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Joe's Crab Shack

$$ - $$$
American, Seafood, Bar, Pub
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12831 Fair Lakes Pkwy, Fairfax, VA 22033-3807
+1 703-968-2601
11:00 - 00:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 00:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 01:00
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Alexandria, Virginia
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72 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017 via mobile

Our family had a great birthday dinner for my wife at Joe's. I had the Sam Adams Pot, my wife had the Ragin Cajun Pot and my son a hit pot of snow crab. All the sea food was cooked well and tasted so fresh. We really enjoy Joe's and have yet to be disappointed. We also had the S'mores... More 

Thank sa39561
Covington, Georgia
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017

Excellent food. The staff was great. I could not have had a better experience. Will be going back when I am in VA again;

Thank ramonam460
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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228 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

I am a seafood lover, and I enjoy seafood restaurants. Therefore, I went here. The food was good, and the staff was nice, although it did take a little while for the waitress.

Thank JohnBCowgill
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

Stayed with our usual Joe's Crab Pot for 2 with one substitution of Queen vs. Dungeness Legs! Whoo-Whee!! Sweet, tender, wholesome GOODNESS! All ingredients -- Legs, Sausages, Shrimp, Potatoes, and Corn -- in the Pot were steaming hot, nicely spiced, and oh, so plentiful! Francis, our very accommodating Server, was knowledgeable, efficient and tremendously engaging! All this while he doubled... More 

Thank Carla G
Gainesville, Virginia, United States
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92 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

My friend and I visited Joe's Crab Shack when hardly anyone was there. My whole lobster was split and apparently cleared of the greenish-gray tomalley (which is the whole point of getting a whole lobster). Very disappointed to be deprived of that delicacy (I lived in New England for many years). Love the corn on the cob (the absolutely best... More 

Thank Mitzi L
Vienna, Virginia
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362 reviews
205 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016 via mobile

We visited after church when business was on the slow side. Service started out great and stayed that way through the entire visit. Our server made sure we had enough tartar and cocktail sauces, kept our drinks filled and delivered everything we needed promptly. We both had fish and chips. Terrific! It was three very large pieces of fish, lots... More 

Thank Dawn M
Crofton, Maryland
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23 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016

I am a Red Lobster convert. I will always choose Joe's Crab Shack. The now crab legs are soooo good! Also the garlicky mussels are to die for, especially if you need a garlic fix. Also the mussels were very good and fresh.

Thank Michelle D
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298 reviews
181 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

The margaritas were good, and the servings were huge. Everything was adequate and tasty, but nothing was exemplary. Our server was very nice.

Thank John R
Fairfax, Virginia
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

Ordered the crazy good crab dip which was crazy good and the classic steam pot with fire grill season which was amazing. Service was great! Fast and friendly. No issues.

Thank bamalumbee22
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332 reviews
277 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016

First, great job with your TV advertising! Joe's Crab Shack's crab pots on TV is what motivated me to host our monthly supper club here. They take reservations, so make one! First us ladies started off with some of their delicious margaritas, the guys with beers. The sampler plate was good, but the crab nachos were out of t his... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$25
American, Seafood, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
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: 12831 Fair Lakes Pkwy, Fairfax, VA 22033-3807
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Fairfax
  • Phone Number: +1 703-968-2601

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?