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Joe's Crab Shack

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5626 Northridge Dr, Gurnee, IL 60031-4910
+1 847-662-4801
11:00 - 00:00
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Joe's Crabshack has good food and drinks! Just save some money because it can get expensive. They have great steam pots. And last but not least, their desserts are to die for. Especially the crabby apple crumble.

Thank Kelly H
Waukegan, Illinois
2 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Hurricanes are awesome, one or two gets the job done. Crab was amazing, and service was awesome. Waiter was very pleasant.

Thank bj1211
Racine, Wisconsin
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 16 March 2017

My sister in law planned a birthday party for my wife and a party of 24 friends of ours. The reviews that were posted were not good but I have to say they did a great job for us that day. I'm not a big fan of seafood but the meal, the shrimp sampler, was great. Everyone said their meal... More 

Thank Brian K
North Chicago, Illinois
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81 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2017

They have it all and in the midwest, great food and fun staff keep evertyhing light and enjoyable. Great menu and fresh food the perfect combination.

Thank bgskyman
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40 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2017

Service was friendly but the food was just ok. Shrimp very over cooked in my dinner. One dinner was horribly late. I would not go back.

Thank Beanie333
Chicago, Illinois
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61 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 January 2017

Food at Joe's crab shack was unexpectedly good. The Dungeness crab, with shrimp seasoned with old Bay was delicious. The blackened Mahi Mahi was well seasoned and cooked to perfection. I was not expecting the food to be any good but everything was great. Service was OK, waitress was tiered, could have been more attentive.

Thank ChicagoTrish_D
Mount Pleasant
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

Service was good. Food was cold, over done, and dry. The manager was very nice. He reduced all our bills.

Thank Alice H
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15 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 November 2016

The service was slow, food was cold, fish was dry and the price was too high. We were disappointed in the menue selections. The corn came uncooked and the broccoli was over cooked and the Mahi was over cooked and so dry it was hard to swallow.

Thank Barbara S
North Suburbs, IL
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182 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 November 2016 via mobile

Joe's is just too expensive compared to other restaurant's. Although I love crab and shrimp, I can no longer afford their prices. I can get a much better meal at Olive Garden, Outback Steakhouse or Timothy O'Toole's for less money. I've noticed that Joe's parking lot is never busy anymore so maybe other people can't afford it either. Unless you... More 

1 Thank Patti2
Grand Prairie, Texas
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31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 November 2016

I went there for dinner while visiting my family. The service was great and the food was excellent! I would recommend this place for the atmosphere and food.

Thank Cangrum

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$21 - US$30
American, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
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: 5626 Northridge Dr, Gurnee, IL 60031-4910
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Lake County  >  Gurnee
  • Phone Number: +1 847-662-4801

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