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Joe's Crab Shack

$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Seafood, Pub
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2000 Harborside Drive on Pier 19, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX
+1 409-370-0347
11:00 - 00:00
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Texas City, Texas
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42 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 March 2017

The food is always good here, and so is the service. Unfortunately, their prices are outrageous. There is no reason to pay this much for good seafood.

Thank kevindickerson88
Galveston Island, Texas
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30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 December 2016

Stopped in at Joe's for lunch and was pleasantly surprised. I have only eaten at Joe's in Branson, MO where it is always busy and crowded (in my experience). We stopped in on a weekday and it was not busy, our server was awesome. She was wonderfully friendly and cheerful. She treated us very well! Had the fish and chips.... More 

Thank Cynthia H
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47 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 December 2016

Went there with my wife for lunch. It was not busy. Nice restaurant, nothing special. We got some beers and we ordered a steam pot with a crab , shrip, corn on comb, and potatoes. And as starter some fried calamari, crab cakes. The starter was nice, filling. The steamed pot with crab was amazing, Good crab, nice shrimp. A... More 

Thank Florin M
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229 reviews
152 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 November 2016

While down in Galveston the first weekend in November for the Lone Star Rally. We planned on eating at this Joe's location. But as we walked closer the signs stated closed. Yes it was closed every day of the rally.

Thank Patrick O
Galveston, Texas
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244 reviews
230 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 430 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 September 2016

Read about it in the morning paper, so went by. Yep, it's closing down. In fact, when I went by: closed.

1 Thank danny w
North Houston, Texas
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24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 September 2016

Location is empty, but there is another location on the Seawall. Locals said the place closed within the last month. No signs to refer people to the other location.

Thank deery47
Cleburne, Texas
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86 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 September 2016

It has good food but it take a bit of time for them to get it to you. The people are friendly and want to make everything to your liking.

Thank Patty K
Ennis, TX
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6 reviews
Reviewed 2 August 2016

The staff was fun and provided great service. The food was awesome! We enjoyed the view as well. In the harbor near the Strand, we watched ships sailing out to sea. We had a great meal with awesome ambiance.

Thank deborahdC1690QT
Houston, Texas
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27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 July 2016

After walking on the beach in Bolivar we returned to Galveston. We were staying at Harbor House. We decided to park and walk as it is literally almost the same parking lot. Awesome food and service. Love Joe's Crab Shack.

Thank cspurlock299
Phenix City, al.
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96 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 July 2016

Had a shrimp in the rough appetizer. Very tasty & the shrimp were fresh. Music to loud for our taste. Being Florida folks, the menu was lacking.

Thank tbc3

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Bar, Seafood, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
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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: 2000 Harborside Drive on Pier 19, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Galveston Island  >  Galveston
  • Phone Number: +1 409-370-0347

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?