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Joe's Crab Shack

2805 Plank Rd, Fredericksburg, VA 22401-4947
+1 540-548-3844
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  • Excellent29%
  • Very good26%
  • Average27%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible9%
Travellers talk about
“crab” (18 reviews)
“steam pot” (8 reviews)
“ear of corn” (2 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 22:00All hours
American, Seafood
$$ - $$$
2805 Plank Rd, Fredericksburg, VA 22401-4947
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 8 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 31 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

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
Reviewed 2 January 2017

My wife ordered the coconut shrimp which she said was average and I got the Mahi-Mahi which I thought the serving was a little small for the price,but tasted good, maybe because I got bigger pieces at the beach before! The server was average and...More

Thank rebel56
Reviewed 28 December 2016

We meet up with an old friend when we go to Fredericksburg, and this is a great place for it. The food is delicious, the staff is friendly, and if we want to eat and talk for 2 hours, it is no big deal. They...More

Thank TravelerTP
Reviewed 3 December 2016

My husband loves their steampots. I was a little disappointed the menu had changed and some of my favorites weren't on there.

Thank AnneG1964
Reviewed 28 November 2016 via mobile

Went to eat at about 2:45 on a Sunday. Parking lot was empty which should have alerted us. We had a family member with us who uses a wheelchair and requires someone to feed her. My husband has bad arthritis and can't sit in restaurant...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, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
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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