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Joe's Crab Shack

600 E Riverside Dr, Austin, TX 78704-1326
+1 512-441-1010
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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good29%
  • Average18%
  • Poor13%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“seafood” (17 reviews)
“crab legs” (4 reviews)
“king crab” (3 reviews)
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American, Bar, Seafood
$$ - $$$
600 E Riverside Dr, Austin, TX 78704-1326
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Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

We ate here a few days ago and just returned for lunch today! You can bring your pets and eat outside which was great since parents' home flooded and they had to evacuate with their dog. King Crab is a little pricey but when you...More

Thank AttyVette
Reviewed 17 August 2017

Last night on our 59th anniversary, we again went to Joe's Crab Shack on Riverside Dr., across from downtown Austin. The service was attentive and careful to explain the differences between the offered crab buckets. The crabs were excellent and the skyline view is maybe...More

Thank fritz p
Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

The positives have been said previously- great setting. Amazing view and huge menu. We dined this Sunday and the place was starting to get quiet yet despite only 1/3rd of the tables seated- our wait was long. The welcome was friendly and flawless to be...More

Thank CarricktoRome
Reviewed 20 July 2017

We came for dinner on the Fourth of July and were told there would be a 45 minute wait. We sat at the bar and they showed us to our table 15 minutes later! We wanted to be outside because they shoot off fireworks nearby....More

Thank Tony S
Reviewed 18 July 2017

Joe's is always a good choice. Food-wise, this is not the greatest nor the worst Joe's I have been to - and I have been to several. The patio is cool overlooking the river and city, but could use a good daily wipe down because...More

Thank Saben7
Reviewed 20 May 2017

We have been coming here since the early 80s when this place was a Landry's. Great location right on the river with awesome views and wonderful food. We ate a late lunch on a Monday and the crowd was minimal which was nice. The Mahi...More

Thank eagleye33
Reviewed 17 May 2017

The Joe's Crab Shack in Austin is one of the best. I've eaten at Joe's Crab Shack in various cities and states and they are not the same. I don't know why, but the food tastes better at this particular Joe's Crab Shack. Though the...More

Thank Monica M
Reviewed 4 May 2017 via mobile

I think Joes crab is in a great location and beautiful place but it's not well maintained. The place was very very dirty. The floor filled with food, napking and cups. The service not good. I had to ask several times for stuff and the...More

Thank Iggyxii
Reviewed 30 March 2017

When I travel to the west coast Joe's is a must stop. It is not the best seafood I have ever had, but it is the best for the price. I was pleasantly pleased to find out there was one in Austin about 15 minutes...More

Thank NamedePlumes
Reviewed 29 March 2017

Started out with drinks- margaritas (in mason jar) seemed to be more like lemonade and tasted watered down. When I asked, waiter said that they make a bunch at a time and they sometimes sit a while waiting for someone to order. Not what I...More

Thank CanukinParadise
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$21 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 600 E Riverside Dr, Austin, TX 78704-1326
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Austin>  > South Austin
  • Neighbourhood: South Austin
  • Phone Number: +1 512-441-1010
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