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Joe's Crab Shack

££ - £££
American, Bar, Seafood, Pub
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155 N McPherson Church Rd, Fayetteville, NC 28303-4401
+1 910-868-8422
11:00 - 00:00
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Greensboro, NC
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39 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2014

Too busy, too costly, food is okay, service is not so good. Really, every time I go there I wish I had not. I always feel like I wasted my money when I could have spent less at a better place to get a better meal and experience. My rule is to STAY AWAY if it is my choice --... More 

1 Thank LindleyPkTraveler
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2014 via mobile

The pots are always great. My experience was good just need the host to do a better fit for the guest. Make sure they can fit the table and at least look comfortable. That is want set the mood for a great time.

Thank Angela M
Fort Bragg, North Carolina
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2014

yummy sea food and service. worth visit. good price and service. I visited 9 times in my 21 days trip to fort bragg

Richmond, Virginia
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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2014

Pretty decent choice of food and drinks. Well trained staff who seem to have fun while providing good service. Party like atmosphere. Everyone from 5 to eighty seemed to enjoy their experience at this chain seafood restaurant. I would stop there to eat again.

Thank Edward S
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2014 via mobile

It's over rated, you truly can't judge by the commercials. The food was terrible. Over cooked fish, stuffed shrimp and crab cake was dry. The appetizer was the best I had. It is pricey but I don't mind the price if the quality is good. You don't get what you pay for. May flowers in Rural Hall, NC has this... More 

Thank notjudgemental
Sunapee, New Hampshire
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2014

Was visiting my hometown and had dinner with family & friends at Joe's Crab Shack. The service was excellent. The waitress went above and beyond to make sure everyone in our party enjoyed their meal. I had the crawfish & it was delicious. My granddaughter loved her food too, especially the ice cream dessert! Will definitely be making a return... More 

Thank Suzanne B
Fayetteville, North Carolina
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2014

First of all, let me start out by saying that this use to be one of my favorite places to go. But after the other night, i doubt i come her again. I called 2 weeks ahead of time to reserve a space for 12 people for my girlfriends birthday, once we arrived we only had seating for 5, and... More 

3 Thank mhaywood72
Fayetteville, North Carolina
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25 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2014

Joe's is a cool place with really great food. Its not a place to go for a quiet meal, but it is very laid back and fun. the food is amazing even if the prices are a little high. I always leave, however, feeling like i get what i paid for.

Thank Mpfletcher
North Carolina
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72 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2014

Should never have to say about a seafood place "Whatever you do, don't eat the seafood!" I asked the waitress which of the three seafoods would she recommend and went with that. I ate almost half even though it wasn't tasty because I was so hungry, but stopped when it just didn't seem fresh enough. I was still hungry but... More 

Thank Angela H
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80 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2014

Growing up this used to be the go to place for all of my birthdays. I had hoped to share the experience with my kids. Food quality has diminished and is not worth the price. The atmosphere is just as I remember I guess that's good. I would have a real hard time visiting this or any other location in... More 

Thank Mihailo M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$21 - US$30
American, Bar, Seafood, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, 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 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 155 N McPherson Church Rd, Fayetteville, NC 28303-4401
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Fayetteville
  • Phone Number: +1 910-868-8422

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?