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Joe's Crab Shack

) #50 of 254 Restaurants in Hampton ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ American, , Seafood
1974 Power Plant Pkwy, Hampton, VA 23666-3156
+1 757-262-1560
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  • Excellent21%
  • Very good28%
  • Average22%
  • Poor15%
  • Terrible14%
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“crab nachos” (3 reviews)
“steamer pot” (2 reviews)
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American, Bar, Seafood
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1974 Power Plant Pkwy, Hampton, VA 23666-3156
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1 - 10 of 187 reviews

Reviewed yesterday

I needed to get out of the house and this place is close by. I have to admit that an old flame used to be fairly high up at corporate and I sometime come here in her honor. The dining room was NOT crowded -...More

Thank GrandpaGene
Reviewed 2 days ago

The food would probably be good if they would learn to cook with spices instead of loading it up with salt.

Thank Oranutan1
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is always packed. The food is always good, but the servers are ALWAYS slow. They have decent prices, it's definitely worth trying while in Virginia.

Thank LaToyia C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went to the bar for drinks and appetizers after enjoying the old photos of Hampton in the waiting area. Sat down at the bar, no evidence of a bartender and when someone finally came out to look for some flavoring for tea, they didn't even...More

Thank Denise T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

First off there weren't but 4 other people there and maybe that should have been our first clue. We placed our order only to find out 15 minutes later that they were out of what my daughter ordered off the kids menu. She picks something...More

Thank kraboin
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Went here with wife and two small children. Told wait was 20-25 min which turned out to be more than an hour. Server appeared immediately and brought drinks and kids food quickly. Then disappeared for a half hour. Appetizer came slow but was good -...More

Thank John S
Reviewed 1 June 2017

The staff and food are fantastic - great birthday. The crab and lobster were fresh, the mussels were tasty and the location by the water was terrific.

Thank rpparris27
Reviewed 13 May 2017

I know, some people might see my title and say, "Why go there if you don't eat seafood?" but I was with a group attending a business conference. The hushpuppies were great and the corn was local and fresh. The chicken just didn't have a...More

Thank In4Life
Reviewed 11 May 2017

Needed a Soft Shell Sandwich Fix and began researching what local restaurants were offering this delicacy. Discovered that not only were they offering them on their menu but also had their own shedding tanks and could buy them fresh from their tanks or off the...More

Thank David E
Reviewed 25 April 2017

When it comes to seafood, Joe's crab shack is the place. We stopped by for lunch, we started with mussel's as an appetizer, really great, was cooked perfectly. They were having create your own boil special which was really pretty good. My Son and I...More

Thank GeorgiaRose1968
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Karen B
1 August 2016|
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Response from cathyheath11 | Reviewed this property |
They have a great special on snow crabs all you can eat I think on Thursdays. I would ring to make sure so you don't miss the night and they were delicious. I hope this helped . Cathy
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
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: 1974 Power Plant Pkwy, Hampton, VA 23666-3156
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Hampton
  • Phone Number: +1 757-262-1560
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