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Joe's Crab Shack

$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Seafood, Pub
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2401 S Interstate 35, Round Rock, TX 78664-9700
+1 512-246-8500
11:00 - 00:00
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Brownwood, Texas
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We went to Austin for a day trip and had lunch at Joe's Crab Shack. We were greeted with a smile and quickly seated. The wait staff was prompt about taking our order and getting our food out to us. The food tasted AWESOME! Always a good choice to eat at Joe's Crab Shack.

Thank hollymcmillian
Katy, Texas
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223 reviews
153 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

What a sad excuse for a restaurant. Our server was so spaced out we couldn't even get through our order without her coming back twice to check stuff. Drinks never arrived, appetizers on order never came and then she couldn't repeat the entrée order back to us without mistakes. Needless to say we left and won't be coming back!

Thank GightRunner
Mesa, Arizona
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After playing all day around Austin, we were looking for a simple dinner of soup and a glass of wine. Joe's Crab Shack was right next door to our hotel. Perfect! The clam chowder did not disappoint, but we also couldn't pass up the crab dip or the garlic bread. So much for a simple meal! To top it off,... More 

Thank ceinaz
Hutto, Texas
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

Great service, food not so good. I've tried this place a couple of times (because I've been invited to birthday celebrations) but I just can't seem to find anything on the menu that's worth going back because I actually want to and not because of a birthday. Definitely over priced. You want some real seafood with some actual flavor to... More 

Thank vlira06
Northborough, Massachusetts
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Joe's Crab Shack was just that good. It is fun and casual, the service friendly and helpful and the food plentiful and delicious. We'll return whenever we travel to Austin in the future.

Thank SuzanneJ308
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19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

I sincerely hope our visit isn't the normal experience. It was horrific from start to finish. Our order was taken, but the appetizer never came. No apologies. The food came out, but no silverware was on the table. The server didn't return for a long time. When she did, I asked for silverware; that is apparently a huge request. It... More 

Thank Jo C
Frisco, Texas
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 10 January 2017

As the title states, the service was exceptional. The food was good, just over cooked. I would return.

Thank alwaystravelling2015
Milano, Texas
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52 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 November 2016 via mobile

Stopped in for a weekday lunch and it did not disappoint! Our server Tammy was attentive and helpful. Appetizer sampler with "Great balls of fire' and crab dip was a hit. Coconut shrimp was terrific as always. Joe's is not known for being inexpensive but lunch prices are reasonable. Location is on IH 35 so be prepared if you are... More 

Thank fallonsmom
San Angelo, Texas
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185 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 October 2016

My last visit to a joe's was not a real pleasant experience. This visit renewed my faith in the franchise. Waitress and greeters were friendly, knowledgable and on point with their service without being intrusive. The lobster bisque was excellent, the cajun crab pot was good but actually a little closer to a curry flavor--good spice but not really cajun... More 

Thank dancinggoats
Georgetown, Texas, United States
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273 reviews
196 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

Obviously a chain resturant bringing a touch of seafood to the Texas Hill Country. Both food and service was more than adequate and satisfied our seafood urges. Crab cakes not in the "Baltimore" class, but still, very tasty. Our server, Chy, was spot on.

Thank Don A

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$21 - US$30
American, Bar, Seafood, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
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: 2401 S Interstate 35, Round Rock, TX 78664-9700
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Round Rock
  • Phone Number: +1 512-246-8500

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?