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Joe's Crab Shack

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2805 Plank Rd, Fredericksburg, VA 22401-4947
+1 540-548-3844
11:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Spout Spring, Virginia
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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
Richmond, Virginia
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36 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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 chairs and requires a booth. We chose one far away from any other guests in... More 

Thank equusigns
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49 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

My husband ordered a crab cake on ceasar salad and he said it was really good and better than he expected. I had fried shrimp that tasted like they were frozen shrimp that were put into the fryer---not really that good. I will not go back there.

Thank SLE27
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50 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

Impressed that they were able to accommodate our very large party. Food was fresh. Staff pleasant. Will eat at a Joe's in the future.

Thank Catlvrpa
Clayton, North Carolina
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11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

We were in the area of alot of restaurants but chose Joe's. They did not disappoint. We had the original crab pot and it was delicious. Portions were fairly large. I would stop here again when in the area.

Thank daenc67
Mechanicsville, Virginia
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

I love going to Joe's crab Shack to celebrate birthdays or just family time even date night with my hubs. We always have a good time and the food is always delicious. Great place for families and date night.

Thank Laurie S
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26 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

Love this place. Food is Always good. Friendly staff. Great time Always. I highly recommend going here.

Thank kittypickens61
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74 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

Joe's Crab Shack was a little disappointing. The lunch menu offered a good selection, but when our food arrives, it wasn't hot. My clam strips were leather tough. Maybe, we'll give them another chance to see if they improve.

Thank James K
Woodbridge, Virginia
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28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

Took my family there for a birthday dinner and it was great. My bunch loved the food. One lobster had to be sent back but the replacement was fast and the server was polite and friendly. It's a bit pricey for a large group but nothing we didn't expect. And the look on my son- in -laws face when they... More 

Thank Tinkydiddle
Pasadena, Maryland
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177 reviews
169 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016

My dinner buddy ordered the classic steampot which she really enjoyed although costly at $27 for what is in it. I ordered the crab cake sandwich which was just okay but there was not enough crab to warrant a $12+ cost. The apple crumble was just under $9 and was a very thin rectangle of apple crumble with one scoop... More 

Thank Linda C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Seafood, Bar, Pub
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, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Groups
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?