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Joe's Crab Shack

$$ - $$$
Fisherman’s Wharf
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245 Jefferson St, San Francisco, CA 94133-1105
+1 415-673-2266
11:00 - 00:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 00:00
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Evergreen, Colorado
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The food was very good. Looking across everyone else's tables, I saw magnificant lobster and clam dishes. Clients included people from all over the world. The location is perfect with a nice view of the pier. With the good food and location, it was very crowded.

Thank Theresa D
San Francisco, California
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

When I get a craving for seafood I always try to come here. I love the snow crab legs with extra butter. I love their seafood dips and the chips. I always ask for extra chips. The lobsters are very fresh and I love getting whole lobster. My husband always gets the pot with a mix. Prices are decent but... More 

Thank mandyrus1104
Fresno, California
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54 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

In area and stopped once again. We all ordered the steam pots and all were great. I had the Queen crab and will do that again! Much easier than opening the smaller type crab!! Service was excellent, at least our waiter! Wait time was not as bad as we thought and the crab dip appetizer was very good. Will def... More 

Thank Linda B
Palm Bay, Florida
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113 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Get's worse every year we go....we're done with this place! First year everything was awesome. Second year; food wasn't as good but service continues to be great, this our third year in a row going: we told them we were pressed for time for dinner and again the service was exceptional. The FOOD; THE WORST EVER. Had the lobster and... More 

Thank GoofysAwesomeTravels
Melbourne, Australia
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172 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Wasn't sure what to expect from this place. Always thought, I would like to try it, but now having done this, it is off my list for good. We had to wait 35 minutes before we were seated. The restaurant wasnt full, but I think they think we are stupid and a wait makes things more desirable. When we finally... More 

Thank EverydayMum
Bedfordshire, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

The restaurant (upstairs) seemed quite empty when we visited one evening, but we still had a good wait until we ordered and then ate.The food was good (not exactly haute cuisine), and the view was nice. OK, but not exceptional.

Thank _sstocker54
Wick, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place to go and eat crab and shell fish. Not to costly and they are very good with children. Found all the staff to be very helpful which helped with our restaurant visit.

Thank Angus170362
Hurst, Texas
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64 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I stopped on here one evening on a visit to San Francisco. We ordered an appetizer and an entree. They brought both at the same time. We went the entree back because it would have been cold by the time we finished our appetizer. They brought it back after a few minutes (while we were still working... More 

Thank Nada H
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24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I visited for an early dinner on a Wednesday. Happy hour is until 7pm including great 3$ margaritas. On a Wednesday they do all you can eat shrimp with chips, slaw and hush puppies for $19.99. Excellent coconut shrimp. The portions are so big it's hard to make space to reorder anything! I had a huge chicken... More 

Thank ln_ra
Perth, Australia
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80 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped in for dinner not knowing what to expect and had a reasonable experience. The staff were excellent and attentive but the food was average if not a bit run of the mill given it is advertised as a seafood establishment. The place was very noise even though it was half empty which detracted a bit from the environment.

Thank Des T

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$20
American, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
View, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, 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: 245 Jefferson St, San Francisco, CA 94133-1105
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Fisherman’s Wharf
  • Neighbourhood: Fisherman’s Wharf
  • Phone Number: +1 415-673-2266

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Fisherman’s Wharf
Packed with family-friendly entertainment, quality hotels, and good food, there’s something for everyone at Fisherman’s Wharf. From street performers and historic cable cars to art galleries and museums, a postcard-worthy photo is available on every corner. Bring your appetite: seafood lovers will be rewarded with Dungeness crab and sourdough bread bowls, while Ghirardelli Square will satiate anyone’s sweet tooth after a day at Alcatraz and the Golden Gate Bridge. Don't forget to say hello to the adorable sea lions that make this neighbourhood a true San Francisco treat.
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