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Joe's Crab Shack

314 Harbor Dr S, Oceanside, CA 92054-1036
+1 760-722-1345
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  • Excellent28%
  • Very good37%
  • Average19%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible7%
Travellers talk about
“crab” (42 reviews)
“seafood” (32 reviews)
“corns” (7 reviews)
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American, Bar, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
314 Harbor Dr S, Oceanside, CA 92054-1036
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoy our meal so much last time that we came back two years later to celebrate my husband's birthday.He enjoyed every bite of his red fish dinner, My mahi was very fresh and cooked to perfection. We were so full, we brought home enough...More

Thank Donna L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Steamers and crab pots good value. Choice of seasonings. Snow, dungenous and king crab. Clearly a family restaurant. Lots of celebrations held here. Be prepared for noise. Industrial decor. Good harbor views. Several tables by the window. Full Bar, Happy Hour, and specialty drinks. French...More

Thank SJR55
Reviewed 21 May 2017 via mobile

I really wanted to like this place. It's in a great location in the harbor and most tables have a great view. I was really disappointed. I felt sorry for our server. He apologized for the food coming out slow, one of our orders was...More

Thank John C
Reviewed 16 May 2017

Maybe it's something about eating seafood at the Harbor that inappropriately get's your brain geared up for the fresh catch of the day, but that's not the case. The food here is what you would expect from any of their chain restaurants. In hind site,...More

Thank ElaineMinor
Reviewed 25 April 2017

Same as the other's Joe's restaurants around the country. Pricy corporate style deep fried offerings and avoidable other entrees. some good seating. Go find a local eatery and put the money you save to better use.

Thank Old P
Reviewed 19 April 2017

Took the family there for the first time. I do not love seafood but the family does. The food was Great and the Staff were helpful and very efficient. We had a beautiful view of the Harbor area and of the fishing boats returning for...More

Thank O3797BYvictors
Reviewed 15 April 2017

We have never been to a Joes Crab Shack and heard good things, so we tried this on in Oceanside. It was being renovated so all the windows had plastic on them, bummer as we could have had a great view. I ordered the appetizer...More

Thank Lisa K
Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

Staff was fun and very fast. Crab was very good but expensive. Shrimp taste amazing! The mix drinks were also very good.

Thank Norbert V
Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

This is my 2nd favorite Joe's. My favorite is Long Beach off PCH. The one in Newport is good, but needs some love. Employees are very friendly and it looks like they love working there. Old Bay seasoning on the crab always makes my kids...More

Thank vinniesanchez
Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

Been here for a week and this was our favorite meal. The food is good, but our server Zach was incredible. He had our whole family entertained throughout the meal, even my 3 kids were into it. I highly recommend one of the Cajun seasoned...More

Thank Ajenm A
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, View, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
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11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 314 Harbor Dr S, Oceanside, CA 92054-1036
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Oceanside
  • Phone Number: +1 760-722-1345
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Been in business for several years at this location. Yelp has reviews going back to 2008.
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