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Joe's Crab Shack

4901 Stelton Rd, in Hadley Center, South Plainfield, NJ 07080-1113
+1 908-753-4204
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  • Excellent26%
  • Very good33%
  • Average18%
  • Poor15%
  • Terrible8%
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“seafood” (21 reviews)
“shrimp” (19 reviews)
“steampot” (4 reviews)
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Seafood, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
4901 Stelton Rd, in Hadley Center, South Plainfield, NJ 07080-1113
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Reviewed March 2, 2018 via mobile

I have visited Joe’s Crab Shack I’m So. Plainfield, NJ solo and with friends. I’ve always had courteous and friendly staff each time that I was there. I always try something different, my last visit I had the lobster and crab leg bucket, with season...More

Thank Holley13
Reviewed October 2, 2017

Went back to try again despite a previous so so experience. This time it was excellent. The NE clam chowder was just right. I had the simple steampot, mussels, clams and shrimp with corn and everything was cooked and flavored perfectly. Server was excellent and...More

Thank PJeffrey
Reviewed September 4, 2017 via mobile

Typical of Joe's Crab Shacks elsewhere. However our wait staff pedson was a hoot & made our dinner above average.

Thank Dennis E
Reviewed August 24, 2017

It is what it is. Overpriced for mass produced chain seafood. It is what it is. Seafood is good, so it is fine, but there is nothing very good about this place. Plus shelling out this kind of money to a chain is tough. Find...More

Thank barry88
Reviewed July 18, 2017 via mobile

We always eat here when visiting family here. The place is very clean. Good service. And always friendly staff. The food is very good and arrives to table in timely manner. It is handicap accessible. Bathrooms are very clean and tidy. Nicely updated restaurant.

Thank soshinecilla
Reviewed July 14, 2017 via mobile

Love this place. The atmosphere is great, most certainly has the feel of being by the water. The crab nachos are Outrageous and huge! Was too much for 2 of us to finish. Was loaded with flavor. The New England Chowder rates right up there...More

Thank Lou v
Reviewed July 14, 2017

If you love seafood, you will love Joe's Crab Shack. Their steampots are wonderful. It's not just crabs that they do great. The servers were very friendly and attentive. Make sure you save room for dessert.

Thank Elaine S
Reviewed July 11, 2017

Owned by the same company that owns the BrickHouse Tavern next door, this used to be our favorite restaurant and there was hardly a week we didn't go, often bringing friends for their first visit. Unfortunately the size and quality of the meals slowly started...More

Thank John B
Reviewed June 18, 2017 via mobile

If I could give this place no stars I would. We had to wait for our table even though we made a reservation. Then upon being sat our server Frankie was the worst. Brought half the drinks. Couldn't remember the food we ordered The server...More

Thank Jodi B
Reviewed May 21, 2017 via mobile

If you've never been to a Joes, give it a try. If you've been, this location is just like all of the rest. I've been to this location a few times and never been disappointed by the food quality. Try the great balls of fire...More

Thank Ronald D
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April 30, 2017|
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Response from soshinecilla | Reviewed this property |
I know most of them do take reservations for large parties. I would advise calling ahead to check before making plans.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Highchairs Available
Good for
Kids, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4901 Stelton Rd, in Hadley Center, South Plainfield, NJ 07080-1113
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  South Plainfield
  • Phone Number: +1 908-753-4204
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