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Dave & Jane's Crabhouse

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2989 Tract Rd, Fairfield, PA 17320-9333
+1 717-642-6574
16:00 - 22:00
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Thu - Sun 11:00 - 22:00
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West Jordan, Utah
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153 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

I come from a landlocked state that has very little to offer by way of fresh seafood. Though I love Red Lobster, its not the same as an authentic seafood joint from a state that shares the borders with the coast. Even though they bring their crab in from Alaska, they know how to prepare and serve it. So delicious.... More 

Thank Chad S
Orlando, Florida
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102 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful, wonderful, wonderful, seriously it was sooooo delicious, we had the AYCE very large crab legs, which all comes with soup, salad, broasted chicken and hush puppies plus AYCE steamed shrimp OMG wonderful, we had Sam as our server tonight, super cute, friendly and made sure everything was filled before we were even close to running out, you will spend... More 

Thank kathryn m
Orlando, Florida
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31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Not fancy, but a good value for good food! Menu is someone limited but there is a good variety of sea food. Crab cakes were good as were the blue crab.

Thank FLLocalyocal
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402 reviews
300 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2017 via mobile

Stopped in with a friend for some drinks. Clean and nicely laid out establishment. We sat at the bar which was descent size and watched some basketball. Noticed a lot of patrons ordering crab. Of course this place is known for this but can't vouch for the food as I only had refreshments. Located outside of downtown Emmitsburg by a... More 

Thank ROB A
Manor, Texas
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91 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017 via mobile

Our friends go frequently and love it. But my first visit I just didn't care for it. Restaurant was crowded, service overloaded. My husband's steak was over cooked. My crab cakes had a lot of crabmeat but nothing to write home about. I'm sorry because I hate to give bad reviews and want to like my friends' favorite restaurants.

Thank Iliketoea
Fairfield, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

My friends and I visit several times. The food has always been great and the service timely and friendly.

Thank umejc
Smithsburg, Maryland
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

While there the service and food was good. BUT..... It was only about 15 minutes after my husband and I left our Valentines dinner (over $100) that we both started feeling sick. Thank goodness we don't live to far!! Throwing up, severe diarrhea. My husband had fever and chills. Still sick today!!!!! Definitely seafood poison. Will not return. .... 😠

Thank Jacqueline W
Waynesboro, Pennsylvania
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77 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 January 2017

D & J food takes second place to Rube's Crab Shack, also in Emmitsburg . Some may prefer the layout of D & J, which now has outdoor seating on a deck . Popular place with motorcycle weekend riders .

Thank phantomreviewer2015
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189 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 November 2016 via mobile

There were seven of us who were trying D&J's for the first time. I ordered the Porterhouse (medium rare) & Snow Crab. I got a T-Bone well. And it was barely warm. I had 3 bites and donated it to a friend's dog. The crab wasn't freshly cooked, either. Only 1 in 7 liked their meal. The blue crab was... More 

Thank Townsend_Flash
Lakewood, Colorado
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27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 November 2016

This restaurant is kind of a hole in the wall type restaurant. I had the crab cakes and my co worker had the all you can eat platter and we both went away full. The crab cakes are very tasty.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
American, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2989 Tract Rd, Fairfield, PA 17320-9333
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Fairfield
  • Phone Number: +1 717-642-6574

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