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Joe's Crab Shack

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3191 US Route One, Lawrenceville, NJ 08648
+1 609-896-0360
11:00 - 00:00
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New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016 via mobile

The buckets that they offer have a great variety. Nice portions for the money and service was fairly quick.

Thank csuebh
Holland, Pennsylvania
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16 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

Nice place. Chain crab house with good food and choices with their various crab pots. Fun for the kids.

Thank dundeeb0y
Blandon, Pennsylvania
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39 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

The staff was very friendly and the food was very good. We had fun with the interior decor and using them to make fun pictures.

Thank Steve S
Princeton, New Jersey
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30 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

I am not a huge fan of chain restaurants for many reasons. However Joe's always has great food and drinks! I have been to the Delaware location as well. They always seem to have enough staff to keep everything running smoothly. Steam pots change seasonally and are really good.

Thank sunandfun420
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016

Very nice restaurant and a seafood lover's dream. The atmosphere was very cool and had a nice theme. They also have a bar and souvenirs available (mainly t-shirts). Definitely a worthwhile place to go to if in the area.

Thank Taiysha H
Newtown, Pennsylvania
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58 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

its not easy to find a seafood chain with a fun, unique identity and consistently good food and drinks. Service is equally good.

Thank John G
Community of Madrid, Spain
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51 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016 via mobile

Nice experience. One of the best places to have crabs in different flavors. Great food, nice concept. Just loved it. Very much recommended!

Thank mafa2016
Newark, New Jersey
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105 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

Joe's Crab Shack is your standard franchise. However, at this location the staff did attempt to make a difference with your experience. Smiles all around.

Thank NewarkScubaDiver
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36 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

An upbeat restaurant. Food was very delicious, large portions. Everyone that worked there seemed pleasant, and the time spent in there enjoyable. There was a man tying balloons for the younger children to keep them entertained while they waited for their meal. I would definitely eat there again.

Thank Nancy M
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016

I and two friends did the tourist thing at Grounds For Sculpture and decided to come here for dinner. I was thinking chain, eh... surprise.....it was delicious. We had garlic mussels, shrimp. Queen crab and King crab. Everything was fresh & hot with truly wonderful flavors...the pots of crab came with an ear of corn and a few steamed potatoes.

Thank Ava L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, 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 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3191 US Route One, Lawrenceville, NJ 08648
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Lawrenceville
  • Phone Number: +1 609-896-0360

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