Joe's Crab Shack

Crabs, Seafood
$$$$ ($15-$24)

Editorial Review

The Food section rated this restaurant's crab cake for a July 2009 story about the area's best.

When parsley, bread crumbs, remoulade sauce and a heavy dusting of Old Bay can't keep a crab cake from falling apart, is it merely a matter of too much time under the broiler? Joe's specimens are lifeless and overly salted, and they are tapped for menu indignities such as the Crab Cake Chipotle Caesar Salad (with pico de gallo!) as well as cutesy appetizers. If you don't want to see and hear all the servers sing "YMCA" more than once, eat fast; they perform every 45 minutes.

Two 4-ounce lump crab cakes, $17.99

(July 29, 2009)