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Joes Crab Shack

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20 Meadowview Dr, Hoover, AL 35242-7700
+1 205-981-2999
11:00 - 00:00
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Pretty good food, okay service, fun atmosphere ... I had the lobster and crab bucket. The meat and veggies were good.

Thank Cjac14
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22 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It's my birthday weekend and I want seafood. After searching review after review I finally select Joe's Crab Shack. I love charbroiled oysters so I am excited to see they are on the menu. I didn't review the other options, because I knew exactly what I wanted, nice tasty charbroiled oysters prepared with parmasean and spices. The waiter politely informed... More 

Thank Renny S
Montgomery, Alabama
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52 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

John had never been to Joe's, so we just had to go!! Zach was our server, he started out a little quiet, but when you meet John and fist bump him, that's it, so Zach opened up. It's difficult to mess up crab legs, so I'll focus on our service. Once he loosened up, we had a great time with... More 

Thank sandradee50
Long Beach, NY
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017

Having never eaten at this chain, my husband and I were pleasantly surprised. Manager honored our request to turn off the speaker that was blasting over our table and move us from facing the kitchen.

Thank Bonnie222
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016

The food was delicious and the atmosphere was whimsical. The drinks are great and for an awesome price.

Thank IeshaWG
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

There were many birthdays that night. The servers were very creative with the birthday songs. The server for our party of 9 provided poor service. She had blue streaks in her hair and was wearing a scarf like night attire. She never offered refills to the table. She went into hiding we actually had to send another server to get... More 

Thank shanithap
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016 via mobile

The staff is friendly enough, the food is decent tasting, but get ready to spend around $30 a person. The quality of food is definitely outweighed by the price. I would visit more frequently if the prices weren't so outrageous. There's to many other seafood options in the area that are a better value to keep me as a loyal... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

You can't beat the food and the fun. My friends and I always have the best time at Joe's Crab Shack when we go to Birmingham. They usually have us seated in a timely manner whereas some restaurants have hours of waiting.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Stuttgart, Germany
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61 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

A yummy unscheduled family dinner...enjoyed an old bay snow crab bucket followed by the FAB key lime pie for dessert... Service was charmingly southern & our pipping hot buckets arrived quickly despite the crowded dining room... Festive atmosphere worth a revisit.

Thank Moselgirl
Lander, Wyoming
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18 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016 via mobile

This place had great service! The service personnel went above and beyond to make sure we had a great time at dinner, fantastic!

Thank Blewis44

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Television
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Open Hours
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 20 Meadowview Dr, Hoover, AL 35242-7700
  • Location: United States  >  Alabama (AL)  >  Hoover
  • Phone Number: +1 205-981-2999

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