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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
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Vancouver, Washington
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

I love this place!! In the summer you can sit outside right on the river and the food is excellent!! Never had a bad meal! Service is excellent, and very wheelchair friendly, with good parking too. A must-visit for visitors.

Thank Henry B
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107 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Expensive for what you get. Husband's medium rib steak came RARE. My Queen Crab, recommended by server, was very good. Seated in bar which was okay, but service slow although server very nice and helpful.

Thank barbararob
La Center, Washington
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The only person who was happy with their food in our party of 4 was my 10 year old who ordered clam chowder and salad. I had a seafood pot with mussles, clams, shrimp, corn, sausage and potatoes. Although I had tons of shrimp, the seafood was EXTREMELY overcooked. Only thing I can figure is they cooked the seafood with... More 

Thank H2HummerTime
Portland, Oregon
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77 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you aren't familiar with southern seafood cooking, give this place a try. Unlike most seafood places out in the Northwest, you can order by the bucket. Like crawfrish, muscles, clams and lobster and crab. Fun and different experience for anyone not use to southern style seafood.

Thank C M
Juliaetta, Idaho
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58 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

In town for business and decided to go here...it was nice. I sat in the bar and watched the football game. Servers were great, food was standard.

Thank heather3130
Keizer, Oregon
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561 reviews
257 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 321 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We haven't been here in quite a few years but found ourselves in Vancouver on Christmas Eve. We each had a Mason Jar Margarita and started with Great Balls of Fire which is Crab, Seafood, Cream Cheese and Jalapeños with Ranch dressing for dipping. For the main course we shared an Arctic Bay which is Snow Crab, Shrimp, a Whole... More 

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Vancouver, Washington
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26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Red Lobster with an attitude. This is a fun place with lots of food choices. While it's not the greatest seafood I've ever eaten is certainly far from the worst. I enjoy the variety of big steamer pots. While their initial price, ($30-35) is a tad steep, most people will end up with 2 meals for that price (one to... More 

Thank EwwfmN
Everett, Washington
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33 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Ive eaten seafood all over and Joes Crab shack was just average. Wife and I stopped on the way through on a trip. She is an avid Crab eater and said her crab was just so so, its wasnt the worst nor the best. Service was ok, the were more paying attention to one of the waitresses kids than the... More 

Thank Ricky S
Vancouver, Washington
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189 reviews
140 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I hadn't eaten in a Joe's Crab Shack for quite a few years. I had a higher expectation from my last visit. I wouldn't say I was disappointed but I also wasn't delighted. The seafood quality wasn't what I remember and I don't remember it being as greasy the last time. With that being said, if you are looking for... More 

Thank Jakklz
Belleville, Illinois
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

I visited Joe's Crab Shack in Newport Beach in August this year enjoying the wonderful view of the water and boats from our table. Great ambiance and the service was fantastic. The server was new and trying so much to please everyone. We shared the steam bucket with lobster, shrimp, sausage, potatoes, and corn. It was super tasty but we... More 

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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
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, View, 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: 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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?