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Joe's Crab Shack

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4901 Stelton Rd, in Hadley Center, South Plainfield, NJ 07080-1113
+1 908-753-4204
11:00 - 01:00
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Fort Smith, Arkansas
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71 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW 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 appetizer followed by a king crab bucket seasoned with "wood fire grill".

Thank Ronald D
Staten Island, New York
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14 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 April 2017

We happened to find this place by accident. It looked like it was a new place that had just opened. But we were told it's been there for about 8 years. The food was delicious and the service was fantastic. Quick , friendly. Not expensive either. Definitely going back

Thank Madelyn062
Hillsborough, New Jersey
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

Service is good. Crab dip is outstanding. However, don't know what to expect as far as quantity & quality goes with the steam pots. Whole lobster ok. It was a bit over cooked and rubbery. Only received 1 batch of 3 crab legs (also over cooked) and about 5 or 6 shrimp. Swore I got more than that the last... More 

Thank Richard B
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57 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 March 2017 via mobile

Good food and service we had a few various buckets and crab nachos we loved it. Will def be back when in the area

Thank Paulie9999
Long Valley, New Jersey
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 28 February 2017

I loved this place! The food is wonderful, the people are great and overall u can just have a great time. Great family place. I definitely recommend this place to everybody that loves great sea food. And they have other stuff as well for the kids. I will say it again, I love this place!!!!!

Thank matthewlZ5194TT
New Jersey
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67 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 February 2017 via mobile

Our meals were scrumptious and fresh. It was a great choice for a birthday celebration, we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves!!! Our waiter Justin was PERFECT and KIND😊

Thank zzznorlax
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299 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 February 2017 via mobile

Very good lobster and shrimps abd crabs, king and queen, wonderful pot as well as corn and potatoes, and of course, the german style smoke sausage !!!! Impressive ! Good service at the bar, cheers !

Thank Manuel C
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67 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

The seafood is pretty good, not a fancy place but a fun family place. We went with a group of 7, and we're sat at a picnic table-not the most comfortable seating but it served its purpose. The food came out in a reasonable amount of time, and the server was attentive. May not be a place I go to... More 

Thank Krystina S
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85 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 January 2017

This place is always tasty but I don't think it's anything outstanding. I do love the crab nachos though! Those are the best thing on the menu. They have really fancy cool looking drinks, but haven't tried them. Shrimp is good too! It's cute that they still have the servers do a dance. I figured that would go away once... More 

Thank Leigh F
Lebanon In
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

Very good food for a good price. Our waitress was a bit ditsy, took her awhile to come back for refills. Then she would talk nonstop and real hyper. but overall a great visit.

Thank soshinecilla

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?