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Joe's Crab Shack

2805 Plank Rd, Fredericksburg, VA 22401-4947
+1 540-548-3844
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  • Excellent26%
  • Very good30%
  • Average26%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible9%
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“crab” (19 reviews)
“catfish” (3 reviews)
“steam pot” (6 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Bar
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2805 Plank Rd, Fredericksburg, VA 22401-4947
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I usually do the crab, but tried the redfish and lobster sauce. It was amazing. Service was great and the ambiance is a lot of fun.

Thank ChefGeorge1
Reviewed 4 April 2018 via mobile

I've sadly been to three different Joe's locations, and all of them were horrible. Bad seafood, bad service. Never again. I've no idea why some people like them. Maybe people like the fried foods and appetizers, things that aren't seafood.

Thank JustAUser90210
Reviewed 4 March 2018

Three us went to dinner and we were warmly greeted by the manager upon entering. We asked him about an appetizer special we had heard about, but did not have a coupon. After we were seated at our table, he brought us a coupon for...More

Thank Richard B
Reviewed 1 March 2018 via mobile

Stuffed mushrooms, Gumbo and catfish. All the best I have ever had. Tasty crab mix on the mushrooms. Crawfish andui gumbo with right texture rice and soup. The catfish was moist and coating recipe need sharing. Never had such a light seasoned perfection. Not my...More

Thank TJJJR2
Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

We decided to treat ourselves as a last hoorah for our vacation week. We got the crab daddy dinners and they were super tasty. Most importantly the service was fantastic!

Thank TiffanyHC
Reviewed 4 September 2017

This is the second time my wife and I have gone to this restaurant. Just so you know I do not eat any type of seafood, fish, or clams nothing! I do not like the smell or taste, so the first time we went there...More

Thank Kevin K
Reviewed 18 August 2017 via mobile

In a town as big a Fredericksburg if it 6:00 dinner time and no line or lots of available tables that is a red flag to go find another restaurant. Well I did not heed that warning and made a mistake. Cold beer was the...More

Thank Steve C
Reviewed 2 August 2017

Visited at lunchtime so not as atmospheric as our last visit. Service was OK, but not fantastic. Fortunately the food was superb as usual. Can't fault the menu. If you want the full on Joe's experience go for an evening visit.

Thank barbnsteph
Reviewed 7 June 2017 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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
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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