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Joe's Crab Shack

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101 SE Columbia Wy, Vancouver, WA 98661
+1 360-693-9211
11:00 - 00:00
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 00:00
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Vancouver, Washington
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If your looking for quiet and intimate, this is not the place. The service is excellent, drinks are innovative and who doesn't like crab? Great dining experience with a view no matter what the weather is like. I was impressed with our servers knowledge of the menu and her quick wit and cheerful attitude. It's impossible not to enjoy yourself... More 

Thank Mike B
Clatskanie, Oregon
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33 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have eaten here numerous times in large groups. The staff is great and attentive. The food is very good but not a hefty portion.

Thank turtlegirl178
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42 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went as a large family group on Father's Day weekend. We were seated promptly. We ordered a variety of selections, all of which were delicious. Excellent cocktails, too! Prices are high, as is common for seafood places. We had three young children in our group, and the waiter treated them so nicely! His wonderful attitude made it a delightful... More 

Thank Traveldoc524
Vancouver, Washington
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35 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped in for lunch on a recent Saturday, were greeted by the friendly hostess and almost immediately seated next to a window with a beautiful view of the river. The atmosphere has a rustic seaside feel, more casual than Beaches. (Another good restaurant on the waterfront) Our server, Keaten, was fun and efficient. The three of us ordered the... More 

Thank MSSUE09
Vancouver, Washington
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23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I won't eat here unless I can sit on the deck on a sunny day. Sitting next to the river while enjoying seafood is a great experience. The food is good, I'll typically split a 2 person bucket with my wife. It's standard seafood fare, crab, shrimp, lobster, clams, oysters, etc. The atmosphere is great and taking someone there on... More 

Thank PhillipC16
Coupeville, Washington
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255 reviews
168 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We've eaten at several Joe's Crab shacks & this one looks like most. It was rather awkward and complicated to get to, although visible from the I-5. I bet it is nice to visit in the summertime, (seated outdoors) overlooking the Columbia but October weather dictated inside seats for us. We enjoyed the East Coast Seafood Platter & Lobster Bisque,... More 

Thank DuvallDesdemona
DeWitt, Michigan
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616 reviews
372 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 167 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I stopped in on my walk to get take out to take back to our hotel for dinner. I walked in at 4:25 and ordered a crab cake sandwich with onion straws. at 4:50, I asked where my order was, they were not even remotely busy. The girl came out with my $14 sandwich. When I got to the hotel... More 

Thank SharieN_13
Saint Regis
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a great time at Joe's Crab Shack in Vancuver. I have eaten at several of the Joe's Crab Shack's and this one seems to be the livliest one ! Everyone was friendly and even the customers were more lively than most places. Great food !

Thank Rose G
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

Yesterday, Ruth, Tom and I went to "Joe's Crab Shack" in Vancouver, Wa for my Birthday dinner, Tom and I were the only ones who weren't satisfied with our dinners, all was well until I was to eat the Lobster, I think the cook had a bad day, the whole Lobster was like shoe leather, it had been cooked to... More 

Thank Bjarne E
Portland, Oregon
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85 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

...but the crab dip did not have any crab in it...service was great - will go again. crawfish pot was really good and filling.

Thank halleckst

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$21 - US$30
American, Bar, Seafood, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, View, Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
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: 101 SE Columbia Wy, Vancouver, WA 98661
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Vancouver
  • Phone Number: +1 360-693-9211

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