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Joe's Crab Shack

$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Seafood, Pub
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51 Ludwig Dr, Fairview Heights, IL 62208-1332
+1 618-398-9993
11:00 - 22:00
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Mon - Fri 11:00 - 22:00
Sat - Sun 11:00 - 23:00
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Shiloh, Illinois
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We came here for my fathers birthday. The service was wonderful. We had a great waiter named Wyatt who took care of our every need right away. The food was pretty good.

Thank Amanda S
Kaiserslautern, Germany
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52 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

I ordered fish and chips, I could not eat them, I kept of thinking that for less than half the price other fast-food seafood restaurants have better quality and even flavor. The service was very Good, courteous and attentive, and they have a little Performance for entertainment of the people by the staff, which is nice, and takes you out... More 

Thank Screencat
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57 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

Our waitress was the best! I believe her name was Sieria! The food was awesome as always, I love Joe's Crab Shack and we travel a lot and we have been to this one twice now in our travels and we have not been disappointed!

Thank penny m
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82 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016

Good seafood and great atmosphere. The waitress was great and very attentive. The seafood was very good, better than Red Lobster IMHO.

Thank Marion M
Saint Louis MO
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76 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

We visited this Joe's Crab Shack today for lunch. As usual, the staff is friendly, showing good customer service attention. Their food is great! The New England clam chowder is some of the best you can get anywhere. We both enjoyed our lunch. NOW FOR THE BAD NEWS! When the check arrived, there was no place to add a TIP.... More 

Thank Tug1104
Champaign-Urbana, Illinois
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86 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

Stopped by for lunch at 1:45 on a Tuesday. The place was empty except for maybe four other diners. The lunch menu is pretty small, but this is probably typical for this chain. Food service was extremely slow given what we ordered and the few number of diners. The blackened fish po'boy that I had was very good, but the... More 

Thank Scott M
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

I Love eating here, the food is wonderful, the service is always great and for the amount of food you get the price of the food is right on the mark, we eat at Red Lobster a lot but I have say that I enjoy being myself at Joe's sometimes is it just so much more relaxing and we feel... More 

Thank Debi G
Guam, Mariana Islands
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175 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

went for lunch and had the East Coast Platter and my daughter order the red fish and lobster. Both were very good and the crab cakes were to die for. Place did not look the cleanest is could be but the service and food was great.

Thank Bill S
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

This place was filthy. The bartender was nice, but when I asked about the Oder in the bathroom he said the sewer had problems. Glad we didn't eat there

Thank Mary M
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241 reviews
162 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016

I was a bit disappointed overall as I was expecting more of a restaurant than a bar serving pricey food. Fish and shrimp were good as was salad. The lobster bisque left a lot to be desired. It was like having a warm smoothie with no sustenance. Loud and rowdy clientele. Waitress was very gracious and checked back several times... More 

Thank Pamela M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Seafood, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 51 Ludwig Dr, Fairview Heights, IL 62208-1332
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Fairview Heights
  • Phone Number: +1 618-398-9993

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