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Joe's Crab Shack

4901 Stelton Rd, in Hadley Center, South Plainfield, NJ 07080
+1 908-753-4204
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  • Excellent26%
  • Very good32%
  • Average18%
  • Poor14%
  • Terrible10%
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“seafood” (21 reviews)
“clams” (21 reviews)
“steampot” (4 reviews)
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4901 Stelton Rd, in Hadley Center, South Plainfield, NJ 07080
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Plain and simple, one of the best places I've ever visited to eat crabs. A bit expensive some might say but it's a good place to eat and enjoy some crab legs ...

Thank Alex U
Reviewed October 7, 2018 via mobile

Fun night out pre-Regal cinema movie....Queen crab legs, shrimp, gluten-free options available ask for gluten free menu..also visible on their website!! Red potatoes wonderful. A bit pricey but fresh...quite noisy Saturday dinner time...difficulty trying to hear our sweet but soft spoken waitress!!

Thank Lisa M
Reviewed October 2, 2018

This is an ok place. The grilled shrimp skewers were good but nothing particularly special. The cedar plank salmon was the same. The fish and chips were heavily breaded, and my colleague left most of them over. The plus is that it wasn't very expensive.

Thank Joanne L
Reviewed September 17, 2018

We went to dinner. Our waiter started out friendly and then just disappeared and when we didn’t see him and needed one of the orders fixed he was no where to be found. The food was over cooked and horrendous. I was sick as a...More

Thank mischygeoff
Reviewed August 14, 2018

I arrived in South Plainfield late in the evening on a business trip, and stopped in to Joe's before heading to the hotel. I've tried Joe's Crab Shacks in other locations, and have been generally pleased. It was late, and the restaurant was not crowded....More

Thank Louis59
Reviewed August 8, 2018

Our family of 13 (11 adults & 2 toddlers) was in the area from Staten Island and decided to try this particular Joe's Crab Shack.It was Saturday afternoon and we did not have a reservation so we were grateful to be seated as soon as...More

Thank kainoy
Reviewed June 30, 2018

Great food, great service. We're very picky about crabcakes, and theirs were DELICIOUS!! Clam strips were also very good, as was fish and crab dip.

Thank Donna B
Reviewed June 19, 2018

Service was good from beginning to end. Seafood choices from both individual dishes and the variety of combo plates and of course the pots of seasoned steamed seafoods...all well done for a chain restaurant. Not much other than seafood to choose from. The once a...More

Thank Hal K
Reviewed June 18, 2018

We have "HAD' a Father's Day tradition to go to "Joe's Crab Shack", the one we always frequent was in Lawrenceville off Route 1. Unfortunately, it recently closed so the family decided to maintain the tradition and went to "South Plainfield". The worst service imaginable,...More

Thank garionsilk
Reviewed June 1, 2018

If there's an option for "0" star, I would certainly selected that!!! We had a party of 10 about 2 weeks ago on a Sat night. Given a Sat night, that place was 1/2 empty. 1) They put us on a table of 8. It...More

Thank D L
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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
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4901 Stelton Rd, in Hadley Center, South Plainfield, NJ 07080
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  South Plainfield
  • Phone Number: +1 908-753-4204
Joe's Crab Shack brings fresh seafood, authentic flavors and Southern coastal flair to locations all across America. Joe's menu features crab, fish, lobster, mussels, clams and shrimp.
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