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Joe's Crab Shack

131 River Rd, Louisville, KY 40202-1335
+1 502-568-1171
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  • Excellent29%
  • Very good37%
  • Average21%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible6%
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“crab” (33 reviews)
“seafood” (46 reviews)
“steam pots” (3 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Cajun & Creole, Bar, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
131 River Rd, Louisville, KY 40202-1335
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

First time visitors and we loved it. We ordered a bunch of starters and the New England clam chowder. Everything was very tasty. From Joe’s sampler platter to the mozzarella sticks. The stuffed mushrooms also a real winner. Cocktails were good and service was very...More

Thank swazijumbo
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great riverfront location. A good place to go have a drink and watch the river. I think it’s a little dingy feeling. I wish it was a bit cleaner, but maybe that’s just me. The friends I went with loved the food...More

Thank sgoodpa
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited as a post-Birthday dinner. Sandra was an excellent, attentive server. The crab cake sandwich was delicious and my husband said his shrimp tacos were great. We shared a truly decadent dessert, in addition to a beautiful afternoon on the Ohio River. Enjoy!

Thank TrishA4
Reviewed 12 March 2018

This was my husband and I's first visit to a Joe's Crab Shack! It was very nice! Our waitress was soooo busy but she was excellent! Brought us refills before we even needed them! I wish I could remember her name!!! The food was wonderful...More

Thank familyof4est2008
Reviewed 21 February 2018

We've eaten dinner here each of the past six years since we started coming to Louisville in February. Overlooking the Ohio River, the setting is great! Sometimes we are seated next to a window, sometimes not but either way we like it. Perhaps not all...More

1  Thank Vickie K
Reviewed 7 January 2018 via mobile

Had a great meal. Great waitress and great time had by all. Food was fast and hot. Got right in and got a table. Appetizers came quickly! Will be back!

Thank cowboysfan373
Reviewed 6 December 2017 via mobile

It was like 7.30pm on a Tuesday night and we were one of two tables eating in the whole place! Food tasted frozen, so not good. Wasn’t cheap either. Disappointed

Thank Catfish85U
Reviewed 8 November 2017 via mobile

My husband and I had lunch there before we walked the waterfront. We sat outside and over looked the Ohio River. The food was good except the stuffed mushrooms had no real mushrooms they were baby button ones but the seafood stuffing was good so...More

1  Thank Diana A
Reviewed 7 November 2017

Usual Joe's Crab Shack food. The view, seated outside was very nice and our server was excellent. Parking is $4. to eat here and the parking area is scary.

1  Thank ronjo81
Reviewed 28 October 2017

the crab shack is now officially closed,thank the lord.This place was a sorry excuse for a seafood restaurant when It was open.I NEVER got a hot meal served to me their,and the price you paid it damn well should have been lukewarm seafood is the...More

Thank Alex G
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22 August 2016|
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Response from RiverGuy2015 | Reviewed this property |
According the company website, Joe's Crab Shack has locations in 32 states, with many states having multiple Shacks. I did not try to count them all. I could find no information about special packages for any holidays. So... More
11 May 2016|
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Response from Kayceyky | Reviewed this property |
I find it is always best to make a reservation if you have a large party. If it is just the two of you, you might be able to get away without having a reservation. They do have an indoor bar area where you can eat. On... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$21 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
View, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 131 River Rd, Louisville, KY 40202-1335
  • Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Louisville>  > Central Business District
  • Neighbourhood: Central Business District
  • Phone Number: +1 502-568-1171
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