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Joe's Crab Shack

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8250 Dean Rd, Indianapolis, IN 46240-4907
+1 317-849-4133
11:00 - 00:00
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Coralville, Iowa
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155 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were in town for a huge volleyball tournament in downtown Indianapolis. After our 2nd day of play, we wanted to do a large Team Dinner. 28-30 people. We tried every where (and it was a Sunday night). We called Joe's and they said they had a big birthday party getting ready to leave and to come on down. So... More 

Thank Dave S
Indianapolis, Indiana
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74 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The restaurants no tipping with tipping included in price is a complete failure. I did not see a single server smile the entire time. The servers act like it is a chore to have to wait on the table, much less refill drinks. The menu continues to get more and more limited as the prices are now ridiculously high due... More 

Thank Bryan P
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2017

The food was good, but the service was poor. I'm guessing they are under-staffed for servers and bartenders. The bartender, who was slow as molasses, but very nice, had been working all day. Our server at the table, kept rushing us and it was 8:00 p.m. We probably would have stayed longer and bought another round, but he seemed rushed... More 

Thank Kim F
Brownsburg, Indiana
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298 reviews
199 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

Josh was our server and he was very helpful with the menu. My wife had eaten crawfish as a young girl and asked Josh if he could provide a small sample so she could decide if she'd like to order some. He returned from the kitchen with two so that each of us could sample one. While the crawfish was... More 

Thank Sootsgd
Indianapolis, Indiana
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190 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

Took a friend from out of the country who wanted some good fish. Disappointed in the selection, mostly shrimp dishes. She orders the salmon and I got fish and shrimp. We waited a very long time for our food. The waiter hasn't checked on us in a long time either. I finally went looking for him; he apologized saying the... More 

Thank Joan W
Kempton, IN
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121 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

We actually visites twice over two weeks time. We haven't been to Joe's for literally years, partially because we live 1 hr away, but other reasons too. We have been missing out! Very family friendly. Our 3 year old triplets loved it, as well as our teenagera and our parents! Great service and food.

Thank Kevin V
Indianapolis, Indiana
1 review
Reviewed 28 December 2016

I go to Joe's Crab Shack for Dungeness crab in the shell. It's a West Coast crab that is difficult to find in landlocked Indianapolis. The crabs are usually cooked nicely, and although it's somewhat expensive, it's still an affordable treat and worth it to us. Just saying, though, it's expensive, so if you want fried shrimp, go to Red... More 

Thank sukiyakitori
Fishers, Indiana
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444 reviews
223 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

We had dinner at Joe's tonight after being away for some time. My wife had fish and chips with a soft drink. I had a crab cake sandwich and a small beer. We split a piece of Key Lime pie. Everything tasted good. The price was $45 which I thought was about $10 too high.

Thank DMJA21
Peru, United States
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65 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 November 2016

If you tip for service, this is not the place. After I was seated, my waitress came by for my drink order. 10 minutes later, she brought my drink and took my food order. Once I got my food (15 minutes later), it was lukewarm at best. She brought me a second drink and then disappeared for the next 20... More 

Thank Brice H
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30 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 October 2016

This was my first visit to a Joe's Crab Shack. We went during lunch time on a Friday and it was not busy at all. Our waiter told us that they had been very busy for lunch and dinner the previous day due to a convention that was in town. The lunch menu was not as extensive as the dinner... More 

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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
American, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
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: 8250 Dean Rd, Indianapolis, IN 46240-4907
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Indianapolis
  • Phone Number: +1 317-849-4133

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