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Joe's Crab Shack

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3502 Seawall Blvd, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77550-8846
+1 409-766-1515
11:00 - 00:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 00:00
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Westport, Canada
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49 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My partner had the butterfly shrimp, which was ok, but greasy. I had the crab alfredo, which was not enjoyable. Crab was overcooked and pieces were tiny. The sauce flavor overtook the whole dish. In spite of having to wait for a large table order in front of us, the crab dish was barely warm when served. Not what I... More 

Thank CanukinParadise
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Don't eat here. Don't waste your time or your money. No fresh fish. I ended up with fried shrimp and "white fish" which was Polluck. So practically fish stick flavor. The cole slaw, and I'm not over exaggerating, was less than 1/4 cup worth. Seriously, 2 bites. Fries were good but anyone can cook fries. Hell, McDonald's can do fries.... More 

Thank Kimberly E
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7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Not fancy. But the steamed crab pot was excellent. Service not fast but Kedrin was a nice kid who did a good job. My wife's chipotle salad was good too. Reasonable prices.

Thank John R
New Ulm, Texas
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Food was OK, nothing special. Very noisy.Slow waiter. Typical chain restaurant. Probably will not go back.

Thank wilhelm518
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62 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

Fun experience at Joe's. Good but not amazing service and great food. It wasn't busy for us and we had a lovely dinner.

Thank noslengrl
Collinsville, Oklahoma
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62 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

As usual Joes Crab Shack was a proven performer. Great staff, good food, decent price. Friendly wait staff.

Thank billwild7769
Hot Springs, Arkansas
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51 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

View of the water/beach from the outside seating area. The waiter (James) was very friendly! Had the TKO to drink and it was really good. The bacon wrapped stuffed shrimp were awesome!

Thank 1LB2015
Ilford, United Kingdom
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72 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

Have been going to various Joe's crab shacks for years. But at this one in spite of plenty of staff no one really seemed to care. We were seated in the bar area with our two children, food was average and service was poor.

Thank FMB2016
Bryan, Texas
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222 reviews
152 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

Part of a chain, the menu does not reflect the Galveston gulf coast with local fish, crabs, and dishes. Expensive with small portions. The clam chowder and bisque both were served only barely warm. The king crab legs were small and a small portion. What there was was tasty. The corn on the cob and new potatoes were mediocre. Service... More 

Thank OldAg65
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64 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

We actually WALKED OUT OF THIS PLACE because 1. The place was filthy, the seats dirty the floor unswept. Screaming kids, no waiter in sight. Don't waste your money eating here.

Thank zsazsazoomzoom

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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
American, Bar, Seafood, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, 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: 3502 Seawall Blvd, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77550-8846
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Galveston Island  >  Galveston
  • Phone Number: +1 409-766-1515

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