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Joe's Crab Shack

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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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Vienna, Virginia
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330 reviews
186 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 11 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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293 reviews
176 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 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
2 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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287 reviews
234 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 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 

Thank Crazzzzs
Auburn, NH
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016

its joes crab shack food, with slightly less than average service. I think the night I was there, the bar was busy but the rest wasn't so the bartender was trying hard to keep up and got no support from the waitstaff

Thank Jim_B_NH
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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016 via mobile

I ordered the crab pot with snow crab & king crab-it was delicious! The service was good and the atmosphere festive. Tables and floors were clean however if your looking for a quiet place to eat, this is not the place. You need to be in the mood to eat and be merry!

Thank Margjordan101
Bristow, Virginia
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24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

Excellent service. Seems there bit as busy before 4pm. I've been twice this month. I had a the Artic Steam pot. It's a great buy and you will enjoy it.

Thank Steff A
McLean, Virginia
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33 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

My family and I enjoyed eating dinner here. Very family friendly environment. This location even has a kids play area, which is great to keep your little ones busy if your still working on your crabs their done eating.

Thank holaroc118
northern virginia
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2016 via mobile

Fun, messy, delicious crabs,lobster and shrimp pot with corn, potatoes and sausage. Made reservations on a Saturday night but although crowded, certainly enough open tables. Very friendly wait staff - will look forward to going back.

Thank ceebee02

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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
Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
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?