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Joe's Crab Shack

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American, Seafood, Bar, Pub
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12831 Fair Lakes Pkwy, Fairfax, VA 22033-3807
+1 703-968-2601
11:00 - 00:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 00:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 01:00
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Wharton, Texas
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Best meal I had will visiting the DC area. Service was also the best. Waitress was super friendly, kept my glass and belly full. Awesome experience! Highly recommend!!

Thank 1983jan3
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Server Sharon was nice, and attentive. Food was good and hot. Have been to two different Joes, this one is the better of the two.

Thank George L
Ashburn, Virginia
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114 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

My family decided to go here the day before Easter. The server, I think her name was Dena was really good. The crab balls appetitizer was full of mayo. My meal I got the crab cakes, really disappointing. My husband got the fish and chips, more batter than fish. Now my daughter and grandchild got king crabs in a bucket... More 

Thank Gamma I
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Was Very Impressed From The Time I Walked In! Food Was Hot And Fresh. Will Definitely Be Returning Soon!

Thank Brandon B
San Antonio, Texas
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27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

$2 Tuesdays at Joe's can't be beat. There is no limit on the amount of $2 specials you order. Food serving size was excellent and the $2 drink specials are as potent as the regular drinks. Service was a little slower than expected and this is the only reason for the 4-star rating verse a 5-star.

Thank Michael K
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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50 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017

Well, I haven't been here in YEARS- so I decided to take the wife- who had never been (she's foreign) so this was a real first for her. Entrance- we'll we had to wait for seating on a Saturday night- when literally - half the tables in the bar were open. Not sure the snafu there- but that was the... More 

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Alexandria, Virginia
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96 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 January 2017 via mobile

Our family had a great birthday dinner for my wife at Joe's. I had the Sam Adams Pot, my wife had the Ragin Cajun Pot and my son a hit pot of snow crab. All the sea food was cooked well and tasted so fresh. We really enjoy Joe's and have yet to be disappointed. We also had the S'mores... More 

Thank sa39561
Covington, Georgia
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 20 January 2017

Excellent food. The staff was great. I could not have had a better experience. Will be going back when I am in VA again;

Thank ramonam460
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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254 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 January 2017

I am a seafood lover, and I enjoy seafood restaurants. Therefore, I went here. The food was good, and the staff was nice, although it did take a little while for the waitress.

Thank JohnBCowgill
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

Stayed with our usual Joe's Crab Pot for 2 with one substitution of Queen vs. Dungeness Legs! Whoo-Whee!! Sweet, tender, wholesome GOODNESS! All ingredients -- Legs, Sausages, Shrimp, Potatoes, and Corn -- in the Pot were steaming hot, nicely spiced, and oh, so plentiful! Francis, our very accommodating Server, was knowledgeable, efficient and tremendously engaging! All this while he doubled... More 

Thank Carla G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$25
American, Seafood, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
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: 12831 Fair Lakes Pkwy, Fairfax, VA 22033-3807
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Fairfax
  • Phone Number: +1 703-968-2601

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