same no matter where you go. There's always a wait and the food is always saturated in butter. But it's delicious. The atmosphere is fun and upbeat.

Thank Dana S
Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

Delicious food served by professionals in an atmosphere reminiscent of seaside dining. It is not as easy to prepare and cook fish and shellfish as other meats, due to many factors. Flounder was a generous filet, perfectly prepared. Crabs were memorable. I will return often...More

Thank Leslie L
Reviewed 8 July 2017 via mobile

Enjoyed my first meal of crab cakes today. The server was very helpful, the food came promptly and was very tasty. I felt the decor was a little rundown but didn't affect my experience.

Thank Mark_Perkins
Reviewed 4 July 2017 via mobile

Went here before the Blue Rocks baseball game. TERRIBLE quality of food. Terrible service. Terrible bar. Just awful. 'Nuff said. 0 stars. Skip it.

Thank sfseltzer
Reviewed 7 June 2017

My kids love Joe's. We live nearby and we go all the time. They have really great crabs. It is also nice to have the playground outside. Service is really great. It is rare that we have not had a wonderful server who accommodates whatever...More

Thank Alicia K
Reviewed 4 June 2017

We love going to Joe's. The food is always great. Crabs are wonderful and always hot. I haven't had a bad meal here. The staff is friendly.

Thank Jackie C
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25 August 2015|
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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
Kids, Groups, Child-friendly
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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