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Joe's Crab Shack-- Clifton

lemarais Jan 24, 2013 01:14 PM

A lot of mixed reviews for this place-- however, the dearth of good seafood in NNJ makes me wonder about it-- (Even though I don't like chains)

Anybody been here, any thoughts?

How they do crabs this time of year? Frozen? Yuk.

  1. seal Jan 24, 2013 01:24 PM

    Do not get the "lobster" pot pie - mostly potatos with a scant three small pieces of lobster.

    1. jrvedivici Jan 24, 2013 03:23 PM

      I've been to the one near Monmouth Mall and it was a dismal experience. One and done for me and Joes Crab Shack.

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        lemarais Jan 25, 2013 07:25 AM

        Thanks for the info. Sounds like a must to avoid. Crossing it off my list. And for sure it seems that all the crabs are frozen. What's the appeal?

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        1. re: lemarais
          equal_Mark Jan 25, 2013 10:11 AM

          Not just the crabs are frozen, ALL the seafood at JCS is frozen...

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          LEOFONT Jan 25, 2013 09:40 PM

          Been there.....the name of the place is better than the food

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            zippypinhead Jan 25, 2013 09:51 PM

            Can you say salt?.... Lots and lots of salt, and then a lot more...
            Haven't been to that particular location but, since it 's a chain, wouldn't expect anything less.

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            1. re: zippypinhead
              jrvedivici Jan 26, 2013 07:44 AM

              Salt?.....Lots and lots of salt, yep I can say it!

              Can you say Salt, salt lots of salt on crappy food?!?!?

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              lemarais Jan 26, 2013 07:31 AM

              Can't understand the appeal of eating frozen seafood at a restaurant. Don't think the place would make it in the Boston area, however. So many fresh fish places! (Love Barking Crab!)

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                ELA Feb 3, 2013 09:23 PM

                I don't know anyone who has enjoyed this place (Clifton). I won't go based upon that.

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