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Tritons Trio - Joe's Crab Shack - Clifton, Clifton, NJ

Joe's Crab Shack - Clifton

4.0
4
179 Reviews
$30 and under
Seafood
Joe’s Crab Shack offers a variety of favorites from all parts of the sea and shore. From its extensive menu, guests can choose from buckets of seasonal seafood, fried shrimp platters and fish dishes, as well as options from the “mainland” that include steak, sandwiches, and chicken. Guests can indulge in over-sized and creative cocktails, such as the Shark Bite which is playfully garnished with a shark toy. Since its inception, Joe’s popularity has stemmed not only from its menu, but also its retail store. With various pieces of merchandise for purchase, including the ever-popular tie-dye T-shirt with the phrase “Peace, Love and Crabs,” Joe’s has become synonymous with the word “fun.”

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 5 times today

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  • Order online

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Unspecified

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 11:00 am–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (973) 777-5114

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Neighborhood

    Clifton

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Dancing, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 179 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.0
4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. NB

    NahokoB

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall2food4service5ambience5
    In middle of our dining fire alarm went off. We had to get outside and wait 30 minutes until Fireman gave ok to return. Our food was cold then. The restaurant manager did not come apologize nor offer anything for inconvenience. Waitress service was great and food was good when warm.
  2. I

    Ilene

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My experience was outstanding. The service was without a doubt the best service I could have ever asked for. The server definitely made my birthday one for the books.
  3. J

    Joel

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    The place was pretty empty. The food was great! but not worth the price. It was very little portion for the seafood buckets. The staff was nice and waitress came to check very often.
  4. K

    Kate

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall2food5service1ambience4
    Food was great. Service was terrible. It was not busy. They were not short staffed. Waitress was chatting with co workers at hostess stand most of the time we were there. Never brought appetizer before meal. Never checked in if we needed more drinks. Very hard to track down for check at the end of the night.
  5. BR

    BigRoe53

    New York Area

    18 reviews

    3.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    The food was very good although too many fried items offered. Also, how can a crab shack not have crab cakes on the menu? Server wasn’t particularly knowledgeable about the offerings and it took a while after seating to order a drink. Very noisy and more than one child was just running around the place shrieking.
  6. NF

    NicoleF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server Brandon was the best. He was very good. Made our first experience there very pleasant!!!!
  7. m

    marvine

    Atlantic City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Charles was awesome !! Great energy!! Even after assisting a table of 22 .. he still paid us plenty of attention and always let us know that he was with us and followed up with drinks and food!! He even gave us the membership package . Thank you Charles for a great evening !
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall3food5service4ambience5
    Took too long for the drinks and food to arrive, clos to 1hr for the food to arrive.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall3food5service1ambience5
    The service was the bad part of this experience. Our waiter left and barely came to check on us. We had to ask other servers for things and help. I felt very ignored.
  10. H

    Honeycomb1

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall3food5service5ambience5
    Good food great service definitely would again soon
  11. DH

    DeidreH

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sons birthday. Wonderful service
  12. JC

    JavierC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was an awesome experience, our waiter Brandon was great and went beyond what we expected, keep up the great work...
  13. DH

    DeidreH

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Was my husbands 75 birthday they mage his night when they sang happy birthday backwards
  14. LT

    LisaT

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    The seafood was fantastic with a fun atmosphere. Will definitely be back!
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 4, 2022

    overall2food4service2ambience3
    Service was really slow and it wasn’t that busy
  16. BW

    BillyW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I would recommend this establishment to anyone interested in a great seafood experience.
  17. EV

    ElizabethV

    New York Area

    30 reviews

    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Excellent service and waitress. Food was good as always.
  18. CH

    ChristopherH

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience3
    Usually consistent food quality and value
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience1
    The service was horrible. Took almost an hour to get appetizers, then another long wait for our main meal. Music so loud could barley hear our server.
  20. MM

    MM46

    New York Area

    17 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience2
    We were seated in the bar area; visibly unclean, shoes sticking to floor. Servers were yelling, food was ok but not really worth the trip.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall1food5service1ambience1
    Poor service and poor drinks food was good but not worth 80$ for crab buckets
  22. B

    Britt

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience5
    We were warned that the kitchen was backed up which was understandable because it was a holiday, but the food came out cold and my order wasn’t right. I’ve been here before with no problems just don’t recommend it if they’re super busy
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience5
    Joe’s crab shack is a great place for a family style outing our waiter was good very sweet the drinks weren’t too bad but when it comes to the fish and shrimp we were disappointed because they were kind of hard like they have been left out for a while and there Wasn’t a flavor to them I do have to say that their chicken tenders with the sauce was very good I was really impressed by their seafood can use an upgrade overall hydrated a four out of five
  24. LH

    LeonardH

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Slow service.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service!
  26. KS

    KenS

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience4
    When we arrived for our reservation we were informed that their fryers were broken so no fried food would be available so roughly half their menu was not available.
  27. J

    John

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience4
    There was no fried food available from the menu so appetizer selection was scarce. Main course was great, server forgot food, dinnerware and other servers helped pick up the slack.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Yummy food. Great sever! Fun night out.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Sea food was fresh. Plentiful portions. Restaurant was not crowded.
  30. MC

    MichelleC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everyone was friendly we didn’t wait long when we arrived to the restaurant it was a nice experience. Service was great
  31. AG

    AlexisG

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience3
    I made reservations for 6:30 and wasn’t even notified when my table was ready. When I approached the hostess she just told me they texted me and I would be seated. I was seated near the bar which I didn’t mind as the bar tender/ waiter was okay except for when I asked for fries instead of coleslaw and didn’t receive the fries until I almost finished my meal. I was then charged for said fries as extra but the waiter noticed immediately and changed it on the receipt. It was a good experience but not a great one.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Greensboro

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A great Mother’s Day dinner for my wife! Had all the kids home, too. Our server was awesome and attentive. Was a great time and the food was excellent.
  33. WW

    WilliamW

    New York Area

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Delicious seafood dinners and friendly attentive staff
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Jose was phenomenal. Food was great & didn’t take long even though it was packed for Mother’s Day. Music was way too loud.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    We went for Mother’s Day. The server was great. There was a bumble with seating us. Food was good. Overall nice time.
  36. LH

    LoHe

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience3
    We were seated right away, "no wait. Our server was pleasant and helpful. I however received my meal "almost cold".
  37. LW

    LisaW

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    overall3food5service3ambience5
    Bar was extremely slow and restaurant was empty Received our meal before drinks including a soda. No butter for crabs, and no bibs. ☹️
  38. C

    Chrissy

    New York Area

    30 reviews

    4.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Daughter wanted snow crab legs.
  39. CC

    ChrisC

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Ivy was outstanding! The food was great , will definitely be back soon.
  40. DB

    DawnB

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    1.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience2
    I visited this Joes location last night. I have several complaints about the food and service. We were seated right away as the restaurant was more than half empty. Despite the low volume of diners, we waited at least 10 minutes for a server to come to the table. Our drink order was taken, which included a special light up glass for the youngster in our party. The drinks came and I had to remind the server to bring the special glass. We ordered appetizers, which included a salad. When the salad came it was full of a lot of brown lettuce and also some rotting grape tomatoes. I retuned to salad to be removed from the bill. The entrees consisted of 3 crab meals, which consisted of one cluster of crab legs that cost 53.00 a person. One of the meals had hair on the corn which ended up in my daughter’s mouth. We informed the server, who stated that she would tell the manager-which she never did. Additionally the server was inattentive in general. She never came back to the table to see how the food was or if we needed anything else to drink. I spoke with the manager who was nonchalant about my complaint and said she would send an email to the corporate office. Perhaps the manager could ensure food quality before it is served, and ensure that the staff is attending the patrons instead of standing around talking to each other.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Joe's Crab Shack - Clifton using the Order Online button. Joe's Crab Shack - Clifton also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (973) 777-5114.

Joe's Crab Shack - Clifton is rated 4 stars by 179 OpenTable diners.

Joe's Crab Shack - Clifton does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 5 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
Google Map for Joe's Crab Shack - Clifton

405 Allwood Rd, Clifton, NJ 07012

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Clifton

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 11:00 am–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Unspecified

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Dancing, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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