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Joe's Crab Shack

221 Rio Blvd, Gaithersburg, MD 20878-7312
+1 301-947-4377
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  • Excellent21%
  • Very good25%
  • Average33%
  • Poor14%
  • Terrible7%
Travellers talk about
“crab legs” (13 reviews)
“seafood” (32 reviews)
“crab pot” (2 reviews)
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American, Bar, Seafood, Pub, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
221 Rio Blvd, Gaithersburg, MD 20878-7312
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1 - 10 of 144 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

We were essentially lost but found the Mall and surprise, surprise there was Joe's Crab Shack. The staff was much more than welcoming and we were seated and had drinks delivered very quickly. The informal atmosphere was great and allowed us to take our time...More

Thank AL B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent service!!!! Our waiter Tommy treated me like a QUEEN. His recommendations were on point. Also, Alex and Frank were very helpful and friendly. The Queen Bucket was so delicious.. we had two of our friends try it for the first time and they were...More

Thank Melissa R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I at hear on my last trip and the food quality was average at best. Tonight I went and ordered the garlic muscles as an appetizer. The wait staff was good so no issues. My food arrives has a good garlic smell, take of lid...More

Thank Joey A
Reviewed 12 May 2017

Went to Joes for my daughters 9th birthday at her request. The waiter we had was fantastic. Kids ordered kids meals I got muscles and my wife got steamed shrimp and something else I can't remember. The food came out, drinks were a little slow...More

Thank tsmith3601
Reviewed 24 April 2017 via mobile

Went to have a quite dinner Food was ok Staff ok Price ok But service really slow Would not go again if for business Vibe was too relax. For waiters

Thank maryperez2016
Reviewed 4 April 2017 via mobile

We had a group of 8. The place was 1/4 full. It took forever to get drink orders. Over an hour later we still had not ordered. We gave up and left. Horrible. There were wait staff waiting around. No sense of urgency. Will not...More

Thank Karen F
Reviewed 13 February 2017

Absolutely love Joe's crab shack, it is situated in the Washingtonian center in Gaithersburg. Love the atmosphere, very friendly staff and a decent menu. Love their king crab and old bay spiced blue crab. I will definitely stop here when next I'm in Gaithersburg.

Thank oliverpip
Reviewed 13 February 2017

It is my third time at the Joe's Crab Shack. I have been always very well served. The personals are very Nice, the food is fantastic and the drinks also.

Thank Alicez0711
Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

Poor quality raw materials and preparation. Service is what you would expect in a restaurant of this range. Prices do not match the quality. An overall poor restaurant.

Thank Marco M
Reviewed 2 February 2017

Having never eaten at Joe's, on a recent business trip my co-worker and I tried this one out. The staff was extremely friendly which was necessary to offset oversights on their part. My meal was plated and my co-worker ordered one of their crab buckets....More

Thank BigVic52
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Amanda C
Do they have an all you can eat crab legs option
18 August 2016|
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Response from clarkvl59 | Reviewed this property |
Yes they have all snow crab legs you can eat on Wednesday's nites
Clarence B
Do they still have all u can eat snowcrab legs on wednesdays in fayetteville nc?
20 February 2016|
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Response from 0711cindys | Reviewed this property |
Go on line & opt the Contact Us button. Ask. Joes in Various locations may well offer different specials and perhaps on different days too depending on when their shipments are scheduled. Have a fun time there!!
Jamie C
What's that age limit for the kids menu? And what is the kids menu? It is not listed on the website.
17 September 2015|
Response from Cathy H | Reviewed this property |
I didn't notice the kid's menu, didn't have any with me. Though, I noticed that there were a lot of happy kids in the restaurant having a good time. There were all age groups of kids from high chair size to teenagers.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$21 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, 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: 221 Rio Blvd, Gaithersburg, MD 20878-7312
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Montgomery County  >  Gaithersburg
  • Phone Number: +1 301-947-4377
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