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Joe's Crab Shack

130 S Jordan Creek Pkwy, West Des Moines, IA 50266-8271
+1 515-226-9966
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  • Excellent19%
  • Very good29%
  • Average34%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible7%
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“crab” (14 reviews)
“steampot” (8 reviews)
“seafood” (27 reviews)
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American, Bar, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
130 S Jordan Creek Pkwy, West Des Moines, IA 50266-8271
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I generally stay off the chain restaurants and Joe's is pretty good when you want crab at a decent price. The crab was good but the fried shrimp, fish and chicken all had the same breading and not to my liking. Good attentive service and...More

Thank Gary C
Reviewed 8 October 2017

My husband and I each ordered the steampot special. Our kids ordered a steampot off the kids menu. Other than the fact that we adults got a full size ear of corn vs. the half the kids got, the kids got more food than we...More

Thank Peanut977
Reviewed 8 September 2017

Still good food, but it's getting quite expensive. We had the best waitress (Vannah), though! We asked that she turn the music down (WHY do these places think we want to hear music over conversation???), and she did the best she could, which helped quite...More

Thank Candee S
Reviewed 2 September 2017 via mobile

I didn't have a bad experience but it used to be better. The pots had more crab and my crab was very dry. Server was decent and I did enjoy the crab cakes. Like I said it wasn't a bad experience but I would have...More

Thank Ike R
Reviewed 14 August 2017

We dined with a large group, 9 people total. The menu offered something for everyone in the group and no one was disappointed with the taste or the quality of their food. The pricing is fair considering it is seafood. The drinks were good and...More

Thank Kim M
Reviewed 30 July 2017

Nice variety of seafood to suit most peoples tastes. We had 7 adults and 3 kids in our party, and everyone found something on the menu they liked.

Thank SueGtoo
Reviewed 21 June 2017 via mobile

Joe's is a good option for some moderate priced seafood. We love the cold peel and eat shrimp with a cold beer! Nice bitey sauce and firm shrimp. It is too bad it looks closed from the outside. Excellent hush puppies!

Thank Marlys V
Reviewed 22 May 2017 via mobile

Who can complain about great seafood and great service? Not this gal! Drinks are huge and frilly. Fun environment with bright colors and plenty of parking.

Thank judyr52
Reviewed 22 May 2017

The very loud atmosphere did not help, but the food was kind of flavorless and certainly not worth the expensive price tag. We left hungry, with a $100 bill for the two of us. I don't think we will be returning.

Thank carla k
Reviewed 21 May 2017 via mobile

Food was crappy,no flovor. And tasted old Will never have to return. The service was great manager was very acommodating and gave us a differant plate but it still was not great

Thank Rhonda W
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
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11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 130 S Jordan Creek Pkwy, West Des Moines, IA 50266-8271
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  West Des Moines
  • Phone Number: +1 515-226-9966
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