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Joe's Crab Shack in South Plainfield



4901 Stelton Road
South Plainfield, NJ 07080

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(908) 753-4204

  • Sun - Thu 11:00am - 12:00am
  • Fri - Sat 11:00am - 1:00am

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Cuisine: Seafood Restaurants

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4 of 5.0 from 77 reviews

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Joe's Crab Shack in South Plainfield, NJ
  • Joe's Crab Shack in South Plainfield, NJ
  • Joe's Crab Shack in South Plainfield, NJ
  • Joe's Crab Shack in South Plainfield, NJ
  • Joe's Crab Shack in South Plainfield, NJ
  • Joe's Crab Shack in South Plainfield, NJ
  • Joe's Crab Shack in South Plainfield, NJ
  • Joe's Crab Shack in South Plainfield, NJ
  • Joe's Crab Shack in South Plainfield, NJ
  • Joe's Crab Shack in South Plainfield, NJ
  • Joe's Crab Shack in South Plainfield, NJ
  • Joe's Crab Shack in South Plainfield, NJ
  • Joe's Crab Shack in South Plainfield, NJ
  • Joe's Crab Shack in South Plainfield, NJ
  • Joe's Crab Shack in South Plainfield, NJ
  • Joe's Crab Shack in South Plainfield, NJ
  • Joe's Crab Shack in South Plainfield, NJ
  • Joe's Crab Shack in South Plainfield, NJ
  • Joe's Crab Shack in South Plainfield, NJ
  • Joe's Crab Shack in South Plainfield, NJ
  • Joe's Crab Shack in South Plainfield, NJ
  • Joe's Crab Shack in South Plainfield, NJ
  • Joe's Crab Shack in South Plainfield, NJ
  • Joe's Crab Shack in South Plainfield, NJ
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  • Joe's Crab Shack in South Plainfield, NJ
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Joe's Crab Shack Reviews

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  • Danny R.Clam strips and the Gumbo.

    33333 by Danny R.


  • Keith JIts all good. Get the boil and beers

    55555 by Keith J


  • Karl DToo loud and slow service

    22222 by Karl D


  • Danielle CrawfordPatio Punch...I love this drink. Oh and of course the food here is good.

    55555 by Danielle Crawford


  • Chris M.Don't waste your time here. Go get better food somewhere else

    11111 by Chris M.


  • SusanGood was good but not worth the 1.5 hour wait on a Saturday night 😕

    22222 by Susan


  • Lorenzo L.Don't tell them it's your birthday. They will perform unspeakable acts.

    33333 by Lorenzo L.


  • Amol U.Decent food, but the culture of the place (bibs, loud music) may not be your thing.

    55555 by Amol U.


  • Erica StolteReally expensive it was amazing food but it cost $18 for 2 crab legs....

    55555 by Erica Stolte


  • Jennifer A.Khai as a great server. Very friendly and helpful. Great time and food

    55555 by Jennifer A.


  • LuckyLove the combo

    55555 by Lucky


  • Ralph H.Steam pots

    33333 by Ralph H.


  • Corrin CThe Hush Puppies are AMAZING

    55555 by Corrin C


  • Corrin CGreat food!

    55555 by Corrin C


  • Jennifer D.Manager was a real asshole (when my order was wrong and to his staff)!

    22222 by Jennifer D.


  • Cia R.most fun for miles and miles

    55555 by Cia R.


  • Michael C.Wear the bib! You'll regret it if you don't! Haha! First dates beware ... this is dig in kind of eatin'!

    55555 by Michael C.


  • Kelli S.Just because you're under staffed doesn't mean quality should suffer and you take it out on the customers.

    33333 by Kelli S.


  • sam h.Good service good food

    55555 by sam h.


  • Dave O.Go to any other Joe's anywhere, just not this one. The service was terrible, the food was worse and management is utterly useless. If you want to go to Joe's just take the trip to a different one.

    22222 by Dave O.


  • Danielle I.$2 Tuesdays are worth it..

    55555 by Danielle I.


  • Onezumi H.Slowest service ever not even counting the wait. Over 2 hours at our table just to eat. Bathrooms totally out of TP. Towel dispensers broken. My steam pot was missing sausage.

    22222 by Onezumi H.


  • Martyna M.ANGIE IS THE BEST SERVER EVER

    55555 by Martyna M.


  • Michael L.Say Hi to Meghan at the bar! Tell her Luther sent you.

    33333 by Michael L.


  • Heather M.The service really sucks!

    22222 by Heather M.


  • DavidThe worst service. Made u wait 10 minutes for a table and the place is empty. Finally got a table an waited 15 for the waiter to acknowledge you. The worst service ever.

    11111 by David


  • Carlos B.Vern is the best server!!!

    55555 by Carlos B.


  • Trish R.Very, very slow service. Seated for half an hour before we ever saw our waitress

    22222 by Trish R.


  • KarrieCreate your own crab bucket: 1) choose your crab from 7 choices, then 2) pick a flavors from a pool of 8. Dance along the tunes with the bib, have fun and enjoy your crabs.

    55555 by Karrie


  • Sara W.Vern is the best. He really makes the trip worth while.

    55555 by Sara W.


  • Jason A.Caution: Food is spicy and they do not caution you. I did enjoy it, but others in my party did not.

    33333 by Jason A.


  • Sabrina M.The food is always amazing. Love the staff. Miss working here.

    55555 by Sabrina M.


  • Wendy T.Good time to go is late @ nite around 8pm. No wait and not a lot of people.

    33333 by Wendy T.


  • AqiylahIf u love SPICY/HOT then the "spicy boiled crab" is def the way to go!!!!!! LOVE THE FLAVOR!!!!

    55555 by Aqiylah


  • Paul K.For Boutique-styled, trend setting DJ entertainment & Event Design including SnapShotPhotobooths.com, visit me at SCEEventGroup.com -Thanks, Paul Knox

    55555 by Paul K.


  • Jody L.Here's a tip, dont bet on horses!

    22222 by Jody L.


  • fredrick B.Nice place.

    55555 by fredrick B.


  • Dan S.Music could be lower around lunch time

    55555 by Dan S.


  • Amanda D.Eat at the bar, it saved me an hour wait. Try the ragin cajun!

    55555 by Amanda D.


  • Takeshi Y.Anyone who says it's too lots has no idea what joes is about. Those complaints ruined the joes experience.

    33333 by Takeshi Y.


  • ChristinaRestaurant fairly empty; no wait to get a table yet 2 adults and 2 kids waiting 20 minutes for food? Ridiculous, and this is us giving them a second chance.

    22222 by Christina


  • Hans K.The bangbang

    33333 by Hans K.


  • Victor V.You gotta try the "Balls of fire"; a mix of shrimp, crab and jalapeño, they're awesome...!

    55555 by Victor V.


  • Michael G.too frickin loud!!!!!!!

    33333 by Michael G.


  • Klaudia F.Servers and extremely nice, food is fast and delish.

    55555 by Klaudia F.


  • ⚠ JB ⚠get the crab

    33333 by ⚠ JB ⚠


  • Melissa M.Try the Coronita Rita- beer inverted in a margarita. Paradise!

    55555 by Melissa M.


  • Cindy C.If you have kids and it is warm enough eat outside. There is an awesome private playground for them to run around in and it it MUCH quieter.

    55555 by Cindy C.


  • Melanie R.We came once around dinner time and the wait was so long.. Now we come earlier, around 3, and have never had to wait. Crab nachos are fantastic way to start your meal.

    55555 by Melanie R.


  • Joy A.for a party of 2, it took us less than 30 minutes to get a table. of course, we went after dinnertime. definitely worth the wait!

    33333 by Joy A.


  • Ernie O.Try the Peel and Eat Shrimp (via @Foodspotting)

    55555 by Ernie O.


  • Karlton U.Service is not good. Food is decent. I don't want to pay 20 bucks an entree and sit on picnic benches. Not what I expected.

    33333 by Karlton U.


  • Jessica G.When the waiters/waitresses are dancing....TICKlE THEIR ARMPITS.

    33333 by Jessica G.


  • Wei V.Try the Apple Crumble - Yum (via @Foodspotting)

    55555 by Wei V.


  • Wei V.Try the Shrimp And Crawfish Mix (cajun Sensation) - :) too spicy (via @Foodspotting)

    55555 by Wei V.


  • Wei V.Try the Crabs - Yummmmm (via @Foodspotting)

    55555 by Wei V.


  • Marjorie R.Joe's Chocolate Shack Attack is super yummy! They also have a gluten-free menu :) AND if there's a long wait, you can always linger by the two tables by the bar - they're "first come, first serve"

    55555 by Marjorie R.


  • Ashley G.The wait is crazy long most times but worth it. Get the BBQ snow crab and finish off with the crabby apple crumble

    55555 by Ashley G.


  • Anthony RThis place is AESOME!!! Try the Samuel Adams Steam Pot!!

    55555 by Anthony R


  • Sonja P.Ragin Cajun steampot is da Bomb...fire grilled if course!!

    55555 by Sonja P.


  • M. Justin MTry the popcorn shrimp for all of you shrimp lovers out there!

    55555 by M. Justin M


  • Liliana ABring me some.

    33333 by Liliana A


  • sweet GLOVE LOVE LOVE THIS PLACE....ALWAYES EAT OUTSIDE N ORDER A DRINK...GOOD FUN N REAL GD FOOD

    55555 by sweet G


  • Joannabe prepared for dinner to wait a VERY long time...arrive early. its a small place

    55555 by Joanna


  • Miyoshi D.Waited 2 hrs but it was well worth it. I had the fried calamari, lobster bisque and the samuel adams pot! All delicious!

    55555 by Miyoshi D.


  • Diane S.The service sucks! I love the food but you spend a fortune and the bartenders have attitudes and never accommodate you. Don't waste your money. They don't care about the guest.

    22222 by Diane S.


  • James S.Unless you are completely unconcerned about the value of money, avoid this place and steam your own crabs at home. The service is horrendous, there's no value in the menu and the drinks suck!

    22222 by James S.


  • Ashleigh SGreat place to eat! Fun atmosphere and food!

    55555 by Ashleigh S


  • Dina K.Get the sea turtle sundae. Seriously.

    33333 by Dina K.


  • JasonAlways a long wait but its so worth it. Order the shark bite drink. Its hilarious.

    55555 by Jason


  • Robyn DBest Food Ever

    55555 by Robyn D


  • Mike JWear the bib they give you because some people tend to get sloppy with the butter.

    33333 by Mike J


  • Ryan MIf you don't mind eating at the bar, you can save an hour or so eating there instead of a table. Plus, the bartenders are really cool!

    33333 by Ryan M


  • Kevin LGet here early heheheh

    55555 by Kevin L


  • Dylan Q.Place is always crowded. If you want to eat dinner, plan an hour early!

    55555 by Dylan Q.


  • Jen P.When making a reservation, tell them you live an hour away.

    55555 by Jen P.


  • Gaston MThe staff start dancing every 45 minutes and it's hilarious

    33333 by Gaston M


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