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Joe's Crab Shack

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221 Rio Blvd, Gaithersburg, MD 20878-7312
+1 301-947-4377
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11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Gaithersburg, Maryland
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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.

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Thank oliverpip
Berlin, Germany
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21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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.

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Thank Alicez0711
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17 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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.

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Thank Marco M
York, Pennsylvania
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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. After the server delivered our meals, we were still waiting for utensils. I didn't have... More 

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Thank BigVic52
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visit Joe's at myrtle beach each year. Compared to that one, this one was just okay. Our steam pot was under-seasoned...seafood was fine just not as flavorful as we expected. Gumbo wasn't very good. Service was okay.

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Thank Marcie B
Gaithersburg, Maryland
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22 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

i feel like we continue to go back here in hopes that it gets better. however, it doesn't. the food is not that good and the staff is even worse.

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Thank Jennifer W
Virginia
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102 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

Felt like fast food even though service was painfully slow. Pretty much everything on the menu is fried.

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Thank Rtwodogs
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121 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

I had the steak I know you go to a crab place and get steak but the steak was really good really good and twice baked potato wow excellent food can't wait to come back.

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Thank Larry M
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19 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

Large servings of food in this lively seafood restaurant. Quick service. Food quality average. Lakeside location nice.

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Thank Simon O
Germantown, Maryland
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121 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

The food is typical of a seafood restaurant chain, however, the prices are considerably higher than similar quality cuisine. Nice drink selection. Recommend the Tropical Punch.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 21 - US$ 30
Cuisine
American, Bar, Seafood, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 22:00
Monday
11:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 23:00
Saturday
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 221 Rio Blvd, Gaithersburg, MD 20878-7312
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Gaithersburg
  • Phone Number: +1 301-947-4377

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6 months ago
Fayetteville, North Carolina
Mount Airy, Maryland, United States

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